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LUIS Suarez becomes the first Liverpool player to score three hat-tricks against one EPL club in 5-1 rout over Norwich.
MANCHESTER United drop 12 points behind leaders Arsenal after Everton strike late to force a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
ASHES captain Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook both keen to avoid the sledging and ugly scenes that marred the Brisbane Test.
CRICKET Australia is preparing for the worst - placing Doug Bollinger and Nathan Coulter-Nile on standby for the Perth Test.