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I'll Never Give Up, Says Reprimanded Hamilton

A crestfallen Lewis Hamilton vowed Saturday to "never give up" in his world title defense after another engine failure wrecked his hopes in qualifying for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.

The defending three-time world champion was unable to take part in the Q3 top-ten shootout as his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg cruised to a 24th career pole position by seven-tenths of a second.

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Zidane Hopeful of Having Ronaldo and Benzema Fit for City

Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema for Saturday's trip to Real Sociedad in La Liga but coach Zinedine Zidane is hopeful of having both back to face Manchester City next week.

Ronaldo has missed Madrid's last two games, including the 0-0 draw away to City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, while Benzema came off in that match and his club later confirmed he was suffering from a thigh injury.

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Leicester Go from Sex-Tape to Tickertape after Bangkok Orgy

A sex-tape of a racially charged orgy in a Bangkok hotel was a public relations catastrophe for Thai-owned Leicester City -- but it proved an unlikely turning point in their journey to the top of the English Premier League.

The offending video featured three young players including James Pearson, son of then manager Nigel Pearson, engaging in explicit acts with group of Thai women in a Bangkok hotel.

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NBA: Hawks Eliminate Celtics in Six Games

Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks eliminated the Boston Celtics with a 104-92 win in game six of the first round playoff series Thursday.

Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each scored 15 points, Kyle Korver had 14 points and Jeff Teague added 11 for Atlanta, which led by as many as 28 points in the second half en route to its first playoff series win over Boston in nearly 60 years.

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Barca Await Real, Atletico Champions League Hangover

Barcelona hold the slightest of advantages in a thrilling three-way La Liga title race with just three games remaining ahead of their trip to Real Betis on Saturday.

The Catalans lead Atletico Madrid solely thanks to their better head-to-head record with Real Madrid just a point behind the leaders in third.

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Bayern Poised to Make History despite Atletico Distraction

Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich can become the first club to win a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, amidst the distraction of their Champions League semi-final.

Bayern hold a seven-point lead and with three games left, a win over Gladbach at Munich's Allianz Arena will confirm a fourth straight German league title, a feat no other team has achieved before.

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Fresh Arsenal Fan Backlash Lies in Wait for Wenger

Arsene Wenger will be forced to confront renewed supporter protests at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as he attempts to stop Arsenal's troubled season imploding in the final weeks.

A number of fans' groups are planning to mark the visit of struggling Norwich by displaying placards during the game demanding change after another frustrating campaign.

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Vardy Absence Won't Stop Leicester Title Coronation, Says Simpson

Leicester City defender Danny Simpson insists the prolonged absence of star striker Jamie Vardy won't stop the Premier League leaders clinching the most incredible title triumph in English football history at Manchester United on Sunday.

Claudio Ranieri's side have the eyes of the world on them as they head to Old Trafford knowing a victory against United would see the 5,000-1 outsiders crowned champions for the first time in their 132-year history.

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Liverpool's Sakho Suspended for 30 Days

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was on Thursday provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drugs test, European football's governing body UEFA announced.

The France international reportedly tested positive for a fat burner after Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the Europa League on March 17.

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Press: Guardiola criticized over Mueller Omission

Pep Guardiola's decision to leave Germany striker Thomas Mueller on the bench for Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final was roundly criticized by German media on Thursday.

"Super solo from Atletico! Poor selection from Pep", read the headline on Bild's front page, questioning why the Bayern coach began the game without Mueller, "his best scorer away from home in the Champions League", or French winger Franck Ribery.

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