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Brazilian soccer legend Pele

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Fears over Pele's health downplayed

Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened.

Phil Hughes cricket

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies

Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.

The 25-year old, who had been hoping to regain his place in the team for next week's Test match against India, passed away on Thursday after failing...

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Federer, Swiss win first Davis Cup title

A year that began in uncertainty for Roger Federer ended with a historic title for the 17-time grand slam champion and his country.

When Federer defeated Richard Gasquet of France 6-4 6-2 6-2 in front of another record crowd Sunday, it gave Federer a...

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Pacquiao thumps Algieri to retain welterweight belt

Manny Pacquiao knocked Chris Algieri down six times on the way to an overwhelming points victory Sunday at the Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena in Macao, China.

Algieri had planned on using his extra reach and sharp footwork to keep him out of harm's way and tire the 35-year-old, but Pacquiao quickly dismantled ...

Obama golfing

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Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas

President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.

Roger Federer, 2014 Australian Open

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Federer, Swiss on verge of Davis Cup title

The stage is set for Roger Federer.

Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, one of the two things missing from his resume -- which must be a dozen pages if not longer -- is a Davis Cup title.

But after his Switzerland beat France in the pivot...

Rory McIlroy PGA Championship 2014

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Rory McIlroy's mishit leaves him trailing

A mishit into the rough for Rory McIlroy left most of the large gallery following him Friday at the World Tour Championship in Dubai empathizing with the world No. 1 golfer.

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How football unlocked heart of autistic boy

"Well, that took about five minutes...probably less."

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