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--ATLETICO AND ARSENAL REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT PHASE

RONALDO SCORES BUT LIVERPOOL SWEAT

Striker Mario Mandzukic scored a hat trick as Spanish champion Atletico Madrid thrashed Olympiakos 4-0 to reach the Champions League knockout phase, while Arsenal also went through with a convincing 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund thanks to another superb goal from Alexis Sanchez.

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--MANU GINOBILI SCORES 28 AS SPURS BEAT PACERS 106

100 WITHOUT COACH GREGG POPOVICH

Manu Ginobili scored 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

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--SEBASTIAN COE MAKES IT OFFICIAL

HE IS CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF TRACK GOVERNING BODY IAAF

Sebastian Coe declared his candidacy to become president of track and field's world governing body, setting up a likely election battle against pole vault great Sergei Bubka.

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--DEFENDING CHAMPION RORY MCILROY SHOOTS OPENING 2

UNDER 69 AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rory McIlroy's defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.

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--RIO WINS LEGAL BATTLE OVER OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE

DEVELOPERS ALLOWED TO KEEP WORKING ON VENUE

A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events.

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