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World’s Top Coaches Say No To 2018 World Cup Boycott Suggestion

A general view of the Luzhniki Stadium is seen in Moscow July 14, 2014. Russia will host the 2018 World Cup in 12 stadiums in 11 cities, with Games being played at two stadiums in Moscow. — Reuters pic SAINT PETERSBURG— Coaches from some of the world’s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin’s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

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Rio Ferdinand: 'We Could See The Veins On Ronaldo's B*******'

The former United defender has opened up about his time at Old Trafford  -TwitterRIO FERDINAND has revealed all about his time at Manchester United in his latest book - from rinsing Cristiano Ronaldo, running down Wayne Rooney and fighting fiery Sir Alex Ferguson.

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F1: Lotus Team Reduce Losses To £6m

LOTUS are confident they are back on the right track for next season after releasing improved financial results for the first half of 2014.

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Rosberg-Hamilton Relationship Changed Quickly - Wolff

TOTO WOLFF says the relationship between childhood friends Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton went from amicable to "very intense" as soon as the pair realised they would be world title rivals this season.

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Easy Win For Radwanska In Korea

TOP seed Agnieszka Radwanska eased into the second round of the Korea Open with a regulation straight sets victory over Polona Hercog.

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Injury-Hit Bayern Still A Tough Test For City - Kompany

Vincent Kompany addresses a news conference before their Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich     -Reuters picINJURY-HIT Bayern Munich pose a big test for Manchester City on Wednesday in what should prove a good gauge of their Champions League ambitions this season, City captain Vincent Kompany said.

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Champions League Roundup: Tevez Scores Twice In Juventus Win

Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Malmo in Group A    -Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty ImagesTHE Juventus forward Carlos Tevez ended his Champions League goal drought with both goals in the 2-0 defeat of Malmo.

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Dortmund And Immobile Run Through Listless Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores for Borussia Dortmund against Arsenal   -Andrew Boyers/Action ImagesIT was a night of awkward truths for Arsenal and, by the time it was all done, it felt like the irrefutable evidence of how far they have to go before they can be regarded as a team who are capable of making a serious impression on the Champions League. It is some considerable distance on the evidence of this defeat, when Arsène Wenger’s players were made to look ordinary and should probably be relieved that Borussia Dortmund could not turn their superiority into more goals.

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Holders Real Back On Song With 5-1 Rout Of Basel

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal with Gareth Bale    -Reuters picHOLDERS Real Madrid chased away some of their early-season blues when Gareth Bale scored the pick of the goals as the record 10-times winners routed FC Basel 5-1 in their Champions League Group B opener on Tuesday.

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Gerrard Secures Liverpool Win Over Ludogorets With Last Kick

Mario Balotelli right against Ludogorets  -Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty ImagesMARIO BALOTELLI has always had a sense of timing and waiting until eight minutes from the end of a delicately poised Champions League tie to score his first Liverpool goal in front of the Kop was almost unimprovable.

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