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Qatar to build 8 stadia, not 12

The 2020 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is likely to have just eight venues, not the 12 stated during the bid process.
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Brussels has bid to host four matches in the 2020 European football tournament.
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FIFA has decided there will be 12 official venues for street parties in Brazil during the World Cup to cater for fans without tickets.
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LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United were right to spend most of their transfer budget on Andy Carroll last year but may do things differently next season, manager...
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A complex camera system helps determine where a ball lands in tennis and players may soon be able to find out why their shots go where they do.
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British cycling stars Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, plus Australian Richie Porte, will be missing from the Sky team at next month's Tour of Italy.
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Djokovic to become a father

Serbian six-time grand slam tennis winner Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic are expecting their first child.
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Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp hasn't been approached to fill the vacancy at Manchester United and says he's happy in Germany.
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Rangers facing second money crisis

The existence of fallen Scottish football giants Rangers is threatened by a fan boycott according to major shareholder Sandy Easdale.
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Veteran Croatia striker Ivica Olic has signed a second, two-year deal with German football club Wolfsburg where he's scored 22 goals in 61 league games.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians have criticised football club Schalke 04, sponsored by Russian energy giant Gazprom, for considering an invitation to Russia...
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The 36-year-old centre back was substituted at halftime in the 2-0 home win over Manchester United on Sunday and manager Roberto Martinez told reporters on...
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Juventus could wrap up their third successive title over the course of a four-day Serie A weekend if Roma fail to win at home to AC Milan on Friday and Antonio...
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Australian golfers Jake Higginbottom and Cam Smith are one stroke from the lead after the opening round of the Indonesian Masters.
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Rumford in the mix at China Open

Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson lead after the first round of the China Open with Australian and defending champion Brett Rumford a shot back.
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga title surge in a...
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It will be the first change of name for the second tier club's home ground since it opened in 1997, when they were in the Premier League, after the move from...
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The Englishman fired six birdies and a lone bogey in his round in Shenzhen to end the day tied with big-hitting Spaniard Alvaro Quiros at the top of a congested...
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It ends hopes that a five-year suspension instituted in 2009 by the two clubs and the mayors of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, after a series of violent incidents, on...
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PARIS (Reuters) - No clubs can expect to be expelled from European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini...
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Australia's Alex Leapai has drawn inspiration from a visit to a German cemetery heading into his heavyweight world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
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Sydney receive Goodes AFL news

Two-time Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes is back for Sydney and will play his first AFL match since midway through last season.
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"Hopefully this weekend I'll be back," the league's second top scorer, with 20 goals to team mate Luis Suarez's 30, told children in a question and answer session...
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Glory coach Kenny Lowe has made his first player signing since winning the head role on a permanent basis, luring Dino Djulbic back to the A-League club
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Boyd Cordner says he and the Sydney Roosters have turned a corner in their season with last Saturday's win over Cronulla.
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Dragons boosted by 2012 memories

Jason Nightingale wants St George Illawarra use the memories of their 2012 Anzac Day thriller to beat the Sydney Roosters on Friday.
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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is facing a ban after he was tossed out of his side's loss to the Red Sox for having pine tar on the side of his neck
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West Coast utility Jeremy McGovern will make his AFL debut in Saturday's clash with Carlton at Etihad Stadium due to the absence of skipper Darren Glass.
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Bayern enjoyed 80 percent possession in the first half but it was the nine-times European champions who scored when Karim Benzema completed a quick break in the...
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Dallas have thrashed an error-prone San Antonio 113-92 and level their opening-round NBA playoff series at 1-1.
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