2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Ko, Lewis fight for bonus as Granada grabs lead
- Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci
By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring "the utmost motivation and commitment" to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season. "I heard the comments and I don't think they were very good," Alonso told reporters ahead of his last race for the Italian team at Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "If he tried to mean that I was not motivated, he arrived too late at Ferrari. ...
- Gasquet to face Federer in Davis Cup singles
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Richard Gasquet was called up in place of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to face Roger Federer in the first reverse singles of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland, organizers said on Sunday. Tsonga did not play in Saturday's doubles despite having been tipped to partner Gasquet against Stan Wawrinka and Federer. Gasquet has only beaten Federer twice in 14 matches. He last defeated him at the 2011 Rome Masters on clay -- the surface on which the final is being played -- but has lost his last four matches in straight sets against the 17-times grand slam champion. ...
- Ice man Stenson overcomes nerves to retain Dubai title
By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson retained the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, carding a final-round 70 to finish two shots clear and cement his status as Europe’s number two golfer. Overnight leaders Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello started the day on 14-under, three strokes clear of England’s Justin Rose, with four players including world number one Rory McIlroy a stroke further back. ...
- Chelsea 'beautiful' but not the best, says Mourinho