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Lewis Hamilton Crashes Out of Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has crashed out of the Belgian Grand Prix after clipping a rival car and spinning into the barriers.

The British driver, who was in third place in the drivers' championship heading into Sunday's race, pushed too hard to overtake driver Kamui Kobayashi on the Spa circuit and bumped into the side of the Japanese driver's Sauber.

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Double-Amputee Pistorius Reaches 400 Semifinals

With a strong finishing kick on his carbon-fiber blades, double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius swept past several able-bodied runners in the 400 meters Sunday to qualify for the semifinals at the world championships.

It also was another historic breakthrough for Paralympic athletes.

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Webber Signs New Red Bull Deal

Mark Webber celebrated turning 35 on Saturday by signing a one year extension to his Red Bull contract for the 2012 season.

The Australian, who topped the times in practice Friday for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, said: "I want to continue racing at the top in Formula One so it’s a no-brainer to remain at Red Bull Racing for another year.

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Eto'o Saves Day for Anzhi on Russian Debut

Anzhi Makhachkala debutant Samuel Eto'o saved the day for his new club by scoring an equalizer to rescue a 1-1 draw at Rostov in the Russian Premier League on Saturday.

The 30-year-old came on as a substitute in the 57th minute, prompting great excitement in Rostov's 17,000-seater stadium, where 1,500 Anzhi fans had travelled to witness their new favorite’s first appearance.

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Chelsea Hopeful over Drogba's Horror Head Injury

Chelsea are hopeful Didier Drogba's head injury will be confirmed as nothing more serious than concussion after the Ivory Coast striker was taken to hospital during his side's 3-1 win over Norwich.

The Ivory Coast forward was stretchered off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after a mid-air collision with Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy that was compounded by a heavy fall to the turf.

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Barton to Face Newcastle on QPR Debut

Joey Barton's first game for new QPR will come not as expected against Wigan on Saturday but against his former employers Newcastle a fortnight later.

The 28-year-old midfielder signed for the Premier League newcomers on a four-year-deal on Friday, and had been scheduled to make his debut 24 hours later against Wigan.

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Sauber Says Senna Lacks Heidfeld's Driving Skills

Veteran Formula One team chief Peter Sauber said on Saturday that he did not believe Renault's newly-promoted Brazilian 'pay driver' Bruno Senna could match dumped German Nick Heidfeld for driving skills.

In an interview with Blick newspaper, he said he thought the decision to change drivers midway through the season was "only about economic problems."

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Webber on Top in Final Practice

Australian Mark Webber had good reason to smile on Saturday morning after he topped the times in final free practice ahead of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver was not only the fastest man around the spectacular and challenging Spa-Francorchamps circuit in cold and wet conditions, but did so on his 35th birthday when it was confirmed he had signed a contract extension for 2012.

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Asian Football Struggles to Shed off-Field Malaise

The motto of the Asian Football Confederation is 'The Future is Asia', yet a series of recent controversies indicate the game seems unable to shake off its unhappy history of corruption, bribery and political interference across the continent.

Asian football may be making great strides in some areas — luring top quality players — but the problems off the pitch remain as a brake on development, with Syria's expulsion from the 2014 World Cup qualifiers being yet another example.

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Formula One's Alonso Salutes Schumacher

Two-times world champion Fernando Alonso has defended old rival Michael Schumacher's decision to return to Formula One -- despite the former 'red baron's' disappointing results with the Mercedes team.

Spaniard Alonso enjoyed a close rivalry with Schumacher when the now 42-year-old German driver was close to the end of his long and successful spell with Ferrari and he was rising to fame and success with Renault.

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