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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

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Federer beats Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo final

Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka.

Brazil players push for reforms

Brazil’s old guard may hold sway with 73-year-old Marco Polo del Nero confirmed as the man to succeed octagenarian Jose Maria Marin as head of the Brazilian football Confederation.

Chelsea ready for make-or-break stretch

Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland believes there are plenty of curve balls to come in the Premier League title race and bottom side Sunderland could provide one of those when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

Chelsea are confident John Terry will 'amicably' agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday. The former England centre-back has reportedly been offered a new contract but on half his current salary.

Everton game not about me, says United manager Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

Iran teaches Germany a lesson in football's RoboCup

Whether it is 11 players on a pitch or four football playing robots, Germans often win – but it was Iran who triumphed in the RoboCup in Tehran at the weekend.

Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

Real fans jam streets to celebrate Copa del Rey win

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid's 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Our win was for Hillsborough victims: Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has dedicated Liverpool's crucial win against title rivals Manchester City to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster. Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of the tragedy and Anfield will host the annual memorial service.

Injuries mar Barca, Real Copa del Rey final preparations

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

Indian football league gets push from former cricket captains, Bollywood stars

Given that football in India struggles from a lack of fans and finance, the cash-rich Indian Super League with its stated emphasis on grassroots development could be the push it needs. Among owners of eight franchises of the league are former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and a few Bollywood actors.

Liverpool beat Man City 3-2 in nail-biter, extend lead in EPL

Philippe Coutinho's 78th-minute winner gave Liverpool a crucial 3-2 victory over Premier League title rivals Manchester City on a day of raw emotion at Anfield.

Martino laments Barca's lack of killer instinct

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino rued his side's profligacy in front of goal as their La Liga title hopes were all but ended by a 1-0 defeat away to Granada on Saturday.

Barcelona in need of domestic boost

Reigning La Liga champions Barcelona will need to recover quickly to maintain hopes of retaining their title as they travel to Granada on Saturday just three days after being dumped out the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

Juve keep Europa League dream alive

Valencia turned the tables on a stunned Basel side to reach the Europa League semifinals on Thursday with a 5-0 win after extra time thanks to a Paco Alcacer hat-trick as they recovered from a three-goal first-leg deficit.
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