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Roma Move within Five Points of Juve in Serie A

Roma kept the suspense bubbling in Serie A on Saturday as they breezed to a 3-1 win over Atalanta and to within just five points of leaders Juventus.

First half goals from versatile Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei and Serbia's Adem Ljajic put Rudi Garcia's side in charge at the Olympic Stadium before former Arsenal striker Gervinho sealed the victory with 27 minutes left.

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Red Bull Look to Overturn Ricciardo Penalty

World champions Red Bull believe they can overturn Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification on Monday and reinvigorate their 2014 challenge.

The FIA's International Court of Appeal will meet in Paris to decide whether or not to reinstate Ricciardo's second-place finish in Melbourne.

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Football: Liverpool, City Set for Emotional Showdown

Carried by a wave of raw emotion, leaders Liverpool will look to land a potentially decisive blow in the Premier League title race when they host Manchester City on Sunday.

Tributes to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster will frame the encounter and with Liverpool on course for a first title since 1990, Anfield is likely to be a cauldron of fervor and belief.

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Football: Ajax on Brink of 33rd Dutch Title

Dutch giants Ajax can clinch their fourth successive Eredivisie title this weekend with three games of the season remaining if results fall in the Amsterdam side's favor.

Ajax are placed six points clear of Feyenoord and will be crowned champions if they manage a better result than their closest pursuers on Sunday.

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HRW: Saudi End to Girls' Sports Ban Welcome

Human Rights Watch welcomed Saturday a recommendation by Saudi Arabia's consultative Shura Council to lift the ban on sports in girls' state schools.

On Tuesday, the council recommended that the longstanding ban, relaxed in private schools last year, be ended altogether, state media in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom reported.

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Football: Minister Slams Premier League over Disabled Provision

The British Government has told the Premier League to "sort their act out" over the lack of facilities for disabled fans at many of England's top-flight grounds.

A BBC report last month revealed that just three Premier League venues -- Swansea's Liberty Stadium, St Mary's in Southampton, and the Cardiff City Stadium -- provide the required number of wheelchair spaces.

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All Eyes on Jungle City of Manaus in World Cup

Manaus is the most remote of Brazil's World Cup cities, and probably the most fascinating, too.

With its industrial zone and trash-strewn slums, Manaus sits in the middle of the Amazon rain forest in far northwestern Brazil, surrounded by unmatched natural splendor.

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Revitalized Russia Ready for WCup under Capello

Since Fabio Capello took over as Russia coach two years ago, he has revitalized the national team.

Capello is the third foreigner to lead the team, but unlike predecessors Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat, the Italian moved to Russia and began looking for new young talents in the domestic league.

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Kompany, Hazard, Courtois Make Belgium a Contender

Belgium is back in the World Cup after 12 years, and with its hottest crop of players in a generation.

With an incredible knack for timing, Belgium's best have conspired to come of age in one providential season which has seen them taking on leading roles in England and Spain, the toughest two leagues in the world.

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U.S. and Kinsmann Prepare for Difficult WCup Group

Since returning to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, the United States has alternated group-stage elimination with advancement to the knockout round.

Ghana finished off the Americans in the first round in 2006, then four years ago beat them in extra time in the round of 16.

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