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Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks thrash Denver Broncos

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The Seattle Seahawks utterly dominated Super Bowl XLVIII, thrashing a badly misfiring Denver Broncos 43-8.

Marshawn Lynch's one-yard touchdown run and Malcolm Smith's 69-yard interception return helped Seattle into a deserved 22-0 lead at the break.

Percy Harvin returned the second-half kick-off 87 yards for another touchdown to all but end a horribly one-sided affair in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

It was the first Super Bowl staged outdoors in a cold-weather state.

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Lee Chong Wei wins his 10th Malaysia Open title


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak presenting the medal to Datuk Lee Chong Wei after he won the Malaysia Open Badminton Super Series 2014 singles champion after beating Indonesia's Sugiarto 21-19, 21-10 at Putra Stadium. NSTP/Osman Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Chong Wei accomplished his goal of winning a 10th men's singles title in the Maybank Malaysia Open while there was further cheers from Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah who claimed the men's doubles crown at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.

Chong Wei, the World No 1, who secured a 21-19, 21-9 victory over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, said it will be his last Malaysia Open as he is planning to call it a day at the end of the year.

V Shem-Khim Wah ended their fairytale run in the tournament with a 21-19, 21-18 win over Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China to end a three-year drought in the men's doubles.

-- Courtesy of NewStraitsTimes

Andy Murray & David Beckham overlooked in New Year's Honours

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham have been overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.

The duo, who both have OBEs, had been tipped to be knighted.

Murray, 26, became the first Briton in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men's singles title in the summer, while Beckham, 38, retired from football in May after a 20-year career.

Former Football Association chairman David Bernstein has been made a CBE.

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Sporting world pays tribute to Mandela

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has led the sporting tributes to his "dear friend", South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.

Mr Mandela had used sport to bring his country together following strict racial segregation by his predecessors.

Blatter said: "It is in deep mourning that I pay my respects to an extraordinary person.

"He and I shared an unwavering belief in the extraordinary power of football to unite people."

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Lance Armstrong settles $3m bonuses lawsuit

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Former cyclist Lance Armstrong has settled a lawsuit brought by an insurance company that paid him $3m (£1.9m) for successes while doping.

The American was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles before admitting he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance said the Texan's drug use meant their policy with him was void.

Read more: Lance Armstrong settles $3m bonuses lawsuit


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