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Tennis: Nadal targets further improvement in Barcelona

by AFP
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal hits a return during a training session at the Barcelona Open "Conde de Godo" tennis tournament in Barcelona. Photo - AFP
Nadal is only seeded second despite leapfrogging top seed and defending champion Kei Nishikori to move back to fourth in the world with his run in Monte Carlo.

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Champions League: Barcelona keen to show Paris Saint-Germain no mercy
Two goals from Luis Suarez took Barca to the brink of a seventh Champions League semifinal in eight seasons as they romped to a 3-1 win in the first-leg of the quarter-final tie in Paris last week.

Premier League: Liverpool’s veteran Gerrard slams nervous Reds after FA Cup exit
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Oman accidents: Focus back on drivers after bus hits girl
The Indian School Mabela student has been lying unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sultan Qaboos Hospital since Wednesday.
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