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Barcelona battle out valuable late draw in Valencia

Barcelona battle out valuable late draw in ValenciaMadrid - Barcelona were relieved to battle out a late 2-2 away to lively Valencia on Saturday, with an 86th minute equalizer from supersub Thierry Henry.

The hard-fought draw leaves Barca seven points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid, who are away to third-placed Sevilla on Sunday..

"We didn't want to lose tonight," said Henry, "and we showed a lot of courage. This is how leagues are won."

Chidambaram says Davis Cup event is safe, secure

Chidambaram says Davis Cup event is safe, secureChennai, Apr 25: Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Davis Cup event is completely safe and secure.

Chidambaram's statement came after the Tennis Australia decided to pull out of the Davis Cup tie against India, which is to be held in Chennai next month.

"The Davis Cup event is completely safe and secure. Foolproof security will be provided for the three days event. It is one event, one stadium, three days no security problem," Chidambaram told reporters here.

Canada court reserves judgement in ski jumping case

ski jumping case Vancouver - A court in Canada has reserved judgement in the case of female ski jumpers who are suing to to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics. After five days of hearings, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon said Friday the issues behind the case were "very complex" and that she needed time to consider all the arguments.

Fifteen female ski jumpers took the Vancouver Organizing Committee to court for the right to compete at the Vancouver Games.

Lampard rubbishes ex-fiancee''s neglect claims

Lampard rubbishes ex-fiancee''s neglect claimsLondon, Apr. 25 : Chelsea mid-fielder Frank Lampard took the extraordinary step of calling a radio show to defend himself against suggestions that he had abandoned his two daughters by letting them live "in inferior circumstances" after he split with his Spanish fiancée Elen Rives.

In an emotional exchange, Lampard said he called James O''Brien''s phone-in programme on LBC to defend himself against "idiots like you" after the presenter said men who behaved in that way were "weak and scum".

Inter Milan cancel Adriano's contract

Inter Milan cancel Adriano's contractMilan - Inter Milan Friday rescinded the contract of Adriano after the Brazil striker recently failed to return from international duty.

Inter said Adriano's contract with the Serie A team had been ended with effect from April 1.

"Inter's appreciation goes to Adriano for the eight years and 74 goals we lived through together," the club said on its website.

After the last international break, Adriano, 27, failed to board a scheduled flight for Italy on April 3 and did not communicate his decision to his agent and Inter.

German football agrees earlier Sunday kick-off for one match

German football agrees earlier Sunday kick-off for one matchDusseldorf - German football authorities agreed Friday to go ahead with a Sunday afternoon Bundesliga game from next season despite opposition from the nation's amateur game.

The German Football Federation's assembly approved the 3.30 p. m. (1330 GMT) kick-off for one game, with another match beginning at 5.30 p. m.

At present usually two matches are held on Sunday at 5 p. m.