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But he played down suggestions that he played a pivotal role in the outcome.
Asked about the prospect of more 'cap-ex' - capital expenditure on new players - in January, Woodward played down the likelihood.
According to Sport24, however, Wawrinka has modestly played down his chances, saying that he is still far from winning the tournament and adding that he still has two very difficult matches ahead of him.
London: Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has played down reports he is about to sell a majority stake in the club to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.
Curle also played down the melee, saying: "It was just the passion and emotion of the FA Cup.
ROBINHO has played down reports that he wants to move to Barcelona and insisted he is happy at Manchester City.
Venus Williams played down suggestions that the season's first Grand Slam is her bogey event after crashing out in a shock second-round defeat to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
MONTEREY PARK -- Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies of Reseda played down a man for 77 minutes and trailed for most of the shootout, but with the City Section small-schools boys' soccer championship on the line, senior goalkeeper Eddie Perez made sure the Knights came out ahead.
McCarthy, meanwhile, played down a weekend report linking him with free agent Colin Healy, whom he signed previously for Sunderland.
According to the Times, federal officials "had become accustomed in recent years to having any mention of a link between climate trends and human activities played down or trimmed when drafts of documents went to the Commerce Department and the White House for approval.
SAS and Lufthansa played down market speculation of merger talks on Tuesday, speculation which sent SAS shares up more than 5 percent.
To listen to the mainstream media coverage, however, this element was almost studiously played down.