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Clippers Guard Billups out for Season

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in the team's 107-102 win at Orlando on Monday and will miss the rest of the NBA season, the team said Tuesday.

"Billups underwent an MRI today at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, which confirmed the injury," the Clippers said in a statement posted on their website.

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Potential Olympic Ski Champs Set for Sochi Test

Potential candidates for Olympic downhill gold in 2014 will put their technical and gliding skills to the test when they tackle the men's course for the first time in competition Wednesday.

Sochi will host the Olympic Games in two years’ time and over the next two weeks the world's top alpine skiers compete in four official World Cup races at the nearby Caucasus mountain resort of Rosa Khutor.

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Bilbao Routs Mirandes to Make Copa del Rey Final

Athletic Bilbao advanced to the final of the Copa del Rey with a 6-2 rout of Mirandes on Tuesday, bringing an emphatic end to the third-tier club's historic run.

Goals by Iker Muniain, Markel Susaeta, and defender Jon Aurtenetxe had Bilbao up 3-0 by the 22nd minute as Mirandes was finally outclassed by a topflight club after having eliminated three straight to make the semifinals.

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Raikkonen Shakes Off Cobwebs in Style

Finland's 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time in his Lotus-Renault during pre-season testing on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Raikkonen - winner of 18 grands prix - is putting this year's model through its paces as he returns to Formula One after two years away.

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Bayern are under Pressure, Admits Neuer

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer admits Bayern Munich are under pressure to perform in Wednesday's German Cup quarterfinal tie at VfB Stuttgart after losing top spot in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

Bayern are chasing a semifinal berth in Stuttgart on Wednesday and Germany goalkeeper Neuer says his side have to get back to winning ways after their 1-1 draw in Hamburg on Saturday allowed Borussia Dortmund to go top of the table.

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Contador Vows to Pursue Career despite Doping Ban

An indignant two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he "totally disagreed" with his two-year doping ban and vowed to pursue his career at the highest level.

"I am going to continue cycling. I am going to continue practicing it cleanly, the way I have my entire life," he told a news conference at a hotel in his hometown of Pinto just south of Madrid.

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Klopp Unhappy as Dortmund Book Semi Berth

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp admitted he was far from happy the German league leaders had to play in sub-zero temperatures in their 4-0 German Cup quarter-final win at minnows Holstein Kiel.

"It was like ice hockey on grass," fumed Klopp as the live-screened match went ahead even though the pitch at Kiel's Holstein Stadion ground was partly frozen amidst temperatures of minus 18 Celsius.

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Djokovic, Barcelona Win at 2012 Laureus Awards

Novak Djokovic won the top individual honor at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards on Monday, and Barcelona captured the team prize.

The top-ranked Djokovic won sportsman of the year at the ceremony in London, one week after the Serbian triumphed at the Australian Open to become the fifth man in the Open era to win three Grand Slam titles in a row.

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'Ibra' Gets Three Match Ban and Misses Juve Clash

AC Milan's Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the top of the table clash with Serie A leaders Juventus on February 25 after he was suspended for three matches on Monday.

The volatile 30-year-old - who has scored 15 times this season and lies second in the Serie A scorers list - received the ban for slapping Napoli player Salvatore Aronica in the face during Sunday's 0-0 draw for which he was red carded.

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Formula One Team Lotus E20 Presented with Raikkonen and Grosjean

Lotus F1 on Monday unveiled their new E20 with a Renault engine at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain with new driver tandem Kimi Raikkonen, the Finnish former world champion, and Frenchman Romain Grosjean hoping to push for honors this season.

"The 2011 season was a difficult one as we lost our best driver (Pole Robert Kubica, seriously injured in a rally in Italy)," said team principal Eric Boullier.

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