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Australian A-League results SYDNEY: Results of Australian A-League matches played on Sunday:Sydney FC 0 Wellington Phoenix 2 (Burns 73, 81)Saturday:Melbourne City 1 (Paartalu 90) Melbourne Victory 0Perth Glory 4 (Harold 33, 78, Keogh 35, de Silva 71) Central Coast Mariners 1 (Simon 49)Friday:Newcastle Jets 2 (Neville 49, Neumann 81) Adelaide United 1 (Goodwin 69)Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference, points):Perth Glory 11 9 1 1 21 11 10 28Melbourne Victory 11 6 4 1 24 12 12 22Adelaide United 11 6 2 3 16 10 6 20Wellington Phoenix 11 6 1 4 21 13 8 19Sydney FC 11 4 5 2 15 12 3 17Melbourne City 10 3 3 4 14 19 -5 12Brisbane Roar 10 3 1 6 11 13 -2 10Central Coast Mariners 11 1 4 6 7 18 -11 7Newcastle Jets 11 1 4 6 10 22 -12 7Western Sydney Wanderers 9 0 3 6 ...

Dhoni says India not far off away Test wins BRISBANE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it's just a matter of time before results go their way.The Indians lost by four wickets to Australia in Saturday's second Test in Brisbane after going down all guns blazing by 48 runs chasing 364 in the opening Adelaide Test.While India have been in contention in both Tests, the Australians have won the key moments ...

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia LOUISVILLE: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night.The 72-year-old Ali was admitted Saturday and isn't expected to remain in the hospital long, Gunnell said."He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," he said.Gunnell said Ali is being treated by a "team of doctors" ...

Portuguese league results LISBON: Portuguese league results on Saturday:Estoril 1 (Kleber 74) Vitoria Guimaraes 0.FridayFC Porto 4 (Quaresma 22-pen, J. Martinez 26, Brahimi 88, Danilo 90+4-pen) Vitoria Setubal 0.SundayMoreirense v Boavista, Arouca v Marítimo Funchal, Academica Coimbra v Penafiel, Benfica v Gil Vicente, Nacional v Sporting Lisbon.MondaySporting Braga v Paços de Ferreira, Rio Ave v Belenenses.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014 MARRAKECH: Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.The Spanish giants dominated the final with Sergio Ramos, who had been an injury doubt because of a hamstring strain, and Gareth Bale getting on the scoresheet.Real added the year-ending trophy to the Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup titles they had already secured in 2014. They will also ...

Roma held by Milan to lose ground on Juve MILAN: Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia's title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday.Roma had recently capitalised on two consecutive draws by defending champions Juve to reduce their deficit to a point.But in their final game of the year, the Giallorossi -- denied a first-half penalty after a clear handball by Nigel De Jong -- ultimately failed to break down a well-drilled ...

Gervinho set for scans on ankle knock MILAN: Ivory Coast striker Gervinho is set to undergo scans to determine the seriousness of a right ankle knock suffered in a scoreless draw at home to Milan on Saturday.Gervinho hobbled off in the final minutes of the Stadio Olimpico clash and did not make it back on to the pitch as Roma suffered their first home draw of the season to drop to three points behind leaders Juventus.The 27-year-old striker is expected to be ...


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