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Real Madrid sack coach Ancelotti

MADRID - Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after the world's richest club by income failed to win major silverware this season and, according to local media, Napoli's Rafa Benitez is the favourite to succeed him.

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Dramatic derby win sends Roma into Champions League

ROME - AS Roma qualified for the Champions League group stage in the best possible style on Monday, booking their place with a last-gasp 2-1 win over neighbours and bitter rivals Lazio in a passionate Rome derby.

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Berdych begins title quest, Cornet survives

PARIS - Tomas Berdych's long march in search of a maiden grand slam title continued with a straightforward first-round victory at Roland Garros on Monday as the French Open moved up a gear after Sunday's opening skirmishes.

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Bayliss set to become England coach - reports

LONDON - Australian Trevor Bayliss is set to become England coach ahead of compatriot Jason Gillespie, British media reported on Monday.

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Stoke loss casts shadow over Liverpool's Istanbul celebration

LONDON - A gloomy shadow will hang over the proceedings at Merseyside on Monday evening as the Liverpool squad who staged a famous comeback in Istanbul to win the 2005 Champions League final hold a 10-year anniversary celebration.

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Early goals seal Norwich's win in playoff final

LONDON - Norwich City were promoted to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Monday to secure a 120 million pounds bonanza from the richest game in world football.

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