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Justin Palmer

London, Doha go head-to-head for 2017 athletics

London or Doha will be named 2017 world athletics championships hosts by the International Association of Athletics Federations on Friday.

Chelsea hope to stall United’s successful run

André Villas-Boas has enjoyed a steady start to his reign at Chelsea but will be challenged by United who have started the season in great form.

Chelsea set for runners-up spot as Arsenal lose

Chelsea effectively secured the Premier League runners-up spot after they drew 2-2 at home with Newcastle United on Sunday.

Boks dig deep to beat Wales 29-25

World champions South Africa spoiled a sizzling debut from teenage winger George North to beat Wales 29-25 in a pulsating Test on Saturday.

Spain, England maintain perfect starts

Spain beat Belgium 2-1 on Wednesday while England overcame Belarus 3-1 to keep their 100% records in 2010 Soccer World Cup qualifying.

Venus and Jankovic reach last 16

A ruthless Venus Williams and a hobbling Jelena Jankovic restored some order to the women's draw on Saturday to keep their grand slam hopes alive.

Zenit lift Uefa Cup after 2-0 win over Rangers

Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg won their first European silverware when second-half goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyrianov secured a 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Uefa Cup final on Wednesday night. Denisov slotted home after 72 minutes and fellow midfielder Zyrianov sealed victory with a close-range effort in stoppage time.

Bayern lead German quartet into UEFA Cup last 16

Bayern Munich led a quartet of German clubs into the last 16 of the UEFA Cup when the competition favourites thumped Aberdeen 5-1 on Thursday. Bundesliga leaders Bayern, who next play Anderlecht, went through 7-3 on aggregate after a one-sided contest at the Allianz Arena.

Sevilla keeper plays down match-winning saves

Goalkeeper Andres Palop played down his match-winning penalty shoot-out saves which sealed a second successive UEFA Cup crown for Sevilla on Wednesday. Palop kept out three Espanyol spot-kicks as the holders won 3-1 in the shoot-out after a thrilling all-Spanish final had ended 2-2 after 120 minutes at Hampden Park.

Deflated Chelsea reluctant party hosts

Deflated and leg-weary, Chelsea host Premier League champions Manchester United on Wednesday in a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final on May 19. Chelsea's hopes of securing a third successive league title ended at the weekend, their pursuit of Alex Ferguson's side brought to a halt by London rivals Arsenal.

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