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Football

Brazil's Willian ruled out of Copa America final

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil winger Willian has been ruled out of Sunday's Copa America final against Peru due to a muscle injury, his side said in a statement on Thursday.

Golf

No Tiger sighting at sunny Bethpage Black on Wednesday

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Reuters) - The PGA Championship finally took on a major feel on Wednesday as the sun shone, the players emerged from seclusion and spectators turned up in droves to watch the world's best players put the finishing touches to their preparations.

Athletics

Farah declines marathon spot at World Championships

(Reuters) - European record holder Mo Farah has declined a chance to contest the marathon in the World Championships in Doha, increasing the possibility of a return to the track.

Football

Barca want to seal La Liga title before Champions League tie with Liverpool - Valverde

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona are fully focused on winning La Liga and if possible want to wrap up the title before next week’s Champions League semi-final clash with Liverpool, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Monday.

Badminton

1992 once more as Cup heroes gather in reunion

PETALING JAYA: It has been 27 years since they lifted the Thomas Cup at Stadium Negara – a feat that united the nation.

Badminton

Malaysian second stringers expected to ease into quarter-finals

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should face little trouble to reach at least the quarter-finals at the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Champion-ships in Hong Kong from March 19-24.

Football

Fit-again Kane in contention for Tottenham trip to Burnley

LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane is back in full training and could return for Tottenham Hotspur's away clash at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday.

Badminton

Jun Hao returns to competition after layoff

PETALING JAYA: National men’s singles shuttler Leong Jun Hao (pic) believes being patience is critical if he is to make a strong comeback from an injury.

Football

Late Ceballos winner provides relief for injury-hit Real

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Injury-hit Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday, earning their first La Liga win of the year thanks to a late free kick from substitute Dani Ceballos to return to the top four.

Rugby

England's Brown dropped for South Africa clash

LONDON (Reuters) - Mike Brown was the most high-profile absentee from a 25-man squad named by England coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday for Saturday's Twickenham test against South Africa.