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MADRID - Clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona are rarely short on drama and Saturday's La Liga 'Clasico' may have more than its usual share with Luis Suarez poised to return from a biting ban and Barca team mate Lionel Messi on the brink of equalling the top-flight scoring record.

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SINGAPORE - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals.

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Brazil ban cell phones, earrings in disciplinary drive

SAO PAULO - Brazilian players have been told to avoid using earrings, caps and flip-flops while on international duty as part of a disciplinary crackdown by manager Dunga.

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Free agent Valdes to train with Manchester United

LONDON - Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Manchester United, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

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Political will key to Beckham's MLS Miami plan - Garber

BRIDGETOWN Barbados - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says an apparent lack of political will is making the bid to set up a franchise in Miami "complicated" and that David Beckham will need to find a stadium -- or no club will be formed in the city.

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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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