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English Clubs Bite Back in Champions League

After several years in the doldrums, English clubs have returned to the fore in the Champions League with a succession of attention-grabbing performances.

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'Don't Hit' Foreign fans, Russian Cup Mayor Tells Locals

The mayor of the Russian World Cup host city of Kaliningrad advised locals Wednesday to leave the city on match days -- and not to hit fans.

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NBA: Rockets Spoil Warriors' Opening Night

The new-look Houston Rockets roared back to beat NBA champions Golden State 122-121 on Tuesday, spoiling a celebratory night at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland.

The Warriors marked the opening of the new season by handing out their championship rings and raising their 2016-17 championship banner.

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Bayern Not among Europe's Best, Says Hummels

World Cup winner Mats Hummels says five-time defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich cannot currently be regarded as one of the top teams in Europe.

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Madrid President Cannot Imagine La Liga without Barca

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists he cannot imagine "Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona" but has admitted concern at the political crisis sweeping Spain amid Catalonia's drive for independence.

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History Boys Italy Draw Sweden in Tricky WCup Playoff

Four-time winners Italy will play Sweden in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup while the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark, following the draw on Tuesday.

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Schumacher's Teenage Son Dreams of F1

Michael Schumacher's 18-year-old son Mick may not have stood out in his first season of Formula Three but his sights remain firmly set on Formula One.

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Pole Dancing Eyes Olympics after Recognition by Sports Body

Pole dancing has been recognized by an international sports body and organizers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games.

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Alonso Says Chelsea Have No Margin for Error

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso admitted Tuesday that the Premier League champions cannot afford to lose another match if they want to successfully defend the title.

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Italy Seeded for World Cup Play-Off Draw

Italy will be one of the four seeded teams in the draw for the European play-offs for next year's World Cup after FIFA released their latest world rankings on Monday.

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