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Transfer news: Manchester United striker Federico Macheda close to

It appears Federico Macheda’s career with Manchester United is over, with the Italian close to agreeing a season-long loan with Doncaster Rovers in the final year of his contract with the Premier League champions. His agent, Giovanni Bia, confirmed last week that his client will leave on a free next summer when his current deal expires.

Andy Murray struggles through Dubai opener

Andy Murray was given a tough examination in his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals before prevailing 6-3 4-6 6-4 against German qualifier Michael Berrer in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Lemaitre absence boosts GB chances

The winner of the men's 60 metres final on the opening day of the Indoor UK Trials and Championships in Sheffield today is unlikely to face Christophe Lemaitre when the European indoor title is on the line in Paris next month.

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Ibrahimovic gives Barça the edge

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's second-half equaliser earned Champions League holders Barcelona a hard-fought draw from the first leg of their last-16 tie against Stuttgart last night. Cacau, fresh from his four-goal haul against Cologne at the weekend, had given Stuttgart a deserved half-time lead but Ibrahimovic struck just after the interval to put Barça in charge heading into the second leg at the Nou Camp.

Khan urges Lehmann to retire

Oliver Kahn has told Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann that he should retire in the wake of his recent escapades.

Lehmann in confrontation with fan

Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has landed himself in hot water again after his latest escapade ruined his side's chances of picking up their first win in nine Bundesliga games yesterday.