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Benzema winner for Real right way to silence detractors

MADRID - Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has many detractors in Spain and in his native France but scoring important goals like his winner in Wednesday's Champions League game at Ludogorets will help silence them.

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Basel stun sloppy Liverpool to claim another English scalp

BASEL - Swiss champions FC Basel claimed another English Premier League scalp when they took advantage of a sloppy and lethargic Liverpool to win 1-0 with a Marco Streller goal in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Fabregas, Pochettino ready to battle old friends

LONDON - Cesc Fabregas will play against his old club Arsenal for table-topping Chelsea while Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino will try to halt the progress of his former club Southampton, who are second, in the Premier League this weekend.

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Indian boxer showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers

INCHEON South Korea - Indian boxer L Sarita Devi's refusal to accept her bronze medal on the podium went against the values of sportsmanship, Asian Games organisers said on Thursday, adding they were reviewing the incident and could take action against her.

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Thailand in talks to host Tour de France

BANGKOK - Thailand are in talks with Tour de France organisers about bringing the world's most prestigious cycling race to Asia for the first time and are confident of doing so by 2016, a senior tourism official said on Thursday.

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Brazil's Dani Alves plans to leave Barcelona

- Brazil international Dani Alves is planning to leave Barcelona at the end of this season and join an English club, the fullback said on Wednesday.

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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