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Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters

LONDON - Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters ahead of the tournament's start on Monday for "personal reasons", the French Tennis Federation announced on Friday.

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Coy Koeman allows a little dreamtime

SOUTHAMPTON England - After a career spent rubbing shoulders with soccer royalty nobody could accuse Ronald Koeman of being a dreamer but even the Dutchman allows himself a quiet smile when talk turns to little Southampton challenging for a Champions League spot.

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Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says McCullum

WELLINGTON - Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

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South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

CAPE TOWN - South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country's cricket board said on Friday.

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Stellar Lamela is hot Spur as Tottenham hit five

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela scored a stunning 'rabona' goal to light up Thursday's Europa League ties, wrapping his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

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Poyet wants Sunderland to go back to basics

LONDON - Sunderland manager Gus Poyet borrowed a phrase from former British Prime Minister John Major when he said on Thursday his team must get back to basics in the wake of last weekend's humiliating meltdown at Southampton.

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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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