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LONDON - Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers with four goals coming in a frenzied seven-minute finale at Loftus Road as the drama continued in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Black Cap Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot

WELLINGTON - All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday.

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Carter, Sonny Bill named in All Blacks tour squad

WELLINGTON - Injured flyhalf Dan Carter did enough to prove his fitness to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen and win a berth in the All Blacks squad for the northern hemisphere tour.

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Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50 million prizemoney by 2017

NEW DELHI - The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year's calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million (31 million pounds) in prizemoney by 2017, chief executive Mike Kerr said.

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Admire Rakti confirmed for Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE - Connections of Japanese stayer Admire Rakti have confirmed the seven-year-old stallion will run in the A$6.2 million (3.37 million pounds) Melbourne Cup despite being penalised an extra half-kilogramme for winning the leadup Caulfield Cup on Sunday.

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Schalke need Di Matteo's touch against Sporting

- Schalke 04 are hoping their freshly-found discipline under new coach Robert Di Matteo, coupled with his Champions League pedigree will help them beat Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday for their first win in the competition this season.

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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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