Australia edge Wales to wrap up series 3-0

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QPR completed a remarkable comeback to beat Liverpool 3-2 at Loftus Road, with Jamie Mackie scoring the winner.

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QPR hope to make their new stadium available for other events, and have not ruled out the possibility of a ground share, chief executive Philip Beard revealed today.

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Tevez helps reignite the title chase

They were "Doing the Poznan" at Manchester City last night, dancing with their backs to goal, watching their team streaming forward. Carlos Tevez started and scored, David Silva, a ghost of the player who had propelled City through the first few months of the season hit a perfect chip on the run for the fourth goal. Manchester United were losing at Wigan and it was as if the last few disastrous weeks had never been.

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Luca Antonini: Will take confidence from his heroic display at full-back in Milan

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Swedish striker will be eager to prove himself against his former club

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All Europe expects Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-finals tonight but a rejected and outspoken forward with a point to prove and a defence that proved its resilience last week cannot be ruled out

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Football fans and players had to dive for cover after gunshots were heard near a stadium in Mexico.

Stoke City: potential summer transfer targets

Since promotion to the Premier League in 2008, Stoke have gone from strength-to-strength and after last season's FA Cup final appearance, find themselves playing in Europe this year.

Marveaux's move to Anfield on hold

Sylvain Marveaux, the French left winger that Liverpool have spent months trying to bring to Anfield, has failed a fitness test.

Ayre upbeat about 'new era' at Anfield

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre believes losses like the £20m reported by the club in their latest set of accounts can now confidently be consigned to a different era.

Glittering Games open in Astana

A dramatic three-hour opening ceremony marked the beginning of the 7th Asian Games in Astana, Kazakhstan, yesterday. In front of a crowd of 30,000 people at the city's indoor football stadium, a group of ethnic drummers accompanied a dramatised performance of Kazakh national poetry.

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