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Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honours

LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

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Everton boss Martinez wary of slumping Southampton

LONDON - Five consecutive defeats for Southampton suggests the over-achieving south coast club's season is on the wane, but Everton manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a backlash.

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Amla closes on double-ton as South Africa build huge total

PRETORIA - Captain Hashim Amla continued to be the rock for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl scored a half-century on debut as the hosts cruised to 449 for four at lunch on day two of the opening test against West Indies on Thursday.

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Second time lucky for Scunthorpe's Llera in shootout record

LONDON - Scunthorpe United's Miguel Llera had the unusual distinction of missing and then scoring a penalty in a record FA Cup shoot-out containing 32 spot kicks on Wednesday.

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Workhorse Mascherano enjoying fruits of labour

BARCELONA - Javier Mascherano believes that hard work rather than talent has made him a crucial player for Barcelona, who aim to finish the year on a high by closing the gap on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a victory over Cordoba on Saturday.

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Christmas is a bit of a trial for Ecclestone

LONDON - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card depicting himself handing over $100 million (64 million pounds) to a masked highwayman pointing a pistol at him.

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Harvard vs. Yale

Harvard defeats Yale again in the Ivy League title.

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