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Gerrard to Suarez: Snub Arsenal offer

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged Luis Suarez to shun suitors Arsenal, saying a move to their Premier League rivals would not represent a step up for the unsettled Uruguayan.

‘Comet of the Century’ may be dud

Astronomers slated to meet this week to discuss observing plans for Comet ISON may not have much to talk about. The so-called “Comet of the Century” may already have fizzled out.

Hungary win fuels Mercedes title hopes

Mercedes believe they can put their tyre woes behind them and mount a genuine Formula One title challenge after Lewis Hamilton’s Hungarian Grand Prix win on Sunday.

Thailand shuttler banned

Bodin Issara was banned for two years by the Badminton Association of Thailand for physical assault after his ugly on-court brawl with former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit during the final of the Canada Open last week.

F1 Teams reluctant to go to more than 20 Races

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone could have 22 races jostling for a slot next season but teams have made clear they want the calendar limited to 20.

Hamilton’s pole run continues


A stunned Lewis Hamilton scorched to his third pole position in a row for Mercedes in searing track temperatures at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

New revenue deal on cards

Formula One moved closer to a new seven-year commercial agreement, seen as key to any future flotation, on Saturday after rights holders and the governing FIA said they had signed a preliminary document setting out the final steps.

Vettel looks to end Hungary hoodoo


Sebastian Vettel had never won in July before this year’s German Grand Prix. That box ticked, Red Bull’s triple Formula One champion now has a Hungary hoodoo to overcome on Sunday.

Napoli look to sign Reina, Higuain

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain arrived in Italy on Wednesday as Napoli looked to sign the Real Madrid player and Liverpool’s Spanish international goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Nigerians players involved in ‘scandalous’ goalfest banned

Nigeria’s football federation has imposed a life ban from all football-related activities on the players and officials from the amateur clubs involved in two matches that yielded a total of 146 goals earlier this month.

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