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DUBAI - Defending champion Henrik Stenson overcame fatigue to punish hesitant play from overnight pacesetter Rory McIlroy, taking a two-stroke lead over the world number one in the second round of the $8 million (5 million pound) DP World Tour Championship on Friday.

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LONDON - The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview.

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Mental approach key for Boks against Italy, says De Villiers

- South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has reminded his side to maintain the focus they showed against England when they play Italy on Saturday having fallen short in their defeat to Ireland in the opening game of their Northern Hemisphere tour.

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Luis Enrique convinced Messi is happy at Barcelona

BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is convinced Lionel Messi is happy at the club despite the Argentine hinting this week that he could be open to a move away from the Nou Camp.

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Complacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho

LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects to beat West Bromwich Albion on Saturday but does not believe his side will become complacent in their quest for the Premier League title following an unbeaten start to the season.

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Next eight games crucial for Manchester City , says Pellegrini

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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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