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Andy Murray enjoyed a free pass into the third round of the Shanghai Masters today as scheduled opponent Florian Mayer withdrew through injury prior to their match.

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DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners announced plans today to co-produce the next Kung Fu Panda movie and develop an entertainment district in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's fast-growing ties to China.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed his interest in Brazil international Lucas Moura.

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Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has dismissed media speculation linking Didier Drogba with a move to the Catalan giants.

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