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Federer's number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS - Roger Federer's hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP world rankings before the end of the year took a hit when he lost to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

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Odds shorten on Chelsea emulating Arsenal's 'Invincibles'

LONDON - Premier League leaders Chelsea are increasingly looking the part as the new 'Invincibles' as they look to their returning goalscoring predator Diego Costa to maintain their serene progress against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

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Defiant Pellegrini won't change ahead of derby

MANCHESTER - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists he will not change the way his team play despite suffering two defeats in a week and losing playmaker David Silva ahead of Manchester United's visit on Sunday.

31 Oct 2014

Ferdinand calls punishment for Twitter comment 'ludicrous'

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers centre half Rio Ferdinand appeared to criticise the three-game ban he received from the Football Association for an inappropriate social media comment, describing it on Friday as "ludicrous".

31 Oct 2014

Australia Union wanted to rip up Beale contract - chairman

SYDNEY - Kurtley Beale's contract should have been torn up after he sent an offensive text to an official before an independent disciplinary process took the matter out of the Australian Rugby Union's hands, said the ARU's chairman.

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Kenya's Mutai goes for New York hat-trick

- A doping scandal threatened to overshadow Geoffrey Mutai's run at a New York City Marathon hat-trick and Wilson Kipsang's bid for an eye-popping bonus after their compatriot Rita Jeptoo failed a drugs test.

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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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