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    Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics

    TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the ... Read More

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    WC fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

    KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world’s largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Ar... Read More

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    Mata salvages draw as United open North American tour

    LOS ANGELES: Juan Mata grabbed the 78th minute equalizer as Manchester United opened their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Club America on Thursday... Read More

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    Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

    SAO PAULO: Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Pari... Read More

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    Kerber to defend Sydney title

    SYDNEY: Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will defend her Sydney International title in January in preparation for next year’s Australian Open... Read More

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    Sri Lanka get a dose of own medicine

    COLOMBO: Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight ba... Read More

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    IOC sends a signal by nominating young Afghan woman

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee on Friday named a young Afghan woman, Samira Asghari, among nine candidates for membership of the body i... Read More

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    Ricciardo upstages Hamilton in opening practice

    HOCKENHEIM: Daniel Ricciardo upstaged Lewis Hamilton to top the times for Red Bull in Friday’s opening free practice for this weekend’s Ge... Read More

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    Hurricanes down Chiefs to reach semis

    WELLINGTON: TJ Perenara scored a double as Wellington Hurricanes bounced back into form to beat Waikato Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-fina... Read More

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    Injured former champ Nibali out of TdF

    PARIS: Former champion Vincenzo Nibali was forced out of the Tour de France (TdF) on Thursday after fracturing his back in a collision during a drama-... Read More

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    Africas bucket list ski resort dreams of Olympic racers

    MALUTI MOUNTAINS: Nestled high in the mountains of Lesotho, skiers and snowboarders from around the world rub shoulders at Africas leading ski resort,... Read More

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    Chelsea prepare for life under new manager

    PERTH: Chelsea players have backed new manager Maurizio Sarri’s plan for a more fluid and attacking brand of football starting with Monday&rsquo... Read More

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    Ex-Socceroo Cahill looks to US and coaching career

    SYDNEY: Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill said Friday he intends to continue playing at club level and is also interested in a... Read More

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    Former champ Johnson surges at British Open

    LONDON: Zach Johnson came out firing on all cylinders in the pouring rain at Carnoustie on Friday as the 2015 British Open champion moved to within on... Read More

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    Fabinho backs Liverpool to win title

    LONDON: Liverpool’s new midfielder Fabinho says his club can wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City while he tries to lure F... Read More

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    Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

    CHICAGO: Pep Guardiola fears his preparations for Manchester Citys Premier League title defence have been affected by the World Cup.Guardiola has trav... Read More

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    Tokyo 2020 needs foreign help: Coates

    TOKYO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has said 2020 Tokyo Games organizers must seek foreign expertise in sports whe... Read More

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    Heroin killed British rugby players in Lanka

    COLOMBO: Two English amateur rugby players had taken heroin just before their deaths while in Sri Lanka, a court was told Friday as it ordered the arr... Read More

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    Wimbledon champ Kerber to defend Sydney title

    SYDNEY: Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will defend her Sydney International title in January in preparation for next year’s Australian Open... Read More

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    Huddersfield sign Diakhaby from Monaco

    LONDON: Huddersfield signed former France Under-21 striker Adama Diakhaby from Monaco for an undisclosed fee on Friday.Diakhaby has agreed a three-yea... Read More

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    SA bounce back after Maharaj?s 8-wicket haul

    COLOMBO: Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight ba... Read More

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    Wimbledon champion Kerber to defend Sydney title

    SYDNEY: Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will defend her Sydney International title in January in preparation for next year’s Australian Open... Read More

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    Ramanathan, Smyczek advance to ATP Newport semi-finals

    NEW YORK: India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan and American Tim Smyczek, each hoping to reach his first ATP singles final, advanced to the semi-finals of... Read More

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    Olympic champion Jebet one of 103 athletes under AIU spotlight

    MONACO: Olympic steeplechase gold medallist Ruth Jebet is among 109 athletes and coaches facing disciplinary action for alleged doping offences, the A... Read More

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    Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

    CHICAGO, Illinois: Pep Guardiola fears his preparations for Manchester City’s Premier League title defence have been affected by the World Cup.G... Read More

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    AC Milan cleared to compete in Europa League

    MILAN: The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a decision by European football body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season’s Euro... Read More

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    Rummenigge slams German federation bosses as ?amateurs?

    BERLIN: Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Friday ripped into bosses at Germany’s football federation, calling them “... Read More

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    Ex-Socceroo Cahill looks to US and coaching career

    SYDNEY: Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill said Friday he intends to continue playing at club level and is also interested in a... Read More

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    Ricciardo fastest in first German GP practice

    HOCKENHEIM, Germany: Australian Daniel Ricciardo kept Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton off the top of the German Grand Prix practice timeshee... Read More

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    Neymar rules out Real transfer move

    SAO PAULO: Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Pari... Read More

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    Zach Johnson sets British Open pace as Fleetwood and McIlroy fire

    CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Former champion Zach Johnson survived miserable conditions and birdied the 18th for the second day running to seize the cl... Read More

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    Tokyo prepares for sweltering Summer Olympics

    TOKYO: A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the ... Read More

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    England?s Smith, Ghana?s Mensah seek world boxing crowns

    LOS ANGELES, California: Former world champion Liam Smith of England and unbeaten top-ranked contender Rafael Mensah of Ghana each attempt to dethrone... Read More

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    Sagan strikes again as Thomas keeps yellow jersey

    VALENCE, France: Slovakian Peter Sagan underlined his sprint credentials for the third time on the Tour de France Friday after powering to victory in ... Read More

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    IOC wants to cut dead wood from 2026 Games bids

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it wants to further streamline the bidding procedure for Summer and Winter Games, ensurin... Read More

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    South Africa bounce back with Maharaj?s eight-for

    COLOLMBO: Spinner Keshav Maharaj thanked his lucky stars as well as the pitch on Friday after his record eight-wicket haul helped South Africa fight b... Read More

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    Wilshere hopes to boost West Ham chances

    LONDON: Jack Wilshere hopes his move to West Ham United from Arsenal will rekindle his international career.The 26-year-old ended his 17-year stay at ... Read More

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    AC Milan challenge UEFA ban

    LAUSANNE: AC Milan’s senior executives were at the world’s top sports court on Thursday fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking U... Read More

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    Hamilton signs Mercedes deal to end rumours

    LONDON: Lewis Hamilton finally ended speculation over his future on Thursday as the four-time world champion signed a blockbuster two-year contract ex... Read More

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    New Spain coach promises evolution

    MADRID: Spain’s new football coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about &ldquo... Read More

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    Softball to give Tokyo 2020 symbolic start

    TOKYO: A softball game in Fukushima prefecture will give the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a symbolic start after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Exec... Read More

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    UK shops pay penalty for World Cup fever

    LONDON: British retail sales surprisingly fell in June as World Cup fever fuelled by England’s strong start in Russia kept fans away from stores... Read More

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    Groenewegen pulls out of Tour de France

    L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France: Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen became the latest sprint star to fall victim to the gruelling Alpine stages of the Tour ... Read More

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    Philippines, Australia fined; 15 suspended

    MANILA: Basketball’s governing body FIBA on Thursday handed down hefty fines and suspensions over an ugly on-court melee in Manila between the P... Read More

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    Kazakh figure skater stabbed to death

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday aged 25 after being stabbed, Kazakh... Read More

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    AC Milan challenge UEFA ban at sports court

    LAUSANNE: AC Milan’s senior executives were at the world’s top sports court on Thursday fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking U... Read More

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    Laura, Kenny named in Britain team for Cycling Euros

    LONDON: Olympic champions Laura and Jason Kenny have been included in the Britain team for next month’s European Championships in Glasgow.The hu... Read More

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    Nassar abuse survivors accept Ashe courage award

    LOS ANGELES: Hundreds of survivors of abuse by former USA Gymnastics team coach Larry Nassar received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2018 ESPYs ... Read More

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    Nwakali joins Porto

    LONDON: Arsenal’s Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali joined Portuguese champions Porto on a season-long loan on Thursday. Nwakali, 20, has yet t... Read More

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    Sanchez gets visa to join United?s US tour

    LONDON: Alexis Sanchez is set to join Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States after the club confirmed the Chile forward’... Read More

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    Gasol recounts dramatic migrant rescue

    BARCELONA: Spanish basketball giant Marc Gasol, star of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, recounted the dramatic sea rescue of a migrant off the Liby... Read More

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    Vettel wants to steal Hamilton?s thunder

    HOCKENHEIM, Germany: Sebastian Vettel said Thursday he is more concerned with trying to win his home German Grand Prix than giving any consideration t... Read More

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    Fiji chase sevens glory as World Cup lands in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO: The Rugby World Cup Sevens will break new ground here Friday when the tournament kicks off in San Francisco with Olympic champions Fiji... Read More

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    Olympic figure skater, 25, stabbed to death

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday aged 25 after being stabbed, Kazakh... Read More

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    Spieth starts British Open title defence with splutter

    CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Kevin Kisner of the United States surged to the top of the early British Open leaderboard on Thursday as Jordan Spieth&rsq... Read More

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    Shastri rejects Dhoni?s retirement rumours

    LONDON: The video grab of Mahendra Singh Dhoni taking the match ball from the umpires after the third ODI against England at Headingley, Leeds went vi... Read More

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    Rare TdF feat for yellow jersey wearer Thomas

    L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France: Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Al... Read More

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    Pavard may join Bayern before new season

    BERLIN: The France World Cup defender Benjamin Pavard, who shot to fame with a brilliant goal against Argentina, has signed a contract to join Bayern ... Read More

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    Klopp fears post-WC injury woes

    LONDON: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the gruelling demands of international football are putting players at such risk that “we have to coll... Read More

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    Another spin trial awaits South Africa in second Test

    COLOMBO: Soon, Sri Lankans might be making jokes about how the captain, the coach and the manager should be banned more often.Dinesh Chandimal, Chandi... Read More

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    Philippines, Australia fined, 15 suspended for ?basketbrawl?

    MANILA: Basketball’s governing body FIBA on Thursday handed down hefty fines and suspensions over an ugly on-court melee in Manila between the P... Read More

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    Multi-racial French WC champs draw praise, controversy

    PARIS: Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth to laud the benefits of diversity by ... Read More

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    India ?A? side thrashed

    LONDON: India’s ‘A’ side crashed to a 253-run defeat against England Lions after the tourists collapsed in a failed run chase on Thu... Read More

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    Berdych to miss US Open

    PRAGUE: Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych’s persistent back pain has forced him to drop out of the US Open which starts August 27 and all the warm ... Read More

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    ?Alonso just like Neymar but not in good way?

    HOCKENHEIM, Germany: Fernando Alonso has been compared to Brazilian soccer star Neymar because of his habit of exaggerating his complaints about his r... Read More

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    Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF race to 2022

    TORONTO: Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the rig... Read More

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    Joshua says doping slurs would wreck his career

    LONDON: Anthony Joshua believes he would be forced to quit boxing if the heavyweight champion ever endured the kind of doping scandals that have engul... Read More

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    Germany?s Stich, Czech Sukova to join Tennis Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK: Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich of Germany and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic will be induc... Read More

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    Laura, Jason Kenny feature in Britain team for Cycling Euros

    LONDON: Olympic champions Laura and Jason Kenny have been included in the Britain team for next month’s European Championships in Glasgow.The hu... Read More

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    Hamilton signs blockbuster Mercedes deal

    LONDON: Lewis Hamilton finally ended speculation over his future on Thursday as the four-time world champion signed a blockbuster two-year contract ex... Read More

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    Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday aged 25 after being stabbed, Kazakh... Read More

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    New Spain coach Enrique promises evolution and surprises

    MADRID: Spain’s new coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about “evolutio... Read More

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    Klopp fears post-World Cup injury woe

    LONDON: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the gruelling demands of international football are putting players at such risk that “we have to coll... Read More

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    Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

    DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup we... Read More

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    Kisner leads as Spieth starts title defence with a splutter

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland: Kevin Kisner of the United States surged to the top of the early British Open leaderboard on Thursday as Jordan Spieth’s d... Read More

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    Gor Mahia shed goal-shy image with four in CAF romp

    JOHANNESBURG: Gor Mahia of Kenya shed a goal-shy record by trouncing Young Africans of Tanzania 4-0 Wednesday and boosting their hopes of reaching the... Read More

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    Thomas triumphs in yellow, but booed on Alpe d?Huez

    ALPE D’HUEZ, France: Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe d&rsq... Read More

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    Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder?s name

    LAUSANNE: A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem lik... Read More

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    British Open visits were a thing of the past: Woods

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland: There was a spell not so long ago when Tiger Woods, in the depths of despair over recurring back problems, felt he would never a... Read More

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    Canada goes to work while WC party continues

    TORONTO: As France celebrated their 2018 World Cup triumph, Canada coach John Herdman was hard at work on Tuesday thinking about how to get his side i... Read More

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    Brittany excited to challenge men in PGA event

    WASHINGTON: Brittany Lincicome, hoping to be a trailblazer, will become only the sixth woman to compete in a men’s PGA Tour event when she tees ... Read More

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    Asian Games venues 95pc ready, say organisers

    JAKARTA: Asian Games venues will be ready before Indonesia hosts the showpiece event in a month, organisers say, but the threat of terror attacks and ... Read More

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    Morgan joy as Root back in the runs

    LEEDS, United Kingdom: Eoin Morgan was glad to see the return of the “Joe Root we know and trust” as his second successive unbeaten hundre... Read More

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    Late father inspires Luke in Open debut

    CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Luke List will be more emotional than most of the golfers teeing off at The Open on Thursday recalling how his late father... Read More

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    Brighton sign Bissouma

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Brighton have signed 21-year-old midfielder Yves Bissouma from Lille on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced.... Read More

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    Aduana, Enyimba top CAF Cup groups after victories

    JOHANNESBURG: Aduana Stars of Ghana and Enyimba of Nigeria became CAF Confederation Cup group leaders Wednesday after matchday 3 home victories.Stars ... Read More

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    Women urged to report WC assault cases

    PARIS: French officials on Wednesday urged women to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France’s World Cup win, after ... Read More

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    Dual joy for Thomas at Tour de France

    LA ROSIERE, France: Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the overall leader’s ... Read More

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    Jakarta venues ?95pc ready? for Asian Games

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    Shamsi joins SA squad ahead of Colombo decider

    COLOMBO: Tabraiz Shamsi has linked up with the South African team in Colombo ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka that starts on July 20.The lef... Read More

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    Morgan glad to see Root back in the runs

    LEEDS: Eoin Morgan was glad to see the return of the “Joe Root we know and trust” as his second successive unbeaten hundred helped England... Read More

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    Hazard, Courtois future in board?s hands: Sarri

    LONDON: The futures of star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois can be decided by the Chelsea board said the club’s new manager Maurizi... Read More

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    IOC in legal battle over Olympic founder?s name

    LAUSANNE: A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem lik... Read More

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    Joshua keen to join boxing greats

    LONDON: Anthony Joshua has set his sights on joining boxing’s all-time greats as the heavyweight champion builds up to his title defence against... Read More

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    McIlroy eager to annex fifth major

    CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy says returning to playing the carefree golf of the start of his career may be the answer ... Read More

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    Iniesta joins Japan?s Vissel Kobe

    TOKYO: Hundreds of football fans flocked to cheer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when he arrived in Japan on Wednesday to join his new club Vissel Ko... Read More

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    France World Cup win triggers spike in hate speech in Poland

    WARSAW: A Polish anti-racism NGO said Wednesday that it has filed several dozen hate speech complaints with prosecutors after a spike in racial posts ... Read More

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    Panama World Cup coach Gomez quits

    PANAMA CITY: Hernan Dario Gomez said on Tuesday that he was quitting as coach of Panama after leading the nation to their first World Cup finals.&ldqu... Read More

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