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LAST_UPDATEMon, 20 Oct 2014 8pm

Free-Scoring Alcacer Leads Way For New-Look Spain

Paco Alcacer of Spain celebrates his goal against Slovakia during their Euro 2016 qualification match at the MSK stadium in Zilina October 9, 2014. Pic: ReutersBARCELONA: While Diego Costa stuttered before getting his first goal for Spain against Luxembourg yesterday, youngster Paco Alcacer is leading from the front for the new-look team in Euro 2016 qualifying.

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AC Milan Deny Essien Ebola Reports After Ghana Duty

Reports in Ghana over the weekend claimed Essien was being treated after contracting Ebola. Pic: ReutersMILAN: AC Milan have "categorically denied" that Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has contracted Ebola while on national team duty.

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Serena Williams Tops WTA World Rankings Despite China Absence

Williams was forced to abandon her defence of the China Open earlier this month due to the injury. Pic: ReutersPARIS: Serena Williams continued to dominate the WTA rankings despite being sidelined with an injury to her left knee.

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Kroos: There's No One Better Than Ronaldo

TONI KROOS believes there is no better player in world football at present than Cristiano Ronaldo and says the Portuguese has helped him settle into life at Real Madrid.

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Hamilton Hails 'Mind-Blowing' Winning Car

LEWIS HAMILTON hailed the "mind-blowing" Mercedes car after they won the constructors' championship and he secured his ninth win of the season.

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Hamilton Dedicates F1 Russian GP Win To Jules Bianchi

Vladimir Putin presents Lewis Hamilton with the F1 Russian Grand Prix trophy in Sochi.   -Corbis/Sutton ImagesLEWIS HAMILTON dedicated his victory in Russia’s first Formula One Grand Prix to Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical condition in a Japanese hospital after his high-speed crash at Suzuka last Sunday.

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Rooney To The Rescue After A Stuttering Performance

Rooney had a tough night but struck the winning free kick -Getty ImagesRANKED 63 places behind the Three Lions by FIFA, the home side kept Roy Hodgson's men at bay until the 74th minute in this Euro 2016 qualifier - 26 of them with 10 men.

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Scoring Drought An Old Problem For New-Look Germany

-Reuters picWORLD champions Germany will be desperate to bounce back with home win over Ireland next week to recover from a shock 2-0 defeat to Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday but in order to achieve that, they need to start scoring goals.

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Federer Downs Injured Simon To Win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer   -Reuters picROGER FEDERER claimed one of the few titles to have previously eluded him after he overcame a sluggish start to beat injured Frenchman Gilles Simon in the final of the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.

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Pahang Show True Grit

Pic:NSTPDEFENDING champions Pahang came alive in the second half to end Police’s impressive run in the Malaysia Cup by edging the Premier League champions 2-1 in the quarter-final return leg at Shah Alam Stadium yesterday.

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