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City Looks to Escape Trouble in Champions League

This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League.

It's not working out that way for the English champions.

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Murray Eyes Tour Finals Momentum in Valencia

Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray continues his bid to reach the ATP World Tour Finals next month at the Valencia Open fresh from his second tournament victory of the season in Vienna.

The Scot downed David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to claim the title on his first appearance in the Austrain capital to move ahead of the Spaniard into the final qualifiyng spot for the season-ending finals in London.

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Fiji Defeats Lebanese Rugby Team in Test Match

The Lebanese National Rugby Team was defeated on Sunday by the Fiji Bati in a test match at Remondis Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Fiji won over Lebanon with 40-28 score.

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Board Finds No Wrongdoing in Death of Teen Jockey

Investigators have found no wrongdoing by jockeys in the death of a 17- year-old apprentice jockey at an Indiana track.

Indiana Horse Racing Commission senior steward Stan Bowker told The Indianapolis Star on Friday the three-member board of stewards found the death of Juan Saez of Panama was "an unfortunate accident."

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Mourinho Warns Chelsea to Beware another Palace Coup

Jose Mourinho has warned his Chelsea stars to beware another significant setback at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders return to action after the international break.

Mourinho's side lead the table by five points after winning six of their first seven matches and are widely expected to cement that position when they travel to Selhurst Park this weekend.

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Rodgers Backs Sterling to Answer Critics

Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to silence the critics as the Liverpool midfielder looks to put a difficult week behind him at QPR on Sunday.

Sterling endured some unpleasant jibes after telling England manager Roy Hodgson he felt too tired to start last weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia.

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WTA Fines Russian Tennis Chief over Williams Comments

The WTA said Friday it has fined Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 over a comment questioning the gender of Serena and Venus Williams.

In a statement released on Friday, WTA chief executive Stacey Allaster blasted the remarks made on a late-night chat show, which according to translations circulated on English-language social media included referring to the U.S. superstars as the "Williams brothers."

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FIFA Says Qatar Report Cannot be Published in Full

FIFA's top judge said Friday that football's governing body cannot release in full a controversial report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for legal reasons.

FIFA has faced mounting calls, including from Michael Garcia, the former U.S. federal prosecutor who led the investigation into the bid, for all of the report to be made public.

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Messi Eyes Record on Anniversary as Barca Seek Clasico Boost

In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga.

The Argentine made his bow as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win at city rivals Espanyol on October 16, 2004. Now he is preparing to face Eibar at the Camp Nou on Saturday needing just two goals to equal Telmo Zarra's all-time Spanish top-flight record of 251, set in the 1950s.

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Prosecution: Jail Pistorius for 10 Years

Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for at least 10 years for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the prosecution said Friday as the star sprinter's sensational trial approached its climax.

Slapping down defence claims that the "broke and broken" Paralympic and Olympic athlete had already suffered enough, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said "the minimum that society will be happy with is 10 years imprisonment."

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