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    Danish women call off strike

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The Danish women’s national team on Friday called off a strike over a wage dispute with the Danish Football Association (D... Read More

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    Hamilton supports NFL protests, coy on ?taking a knee?

    AUSTIN, Texas: Formula One star Lewis Hamilton said he supports the ongoing protests by NFL players against racial injustice, but refused to confirm ... Read More

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    Everton ban fan, police probe Goodison Park brawl

    LONDON: Merseyside Police are investigating the brawl that broke out on the pitch between players from Everton and Olympique Lyon in the Europa Leagu... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    I’ve posted about it because I respect it highly and I find the movement that (NFL quarterback) Colin Kaepernick started awesome. I’m very... Read More

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    Chen first, Hanyu second in short programme

    MOSCOW: Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season here on Friday by finishing second in the short programme behind N... Read More

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    Shin, Ji share lead in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan: South Korea’s Jenny Shin posted a 5-under par 67 to share the lead with compatriot Ji Eun-Hee with a two-day total of 137 at th... Read More

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    Murata gets serious for N?Dam grudge match

    TOKYO: Japan’s Ryota Murata has promised there will be no more Mr Nice Guy as he prepares for his world middleweight title rematch against Fren... Read More

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    De Bruyne expects Manchester clubs to fight out for title

    MANCHESTER: Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes his club and rivals Manchester United currently have the edge over their opponents bu... Read More

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    Leicester players ?want answers? over Shakespeare sacking

    LONDON: Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players... Read More

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    Wind blows Thomas off course at CJ Cup

    JEJU, South Korea: World number four Justin Thomas saw his three-shot overnight lead quickly blown away in gusting winds in Friday’s second rou... Read More

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    De Grasse eyes 100m record

    TORONTO: Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now... Read More

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    Mourinho has no idea when Pogba will be fit

    LONDON: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he has “no idea” when record signing Paul Pogba will be fit again after the French m... Read More

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    Everton lose to Lyon, Giroud lifts Arsenal

    PARIS: Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud&rsquo... Read More

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    Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

    SINGAPORE: All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a ... Read More

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    Italian player gets five-game ban for urinating on pitch

    NAPLES, Italy: An Italian footballer who was banned for five matches for urinating towards rival fans will appeal the decision, his club said on Thurs... Read More

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    Villas-Boas under pressure after Shanghai loss

    SHANGHAI: Chinese media piled pressure on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas on Thursday after their stinging defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds in the ... Read More

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    Koeman backed by Everton board despite poor start

    LONDON: Manager Ronald Koeman says he has the full support of Everton’s board despite an underwhelming start to the Premier League campaign. Aft... Read More

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    South Korea?s Ji takes lead in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan: South Korea’s Ji Eun-Hee battled windy and rainy conditions to fire a six-under 66 to lead the opening round of the LPGA Taiwan... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    We want to create chances, keep teams pinned in and put teams to the sword. We haven’t done that enough at Goodison yet this year but the fans d... Read More

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    Alonso signs new deal in boost for McLaren

    AUSTIN, Texas: Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Thursday signed a new one-year contract with McLaren in a boost for the struggling Formula O... Read More

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    Juve must rediscover cutting edge, says Allegri

    TURIN, Italy: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned that the Italian champions need to rediscover their cutting edge if they want to push for Cha... Read More

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    Lloris feels vindicated by Spurs progress

    LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says his decision to stay at the club has been vindicated by the major progress made under manager M... Read More

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    English FA bosses face calls to quit over Sampson affair

    LONDON: English Football Association bosses faced calls to quit on Thursday over their “shambolic” handling of the Mark Sampson affair as... Read More

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    Hamilton in driving seat for fourth world title

    AUSTIN, Texas: Lewis Hamilton will seek a fifth win in six visits to Texas this weekend and hope for further Ferrari misfortune as he bids to clinch ... Read More

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    Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

    SEOUL: Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup ch... Read More

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    PSG?s Khelaifi to be quizzed in World Cup probe on Oct 25: lawyer

    PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup medi... Read More

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    Medvedeva starts road to Pyeongchang in Moscow

    PARIS: Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva headlines the Cup of Russia starting Friday (today), the first of the six-leg Grand Prix series in th... Read More

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    Chelsea snatch draw as United edge Benfica

    PARIS: Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma on Wednesday, while Manchester United,... Read More

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    England plot revenge in women?s Ashes

    MELBOURNE: England’s women will hope to build on the success of their World Cup triumph and wrest back the Ashes from an Australian side shorn ... Read More

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    Taylor, Latham steer Kiwi to win in warm-up match

    MUMBAI: New Zealand batsmen hit two centuries to propel their team to victory, defeating the Indian Board President’s XI by 33 runs he... Read More

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    Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

    SOFIA, Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to... Read More

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    Brazil?s former Olympic chief charged in bribes investigation

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wedne... Read More

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    Hungary coach Storck quits

    BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hungary have parted company with national team coach Bernd Storck by mutual consent after he failed to guide them to next year&rsq... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    I think golf has found itself in a really healthy spot without Tiger at the moment. So many young players have come through and filled the void Justin... Read More

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    Golf ?really healthy? even without Tiger, says Rose

    HONG KONG: Golf no longer needs Tiger Woods to captivate global audiences because a new generation of young superstars has emerged in his absence, Ol... Read More

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    Danish women risk World Cup expulsion over FA dispute

    COPENHAGEN: The Danish women’s soccer team will not play Sweden in their planned World Cup qualifier on Friday and risk being kicked out of the ... Read More

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    Conte blames Chelsea?s injury woes on hectic schedule

    LONDON: Antonio Conte says the injury problems that threaten to derail Chelsea’s season have been caused by his side’s increased workload... Read More

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    Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

    MADRID: Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday. “I... Read More

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    Day ?didn?t want to play? after mum cancer scare

    JEJU, South Korea: Major-winner Jason Day said on Wednesday he was targeting getting back to world number one after his mother’s cancer scare h... Read More

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    US gymnast Maroney reveals abuse by team doctor

    WASHINGTON: Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the “Me Too” movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was ... Read More

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    Spurs hold Real as Man City down Napoli

    PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tues... Read More

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    Zaccheroni named UAE football coach

    DUBAI: Italian Alberto Zaccheroni was Monday named coach of the United Arab Emirates football team, the Gulf state’s federation announced.&ldquo... Read More

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    Wales to play France in friendly

    PARIS: France will play Gareth Bales’ Wales side in a friendly at the Stade de France on November 10, the French Football Federation said Tuesda... Read More

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    Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body

    LONDON: Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sports body and organisers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games. The In... Read More

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    Schumacher?s teenage son dreams of F1

    BERLIN: Michael Schumacher’s 18-year-old son Mick may not have stood out in his first season of Formula Three but his sights remain firmly set o... Read More

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    Olympic champion Ervin kneels during US anthem

    LOS ANGELES, California: Olympic 50-meter freestyle champion Anthony Ervin has joined the ranks of athletes protesting during the US national anthem b... Read More

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    Sharapova loses to Rybarikova in Kremlin Cup return

    MOSCOW: Maria Sharapova lost 7-6(3) 6-4 to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova at the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday in her first match in Russia since retu... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    If you want to be considered one of the best, you have to win titles and we are here to help him achieve that. The best is just one but he (De Bruyne)... Read More

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    Leicester sack manager Craig Shakespeare

    LONDON: Leicester City sacked Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday, just four months after handing him a permanent contract to manage the former Premier Leagu... Read More

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    Mourinho expects to be managing for another 15 years

    LONDON: Jose Mourinho expects to match former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and continue his career until he is 70, although he insists he w... Read More

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    Forget the record, Cav?s daughter wants the flowers

    PARIS: Mark Cavendish revealed at Tuesday’s Tour de France 2018 route presentation that his bid to reach Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage ... Read More

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    Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Foxes

    LEICESTER, United Kingdom: Riyad Mahrez’s first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it w... Read More

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    Steep challenge for Froome in 2018 Tour de France

    PARIS: Chris Froome could face his toughest Tour de France challenge so far in 2018 after organisers on Tuesday unveiled a route and format that are p... Read More

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    IOC casts net for Winter Games hosts in ?troubled times?

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee finds itself battling the weight of public pressure in potential host cities as it casts its net to find... Read More

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    Furyk hoping US can end ?25 years of scars?

    PARIS: United States Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk admitted Tuesday his young team will have “25 years of scars to overcome” when they bid f... Read More

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    United, Chelsea aim to stamp authority

    PARIS: Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will be looking to maintain their robust start to their Champions League campaign when they head to Ben... Read More

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    Khawaja takes swipe at Aussie selection policy

    SYDNEY: Usman Khawaja has taken a swipe at Australian selectors after being dropped for Tests this year in India and Bangladesh, saying chopping and c... Read More

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    Indonesian goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

    JAKARTA: Indonesian football was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a team-mate... Read More

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    Pavlyuchenkova beats Gavrilova in Hong Kong final

    HONG KONG: Russian sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova claimed her third title of the year by beating seventh-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova in th... Read More

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    England sacking biggest regret of my career: Allardyce

    LONDON: Sam Allardyce says his ousting as England manager following an undercover newspaper sting after just a single match in charge is the biggest ... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    There is a tendency to split attacking and defending and in football you cannot. When you attack good you defend good, when you defend good you are go... Read More

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    Man City?s Sterling never considered Arsenal move

    MANCHESTER: Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Ar... Read More

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    Gabbiadini double earns Southampton draw against Newcastle

    SOUTHAMPTON: Manolo Gabbiadini earned Southampton a point by scoring both goals in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Newcastle United at St Mary’s... Read More

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    Lukaku ?relaxed? over record against Big Six

    LIVERPOOL: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has brushed off criticism over his poor record against the Premier League’s “Big Six&r... Read More

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    Icardi hat-trick as Inter reign in Milan

    MILAN: Mauro Icardi scored a hat-trick as Inter Milan kept pace with leaders Napoli with a 3-2 defeat of city rivals AC Milan in a fiery Serie A derb... Read More

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    Federer shakes off ?scars? of Nadal defeats

    SHANGHAI: Roger Federer said he has finally shaken off the “scars” of his many defeats to Rafael Nadal after claiming the Shanghai Master... Read More

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    Spurs tackle Real, City host in-form Napoli

    MADRID: European champions Real Madrid host Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with both teams looking to seize control of the... Read More

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    Ko Jin-Young secures first LPGA Tour victory

    SEOUL: South Korea’s Ko Jin-Young secured her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating world number two and compatriot Park Sung-Hyun by tw... Read More

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    Oman to host men?s Asian Games Hockey Qualifier 2018

    DHAKA: Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oman Hockey Association (OHA), which has been chosen as the host... Read More

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    Heynckes makes winning Bayern return, Dortmund lose

    BERLIN: Jupp Heynckes made a winning return to the Bayern Munich bench on Saturday as the German champions crushed Freiburg 5-0 to close in on Bundes... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    There’s no doubt Ben Stokes is one of the best players around the world at the moment with the skills he brings to the game, but I certainly don... Read More

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    Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban

    TIANJIN, China: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday ... Read More

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    Allardyce rules out Scotland job

    LONDON: Former England manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of contention to be the new Scotland coach. Allardyce was one of the bookmakers&rs... Read More

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    Dovizioso wins Japan thriller

    MOTEGI, Japan: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez on the final lap to win a rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix and blow... Read More

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    Charlo KOs Lubin to retain WBC crown

    NEW YORK: Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division on Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of challenger Erickson Lu... Read More

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    Horn lines up Corcoran, aims for UFC?s McGregor: report

    SYDNEY: Australia’s Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in December before a potential block... Read More

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    Federer outclasses great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

    SHANGHAI: Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown between the two best pla... Read More

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    FIFA grants extra day for New Zealand, Peru play-off

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand and Peru’s intercontinental World Cup play-off will begin in Wellington on November 11 with an extended four-day break ... Read More

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    Suarez earns Barca point at Atletico, Ronaldo rescues Real

    MADRID: Luis Suarez saved Barcelona’s unbeaten La Liga record this season by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match lace... Read More

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    Rooney rescues Everton, Man City bulldoze Stoke

    LONDON: Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman’s rescue as the Everton striker’s last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton and Hove A... Read More

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    US interested in Winter Games bid

    LOS ANGELES, California: The US Olympic Committee wants to bid for the Winter Olympics, but is still mulling whether it would be better to seek the 2... Read More

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    Russian champions Spartak edge Akhmat

    MOSCOW: Russian champions Spartak Moscow claimed a 2-1 win at Akhmat Grozny on Friday, as substitute Lorenzo Melgarejo scored the winner. Captain Den... Read More

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    Nadal and Federer to face off for Shanghai title

    SHANGHAI: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in Sunday’s final of the Shanghai Masters, just the latest chapter in their storied rivalry.... Read More

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    Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt

    PARIS: Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Friday as their captain sealed a 3-2 home win ove... Read More

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    United held at Liverpool as Mourinho parks bus

    LIVERPOOL: Manchester United ceded the initiative in the Premier League title race after drawing 0-0 with arch foes Liverpool in a drab game... Read More

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    Wiggins? coach axed by British Cycling: reports

    LONDON: Heiko Salzwedel, who coached Bradley Wiggins and his British team pursuit colleagues to 2016 Olympic gold, has been sacked by British Cycling... Read More

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    Pochettino slams ?disrespectful? Guardiola over Kane jibe

    LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form i... Read More

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    ?Barca game not a political protest?

    BARCELONA: Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo wants the club’s fans to avoid turning Saturday’s game with Barcelona into a politica... Read More

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    PSG chief in corruption probe put villa at Valcke?s disposal: police

    ROME: Accused Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi put a Sardinian villa at the disposal of disgraced former top FIFA official Jerome Valc... Read More

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    Zidane hungry for more ahead of Real century

    MADRID: On the eve of his 100th match in charge of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane insisted he maintains the same desire to succeed having already won s... Read More

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    Liverpool?s Klopp wary of much improved United

    LIVERPOOL: Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp believes Manchester United have improved a lot since the teams last faced each other and is keeping an open mi... Read More

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    Angel Yin storms into second-round lead in Incheon

    SEOUL: LPGA tour rookie Angel Yin fired six birdies and one eagle to storm into the sole lead at the second round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Champions... Read More

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    Japan eye record gold haul at Tokyo 2020

    TOKYO: A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country’s athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer ... Read More

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    Gavrilova stutters into Hong Kong semi-finals

    HONG KONG: Daria Gavrilova reached the semi-finals of the WTA Hong Kong Open for the second year in succession after a “silly” second-set... Read More

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    Perez takes lead at CIMB Classic golf, Thomas trails

    KUALA LUMPUR: Pat Perez posted a seven-under-par 65 to take the second-round lead of the rain-interrupted CIMB Classic on Friday as defending champion... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    I am realistic. There is a great chance this World Cup will be my last event with the national team. I am aware of the moment, my age and everything i... Read More

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    Del Potro a doubt for Shanghai tennis semi, Nadal surges on

    SHANGHAI: Juan Martin del Potro could be forced out of his Shanghai Masters semi-final on Saturday (today) against Roger Federer after the A... Read More

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    Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied

    HYDERABAD: The deciding T20I between Australia and India in Hyderabad was abandoned as a result of a wet outfield. Over two weeks of heavy ra... Read More

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    Proteas eye top ODI spot against Bangladesh

    DUBAI: An interesting battle for the top spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings could be in the offing as South Africa can displace India if they win the ... Read More

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    Sharapova storms into Tianjin quarter-finals

    TIANJIN, China: Maria Sharapova surged into the Tianjin Open quarter-finals on Thursday as she pursues her first tournament victory since her return ... Read More

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