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Hamilton holds off Vettel for Malaysia pole

SEPANG, Malaysia - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton splashed through the puddles at a rain-soaked Sepang circuit to secure pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

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Depleted England lose Welbeck for Italy game

LONDON - England manager Roy Hodgson will be without in-form striker Danny Welbeck and three other players for Tuesday's friendly against Italy in Turin due to injuries. Arsenal striker Welbeck limped off during England's 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday with a knee problem after scoring his sixth goal in five Euro 2016 qualifiers. Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling and Manchester City midfielder James Milner are out with toe and knee injuries respectively, while Everton l

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Young England find plenty of reasons to be cheerful

LONDON - Seven victories in a row, new-found optimism and a young striker to get excited about, Roy Hodgson's England are showing bright shoots of recovery after last year's dismal World Cup campaign.

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Schweinsteiger to start v Georgia as Germany go for broke

TBILISI - Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his first start for Germany since the World Cup final last year when his team take on Georgia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday, coach Joachim Loew said.

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Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga

LONDON - Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday.    Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and that is the record Dunga really wants Neymar to emulate.

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Gudjohnsen's comeback goal helps Iceland go joint top

ASTANA - The evergreen Eidur Gudjohnsen opened the scoring and Birkir Bjarnason netted twice as Iceland romped to a 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan to join Czech Republic at the top of Euro 2016 Group A qualifying on Saturday.

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F1 pre-season testing

Formula One pre-season testing in Spain.

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Best of Super Bowl XLIX

Highlights from Super Bowl XLIX.

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