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Rafael Nadal out of Australian Open

(Sporting Alert) Rafael Nadal has been forced to pull out of the Australian Open because of illness. Nadal had hoped to make his competitive return at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, but was forced to sit the tournament out after coming down with a stomach infection. The Spaniard revealed that the struggles with…

Iniesta wants Chelsea, Arsenal target David Villa to stay at Barcelona

Iniesta wants Chelsea, Arsenal target David Villa to stay at Barcelona

MADRID (Sporting Alert) Barcelona midfield maestro Andres Iniesta is hoping his fellow Spanish teammate David Villa does not leave the club in January. Villa has dropped down the pecking order in the Barcelona strikers list since returning from surgery after breaking his leg last season, and he is now being linked with a move away…

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Phil Jackson not interested in coaching the Nets – Reports

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert)  Phil Jackson admitted that he would have come out of his retirement to coach Los Angeles earlier this season, but the former Chicago Bulls and Lakers coach has no plans to take the vacant slot at the Brooklyn Nets. This was reported by NBA.com writer David Aldridge, who on Thursday said…

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Chelsea FC Rumors: Blues want legend Lampard out in January

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — As the transfer gossips in football deepens with the new market set to open next week, Chelsea FC have reportedly confirmed that Frank Lampard is no longer needed at the club. According to The Sun, the man who captained the Blues to their only Champions League crown last season was told…

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Injury Reports: Wayne Rooney out for two to three weeks – Ferguson

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will be out for two to three weeks with an injury he suffered during training over the Christmas break. Rooney was a notable absentee in the Manchester United squad for today’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. His…

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Chelsea Transfer News: Benitez joins the race for Arsenal, Liverpool Target David Villa

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea FC are said to be interested in bringing FC Barcelona have already made it clear that they have no intentions of sell the 31-year-old Villa to Arsenal or Liverpool and will pretty sure extend those comments if Chelsea came calling.

Bryant, Nash pilot Lakers to 100-94 win over New York Knicks
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Bryant, Nash pilot Lakers to 100-94 win over New York Knicks

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Steve Nash came up big once again, and the Los Angeles Lakers scored an exciting 100-94 victory over the New York Knicks here at the Staples Center. Carmelo Anthony also scored 34 points for the Knicks, but came up short this time around as…

Usain Bolt dumped by British girlfriend, who says he begged her to stay
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Usain Bolt dumped by British girlfriend, who says he begged her to stay

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt was reportedly dumped by his British girlfriend Megan Edwards, who says a superstar and a regular office worker couldn’t last. According to reports, Bolt fell for Edwards in the build up to the London Olympic Games after she modeled the Jamaican running kit, and the…

Frustrated David Villa unhappy with Barcelona situation, gets huge cheers off the bench
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Frustrated David Villa unhappy with Barcelona situation, gets huge cheers off the bench

VALLADOLID (Sporting Alert) — David Villa got a huge reception from both the Barcelona and Real Valladolid supporters, who acknowledged that the Spanish forward is too good to be sitting week-in-and-week-out on the bench. Villa was once again left on the substitutes bench in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Valladolid on Saturday and reports are that…

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Jose Mourinho: Kaka will stay at Real Madrid

MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Jose Mourinho believes that attacking midfielder Kaka will remain at Real Madrid in January, despite rumours linking the player away from the Spanish champions in  the next transfer window. Kaka has been struggling to win a consistent place in the Real Madrid side in the last couple of seasons, and has been heavily linked…