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    Tissot celebrates 20th year as official timekeeper of Asian Games

    JAKARTA: The day after the Official Opening Ceremony of the 18th Asian Games 2018, a Press conference was held by Tissot to celebrate its twentiet... Read More

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    Woods maintains share of lead in Atlanta

    ATLANTA: Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the ... Read More

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    Team Europe dominate first day of Laver Cup

    CHICAGO: Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1 after the... Read More

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    Lyon appeal after UEFA upholds stadium ban

    LAUSANNE: Lyon reacted to a UEFA ruling on Friday that they must play their next Champions League match behind closed doors by saying they would appea... Read More

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    Japan?s Osaka romps into Tokyo final

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina... Read More

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    Badminton star Lee has cancer

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after... Read More

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    LRC returns to high distance races

    LAHORE: The Lahore Race Club (LRC) has returned to its high distance races and with that each race going to be staged will be of the minimum distance ... Read More

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    Porte out of cycling worlds

    PARIS: Richie Porte on Saturday became the latest top rider to withdraw from next week’s World Cycling Championships in Austria, the Australian ... Read More

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    Federer, Djokovic stunned in doubles debut

    CHICAGO: Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1 after the... Read More

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    Red Sox script 105th victory

    LOS ANGELES: Taiwan’s Lin Tzu-Wei hit his first major league homer as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Friday to equal a fra... Read More

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    Wang demolishes Putintseva

    GUANGZHOU: Wang Qiang blitzed fifth seed Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday at the Guangzhou Open final Saturday, the second time in as many years ... Read More

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    Ibisevic double fires Hertha top of Bundesliga

    BERLIN: Hertha Berlin leapfrogged Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as captain Vedad Ibisevic scored twice in a 4-2 home win over... Read More

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    Parma taste back-to-back Serie A wins

    MILAN: Former Arsenal winger Gervinho scored a stunning goal as Parma beat Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday to secure back-to-back wins after they ... Read More

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    Osaka romps into Tokyo final

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina... Read More

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    Murray to play 2 tourneys in China

    LONDON: Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will play two tournaments in China before bringing an end to his troubled campaign.Murray said on Saturd... Read More

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    Walker hurt by Pochettino jibes

    LONDON: Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he was stung by criticism from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after he left the north London ... Read More

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    City Gym reach quarterfinal

    LAHORE: City Gymkhana entered into quarterfinal of 16th Siddiq Memorial Tournament after beating Albilal Club by four wickets at Township Albilal Grou... Read More

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    Ferguson makes emotional return at United

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Manchester United on Saturday for the first time since the club’s legendar... Read More

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    HBL beat Lahore Whites by 17 runs

    LAHORE: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) defeated Lahore Whites by 17 runs in the third round match of the Quaid-i-Azam One-day Cup 2018-19 here at the Gaddaf... Read More

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    Lorenzo takes pole, Rossi struggles

    MADRID: Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo secured his fourth pole position of the 2018 MotoGP season on Saturday by sneaking ahead of Andrea Dovizioso in qu... Read More

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    Fury, Wilder to fight on December 1: promoter

    LOS ANGELES, California: Britain’s Tyson Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight crown on D... Read More

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    Japan?s Osaka romps into Tokyo final

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina... Read More

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    Woods maintains share of lead at Tour Championship

    ATLANTA, Georgia: Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the lead on Frida... Read More

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    Badminton star Lee has cancer, in Taiwan for treatment

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has early-stage nose cancer and is being treated in Taiwan, sports officials said Saturday, after... Read More

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    Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

    CHICAGO, Illinois: Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1... Read More

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    Watford held at Fulham after Mitrovic strikes again

    LONDON: Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the target again as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 home Premier League draw against a high-flying ... Read More

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    Wozniacki?s Tokyo reign ended by Giorgi

    TOKYO: Italian Camila Giorgi dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s hopes of winning a third consecutive Pan Pacific Open tennis title with a stunning ambu... Read More

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    Champions League: Ronaldo sent off, Lyon stun Manchester City

    PARIS: Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cris... Read More

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    Olympic fencing legend Kulcsar dies

    BUDAPEST: Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar, who won gold medals in the epee discipline at three Olympic Games from 1964 to 1972, has died aged 77, the H... Read More

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    Joshua says Wembley return a ?blessing?

    LONDON: World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has described a return to London’s Wembley Stadium for the latest defence of his title belts i... Read More

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    Cipriani axed from England squad

    LONDON: Eddie Jones says his decision to axe Danny Cipriani from England’s training squad wasn’t influenced by the fly-half’s off-fi... Read More

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    US official denounces lifting of Russia ban

    WASHINGTON: The head of the US Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday denounced the decision to lift the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, calling it ... Read More

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    Man City struggling to find CL magic

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester City’s fourth consecutive Champions League (CL) defeat is a stark reminder of the size of the challenge f... Read More

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    Giorgi ends Wozniacki?s Pan Pacific Open reign

    TOKYO: Italian Camila Giorgi dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s hopes of a winning a third consecutive Pan Pacific Open title with a stunning ambush of... Read More

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    Djokovic to provide fire power at Laver Cup

    CHICAGO: The second instalment of the Laver Cup comes at just the right time for 14-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic who is back in top form afte... Read More

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    Geniez earns ticket for France?s world team

    PARIS: AG2R rider Alexandre Geniez beat compatriot Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic) to the final spot in France’s world road race championship t... Read More

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    Yet another controversy for Umar Akmal

    LAHORE: Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal while playing for Habib Bank Limited involved into yet another controversy as his Lahore Whites counterpart, U... Read More

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    Le Roux, Louw to miss Springbok Tests

    JOHANNESBURG: South Africa full-back Willie le Roux and loose forward Francois Louw have returned to their English clubs and will not be available for... Read More

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    Heavyweight champ Charr fails drugs test

    BERLIN: World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week’s title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after ... Read More

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    Alli won?t be rushed back

    LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the last minute before deciding whether to bring Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli back from injury for Satur... Read More

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    Juve march on but Ronaldo faces further punishment

    VALENCIA, Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo should escape an increase on his one-match ban in the Champions League but Juventus’ star summer signing migh... Read More

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    Russian athletes return as WADA lifts RUSADA ban

    VICTORIA, Seychelles: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian at... Read More

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    Olympic fencing legend Kulcsar dies

    BUDAPEST: Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar, who won gold medals in the epee discipline at three Olympic Games from 1964 to 1972, has died aged 77, the H... Read More

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    Sports tourney launched for Bundesliga clubs

    BERLIN: Bundesliga teams will battle it out on-line this season with the German Football League (DFL) announcing plans for an eSports competition for ... Read More

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    Belgium joins France atop FIFA rankings

    LAUSANNE: Belgium have joined world champions France as joint leaders of the FIFA world rankings released Thursday, the first time in the table’... Read More

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    Joseph quits Sunwolves

    TOKYO: Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is set to relinquish control of Super Rugby’s Sunwolves to concentrate on the host team’s run-in to t... Read More

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    Bilodid becomes judo world?s youngest champ

    PARIS: Daria Bilodid of Ukraine made judo history on Thursday by becoming the youngest world champion at the age of 17. Bilodid, aged exactly 17 years... Read More

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    Kent promoted to Division One after eight years

    LONDON: A five-wicket haul from Darren Stevens helped Kent skittle out Glamorgan for just 78, as they posted a massive win by an innings and 172 runs,... Read More

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    German league launches eSports tournament for Bundesliga clubs

    BERLIN: Bundesliga teams will battle it out on-line this season with the German Football League (DFL) announcing plans for an eSports competition for ... Read More

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    Ireland to join UK in exploring 2030 World Cup bid

    DUBLIN: The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has announced it will join England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in exploring a potential bi... Read More

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    Hungary?s Olympic fencing legend Gyozo Kulcsar dies at 77

    BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hungarian fencer Gyozo Kulcsar, who won gold medals in the epee discipline at three Olympic Games from 1964 to 1972, has died aged ... Read More

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    Ramos tops Champions League booking table

    MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is as renowned for his disciplinary lapses as his defensive qualities and the Spaniard earned another unwante... Read More

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    Pochettino won?t rush Alli back despite Spurs slump

    LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the last minute before deciding whether to bring Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli back from injury for Satur... Read More

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    Villa striker McCormack joins Bolt?s club in Australia

    SYDNEY: Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack on Thursday joined Australian team Central Coast Mariners on a season-long loan deal that could see him pla... Read More

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    World No 1 Rose to defend Indonesian Masters

    JAKARTA: World number one Justin Rose will return to Royale Jakarta Golf Club in December to defend his Indonesian Masters title, the organisers said ... Read More

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    ?Like Lothar Matthaeus? - Sanches? star on the rise at Bayern

    LISBON, Portugal: Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac believes the German champions have unearthed the next Lothar Matthaeus as Renato Sanches continues to... Read More

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    Milan and Cortina revive Italy?s 2026 Winter Games bid

    ROME: Italy forged ahead with its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, hurriedly revising its original plans to stage the games across t... Read More

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    Piquet would welcome Alonso to Formula E

    LONDON: Brazilian Nelson Piquet junior says he would welcome former teammate Fernando Alonso in Formula E, should the double Formula One world champio... Read More

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    Djokovic to provide fire power for Team Europe at Laver Cup

    CHICAGO, Illinois: The second installment of the Laver Cup comes at just the right time for 14-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic who is back in to... Read More

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    World heavyweight champ Charr fails drugs test

    BERLIN: World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week’s title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after ... Read More

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    Joshua says Wembley return a ?blessing?

    LONDON: World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has described a return to London’s Wembley Stadium for the latest defence of his title belts i... Read More

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    Wozniacki?s Tokyo reign ended by Giorgi

    TOKYO: Italian Camila Giorgi dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s hopes of a winning a third consecutive Pan Pacific Open title with a stunning ambush of... Read More

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    Sarri?s perfect start facing test at West Ham

    LONDON: There were plenty of furrowed brows when Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge with minimal fanfare in July, tasked with turning Chelsea b... Read More

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    Russian athletes to return to competion as WADA lifts doping ban

    VICTORIA, Seychelles: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian at... Read More

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    Ronaldo sent off, Lyon stun Man City

    PARIS: Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory at Valencia in a match overshadowed by a controversial red card for Cris... Read More

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    Kyrgios ?pep talk? umpire suspended

    LOS ANGELES: The US Open umpire criticised for giving Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, reports said ... Read More

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    Koreas to bid for 2032 Summer Games

    SEOUL: North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a dipl... Read More

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    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Liverpool beat PSG, Messi hits hat-trick

    PARIS: Roberto Firmino’s last-gasp strike gave Liverpool a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling encounter on the opening night of the... Read More

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    Osaka blazes into quarters

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first ... Read More

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    Japanese MMA star Norifumi dies at 41

    TOKYO: Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three weeks af... Read More

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    China?s ?Maradona? still going strong at 63

    HANGZHOU, China: Friends call him “Maradona” and Chinese media have dubbed him “Soccer Nut” — Zhao Chongshan is 63 but h... Read More

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    Umpire Lahyani suspended for Kyrgios ?pep talk?

    LOS ANGELES: The US Open umpire criticised for giving Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, reports said ... Read More

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    Poonam takes India women home

    NEW DELHI: Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav’s four-wicket haul guided India women to a 13-run victory over Sri Lanka women in the first T20I at FTZ Spor... Read More

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    Asia Cup: Afghans face B?desh challenge today

    ABU DHABI: This was meant to be one of the few high stakes game of the group phase. Both Afghanistan and Bangladesh weren’t expected to make lif... Read More

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    Stone earns maiden England ODI call

    LONDON: Uncapped Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone has been called up for England’s five-game ODI tour of Sri Lanka next month. Sam Curran ha... Read More

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    ?Firmino good enough with one eye?

    LIVERPOOL: Sadio Mane said he had urged Liverpool match-winner Roberto Firmino to declare himself fit for the Champions League opener against Paris Sa... Read More

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    Injured Nadal to miss Asian tournaments

    BARCELONA: World number one Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to the right knee injury t... Read More

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    ?Kane can?t shoulder Spurs burden alone?

    LONDON: Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate E... Read More

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    Football: Hwang keeps Hamburg on winning run

    BERLIN: South Korea striker Hwang Hee-chan said his winning goal for Hamburg was just the tonic for Asian Games fatigue after keeping Germany’s ... Read More

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    Liverpool launch European Cup campaign in style

    LIVERPOOL: Liverpool turned the page on defeat in May’s Champions League final and showed why they are even stronger candidates to win a sixth E... Read More

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    Shin puts Suwon into Asian semis

    SUWON, South Korea: Goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong saved three penalties as Suwon Bluewings weathered Jeonbuk Motors’ sensational fightback and reache... Read More

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    Osaka cruises into Pan Pacific Open quarters

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first ... Read More

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    Two Koreas to bid for 2032 Olympics

    SEOUL: North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a dipl... Read More

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    Ampadu signs Chelsea deal

    LONDON: Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Ampadu, who... Read More

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    Messi demolishes PSV Eindhoven with hat-trick

    BARCELONA: Lionel Messi had said it was time Barcelona won the Champions League again and he played like a man on a mission on Tuesday, scoring a hat-... Read More

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    Kane can?t shoulder goalscoring burden alone: Lamela

    LONDON: Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate E... Read More

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    Muniz wins gold at World Surfing Games

    TOKYO: Argentina’s Santiago Muniz won the men’s gold medal at the World Surfing Games on Wednesday, while Kanoa Igarashi and Shun Murakami... Read More

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    Juve?s Costa gets four-match suspension for spitting

    TURIN: Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been suspended for four Serie A matches after spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco during Sunda... Read More

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    CONMEBOL wants Copa America in same years as Euros

    ASUNCION, Paraguay: South American football confederation CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday that it wants to change its calendar so that the Copa America ... Read More

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    Japanese MMA star Norifumi ?Kid? Yamamoto dies at 41

    TOKYO: Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three weeks af... Read More

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    WADA vice-president to vote against Russia reinstatement

    LONDON: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice-president Linda Helleland has said she will oppose a proposal to reinstate the Russian agency RUSADA if i... Read More

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    Kyrgios ?pep talk? umpire suspended

    LOS ANGELES, California: The US Open umpire criticised for giving Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, r... Read More

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    USOC must do more to help retiring athletes: Phelps

    NEW YORK: American swimmer Michael Phelps says the US Olympic Committee (USOC) should do more to help Olympians transitioning into retirement, saying ... Read More

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    North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

    SEOUL: North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a dipl... Read More

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    Hero goalie puts Suwon into Asian semis

    SUWON, South Korea: Goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong saved three penalties as Suwon Bluewings weathered Jeonbuk Motors’ sensational fightback and reache... Read More

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    Boateng wants clear-the-air talks with Bayern bosses

    BERLIN: Germany defender Jerome Boateng wants clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness after his off-season... Read More

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    Osaka blazes into Pan Pacific Open quarters

    TOKYO: Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first ... Read More

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    Firmino stuns PSG as Messi?s brilliance marks start of UCL

    PARIS: Roberto Firmino’s last-gasp strike gave Liverpool a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling encounter on the opening night of the... Read More

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    Brighton play draw with Southampton

    SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom: Brighton came from two goals down for the second game in succession to earn a 2-2 draw away to south coast rivals Southam... Read More

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    Ruffled Azarenka posts Tokyo victory

    TOKYO: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka fought the gremlins to beat Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-4, 7-5 and reach the last 16 of the Pan Pacif... Read More

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