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One dead, 9 hurt in gun attack on Togo football team
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Togo’s national football squad to the top African tournament in Angola on Friday, killing the driver and wounding nine others, including two players, a Togo team official said.

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Vieira completes move to Manchester City
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Manchester City have completed the signing of French midfielder Patrick Vieira from Inter Milan on a six-month contract with an option for a further year, the Premier League club said on Friday.

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Davydenko beats Federer again to reach Qatar Open final
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Nikolay Davydenko proved his victory over Roger Federer last year was no fluke by beating the world number one 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Qatar Open final.

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Red Sox sign defensive wizard Beltre
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Boston Red Sox signed free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre on Friday to a one-year contract with an option for the 2011 season.

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Pacquiao camp says fight with Clottey set for March
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will put his title on the line against Ghanaian Joshua Clottey in March after talks for a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. fizzled out this week, the Filipino’s promoter said on Friday.

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Seahawks fire head coach Mora after losing season
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Jim Mora became the latest in a string of recent coaching casualties when he was fired on Friday after a 5-11 record in his only season with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Woods could be back in March, says former coach Harmon
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Tiger Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon believes the world number one could return to golf in March.

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Bookie refuses to pay out $11 million on snow bet
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Bookmaker Ladbrokes is refusing to pay out more than 7 million pounds ($11 million) to a man who gambled on a white Christmas across the UK, as the bet was accepted by mistake.

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Female acts tipped for top again in 2010 pop polls
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

No two lists are the same, but as pop pundits gaze into their crystal balls at the start of a new decade it is single female acts who look destined for the top, at the expense of indie bands.

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Elvis Presley feted in Memphis on 75th birthday
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The cold couldn’t keep them away from the “King.”

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Official says no charge yet against Jackson doctor
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Los Angeles prosecutor’s office on Friday said it has not yet decided whether to charge Michael Jackson’s doctor with a crime in the pop singer’s sudden death by cardiac arrest last June.

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“Idol” judge Jackson calls Cowell rumors distracting
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm

“American Idol” judge Randy Jackson said on Friday he did not know whether fellow panelist Simon Cowell would be leaving the show but fevered speculation on his future was a distraction from the TV singing contest’s mission of finding the next superstar.

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