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Rafael Benitez further endeared himself to Chelsea fans by launching an extraordinary attack on the club, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.
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Itís been a good week for Slovenia's Tina Maze, who capped a brilliant ski season by becoming the first woman to have broken the 2,000 points barrier at the World Cup, after her victory in the downhill gave her wins in all five disciplines.
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The claycourt king continues his comeback: Rafael Nadal triumphed at the Mexico Open, demolishing compatriot David Ferrer to claim his second title in three events since his long injury lay-off.
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At least they wonít overheat - Competitors enjoy the chilly climate at the Antarctica Marathon. Fifty-two competitors from different countries took part in the race.†
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Advantage Mourinho: The Spanish title race may be over, but the bragging rights are up for grabs. Barcelonaís recent slump continues as Real Madrid gained their second win over the Catalans in five days.
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The World Baseball Classic got off to an interesting start, when 2009 finalists South Korea were shocked 5-0 by minnows Netherlands.
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The fallout from the IOCís decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program continues. Bulgariaís national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryanm has started a hunger striker to protest the decision.
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There's hope for the oldies. Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping the 39-year-old Wales winger at Old Trafford until June 2014, which will see him complete a 23rd season at the club.
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Rafael Benitez further endeared himself to Chelsea fans by launching an extraordinary attack on the club, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.;*;Itís been a good week for Slovenia\(***)s Tina Maze, who capped a brilliant ski season by becoming the first woman to have broken the 2,000 points barrier at the World Cup, after her victory in the downhill gave her wins in all five disciplines.;*;The claycourt king continues his comeback: Rafael Nadal triumphed at the Mexico Open, demolishing compatriot David Ferrer to claim his second title in three events since his long injury lay-off.;*;At least they wonít overheat - Competitors enjoy the chilly climate at the Antarctica Marathon. Fifty-two competitors from different countries took part in the race.†;*;Advantage Mourinho: The Spanish title race may be over, but the bragging rights are up for grabs. Barcelonaís recent slump continues as Real Madrid gained their second win over the Catalans in five days.;*;The World Baseball Classic got off to an interesting start, when 2009 finalists South Korea were shocked 5-0 by minnows Netherlands.;*;The fallout from the IOCís decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program continues. Bulgariaís national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryanm has started a hunger striker to protest the decision.;*;There\(***)s hope for the oldies. Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping the 39-year-old Wales winger at Old Trafford until June 2014, which will see him complete a 23rd season at the club. Daylife ID:
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In Pictures: The week in sporthttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sportThe highs and lows of the sporting week.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:47:35 GMTMon, 04 Mar 2013 16:56:40 GMTChelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier Leaguehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0bN08kc92T7in

Rafael Benitez further endeared himself to Chelsea fans by launching an extraordinary attack on the club, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 19:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0bN08kc92T7inJulian FinneyGetty ImagesGetty Images

Rafael Benitez further endeared himself to Chelsea fans by launching an extraordinary attack on the club, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.

Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Audi FIS World Cup - Women's Downhillhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=09fLcGrcmm08U

It’s been a good week for Slovenia's Tina Maze, who capped a brilliant ski season by becoming the first woman to have broken the 2,000 points barrier at the World Cup, after her victory in the downhill gave her wins in all five disciplines.

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=09fLcGrcmm08UAlexis Boichard/Agence ZoomGetty ImagesGetty Images

It’s been a good week for Slovenia's Tina Maze, who capped a brilliant ski season by becoming the first woman to have broken the 2,000 points barrier at the World Cup, after her victory in the downhill gave her wins in all five disciplines.

Audi FIS World Cup - Women's Downhill
TENNIS-MEXICAN OPEN-ATP-NADAL-FERRERhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0dTYeyz7Fw0Kd

The claycourt king continues his comeback: Rafael Nadal triumphed at the Mexico Open, demolishing compatriot David Ferrer to claim his second title in three events since his long injury lay-off.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 05:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0dTYeyz7Fw0KdYURI CORTEZAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The claycourt king continues his comeback: Rafael Nadal triumphed at the Mexico Open, demolishing compatriot David Ferrer to claim his second title in three events since his long injury lay-off.

TENNIS-MEXICAN OPEN-ATP-NADAL-FERRER
MARATHON-ANTARCTICAhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=01Oc7PA66S3UP

At least they won’t overheat - Competitors enjoy the chilly climate at the Antarctica Marathon. Fifty-two competitors from different countries took part in the race. 

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=01Oc7PA66S3UPAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

At least they won’t overheat - Competitors enjoy the chilly climate at the Antarctica Marathon. Fifty-two competitors from different countries took part in the race. 

MARATHON-ANTARCTICA
Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Ligahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0bs86aXbWKdZK

Advantage Mourinho: The Spanish title race may be over, but the bragging rights are up for grabs. Barcelona’s recent slump continues as Real Madrid gained their second win over the Catalans in five days.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:27:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0bs86aXbWKdZKJasper JuinenGetty ImagesGetty Images

Advantage Mourinho: The Spanish title race may be over, but the bragging rights are up for grabs. Barcelona’s recent slump continues as Real Madrid gained their second win over the Catalans in five days.

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga
South Korea v Netherlands - World Baseball Classic First Round Group Bhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=08c959ncmm1r1

The World Baseball Classic got off to an interesting start, when 2009 finalists South Korea were shocked 5-0 by minnows Netherlands.

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:24:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=08c959ncmm1r1Chung Sung-JunGetty ImagesGetty Images

The World Baseball Classic got off to an interesting start, when 2009 finalists South Korea were shocked 5-0 by minnows Netherlands.

South Korea v Netherlands - World Baseball Classic First Round Group B
Olympics Day 15 - Wrestlinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=02Ko7Ug81K3pL

The fallout from the IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program continues. Bulgaria’s national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryanm has started a hunger striker to protest the decision.

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=02Ko7Ug81K3pLPaul GilhamGetty ImagesGetty Images

The fallout from the IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program continues. Bulgaria’s national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryanm has started a hunger striker to protest the decision.

Olympics Day 15 - Wrestling
FBL-EUR-C1-MAN UTD-PRESS CONFERENCEhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0gbwcP54y4a9Y

There's hope for the oldies. Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping the 39-year-old Wales winger at Old Trafford until June 2014, which will see him complete a 23rd season at the club.

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-The-week-in-sport?image_id=0gbwcP54y4a9YANDREW YATESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

There's hope for the oldies. Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping the 39-year-old Wales winger at Old Trafford until June 2014, which will see him complete a 23rd season at the club.

FBL-EUR-C1-MAN UTD-PRESS CONFERENCE


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