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Real, Barcelona set for titanic 'Clasico' battle

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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Sporting want rematch with Schalke over penalty winner

BERLIN - Portugal's Sporting Lisbon have lodged a protest with European soccer's governing body UEFA and demanded a rematch with Schalke 04 after a last-gasp penalty gave the Germans a 4-3 win in their Champions League game on Tuesday.

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Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on

SINGAPORE - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday.

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Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses

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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Clermont's Bardy suspended for five weeks

LONDON - Clermont Auvergne's Julien Bardy has been banned for five weeks for striking Saracens' Billy Vunipola with his knee in the European Champions Cup last weekend, a European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) disciplinary panel said on Thursday.

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Arrest made in Warsaw related to Hoeness case - Munich prosecutors

MUNICH - Police in Warsaw have made an arrest in connection with the recent conviction of former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness for tax evasion, the Munich public prosecutors' office said on Thursday.

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

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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