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LAST_UPDATESat, 25 Oct 2014 10pm

Balotelli Desperate To Succeed At Liverpool

LIVERPOOL striker Mario Balotelli insists he is working harder to become more of a threat in the penalty area but would prefer a partner to play off up front.

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Albanian FA Claims Serbian Police Attacked Players After Abandoned Match

-Alexa Stankovic/AFP/GettyTHE Albanian Football Association has stated its players were attacked by police and stewards as well as by opposition supporters during the violence that marred the Euro 2016 qualifier against Serbia, with Lorik Cana claiming it was “a miracle” that no one was seriously injured.

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Murray Boosts His World Tour Finals Hopes

Andy Murray  -EPA photoANDY MURRAY boosted his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London after beating Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

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PSG Still Without Injured Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic   -Reuters picPARIS ST GERMAIN striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not fully recovered from a heel injury and has been ruled out of the French champions' Ligue 1 game against RC Lens on Friday, coach Laurent Blanc said.

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Pochettino Gives Positive Spin As Spurs Head For Man City

Mauricio Pochettino reacts during their ENglish Premier League match against Southampton.   -Reuters picTOTTENHAM HOSTSPUR manager Mauricio Pochettino likes to erase bad memories and cherish good ones and it is a trait he hopes his players have acquired ahead of Saturday's clash at Premier League champions Manchester City.

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JDT Into Malaysia Cup Semi-Finals With 3-1 Win Over Terengganu

Amri Yahyah (17) and Vincent Bikana vying for the ball at Tan Sri Hassan Yunos StadiumJOHOR BAHRU: Safiq Rahim steered Super League champions Darul Ta’zim into the Malaysia Cup semi-finals after scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Terengganu at the Larkin Stadium tonight.

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After Poor Euro 2016 Qualifying Start, World Champions Germany In State Of Shock

Germany's Thomas Mueller reacts during their Euro 2016 Group D qualification match against Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, October 14, 2014. Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Just three months after their World Cup triumph, Germany are in a state of shock following the poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifiers with Joachim Loew vowing to make amends.

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African Nations Cup: Algeria, Cape Verde Through To Finals

Algeria's Yacin Brahimi (right) fight the ball with Malawi's Francis Mulimbika during their African Nations Cup qualifying match at Tchaker Stadium in Blida October 15, 2014. Pic: ReutersJOHANNESBURG: The tiny Cape Verde Islands became the first country to book a place at next year’s African Nations Cup finals and were joined by Algeria after yesterday’s round of qualifiers across the continent.

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As Race To London Tightens, Murray Keeping Emotions In Check

Andy Murray of Britain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against David Ferrer of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 9, 2014. Pic: ReutersLONDON: Andy Murray admitted yesterday that he is prepared for all possibilities as the race for the last handful of spots at the World Tour Finals heats up with less than three weeks left in the season.

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Lampard To Critics: Lay Off ‘Brave’ Sterling!

Lampard said one areas where money was an issue was in terms of the wages being paid to players who, unlike Sterling, have yet become Premier League regulars. Pic: AFPLONDON: Frank Lampard came to the defence of Raheem Sterling yesterday, saying the Liverpool midfielder had been “brave” to admit to feeling tired.

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