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Blatter challengers down to one after Figo, Van Praag withdraw

BERNE - Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race on Thursday, leaving Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent and runaway favourite Sepp Blatter.

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River rue poor display as Cruzeiro take control

A late goal from Marquinhos gave Brazil's Cruzeiro a 1-0 away win over River Plate in the Libertadores Cup on Thursday, dampening the Argentine side's hopes of progressing further in South America’s premier club competition.

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Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand

MONACO - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has taken legal action against British tax officials after facing a demand for payment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.57 billion) in relation to a family trust.

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West Indies must turn talent into consistency - Ambrose

LONDON - West Indies must find a way to turn the undoubted talent in their ranks into consistent performances that will win test series, former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose said on Thursday.

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Expect Nadal to step it up in Paris, says McEnroe

LONDON - Seven-times grand slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction.

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'Good memories' help Weekley into four-way tie for lead

- Former champion Boo Weekley took advantage of "good memories" and superb putting to charge into a share of the first-round lead at the weather-hit Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday.

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Tens of thousands of runners brave cold rain for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.


Spieth wins Masters

Young gun Jordan Spieth adds his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots.

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