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Real Madrid Loses 4-3 to Schalke but Advances in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate.

Madrid's first scare of the night came when Schalke's Christian Fuchs opened the scoring in the 20th minute, only for Ronaldo to head an equalizer for the hosts five minutes later from Toni Kroos' corner.

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F1: Merhi Confirmed as Manor's Second Driver

Spaniard Roberto Merhi has been confirmed as the newly reformed Manor team's second driver for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.

The team formally known as Marussia which went into administration at the end of October and missed the final three races of last season, has been rescued by fresh investment just in time to take the grid in Melbourne.

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Echoes of Moyes as Van Gaal Grasps at Straws

For Manchester United's fans, manager Louis van Gaal's attempts to explain their team's shortcomings may be beginning to carry faint echoes of the reign of his doomed predecessor, David Moyes.

United's regression under Moyes was spectacular, but it was his continued insistence that progress was being made -- despite stark evidence to the contrary -- that particularly irked supporters.

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Hawks, Warriors Win 50th Games of NBA Season

The Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a rare loss to score a season-high 130 points in a rout of the Sacramento Kings on Monday, becoming the first NBA team to 50 wins this season.

Hours later, the Golden State Warriors joined them in the 50-win club, beating the Phoenix Suns 98-80.

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Reports of Racism Mar Argentina's Davis Cup Win over Brazil

Argentina won the decisive singles match against Brazil on Monday to close out a dramatic Davis Cup encounter marred by reports of racist taunts by spectators during the longest singles match ever played in the competition.

Brazil's Joao Souza told the Brazilian website SporTV.com that he heard fans call him a monkey during his reverse singles match against Leonardo Mayer on Sunday. Mayer won it after 6 hours, 42 minutes to level the best-of-five-match series at 2-all.

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Samuel Eto'o Honored for Work Fighting Racism in Football

Recalling the first time he was exposed to racism in football a decade ago, Samuel Eto'o said he made an immediate decision to "stand up and shout" rather than continue to endure abuses and hatred on the field.

On Monday, the four-time African player of the year was honored for his work countering racism, receiving the European Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, a non-governmental organization.

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Welbeck Scores Arsenal Winner against Man United to Advance in FA Cup

With one clinical finish, Danny Welbeck propelled Arsenal into the FA Cup semifinals and made former club Manchester United pay for selling him last summer.

Welbeck marked his first return to Old Trafford by grabbing a 61st-minute winner in a 2-1 victory for Arsenal on Monday, in a matchup between the competition's two most successful teams.

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Front Three still Untouchable for Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that his star front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will always start when fit despite a recent dip in form from all three.

The European champions were usurped at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months on Sunday as Barcelona took advantage of Madrid's fourth defeat in 14 games in 2015 at Athletic Bilbao 24 hours earlier with a 6-1 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano.

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Mourinho Has Sights Set on Joining Elite in Champions League

After winning the English League Cup to end a trophy drought of nearly three years, Jose Mourinho now has his sights set on joining Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as the only managers to win the Champions League or European Cup three times.

Chelsea will first have to get past Paris Saint-Germain in its last-16 tie, however. Chelsea and PSG drew their first match 1-1 last month, with Mourinho's men having the advantage of the away goal.

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Timea Bacsinszky Rallies to Win Monterrey Open

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland rallied to win the Monterrey Open early Monday for her second straight WTA Tour title in Mexico.

The fourth-seeded Bacsinszky beat third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 after waiting out a four-hour rain delay in the second set in the hard-court event at Club Sonoma.

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