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Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI - Phillip Hughes's tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

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Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

SINGAPORE - A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

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Five talking points for sports in 2014

It began as a chance for fun-loving Brazilians to take back football's biggest honour but ended in humiliation for the hosts in what was widely regarded as one of the best ever World Cups.

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Major sporting upsets of 2014

1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany

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Five best performances of 2014

San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner saved the day and the World Series for the Giants with a Game Seven effort that capped a record-breaking performance in the Fall Classic.

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Biggest sporting flops of 2014

Anything less than a World Cup win on home soil was always going to be seen as a failure but nobody could have predicted Brazil would suffer a 7-1 semi-final drubbing by Germany, one of the greatest shocks in football history.

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Pictures of the year: Sports

Our top sports photos of the year.

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Pictures of the year: Sports

Our top sports photos of the year.

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