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Sharapova breezes as Murray battles through in Rome

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova made short work of her second round opponent at the Rome International clay court event on Tuesday.

I lost my head, admits Gattuso

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso admitted he had lost his head after he head-butted Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan after the final whistle.

Dutch blame ref for Cup loss

The Netherlands launched a bitter attack on referee Howard Webb after they had succumbed to Spain's injury-time winner in the World Cup final.

Spain ‘coping’ with favourites tag

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso said the European champions are coping with the pressure of being favourites after reaching the World Cup final.

Spain edge past Germany to reach final

Carles Puyol scored the only goal of the game to send Spain into the World Cup final against The Netherlands against Germany on Wednesday.

Referees defend themselves after blunders

World Cup referees defended themselves on Tuesday in the wake of officiating blunders that led Sepp Blatter to apologise to England and Mexico.

History beckons for Japan and Paraguay

Japan and Paraguay stand on the brink of World Cup history ahead of their second round clash at the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Algeria play for Africa and Arab world, not France

Algeria coach Rabah Saadane claimed his team will be representing more than just their countrymen when they face USA in a World Cup Group C clash.

Federer unperturbed by Rome defeat

World number one Roger Federer insisted he was not worried by his second round defeat to Ernests Gulbis at the ATP Rome Masters 1000.

Inter shock Barcelona in Champions League semifinals

Inter Milan produced a stunning performance to beat holders Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League semifinal, first leg at the San Siro on Tuesday.

Mourinho aiming to down former employers

The prodigal son returns, well not quite yet as the tie between Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan and Chelsea actually takes place in Italy.

United survive early scares but triumph over Milan

Sir Alex Ferguson was a relieved man after Manchester United survived a torrid opening to beat AC Milan 3-2 at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

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