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LONDON - Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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Hazlewood takes five as Australia fight back

- Josh Hazlewood's five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into the second test against India on Thursday but the contest remained in the balance when the hosts finished the second day in Brisbane on 221 for four.

Australia 8:11am GMT

Second time lucky for Scunthorpe's Llera in shootout record

LONDON - Scunthorpe United's Miguel Llera had the unusual distinction of missing and then scoring a penalty in a record FA Cup shoot-out containing 32 spot kicks on Wednesday.

10:33am GMT

Workhorse Mascherano enjoying fruits of labour

BARCELONA - Javier Mascherano believes that hard work rather than talent has made him a crucial player for Barcelona, who aim to finish the year on a high by closing the gap on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a victory over Cordoba on Saturday.

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Reus picks up hefty fine for driving without licence

BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half a million euros for repeatedly driving without a licence, Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.

8:59am GMT

Christmas is a bit of a trial for Ecclestone

LONDON - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card depicting himself handing over $100 million (64 million pounds) to a masked highwayman pointing a pistol at him.

Formula One 10:24am GMT

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