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Nadal claycourt winning run ended by bold Ferrer

- Rafael Nadal's 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals.

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Heat playoff run could decide James' future in Miami

- The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three.

17 Apr 2014

Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

LOS ANGELES - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end.

17 Apr 2014

Man arrested in connection with ex-NFL star's murder trial

BOSTON - A man in Florida has been charged with witness tampering and obstruction of justice in a gun-trafficking case linked to the murder trial of ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, authorities said on Thursday.

17 Apr 2014

Rio workers end strike but issue pay talks warning

RIO DE JANEIRO - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return to work will only come next week and they will strike again if pay talks prove fruitless, union officials said.

17 Apr 2014

Pistorius trial adjourns until May, state mauls forensic expert

PRETORIA - The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defense.

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Time to rebuild for South Africa cricket

First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.