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Remy to Join QPR, with M'Vila Set to Follow

Queens Park Rangers is signing Marseille striker Loic Remy and midfielder Yann M'Vila is also set to join from Rennes to help the Premier League club's struggle against relegation.

The 26-year-old Remy was poised to join Newcastle at the weekend, but QPR manager Harry Redknapp said he had a medical examination and agreed personal terms with the west London club on Wednesday.

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Sunderland Ousted by Bolton in FA Cup Replay

Premier League struggler Sunderland was eliminated from the FA Cup by second-tier club Bolton on Tuesday as Fulham, Stoke and Wigan beat lower-league opposition in the third-round replays.

Marvin Sordell scored twice in the second half at Sunderland — the first from the penalty spot after Jack Colback fouled Darren Pratley — to give Bolton a 2-0 victory and fourth round meeting with Everton.

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After a Tumble, Serena Advances at Aussie Open

Serena Williams tumbled to the court and needed a medical timeout in the first set for treatment on her right ankle. Once she got up, it was all over for Edina Gallovits-Hall.

Williams routed Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday despite the scary sequence in the first part of the match.

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Japan's Date-Krumm Sets Record at Australian Open

Now that she's 42, Kimiko Date-Krumm is older than some of her opponent's parents.

Her memory is starting to get fuzzy, too. She can't remember whom she played when she last won a match at the Australian Open — but she remembers it was way back in 1996.

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Clippers down Grizzlies 99-73 without Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers easily downed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday after reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points.

The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. As the Clippers' Chris Paul watched from the sidelines after missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap, the Grizzlies were without their leading scorer: Rudy Gay was excused for his grandmother's funeral in Baltimore.

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Lebanon Criticizes FIBA for Moving Tournament

Lebanon's sports minister says the decision of basketball's governing body to strip his country of hosting rights for FIBA Asia Championship because of the conflict in neighboring Syria is "unjustified."

Youth and Sports Minister Faysal Karameh tells The Associated Press that Lebanon is safe and capable of hosting the biannual tournament, saying that "because of the Syria situation, the whole region has been declared unstable."

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Federer Unlikely for Swiss Davis Cup Opener

Switzerland can count on Stanislas Wawrinka but probably not Roger Federer when it meets the Czech Republic for the first round of the Davis Cup in Geneva next month, the Swiss tennis federation said Monday.

Swiss captain Severin Luethi picked Wawrinka (ranked 17th best player in the world), Marco Chiundinelli (148th), Henri Laaksonen (291st), Michael Lammer (360th) and Sandro Ehrat (353rd) to help the central European country win the elusive cup.

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Pique Bemoans Tardy Critics of Mourinho

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique on Monday lashed out at critics of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho who let him "get away with anything" when he was leading the team to victories.

In August 2011, for example, Mourinho jabbed his finger into the eye of Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova in full view of the cameras during a row in the final moments of Real Madrid's Super Cup loss to Barcelona, Pique recalled.

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Ronaldo Wants to See out Contract at Real

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to stay with Real Madrid until the end of his contract with the club.

The 27-year-old Portuguese striker's contract with Real runs out in June 2015 but Spanish media have reported that he is unhappy at the club and may leave at the end of the season.

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Nike Announces Sponsorship Deal with McIlroy

Nike says it has signed a sponsorship deal with No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy for a reported $200 million.

The deal was announced in a lavish ceremony in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, which begins this week.

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