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Barca Need To Avoid Clasico Obsession, Focus On Ajax

Blaise Matuidi (R) challenges Javier Mascherano during their game in September. -Reuters picBARCELONA need to avoid getting sucked into the Spanish obsession with El Clasico when they face Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Murray Battles Past Ferrer To Clinch Vienna Open Title

Andy Murray returns a shot from David Ferrer at the Shanghai Masters.  -Reuters picANDY MURRAY clinched the Vienna Open title on Sunday with a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over David Ferrer, one of the Briton's main rivals in the battle to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals.

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United Are Adapting To Van Gaal's Dutch Style, Says Blind

Louis van Gaal -Reuters picMANCHESTER UNITED defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look.

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Real Seek First Win Over Liverpool, Totti Eyes More Goals

Carlo Ancelotti looks out from the bench at Santiago Bernabeu.   -Reuters picTWO of Europe's greatest clubs with 15 European Cup successes between them renew their rivalry at Anfield on Wednesday with Liverpool looking to preserve their unlikely 100 percent record against Real Madrid in Europe's elite competition.

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Carter, Sonny Bill Named In All Blacks Tour Squad

Sony Bill WIlliams of New Zealand looks to fend off Michael Hooper.   -Reuters picINJURED flyhalf Dan Carter did enough to prove his fitness to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen and win a berth in the All Blacks squad for the northern hemisphere tour.

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Ancelotti Unsure If Ronaldo Will NOT Rejoin Man Utd

REAL MADRID boss Carlo Ancelotti says he is 100 per cent certain Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT rejoin Manchester United next summer.

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Rodgers Defends Woeful Balotelli: He's Not Here To Replace Suarez

BRENDAN RODGERS defended Mario Balotelli after the Liverpool striker drew another blank against QPR on Sunday, insisting that the striker has not been signed to replace Luis Suarez.

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El Clasico Not Decisive - Barcelona Boss

BARCELONA manager Luis Enrique has played down the first El Clasico of the season, saying Saturday's game with Real Madrid will not be "decisive".

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Honda Brace Leads Milan To Fourth

KEISUKE HONDA scored twice as resurgent AC Milan broke into the Champions League places with a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona.

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Two Own Goals Give Liverpool Stunning 3-2 Win At QPR

AFP Photo/Adrian DennisLONDON- Liverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers with four of the five goals coming in the last seven minutes of their Premier League match at Loftus Road on Sunday.

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