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Gritty Djokovic avoids Thiem upset at Tour Finals

Djokovic is the only man present in London this year who has reached the final and indeed won the event. Djokovic began his title defence with a 6-7 (10/12) 6-0 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem on Sunday. It took just three games of the match for the trainer to make an appearance to tend to a cut which Djokovic had suffered on his thumb. "I knew the opening couple of games of the second set would be crucial for me", Djokovic said.



Form India start England Test series as favourites

The struggling Gary Ballance has been dropped. Cook, who has scored 10,688 runs at an average of just below 47 in 135 tests, including 29 centuries, is planning to keep playing for the foreseeable future. Although India's young Test captain Virat Kohli pays little heed to the past, he will probably be aware that England are the only visitors to have won series in India in the last decade.


Formula One's Ecclestone seeks 'long-term' Singapore deal

Formula One's Ecclestone seeks 'long-term' Singapore deal

This week the race is rumoured to be on the brink of an abrupt exit. There has been speculation for several months that Singapore was questioning whether or not it would renew its current contract, which runs out after next year's race. It also warned Ecclestone that the Singapore negotiating team are represented by "very clever men who could match with Ecclestone" and would not settle for anything less than the best deal.


Wales striker nominated for Fifa Puskas Award

Wales striker nominated for Fifa Puskas Award

Messi finished second to Wendell Lira past year and merits inclusion again for his bewitching free-kick against hosts the Unites States that helped propel Argentina into their second consecutive Copa America final. Mohd Faiz Subri , of Malaysian Super League side Penang, was nominated for a 35-metre free kick in which the ball dipped and swung in a bewildering fashion to leave the goalkeeper stranded.


Vikings waive running back Ronnie Hillman

Vikings waive running back Ronnie Hillman

Without Peterson in the lineup, the Vikings have struggled with their ground game. It doesn't bode well for the former San Diego State star that he was let go from the worst running team in the National Football League, as the Vikings average just 70 yards rushing per game.



As Berlusconi nears sale, Milan derby marks end of an era

Inter Milan came back from a goal down twice to spoil AC Milan's party in the famous Derby della Madonnina . Unfortunately, Milan wouldn't be able to hold on for long as Inter's Candreva blasted Stefano Pioli's boys back into the game.