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Federer Beats Ferrer To Claim Cincinnati Title

WORLD number three Roger Federer won his sixth Cincinnati title with a hard-fought three-sets victory over David Ferrer at the Western & Southern Open.

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5 Major Talking Points From EPL Openers

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner for the Swans at Old TraffordTHE English Premier League is back with a bang. Agree to disagree, if you are not in the same boat, you are crazy.

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Mourinho Eyes Strong Start From Improved Chelsea

Jose Mourinho BURNLEY, United Kingdom: Jose Mourinho’s belief that Chelsea are better equipped to challenge for the Premier League title faces an immediate test when his side travel to Burnley in their season opener on Monday.

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Ramsey Breaks Battling Palace At The Death

THANKFULLY for Arsenal, this season began as the last one ended, with a shot of pure relief as Aaron Ramsey arrived at the right time to deliver the matchwinner. The Welshman had the last word in the FA Cup final victory that triggered a domino effect of optimism through the summer. Here he salvaged a day that threatened to end in exasperation after Palace had resisted with the instincts instilled by the man conspicuously missing from the away dugout, Tony Pulis.

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Louis Van Gaal Slams Stars After Defeat

Ryan Giggs and Louis van GaalLOUIS VAN GAAL confessed that his Manchester United players' confidence had "been smashed" following a shock defeat against Swansea City at Old Trafford.

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Cleverley Expects New United Swagger In Van Gaal Era

United kick off theier domestic campaign against Swansea in the Premier League's opener tomorrow. Pic: ReutersMANCHESTER: Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley believes Louis van Gaal's side will provide an early glimpse of their new manager's swaggering style in the Premier League opener against Swansea tomorrow.

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Arsenal Have The ‘X-Factor’ With New Signings

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (centre) holds the Community Shield with teammates Santi Cazorla (left) and Alexis Sanchez after a 3-0 victory over Manchester City during their English Community Shield football match at Wembley Stadium in London, August 10, 2014. Pic: ReutersLONDON: Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is confident his side's opening Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace tomorrow will mark the start of a sustained challenge for the title.

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Tony Pulis Quits Palace Amidst Transfer Row

Pulis' reported exit comes less than 48 hours before Palace kick off their Premier League campaign with a daunting fixture against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Pic: ReutersLONDON: Tony Pulis is reported to have left Crystal Palace by mutual consent in a shock move prompted by disagreements over the Premier League club's transfer policy, according to reports yesterday.

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Luis Suarez Cleared To Start Barcelona Training

Pic: ReutersBARCELONA: Luis Suarez will start training with his new Barcelona team-mates today after getting the green light from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Spanish giants confirmed.

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Aussie Young Gun Higginbottom Takes Lead In Fiji International

Local hero Vijay Singh continued to struggle on a course he designed in 2009, complaining of back pain as he shot two over par to leave him placed 43rd. Pic: ReutersSUVA: Australian youngster Jake Higginbottom took a two-shot lead in the inaugural Fiji International at Natadola Bay today after shooting a second round three-under-par 69.

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