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Rejuvenated South Africa and Mexico teams to beat

(Reuters) - South Africa's dramatic improvement over the last six months, Mexico's new-found self belief and France's erratic build-up will make Group A one of the closest fought in the opening stage of the World Cup.

With inconsistent and unpredictable Uruguay completing the quartet, Friday's World Cup opener between the hosts and Mexico at Soccer City, already the focus of the world's attention, has assumed even greater importance for both sides.

South Africa have improved dramatically since Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira returned as coach in November.

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Dealing with the World Cup at Work

When the World Cup rolls around, you may find that your company’s overall internet usage at work creeps higher and higher as the competition gets fiercer between the teams. Your employees are not alone on their quest to find the latest information, as people across the world will be devotedly following the headlines too.

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The Cycling Tour of California!

The Cycling tour of California is coming to a close, but the road has been long and filled with many adversities. All of the biggest cycling names have been taking part like Armstrong and Leipheimer. Unfortunately this race has turned into a confession box for one of the riders which has now spoiled the image of the cyclists and the sport.

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The top 10 Sports to indulge in on Holiday!

When you leave for a holiday in the sun, what are the top sports that attract you to the beach or the sea?

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Agassi "High" On Tennis Courts

Oct. 28, 2009 - The American tennis player Andre Agassi, winner of eight Grand Slams, reveals in his autobiography "Open" that in 1997, when his career went into decline, he used crystal meth (methamphetamine) as a stimulant during games.

"I can not talk about addiction, but many people would say that if you use something as a way of escape, you have a problem," said Agassi in an interview that can be read on People website.

In "Open", as the book is titled, Agassi recounts how he began taking drugs, his troubled marriage to actress Brooke Shields and how he eventually found love with his current wife, German tennis player Steffi Graf.

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How the Super Bowl Got an X Rating

Comcast customers in Tuscon got an eye-popping 30 seconds of pornographic material during the Super Bowl last night. Shortly after Arizona Cardinal Patrick Fitzgerald caught a toss from quarterback Kurt Warner to take the lead against Pittsburgh, the Super Bowl feed paused and dissolved into a scene featuring full frontal male nudity from the adult channel Club Jenna.

super bowl comcast malfunctionComcast says it is investigating the incident, and its engineers worked through the night to find out what went wrong. According to preliminary reports, standard broadcast/analog customers were the only ones to see the Club Jenna segment -- digital and high-definition subscribers were not affected. It is unclear how many homes were experienced the interruption.

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SuperBowl Video

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won over the Arizona Cardinals (27-23)

This 5'34" video shows the record breaking 100 Yards interception return for a touchdown by James Harrison. Watch the video and decide if he really made it, as it seems that the Cardinals stopped him an inch or two before the goal line.

Anyway, the game is over, and whether or not the touchdown should have been count, it is still an amazing play.

The previous record for the longest interception was 76 yards (Kelly Herndon for Seattle against....Pittsburgh, in Detroit three years ago).

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Technology Highlights 2009 Super Bowl Broadcast

With all due respect to Al Michaels and John Madden, I think I will remember Super Bowl XLIII for pictures more than words.

At every critical point Sunday night of the Steelers’ last-minute win over the Cardinals, NBC had cameras and technology in the right place to provide a definitive view. The networks’ NBSeeIt technology, essentially a magnifying glass that can be used on any camera, and it’s super slo-mo cameras were put to particularly good use on decisive plays.

The first was on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s near-touchdown in the first quarter. NBC’s super slo-mo goal line camera, which shoots at 300 frames per second, showed that Roethlisberger was short of the goal line, and the Steelers were forced to settle for the field goal.

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2009 Australian Open: Serena Williams Beats Dinara Safina

One of the all-time greats in women's tennis, Serena Williams, claimed her 10th Grand Slam title and fourth Australian Open title on Saturday with victory over Dinara Safina.

It was a completely one-sided affair, with the 27-year old American completely dominating her opponent, beating the Russian no.1 in straight sets, 6-0 6-3.

Going into the final, Safina said that her experience of being in the final of the French Open last season—a game in which she lost 6-4 6-3 to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic—had her feeling more prepared for this one.

However, it was evident early on that did not appear to be the case, as the third seed looked flat from the start and struggled with her serve.

A string of poor errors, combined with amazing hard hitting from Williams, meant the Russian was broken in the second, fourth and sixth games of the opening set, slumping to an unusual 6-0 defeat in the first set. Quite a surprise for the usually feisty Safina.

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