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Porto Trace Mourinho Footsteps in Europa Fest

Jose Mourinho may be chasing Champions League glory with Real Madrid, but his influence will be felt in the Europa League on Thursday when former club Porto tackle Villarreal in the semi-finals.

Porto have already wrapped up the Portuguese title, leading Benfica by 19 points and yet to lose a league game.

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Iniesta Dreaming of Wembley Final Showdown

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is already dreaming of a Champions League final tussle at Wembley even as his side prepared for their semi-final against old rivals Real Madrid.

"I am dreaming of going out there at Wembley. We must think only of going over (to Madrid for Wednesday's first leg) and scoring some goals and then in the return our fans will drive us on to Wembley," Iniesta told a news conference.

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Record-Setting Nadal Captures Sixth Barcelona Title

World number one Rafael Nadal created more history on Sunday when he became the only man to win two tournaments more than six times after defeating David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open final.

The Spanish top seed, with 34 consecutive victories on clay, repeated his victory a week ago when he beat Ferrer for a seventh Monte Carlo trophy.

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Stosur Ready to Beat Local-Favorite Goerges

Australia's Samantha Stosur says she is ready to beat Germany's Julia Goerges -- and the passionate home crowd -- in Saturday's semi-final here at Stuttgart's WTA tournament.

The 27-year-old beat second-seed Vera Zvonareva 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) in Thursday's quarter-final to reach the last four and hopes to beat Goerges to reach her first final of the year in her eighth tournament of 2011.

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Schumacher Hopeful of Rosberg Push

Michael Schumacher's hopes of a chance to challenge for race victories this year improved last weekend in China but thanks mainly to the speed and skill of his Mercedes team-mate and fellow-German Nico Rosberg.

Seven-times champion Schumacher, 42, has struggled to impress in general and beat Rosberg in particular since he returned to Formula One last year after a three-year absence.

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Real Fans Party in Madrid After Spanish Cup Win

Real Madrid fans chanted, waved flags and honked car horns across Madrid to cheer their first Spanish Cup win since 1993 in a 1-0 extra-time victory Wednesday over arch rivals Barcelona.

Within minutes of the final whistle, hundreds of delighted fans waving Spanish and Real Madrid flags began streaming into Madrid's central Cibeles Square chanting "Champions, Champions" and "The Cup is here."

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Celtic Football Boss Targeted By Parcel Bomb

Parcel bombs were sent to Celtic boss Neil Lennon and two high-profile fans of the club in a dramatic escalation of football tensions in the divided city of Glasgow, police said Wednesday.

The devices targeting Lennon, his lawyer Paul McBride and member of the Scottish parliament Trish Godman were found at various locations across the west of Scotland in the past month.

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Clijsters on Track for French Open

Kim Clijsters is on track to be fit in time for the French Open following the ankle injury she sustained while at a cousin's wedding, her physiotherapist told the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper.

"Kim is able to walk about without crutches, She needs some four to six weeks to complete her recovery. We are perfectly on track," said Sam Verslegers.

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Vettel Licks Wounds and Learns His Lessons

Defending world drivers' champion Sebastian Vettel has vowed to heed the lessons of his and his Red Bull team's first defeat of the season in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old German, beaten into second place by an excellent attacking drive from Briton Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion, in a McLaren, said it was clear that his two-stop strategy for the race was the wrong one.

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Monte Carlo Now Seventh Heaven for Nadal

Rafael Nadal pronounced himself "a lucky guy" after sweeping to a seventh straight title at the Monte Carlo Masters by dispatching fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday.

"It would have been impossible to imagine a few years ago winning seven titles here," Nadal said after a victory in two hours and 16 minutes, his 12th of 16 against his good friend. "I'm a lucky guy to have done this by age 24."

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