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No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking

- England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.

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Australia call up uncapped Burns for Boxing Day test

SYDNEY - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of this week's third test against India in Melbourne with uncapped batsman Joe Burns coming into the 13-man squad to replace him.

Australia 3:59am GMT

West Indies add Deonarine to test squad in South Africa

PRETORIA - Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced.

6:07am GMT

Koeman's hard-working Saints snap losing streak

LONDON - The hard work and spirit that have helped many teams dig their way out of trouble proved crucial for Southampton on Saturday, according to manager Ronald Koeman whose side snapped a five-game losing streak in emphatic fashion.

20 Dec 2014

Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans.

12:25am GMT

Silva gives Man City win over Palace, United held

LONDON - David Silva sparkled for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace that wiped out Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday and added festive spice to the title race.

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