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    Welsh FA chief faces ?racist? probe

    LONDON: Welsh FA chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitel... Read More

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    Fury cleared to fight again

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    Six Russian hockey players get doping ban

    PARIS: Six Russian ice hockey players have been disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping, meaning their country has also been remov... Read More

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    Spurs stumble, James leads Cavaliers rout

    LOS ANGELES: Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas on Tuesday as LeBron... Read More

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    Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go fourth

    HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom: Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte’s claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a c... Read More

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    ?Marsh in line for Test recall?

    PERTH, Australia: Skipper Steve Smith says he is leaning towards playing all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as Australia’s fifth bowler in Thursday&rsqu... Read More

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    Germans would get 350,000 euros each for WC title

    BERLIN: The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should... Read More

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    Tiffany keen to sparkle after making LPGA history

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    Welsh chief faces probe over ?not English? remarks

    LONDON: Welsh FA chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitel... Read More

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    US gymnastic coach banned for misconduct

    CHICAGO: USA Gymnastics has banned a highly decorated coach, after an investigation found he had violated sexual misconduct rules, the sport governing... Read More

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    ?No concerns over Tokyo Olympic preparations?

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    TdF champion Froome in doping row

    PARIS: Four-time Tour de France (TdF) winner Chris Froome had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication in his system during the Vuelta race i... Read More

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    Falcao?s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

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    Wagner an artist at work: Hesson

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    Australia to bid for women WC

    SYDNEY: Australia will bid to host the 2021 women’s and 2027 men’s World Cups, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on government p... Read More

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    Cardona given five-match ban

    PARIS: Colombian international Edwin Cardona was handed a five-match ban by FIFA on Tuesday after being found to have made a “discriminatory&rdq... Read More

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    Nigeria stripped of soccer record

    ABUJA: Nigeria lost their unbeaten World Cup qualifying record on Tuesday as FIFA awarded Algeria a 3-0 win for their final qualifier after the Super ... Read More

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    Lyon winger gets seven-week ban

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    Horn retains WBO welterweight title

    BRISBANE, Australia: Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round technical knockout win over Eng... Read More

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    British board to review Fury licence

    LONDON: Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, a move that would allo... Read More

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    Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go 4th

    HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom: Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte’s claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a c... Read More

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    Dozens arrested in Rio football violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro riot police arrested dozens of Flamengo football fans Wednesday when they used fireworks to attack hotels housing membe... Read More

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    Dozens arrested in Rio football violence

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro riot police arrested dozens of Flamengo football fans on Wednesday when they used fireworks to attack hotels housing me... Read More

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    Stoeger off to winning start with Dortmund

    BERLIN: New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win away ... Read More

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    USA Gymnastics bans coach for sexual misconduct

    CHICAGO, United States: USA Gymnastics has banned a highly decorated coach, after an investigation found he had violated sexual misconduct rules, the ... Read More

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    Concerned Formula One drivers put on united front

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    Quote of the day

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    Pochettino mulls tunnel re-think after derby brawl

    LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked the see-through tunnel at his club’s new stadium might need to be covered up fol... Read More

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    Welsh FA chief faces probe over ?not English? remark

    LONDON: Welsh FA chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitel... Read More

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    British board to review Fury licence

    LONDON: Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, a move that would allo... Read More

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    Horn retains WBO welterweight title with TKO win over Corcoran

    BRISBANE: Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round technical knockout win over English challe... Read More

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    Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test

    LONDON: Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the ... Read More

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    Tiffany aims to sparkle after making HK golfing history

    HONG KONG: Tiffany Chan says she is still coming down to earth after becoming the first golfer from Hong Kong to qualify to compete with the world&rsq... Read More

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    ?No concerns? over Tokyo Olympic preparations: IOC

    TOKYO: Tokyo organisers have shown they will complete all their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wed... Read More

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    Chelsea give Conte cheer, Burnley go fourth

    HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom: Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte’s claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a c... Read More

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    Real eye fifth prize of 2017

    MADRID: Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club’s already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club... Read More

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    Serena hints at return, says ?be excited?

    NEW YORK: American Serena Williams dropped a large hint that she could soon be back on court competing when she posted an Instagram photo of a pair of... Read More

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    Lazio lose to Torino 1-3 in Italy

    ROME: Ciro Immobile was sent off as 10-man Lazio crashed to a 3-1 Serie A defeat against Torino in Rome on Monday.Italian international Immobile saw r... Read More

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    Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

    LOS ANGELES: The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday as a depleted Bosto... Read More

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    Kiwis to rest key players for ODIs

    HAMILTON, New Zealand: New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series ... Read More

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    Cook has no idea about retirement

    SYDNEY: Alastair Cook has “no idea” when he will be retiring and is completely focused on beating Australia in his 150th Test this week to... Read More

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    England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

    PERTH, Australia: England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue where they hav... Read More

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    NZ plan works as Wagner bounces out West Indies

    HAMILTON, New Zealand: New Zealand congratulated themselves on a smart plan as they decimated the West Indies with a day to spare in the second Test t... Read More

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    Nigeria put faith in Fire and Miracles club

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    Ribery taken to court by ex-agent

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    Ufone, Allied Bank enter CPL T20 final

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    Lazio suffer 3-1 Serie A defeat

    ROME: Ciro Immobile was sent off as 10-man Lazio crashed to a 3-1 Serie A defeat against Torino in Rome on Monday.Italian international Immobile saw r... Read More

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    Golf: Armchair officials barred under rules shake-up

    LOS ANGELES: Golf chiefs on Monday announced that tournament officials will no longer act on evidence from television viewers as they attempt to avoid... Read More

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    N Korea tumble to defeat by South in Tokyo dust-up

    TOKYO: North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering po... Read More

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    Pereira vows to go one better than Villas-Boas

    SHANGHAI: Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese S... Read More

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    Gayle?s historic ton hands Rangpur maiden BPL title

    DHAKA: Chris Gayle single-handedly knocked the wind out of Dhaka Dynamites’ sails and helped Rangpur Riders win the Bangladesh Premier League (B... Read More

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    NZ to rest key players for WI ODIs

    HAMILTON: New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the W... Read More

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    Robots will help Olympic visitors at Tokyo airport

    TOKYO: Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport “scattered” with robots to help them, an official said Tuesd... Read More

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    Czech FA appoints new chief

    PRAGUE: The Czech Football Association (FACR) has picked its new chairman at a general meeting on Tuesday, ending a months-long impasse following the ... Read More

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    Upbeat Sri Lanka out to make history in Mohali

    MOHALI: The history of sport is filled with examples of the underdogs’ triumph every time they had been grossly underestimated, and India’... Read More

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    England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

    PERTH: England, battered from their latest off-field booze-related scandal, will try to cling on to the Ashes urn at a venue where they haven’t ... Read More

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    Pep defends City celebrations after derby win

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s celebrations after the Premier League leaders beat fierce rivals Manche... Read More

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    Mourinho accuses City of lack of ?education?

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City players of a lack of “education” over their celebrations at Old Traf... Read More

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    PSG hopes Neymar will return in 3-4 days

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days after he travelled home for personal reasons, coac... Read More

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    Pistorius injured in prison brawl

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    Ambris arm broken

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    Cook not mulling retirement ahead of 150th Test

    SYDNEY: Alastair Cook has “no idea” when he will be retiring and is completely focused on beating Australia in his 150th Test this week to... Read More

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    Wagner destroys Windies as Kiwis sweep series

    HAMILTON: A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over the West Indies i... Read More

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    Russia approves athletes competing under neutral flag

    MOSCOW: The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave a green light for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics... Read More

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    Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

    MADRID: Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club’s already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club... Read More

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    World Cup winner Goetze writes children?s book

    BERLIN: Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has started a sideline career as an author after releasing his illustrated children’s book... Read More

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    Spurs defender Alderweireld out until February

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    West Indies fined for slow over-rate

    DUBAI: The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test against New Zealand, which ended in Hamilton on Tuesday... Read More

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    Quote of the day

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    North Korea?s footballers floored by South in Tokyo dust-up

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    Czech FA appoints new chief to end long-drawn crisis

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic: The Czech Football Association (FACR) has picked its new chairman at a general meeting on Tuesday, ending a months-long impass... Read More

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    Bayern winger Ribery taken to court by ex-agent

    BERLIN: Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery briefly appeared in court in Germany on Tuesday over claims he owes 3.5 million euros ($4.1m) to his ex-agent... Read More

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    Tokyo airport to be ?scattered? with robots for 2020 Olympics

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    Klopp admits passions ruled after derby draw

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    Mourinho accuses City of lack of ?education?

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    Donnarumma claims ?ethical abuse? to cancel Milan deal

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    Armchair officials barred under rules shake-up

    LOS ANGELES, California: Golf chiefs on Monday announced that tournament officials will no longer act on evidence from television viewers as they atte... Read More

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    Russia to support its neutral athletes at Winter Games

    MOSCOW: Russia’s Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to support its athletes who choose to compete in next year’s Winter Games in South Ko... Read More

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    Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

    MADRID: Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club’s already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club... Read More

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    Cook not thinking about retirement

    SYDNEY: Alastair Cook has “no idea” when he will be retiring and is completely focused on beating Australia in his 150th Test this week to... Read More

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    New Zealand wrap up series

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    Manchester City are a very good team and they are protected by the luck, and the gods of football are behind themJose Mourinho (Manchester United mana... Read More

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    Davis Cup tie

    BRISBANE, Australia: Australia will play Germany in the opening round of the Davis Cup World Group tie on hard court in Brisbane in February, organise... Read More

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    AC Milan beat Bologna in Serie A

    MILAN: Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunda... Read More

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    Celtics turn tables on Pistons, Oladipo shines

    LOS ANGELES: The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two w... Read More

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    Lyon, Marseille record wins

    PARIS: Lyon and Marseille kept the pressure firmly on Monaco in the race for Champions League football qualification in France as Mario Balotelli fire... Read More

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    Suarez, Messi maintain Barca?s La Liga lead

    MADRID: Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck in the final 20 minutes to edge out ... Read More

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    Otamendi gives Manchester City derby delight

    LONDON: Manchester City took a giant step towards the title as the leaders beat Manchester United 2-1 to clinch a record-equalling 14th successive Pre... Read More

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    ?Anderson likely less damaging in Perth?

    SYDNEY: England opening bowler James Anderson is unlikely to get the same swing and movement that made him “very damaging” during the seco... Read More

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    Ronaldo?s Real draw Neymar?s PSG in Champions League

    NYON, Switzerland: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will resume their bid for a first European Cup treble in 42 years against Neymar’s Pari... Read More

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    Kenya beat Tanzania 1-0

    NAIROBI: Hosts Kenya maintained their unbeaten form to beat rock-bottom Tanzania 1-0 to go top of Group A and qualify to the semi-finals of the Cecafa... Read More

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    World records fall to Bloemen, Kodaira

    LOS ANGELES: Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen and Japan’s Nao Kodaira set world records in winning the men’s 5,000m and women’s 1,000m on Su... Read More

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    Soccer: O?Sullivan claims record-equalling sixth UK title

    YORK, United Kingdom: Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Shaun Murphy 10-5 at the Barbican on Sunday to draw alongside Steve Davis with a record-equalling s... Read More

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    NZ outmuscle Argentina in sevens final

    JOHANNESBURG: Powerful New Zealand outplayed error-prone Argentina 38-14 in Cape Town Sunday to win the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.Th... Read More

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    Ronaldo vs Neymar as Real draw PSG in Champions League

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    Horn is ?dirty? fighter, taunts Corcoran

    BRISBANE, Australia: English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a “dir... Read More

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    Suarez, Messi maintain Barca?s La Liga lead

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    Stricker, O?Hair win QBE shootout

    MIAMI: Steve Stricker and Sean O’Hair captured the QBE Shootout on Sunday, finishing off a wire-to-wire victory with a best-ball eight-under 64 ... Read More

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    Team Blue emerge winner in Friends of Golf Event

    LAHORE: Team Blue prevailed over Team White in a Friends of Golf Event that took place at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. The Friends of Golf Compet... Read More

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    Arteta left bloodied after bust-up

    LONDON: Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and member... Read More

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