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McIlroy seeks Dubai win as Dublin court date looms

DUBAI - Rory McIlroy will appear in a Dublin court next week to resolve a multi-million dollar legal battle with his former agents, yet the world number one insists he is focussed on golf as he returns to competitive action at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.

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Australia's Lee denied fairytale hat-trick in final match

- Brett Lee was denied a last-ball hat-trick and a fairytale end to his professional cricket career as the Perth Scorchers scrambled a single off the fast bowler to win back-to-back Big Bash League titles in Canberra on Wednesday.

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McIlroy backs countryman Clarke for Ryder Cup captaincy

DUBAI - Rory McIlroy wants fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team in 2016 in what is shaping up to be a battle between the former British Open champion and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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Injuries leave England midfield plans in tatters

LONDON - A week ago England coach Stuart Lancaster was luxuriating in his myriad midfield options but, after a horror weekend on the injury front, he is down to the bare bones for the daunting Six Nations opener against Wales.

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McLaren must aim for wins in 2015, says Coulthard

LONDON - McLaren have to be targeting at least one win this season as they start a new partnership with Honda, according to the Formula One team's former driver David Coulthard.

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Leipzig miss out on player after transfer blunder

BERLIN - Forward Nils Quaschner was supposed to boost the Leipzig attack for the rest of the season in the Bundesliga second tier but his transfer from Salzburg has been void over an eligibility rule.

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Highlights from the Aussie Open

Highs and lows of the Australian Open.

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Road to the Super Bowl

The Patriots will meet the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

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