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Real scoring again but still shaky at the back

MADRID Real Madrid rediscovered their scoring touch against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday but a fine attacking performance was nearly spoiled by lingering problems in defence that almost saw them throw away a four-goal lead.

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Great start will mean little if PSG don't improve - Blanc

PARIS Paris St Germain's excellent start to the season will mean nothing if the French side fails to go a step further in the Champions League, coach Laurent Blanc has said.

10:11am GMT

Tighe thrives as Sydney winds flummox Spieth and Co

SYDNEY Unheralded local Lincoln Tighe upstaged a field including world number one Jordan Spieth and a string of major winners after swirling winds wreaked havoc on the opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Australia 9:40am GMT

India stretch lead to 244 after South Africa collapse

NAGPUR, India India took complete control of the third test against South Africa after the visitors were shot out for 79 in their first innings on the second day on Thursday.

9:37am GMT

No second spinner for Australia in Adelaide

ADELAIDE Australia will not field a second spinner in the third and final test against New Zealand in Adelaide, with backup Steve O'Keefe being packed off to play Sheffield Shield cricket.

Australia 7:17am GMT

ICC chief Manohar pans 'bullying' by 'Big Three'

NEW DELHI International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar has flayed the imbalance of power within the governing body and criticised last year's revamp which, he believes, allows India, England and Australia to "bully" the organisation.

7:51am GMT

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