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Defensive Howler Lets Defoe Stun Palace

Jermain Defoe boosted Sunderland's bid to escape the Premier League relegation zone as he pounced on a defensive howler to snatch a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Center-back Scott Dann and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a hash of clearing a hopeful ball forward, allowing Defoe to slot into an empty net 10 minutes from time in south London.

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Chelsea Head to Israel amid New Security Fears

Chelsea head to Israel amid new security worries in the region as they try to seal a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho's team currently sit in second place in Group G and could advance with a victory against the already eliminated Israeli champions provided Dynamo Kiev do not win their game against Porto.

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Federer Warns Djokovic of Repeat Performance Danger

Roger Federer has warned Novak Djokovic he will find it hard to repeat his incredible 2015 campaign.

Federer was Djokovic's last victim of the year as the Serb romped to a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the final of the ATP Tour Finals on Sunday.

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Djokovic Targets Roland Garros and Rio Glory

Novak Djokovic has set his sights on surpassing his almost perfect year by winning the only two major titles to have eluded him -- the French Open and Olympics.

Djokovic enjoyed a fitting finale to the best season of his life as the Serb crushed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP Tour Finals for a record fourth successive year on Sunday.

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RugbyU: Long-Haul Flight May Have Killed Lomu, Says Medic

Rugby great Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot that formed during a long-haul flight to New Zealand, one of his medics said Monday, as plans were unveiled to honor the legendary winger with a public memorial.

Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew, who helped treat Lomu's chronic kidney disease, said a flight-related clot was the most likely explanation for his shock death in Auckland last week aged just 40.

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Warriors Beat Nuggets to Match Best NBA Start of 15-0

The Golden State Warriors defeated the host Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday to equal the best start to a season in NBA history with their 15th win of 2015.

The reigning NBA champion Warriors matched the record 15-0 opening achieved by Washington in 1948-49 and by the Houston Rockets in 1993-94.

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China World Cup Apology Misses Target

Chinese football authorities have apologized for the national team's poor showing in 2018 World Cup qualifying, but fans denounced their remorse Monday as missing the goal.

Last week, a 0-0 draw with Hong Kong -- when the semi-autonomous territory's fans jeered the national anthem they share with the mainland -- left China hopes of reached Russia 2018 hanging by a thread.

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Spurs Title Talk is Premature, Says Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino played down his side's title chances after they closed to within four points of the Premier League summit by overwhelming West Ham United 4-1.

Harry Kane scored twice, his seventh and eighth goals in five games, and defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kyle Walker were also on target at White Hart Lane on Sunday as Pochettino's enterprising young team equaled the club record of 12 consecutive Premier League games without defeat.

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Defiant Wenger Expects Arsenal to Avoid Euro Exit

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still salvage their calamitous Champions League campaign as they prepare for Tuesday's do-or-die showdown with Dinamo Zagreb.

Wenger's side are on brink of a stunning failure to make the knockout stages for the first time in 16 years after three defeats from their four Group F fixtures.

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I Thought I was Going to Die, Says Blatter

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed Sunday that he feared he was dying during a recent health scare.

The 79-year-old, who has been banned for 90 days as the ongoing probe into widespread corruption at football's world governing body, was hospitalized earlier this month suffering from stress.

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