Holder Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

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Man City look like winners again

"He was one of our best players, not just because of the way he created the first goal and worked hard but also because he won a lot of headers and held the ball up well. It was a complete performance." - City boss Manuel Pellegrini on Edin Dzeko (above, right) whose back-heel set up David Silva for the opening goal.
INEVITABLE? Even Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (above) couldn't bear to watch as Manchester City carved out a routine win. 

There was something distinctly depressing about Manchester City's stroll to victory yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Without playing particularly well against Newcastle, the 2-0 win and three points were never in doubt. They won without really trying.

If a pattern has been set, then it's a rather bland one.

The Premier League title race threatens to be a lazy Sunday afternoon for City and a dull spectacle for everyone else.

Unless their rivals recover lost ground quickly in the final days of the transfer window, City could coast to their familiar destination in a journey that offers all the entertainment value of a trip to the dentist.

That's wonderful news for City supporters. Whether that's a reason for the Premier League to rejoice is another matter.

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Everywhere, a massive art attack

American art will appear on 50,000 displays in world's largest art show

VISUAL FEAST: A total of 58 classic and contemporary works of American art are displayed on billboards (above), bus shelters and airports in New York City and across the US.
VISUAL FEAST: A total of 58 classic and contemporary works of American art are displayed on billboards (above), bus shelters and airports in New York City and across the US.
GOING VIRAL: Arteveywhere US visitors are encouraged to take selfies with the artwork and post the photos online.
PRESIDENTIAL: George Washington, c. 1821 by Gilbert Stuart, hangs on the side of the Nasdaq building in Times Square, New York.
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Well heeled

The New Paper New Face 2014 girls pick shoes from New Look to walk them through their competition journey

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Fake coffee seized in Sabah

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Constant fear after expose

Nudists say they experienced sleepless nights from the stress, avoided everyone

SURRENDERED: Nude games participants after they turned themselves in to the police.
COVERED UP: Two female participants being escorted out of the magistrate's court in Penang.
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See-hum no enough

Blood cockle imports drop by half in past 2 years, pollution and weather to blame

SMALL HARVESTS: Malaysian fisherman Mohd Fadillah Kahar, 28, looks at his cockle harvest for the day.
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Super woman wanted

Five-man team seeks female superhero runner

SUPER RUNNERS: (From left) Mr Leng Boon, Mr Nelson Wong, Mr Ray Ng, Mr Paul Sum and Mr Sebastian Cheong.
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Run, mummy, run

Mums and tots join in Shape Run's Me and Mini Me 1.8km Fun Run

MUMMY'S THE BEST: Mrs Erma Naya Kader, 42, piggybacks her son, Reezwan, seven, for the latter half of the race.
MEN ALLOWED: (Left, from left) Fly Entertainment artists Allan Wu, Bobby Tonelli, Andrew Lua and Jimmy Taenaka taking a selfie with a race participant.
DANCE: Miss Singapore International 2014 finalists dancing on stage after the race on Sunday.
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