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Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

- Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals.

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Atletico close on title after seeing off Elche 9:35pm BST

MADRID - Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when a Miranda header and Diego Costa's late penalty secured an unconvincing 2-0 win for the leaders at home to Elche on Friday.

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Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead 9:01pm BST

- South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the clubhouse lead during the second round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday.

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Ronaldo back in training before Bayern clash 7:12pm BST

MADRID - Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team mates on Friday as he battles to regain fitness before Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich.

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Replacement Asian Games host needed fast, not Singapore- Ng Ser Miang 7:23pm BST

SINGAPORE - The Olympic Council of Asia must move fast to find a replacement city to host the 2019 Asian Games, International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang told Reuters on Friday, but ruled out his suitable Singapore homeland as an option.

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New Ferrari boss thought job offer was April Fool 5:10pm BST

SHANGHAI - Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci was taken by surprise when Luca di Montezemolo offered him the top job at Formula One's glamour team, the Italian initially believing the chairman's approach to be a joke.

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Time to rebuild for South Africa cricket

First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.

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