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Back To Their Best

Pic: AFPBRENDAN Rodgers warned Liverpool’s title rivals that his team are back in the groove after they marked Mario Balotelli’s debut with a scintillating 3-0 win at Tottenham.

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Mental Strength The Key

Pic: www.sportsmole.co.ukLEE Chong Wei has the skill and fitness but the World No 1 lacks the mental strength to win priority tournaments.

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Schweinsteiger Is New Germany Captain

File picture shows Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrating after the team’s 2014 World Cup quarter-finals win against France at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 4, 2014. Schweinsteiger is now Germany’s new team captain. Pic: Reuters BERLIN: Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was today named the new captain of Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

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Serena Into US Open Quarter-Finals, Sick Bouchard Out

Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard, called the medical timeout at 2-3 down in the second set, when she was obviously struggling in the 31-degree heat (87F) and humidity running at 60 percent. Pic: AFPNEW YORK: Five-time champion Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of 2014 at the US Open Monday but Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard, struggling in the heat and humidity, was knocked out.

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Azarenka: I Only Hurt My Foot, I Didn't Die

Azarenka retorted, after one reporter wanted to know the extent to which she had "suffered" during her five-month lay-off earlier this year, he was admonished for a lack of perspective. Pic: AFPNEW YORK: Victoria Azarenka lost patience with questions over her season-disrupting foot injury on Monday, telling reporters to stop treating it like a near-death experience.

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Wawrinka Holds Off Robredo To Reach US Open Q'finals

"Mentally I was really strong today. I was accepting the fact that I was really down physically in the third set, that I was struggling a lot with cramping and everything. But I wasn't complaining about that," said Wawrinka. Pic: AFPNEW YORK: Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka battled cramps and a frightening fall on Monday but emerged with a gutsy four-set victory over Tommy Robredo and a US Open quarter-final place.

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England To Pick Up Pieces In Norway Friendly

The fixture will also see Wayne Rooney (Right), lead the team out for the first time since being appointed captain. Pic: AFP LONDON: After a dismal World Cup, England will enter an uncertain new era on Wednesday (Thursday) when they tackle Norway in a low-key friendly game at Wembley Stadium.

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Sazali Is Mr Asia

-NST PhotoSAZALI Samad received a boost ahead of the World Championships in November by winning his ninth Mr Asia title at the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Championships in Macau on Sunday.

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Stay Hot, Felda

Felda UnitedFELDA United coach Irfan Bakti expects his side to deliver an inspiring performance in their final Malaysia Cup Group A match against LionsXII at Selayang Stadium today.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Questions Real Madrid Transfer Policy

CRISTIANO RONALDO has suggested that he does not completely agree with the transfer business done by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this summer.

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