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--SPORTS WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE TO MANDELA
Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and other sporting greats pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who used sport to bridge divides in South Africa.
--WORLD CUP DRAW HAS ALL TEAMS ON EDGE
The draw for next year's World Cup will be held in Brazil on Friday, with all 32 nations knowing it could make or break their title ambitions.
--TWINS SPLASH CASH TO SIGN PITCHER HUGHES IN $24M DEAL
The cashed-up Minnesota Twins sign pitcher Phil Hughes in a $24 million deal.
--VONN PREPARES FOR COMPETITION RETURN
After ten months out with knee injuries, Lindsey Vonn returns to competition in Friday's World Cup downhill.
--FIFA ANNOUNCES DELAY ON TICKET SALES FOR WORLD CUP FINAL AND OPENING GAME
FIFA says it will delay making available any tickets for next year's WorldCup final or opener.
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