2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
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2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
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- Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland
By Julien Pretot LILLE, France (Reuters) - Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland's maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday. The 17-times grand slam champion shook off back problems during the weekend and recovered from Friday's defeat by Gael Monfils to hand France a third defeat in their last three finals. With Federer imperious on serve, there was a sense of inevitability in the air at the Pierre Mauroy stadium despite the support of a record 27,448 raucous crowd and Gasquet's decent level of play. ...
- Soccer-United forward Falcao back in training
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao is back in training after overcoming a niggling calf problem, the 28-year-old confirmed on Twitter on Sunday. Falcao, on loan at Old Trafford from Ligue 1 side Monaco, has not featured since a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Oct. 20. On Thursday, manager Louis van Gaal announced Falcao could be out for a further two weeks after suffering a "new injury" but the forward could now feature in next weekend's game against Hull City. ...