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Mourinho Remains Concerned over Costa Fitness

Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa runs the risk of breaking down if the injury-plagued Chelsea striker is pushed too hard.

Costa took his season's tally to eight goals as Chelsea remained top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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Murray Makes Shenzhen Final after First Set Scare

Andy Murray powered through his ATP Shenzhen Open semi-final Saturday, and will meet Tommy Robredo in the tournament's climax as he chases points to make November's ATP World Tour Finals.

The British second seed in Shenzhen is currently ranked 11th in the world and needs to enter the top eight to make the end of season finale in London.

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Nadal Returns from Wrist Injury at China Open

Rafael Nadal says the injured right wrist that sidelined him for two months and caused him to miss the U.S. Open is feeling better and he's ready to compete again.

Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July.

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Kvitova Defeats Bouchard to Win Wuhan Open

World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets Saturday to win the inaugural $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open, her third title of the year.

The Wimbledon champion was at her ruthless best to defeat the Canadian 6-3, 6-4, a result which confirmed her place in next month's WTA Finals, the season ending finale of the world's top eight women players.

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Italy's Cudin Wins Spartathlon

Italian runner Ivan Cudin won the 245.3km historic Spartathlon race on Saturday for a third time, clocking 22 hours, 29 minutes and 29 seconds.

Cubin, 39, fourth last year, also won in 2010 and 2011.

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Uzbek Gymnast Chusovitina Wins Silver at Age 39

Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina was winning gold medals at international meets before many of her rivals at the Asian Games were even born. At 39 years of age, she's not done yet.

Having taken silver in the vault at Incheon, Chusovitina has her aim firmly set on the 2016 Rio Olympics, when she'll be 41. That would be her seventh appearance at an Olympic Games, an amazing feat for almost any athlete, much less one competing in a sport like gymnastics that so favors the young.

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Valencia Beats Cordoba to Rise to Top in Spain

Valencia remained undefeated and took the lead of the Spanish league on goal difference by beating Cordoba 3-0 on Thursday.

Valencia's fourth win in five rounds lifted it to the top of the table ahead of Barcelona and Sevilla on goal difference.

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Udinese 3rd in Serie A Following 1-0 Win at Lazio

Udinese moved into third place in the Serie A with a 1-0 win at Lazio on Thursday.

Forward Cyril Thereau scored in the 26th minute for the visitors, slotting in from the center of the area between two defenders at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Inter and AC Milan Meet to Discuss San Siro Future

Inter Milan and AC Milan described their first meeting about the future of the San Siro they share as "very positive."

Inter president Erick Thohir had a business lunch with AC Milan vice president Barbara Berlusconi on Thursday. A joint statement by the clubs said the meeting was spent "mainly discussing the stadium and reiterating their desire to pursue their targets for development and growth."

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UEFA Probes Liverpool, Inter for Overspending

UEFA has opened formal investigations into overspending by Liverpool and Inter Milan and possible breaches of its Financial Fair Play rules.

The former European champions are among seven clubs which qualified for the Champions League or Europa League this season being investigated for "break-even deficits" in the past two financial years.

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