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Tim Duncan’s swansong will be worth watching

Justin Tinsley   |  April 20, 2014

For San Antonio's Tim Duncan, the elder statesman in the NBA’s most experienced core, 2014 could be the final chance to return to basketball’s mountaintop, writes Justin Tinsley.

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Manchester City has highest average salary in the world

Agencies   |  April 18, 2014

The 20 clubs in world sport paying the highest average salaries cluster in Major League Baseball (six), the English Premier League (five) and the NBA (five), according to the Global Sports Salary Survey by the publication Sportingintelligence.

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Match-fixing’s persistence illustrates need for football to examine relationship with gambling

Paul Freelend   |  April 16, 2014

Football authorities decry influence of illegal betting yet all too eager to cash bookmakers' advertising cheques

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San Diego Padres recruit falls ‘On Jeff Ears’

Steve Elling   |  April 16, 2014

Players on the Triple A minor-league affiliate of the San Diego Padres pulled off one of the most elaborate pranks in years, hatching a plot to convince a new outfielder that one of his teammates was hard of hearing, writes Steve Elling.

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Phelps out of retirement for good reason?

Aaron Gray   |  April 15, 2014

I tried to buy Michael Phelps a drink once.I am not saying that to brag because the moment played out like many have before for the Olympic champion. At the time, he was at least two years removed from a record-breaking performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and was just hanging out with friends at a local... Read more

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French Ligue 1 squad decide to fly in the face of ban over eagle mascot

Agence France-Presse   |  April 14, 2014

The eagle mascot was unleashed at Nice’s home game against Lorient on Saturday night, two days after the French Professional League imposed the ban.

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No, former Real Madrid player Lassana Diarra did not go to fight in Syria

Jonathan Raymond   |  April 10, 2014

The French footballer - formerly of Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth, as well - had to issue a denial after social media speculation that he was the man in video filmed in Syria.

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The five first-timers who could win the 2014 Masters

John McAuley   |  April 9, 2014

John McAuley identifies the five Masters newbies that highlight a strong debutante field at this year's tournament.

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Major League Soccer continues shoring up its southern flank with addition of Atlanta

Paul Freelend   |  April 9, 2014

Latest expansion addresses gap in league's reach but also summons up some old concerns

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‘Victorious’ Diego Maradona taking centre stage once more on reality TV show

John McAuley   |  April 7, 2014

Diego Maradona's show, 'The Victorious', being shot at Dubai Sports City, is searching for Arab talent – but it's also serving as a nice showcase for Maradona's stage talent.

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