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27 Feb 2015 : CHICAGO - Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Chicago Bulls said.
27 Feb 2015 : RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than $53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed on Thursday.
24 Feb 2015 : RIO DE JANEIRO - Olympic champions Sergei Bubka and Nawal el-Moutawakel took time out from the Olympic co-ordination committee's eighth inspection visit to Rio de Janeiro to coach Brazilian youngsters.
24 Feb 2015 : DUBAI - Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle.
24 Feb 2015 : PRAGUE - Lukas Rosol will spearhead the Czech Republic's team for the Davis Cup World Group first round match with Australia from March 6-8 in Ostrava, team captain Jaroslav Navratil announced on Monday.
24 Feb 2015 : LONDON - England full-back Mike Brown is unlikely to return to action in time for the crucial Six Nations clash against Ireland following a setback in his recovery from concussion.
23 Feb 2015 : BARCELONA - Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" from a crash in testing, his McLaren team said Monday, strongly denying that his car suffered a mechanical failure.
23 Feb 2015 : LONDON - Burnley's Ashley Barnes will not be punished for his ugly tackle on Chelsea's Nemanja Matic, the English Football Association announced on Monday.
23 Feb 2015 : MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) - Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri told his team-mates on Monday that they must shed any sense of inferiority if they are to outwit Barcelona in the Champions League last 16.
23 Feb 2015 : BERLIN - Marco Reus' decision to commit to Borussia Dortmund was a catalyst to reviving the Bundesliga strugglers' form ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash at Juventus, according to defender Neven Subotic.
23 Feb 2015 : LONDON - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he had Arsenal and Manchester United in his sights after his team closed on the Champions League places with a 2-0 success at Southampton.
23 Feb 2015 : LONDON - Following a dismal start to the Premier League season, Liverpool have closed to within two points of the Champions League places thanks to a run of 10 matches without defeat.