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Derby draw does not save Rodgers but takes heat off Van Gaal

LONDON - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday despite preserving his unbeaten record in seven Mersey derbies against Everton with a 1-1 away draw in the Premier League.

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Atletico's Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

- Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto struck late to rescue a 1-1 La Liga draw against Real Madrid on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to set a new club scoring record.

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Bayern crush Dortmund 5-1 in top-of-the-table clash

MUNICH - Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski struck twice each to steer Bayern Munich to a 5-1 demolition of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, which allowed the champions to open a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

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Free-kick king Eriksen has few rivals, says Pochettino

SWANSEA, Wales - Christian Eriksen netted two superb free kicks to earn Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Sunday and his manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the Dane's dead-ball skills rival anyone in the Premier League.

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Gatland delighted to emerge from group of hell

CARDIFF - Wales coach Warren Gatland was a relieved man on Sunday after his team qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals following England's defeat by Australia.

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Dane Olesen seals Dunhill Links triumph

LONDON - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen kept his nerve to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two strokes at St Andrews on Sunday and ease the pain of narrowly missing out in 2012.

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