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Ronaldo Claims He Is Close To Best

-AP photoBARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.

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Hong Kong Open: Nicol Stays On Course, Wee Wern Crashes Out

-AFP picKUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian squash queen and world number one Datuk Nicol David continued her splendid form by booking a place in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Hong Kong Open.

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U.S. Open: Murray Advances Past Bachinger In Straight Sets

-Reuters picNEW YORK - Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open.

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World C'ships: Chong Wei, Thien How-Wee Kiong March Into Q'finals

-Bernama picCOPENHAGEN - World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei eased his way into the quarterfinals of the BWF Badminton World Championships men’s singles competition by demolishing Scott Evans from Ireland in a round three match at the Ballerup Super Arena.

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Van Persie Expects Van Gaal To Revive Man United

 -AFP photoBURNLEY: Robin van Persie insists troubled Manchester United will quickly turn the corner under new manager Louis van Gaal as they prepare to face Burnley on Saturday.

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Ba: I Wanted Arsenal Move

Demba BaDEMBA BA came close to leaving Chelsea for Arsenal and still wanted to join the Gunners this summer before making the move to Besiktas.

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Manchester United Accept £8 Million Bid From Aston Villa for Tom Cleverley

Tom CleverelyMUCH maligned Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is set for a move away from Old Trafford after it emerged that Aston Villa had a bid for the permanent transfer of the midfielder accepted.

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Ronaldo Issues Di Maria Warning

CRISTIANO RONALDO has warned Angel de Maria that filling the number seven shirt at United will be "a big responsibility" but has backed him to rise to the challenge.

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LVG Hints At Further Reinforcements

LOUIS VAN GAAL has welcomed record buy Angel di Maria to Old Trafford with a strong hint more signings could quickly follow.

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Button: I Could Retire This Year

Jenson ButtonJENSON BUTTON has revealed for the first time he could be forced to retire from Formula One at the end of the season.

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