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McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world.

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Rebel Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment

BARCELONA - La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak.

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Philander strikes as Windies rue controversial review

PRETORIA - Vernon Philander picked up two wickets as a controversial review decision soured an otherwise solid morning for West Indies, who went to lunch on 110 for two on day three of the opening test against South Africa on Friday.

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Asian head wants 'illegal Israel practices' stopped

- The head of Asian football declared his commitment to tackling the "illegal Israeli practices" hindering Palestinian football on Thursday, adding that he expects measures to come in the new year after talks with FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

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Atletico's Simeone pleased with improving Mandzukic

MADRID - Filling the shoes of Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid was always going to be a tall order but coach Diego Simeone is pleased so far with the performances of Mario Mandzukic.

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Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

BERLIN - It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Pictures of the year: Sports

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