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'Surprised' Serena sets up dream Sharapova final

MELBOURNE - Serena Williams overcame feisty teenage challenger Madison Keys to set up a dream Australian Open final with Maria Sharapova on Thursday but seemed to be the only person surprised she had made it that far.

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England lock Parling joins Exeter on two-year deal

LONDON - England lock Geoff Parling is joining Exeter on a two year deal from Premiership rivals Leicester, the southwest club said on Thursday.

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Blatter confirms he has submitted re-election bid

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed that he had submitted his bid to run for re-election on Thursday, the deadline day for nominations to be handed in.

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Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

- Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington on Thursday.

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German sports boss urges review of Pechstein doping case

BERLIN - Germany's sports chief has urged the International Skating Union (ISU) to reopen the case of Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein, who was banned for doping but won the right in a German civil court to pursue her claim for compensation.

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Portugal forward Hugo Almeida joins Kuban Krasnodar

MOSCOW - Portuguese forward Hugo Almeida has signed for Russian Premier League club Kuban Krasnodar after being released by Serie A side Cesena.

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Highlights from the Aussie Open

Highs and lows of the Australian Open.

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Road to the Super Bowl

The Patriots will meet the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

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