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Nadal claycourt winning run 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 who executed a perfect game plan to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.

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Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder 6:53pm BST

SHANGHAI - Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder.

Champions League exit behind PSG, says Blanc 7:08pm BST

PARIS - Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc is confident his team have put their Champions League elimination behind them as they prepare for Saturday's League Cup final.

West Ham striker Tombides dies of cancer 4:29pm BST

LONDON - West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides has died following a three-year battle with testicular cancer, the Premier League club said on Friday.

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Everton game not about me, says United manager Moyes 4:24pm BST

- Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

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Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Larrazabal dives for cover 12:14pm BST

- Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets.

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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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