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Halep hands Serena heavy loss

Simona Halep handed an out-of-sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her long and illustrious career as the Romanian beat the world number one 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals.

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Wozniacki outguns erratic Sharapova

Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova's bid to finish the season as world number one by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals.

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Indian player dies after celebration stunt

A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault.

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A Blind act rescues Manchester United

Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League.

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Halep, Serena start off Finals with wins

Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia's Ana Ivanovic to open the defence of her WTA Tour Finals title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament.

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Masks donned at smog-hit Beijing marathon

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

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Serena slams Russia chief for 'sexist' slur

World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the "Williams brothers".

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Russia chief banned for Williams jibe

Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev was unrepentant about the comments he made about the Williams sisters, saying they were only meant as jokes and that he doesn't understand why he was banned for a year by the WTA Tour.

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Suarez ready for Barca debut: Coach

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend.

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Kaymer takes two-shot Grand Slam lead

US Open champion Martin Kaymer took advantage of benign scoring conditions to grab a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after the opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

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