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Champions League: Manchester City in trouble after CSKA draw

by AFP
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero reacts after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City at the Khimki Arena in Moscow. Photo AFP
Manchester City, who regarded the penalty decision as unfair, are left struggling on two points in third behind Roma and Bayern, who were due to meet later

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Sailing: Oman Sail youth team bag silver in Morocco
The six Omani youngsters beat 12 other national teams before coming second to team Mozambique in the 2014 Optimist Team Racing Open African Championships

Cricket: Clarke, Misbah ready for spin challenge
Australia have practiced on a specially prepared spin pitch at Brisbane in the lead up and hired world record Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to learn how to bowl and play spin.

Mena Tour Golf in Oman: Scotland surges into title contention at Ghala Valley Open
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Bowing to pressure from UEFA, Fifa agreed last month to phase out arrangements where a player can be partly owned by a club and partly by one or more investors.
Champions League: Drop Balotelli for Liverpool’s Real clash, says Carragher
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Cricket: South Africa cruise to win over New Zealand
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Cricket: West Indies face financial crisis after India cancel tour
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Field hockey: Australian Walsh quits as India’a coach
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Champions League: Guardiola hails King Totti but warns over complacency
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Tennis: Fatma, Mohammed get top billing at OAB Open
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Football: I’m now showing Brazil form with Barca, says Neymar
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