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    Warriors rout Rockets

    OAKLAND, United States: Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to... Read More

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    Wise seizes first US PGA title

    LOS ANGELES: Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson golf tournament by th... Read More

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    Inter snatch Champions League spot

    MILAN: Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League football berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on th... Read More

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    Iran announces World Cup squad

    TEHRAN: Iran announced its 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup late Sunday, surprisingly omitting striker Kaveh Rezaei, but with plenty of expectation... Read More

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    Iniesta, Torres depart Barca, Atletico in style

    MADRID: Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out wit... Read More

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    Nadal eyes 11th French Open

    ROME: Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an eighth Rome Masters title wil... Read More

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    Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

    PARIS: Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence w... Read More

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    Almost 200 athletes, officials seek Aussie asylum

    SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month’s Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official ... Read More

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    MTFA summer camp begins today

    LAHORE: The 14th Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) summer camp 2018 will begin here at the Model Town football ground on Tuesday. MTFA President Mian... Read More

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    Guerrero gets Fifpro?s support in doping ban

    LIMA: Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has received the backing of players’ union FIFPro ahead of a meeting with FIFA’s president to try to ove... Read More

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    Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in Thomas Cup

    BANGKOK: World badminton number one Viktor Axelsen led Denmark’s Thomas Cup 5-0 demolition of Algeria on Monday, as Japan’s women also bre... Read More

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    Christian Bendary faces barrier in Egyptian football

    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt: Mina Bendary dreamed of becoming a professional footballer in Egypt, but found his Coptic Christian name was an insurmountable barr... Read More

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    Iran announces WC squad

    TEHRAN: Iran announced its 24-man squad for the 2018 World Cup late Sunday, surprisingly omitting striker Kaveh Rezaei, but with plenty of expectation... Read More

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    Morata misses out on Spain WC squad

    MADRID: Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, announced on Monday. Morata paid the price for a disappointing de... Read More

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    Nadal eyes 11th French Open title

    ROME: Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an eighth Rome Masters title wil... Read More

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    Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

    PARIS: Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence w... Read More

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    Ariya annexes Kingsmill C?ship title

    WASHINGTON: Ariya Jutanugarn produced a magnificent display of pressure putting to win the weather-shortened LPGA Kingsmill Championship in a playoff ... Read More

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    Gustard joins Harlequins

    LONDON: Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday. Gustard, 42,... Read More

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    Hughes wins 100m crown at Boston Games

    NEW YORK: Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, disqualified from a Commonwealth Games 200m title last month, won the 100m crown at Sunday’s Boston Ga... Read More

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    Juve women win Serie A crown

    Turin, Italy: Juventus’ women’s team made it a double title celebration for the Turin giants by winning the Serie A crown in their first s... Read More

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    Horse racing: Justify eyes Triple Crown after tough victory

    WASHINGTON: Justify was looking “bright” after a hard-fought victory in the Preakness Stakes, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday, with all si... Read More

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    Ranking boost for Sharapova

    PARIS: Maria Sharapova’s run to the Italian Open semi-finals has earned her an 11-place jump to 29th in the latest WTA rankings on Monday. While... Read More

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    Iraq to host int?l soccer tourney in Nov

    BAGHDAD: Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to... Read More

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    Aves lift maiden Portuguese Cup

    LISBON: Unfancied Aves shocked a rattled Sporting 2-1 to clinch their first Portuguese Cup title on Sunday, five days after a horrific gang attack at ... Read More

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    Football: Iniesta, Torres bow out in style

    MADRID: Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out wit... Read More

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    Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

    ANTWERP, Belgium: Spain’s Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in... Read More

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    Iraq to host first international tournament since ?90s

    BAGHDAD: Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to... Read More

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    Former Sunderland star Gibson avoids prison over drink driving

    LONDON: Former Republic of Ireland and Sunderland star Darron Gibson has been spared prison despite admitting a second serious drink-driving offence.G... Read More

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    There was a lot of talk, people thought it wasn’t working out, but a coach and a player don’t have to be best friends, we don’t have... Read More

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    Hazard targets title to hint at Chelsea stay

    LONDON: Eden Hazard dropped a hint he is willing to stay at Chelsea next season as the FA Cup winner set his sights on more silverware.Hazard scored t... Read More

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    Sweden beat Switzerland in penalty shootout to retain world title

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Sweden defeated Switzerland in a dramatic penalty shootout after a pulsating Ice Hockey World Championship final at the Royal Are... Read More

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    Cahill urges clarity over Conte?s Chelsea future

    LONDON: Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian w... Read More

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    Pogba evasive over Man United future

    PARIS: Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a diffic... Read More

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    Klopp seeks fitting finale to long road to Kiev

    LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive... Read More

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    Italy football shakeup offers hope to Juve?s rivals

    MILAN: The shakeup in Italian football promised by Roberto Mancini following the Azzurri’s World Cup flop has offered hope to Juventus’s r... Read More

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    Nishikori needs French Open success to reignite career

    TOKYO: It has been a long and frustrating road back to fitness for Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who will arrive at Roland Garros without an ATP title ... Read More

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    Britain?s Hughes wins 100m crown at Boston Games

    NEW YORK: Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, disqualified from a Commonwealth Games 200m title last month, won the 100m crown at Sunday’s Boston Ga... Read More

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    Rejuvenated Spain ready to thrill the world again

    MADRID: With a potent mix of hungry youngsters and seasoned veterans who have already triumphed at international tournaments, Spain boast all the ingr... Read More

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    New world tour with massive prize money proposed

    LONDON: A new global golf circuit is being planned, multiple sources have confirmed to Reuters, in what would be the biggest upheaval in the professio... Read More

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    Barca bid Iniesta farewell after beating Sociedad

    BARCELONA: Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona on Sunday and his supposed successor scored the winner as Philippe Coutinho’s superb strike... Read More

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    Cavs school Celtics, trim deficit in finals

    LOS ANGELES: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday, powering their way back into the NBA Eastern Con... Read More

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    Ledecky cruises to 800m free win

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    Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice

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    Leishman, Wise share PGA Byron Nelson lead

    LOS ANGELES: Australian Marc Leishman grinded through and clung to a share of the lead with US rookie Aaron Wise after Saturday’s windy third ro... Read More

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    Hazard the hero as Chelsea hold firm to win Cup

    WEMBLEY, United Kingdom: Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage... Read More

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    Catlin wins first Asian Tour crown

    BEIJING: American John Catlin won his first Asian Tour golf title Sunday finishing off the final day of play at 16-under-par over four rounds at the A... Read More

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    Wilson and Kenyans take Boston titles

    NEW YORK: Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Game... Read More

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    England to prepare players for eventual racism in Russia

    LONDON: England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according... Read More

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    Japan women start strongly in Thomas and Uber Cups

    BANGKOK: Japan’s women dominated Australia 5-0 to get the nation’s quest for Thomas and Uber Cup badminton double off to a flying start in... Read More

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    Elina lays down French Open marker in Rome

    ROME: Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her ... Read More

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    Lahore race results

    LAHORE: Following are results of Lahore Races held on Sunday.First race: win Malika, second Music Boy, third Killing Eye,Second race: win Afzaal Choic... Read More

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    Wilson, Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

    NEW YORK : Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Gam... Read More

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    Catlin takes victory at the Asia-Pacific Classic

    BEIJING: American John Catlin won his first Asian Tour title Sunday finishing off the final day of play at 16-under-par over four rounds at the Asia-P... Read More

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    England calling probably cost Shields All Blacks jersey

    WELLINGTON: Brad Shields’ decision to opt for an England jersey cost him a “probable” slot in the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen sai... Read More

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    Aussie Leishman, US rookie Wise share PGA Nelson lead

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    Castroneves, Patrick among nine Indy 500 pole seekers

    CHICAGO: Three-time winner Helio Castroneves led nine qualifiers Saturday for an Indianapolis 500 pole position battle, with Danica Patrick driving he... Read More

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    Russell keepsa featherweight WBC crown

    WASHINGTON: Gary Russell Jr retained his World Boxing Council featherweight title on Saturday, taking a unanimous 12-round decision over previously un... Read More

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    Leicester sign defender Ricardo from Porto

    LISBON: Premier League side Leicester City have signed Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira from Porto for a fee that could rise to 25 million euros ($2... Read More

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    Taguchi?s boxing history bid ended by ?Hexecutioner?

    TOKYO: Ryoichi Taguchi’s bid to become the first Japanese boxer to successfully defend a unified world title was dashed by junior lightweight ri... Read More

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    Marquez cruises at Le Mans as Zarco crashes out

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    Waratahs end 40-game trans-Tasman horror run

    BUENOS AIRES: The New South Wales Waratahs ended Australia’s 40-match losing streak against New Zealand rivals by thrashing Otago Highlanders 41... Read More

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    Japan strongly placed in badminton

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    Kolkata clinch third playoff spot as Bangalore bow out

    NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders became the third team to make the Indian Premier League play-offs on a day when Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers... Read More

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    Berg?s dramatic 65 steals victory for Hampshire

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    Justify wins Preakness, sets stage for Triple Crown bid

    BALTIMORE: Kentucky Derby winner Justify battled to a gritty victory in the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday to keep the dream of a 13th Triple Crow... Read More

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    Messi to get a rest in Barca?s final La Liga game

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    S Africa women smash BD to sweep T20 series

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    Wellington qualify for Club WC with Oceania triumph

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s Team Wellington qualified to take on some of the best teams in the world at December’s Club World Cup after winn... Read More

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    Rain comes to Nadal?s rescue

    ROME: Heavy rain came to Rafael Nadal´s rescue in the Rome Masters final on Sunday just when defending champion Alexander Zverev was pushing tow... Read More

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    PSG chief Al-Khelaifi dispels Buffon rumours

    PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has poured water on suggestions Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon could step in to replace the ... Read More

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    Chelsea owner Abramovich waiting for UK visa

    MOSCOW: Russian state media on Sunday cited an unconfirmed report that Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich’s British visa has run out, ... Read More

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    Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

    MONTREAL: Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden’s B... Read More

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    Defending champs out of play-offs

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    Svitolina stuns Halep to retain Italian Open crown

    ROME: Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her ... Read More

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    Catlin takes victory at Asia-Pacific Classic

    BEIJING: American John Catlin won his first Asian Tour title Sunday finishing off the final day of play at 16-under-par over four rounds at the Asia-P... Read More

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    Stevenson draws with Jack to keep light-heavyweight crown

    MONTREAL: Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson retained his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title on Saturday after fighting Sweden’s B... Read More

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    Leicester sign defender Ricardo from Porto

    PORTO, Portugal: Premier League side Leicester City have signed Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira from Porto for a fee that could rise to 25 million e... Read More

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    Ronaldo and Bale score in Real?s draw

    MADRID: Real Madrid’s final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly on Saturday until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal ... Read More

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    Quote of the day

    He (Bale) has never given up and right now he’s scoring a lot. I’m very happy with his role in the team at the moment and what he has been... Read More

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    Wilson, Kenyans take distance titles at Boston meet

    NEW YORK: Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Game... Read More

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    Lyon seal Champions League spot

    PARIS: Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to qualify for the Champion... Read More

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    Sanchez has to ?improve?, insists United great Scholes

    LONDON: Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in Saturday’s FA Cup fin... Read More

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    Svitolina stuns Halep to win Italian Open

    ROME: Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favourite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside 6-0, 6-4 to successfully defend her ... Read More

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    Balotelli back as Mancini plots Italy revival

    TURIN: New Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday recalled Nice striker Mario Balotelli to the Azzurri fold for three upcoming friendlies as he begin... Read More

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    Ledecky cruises to 800m free victory in Indianapolis

    LOS ANGELES, California: Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky capped her first meet as a professional with a dominant victory in the 800m... Read More

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    Galatasaray win 21st

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    Marquez cruises at Le Mans as Zarco crashes out

    LE MANS, France: Marc Marquez reeled off his third win on the bounce in the French MotoGP on Sunday as home favourite and pole sitter Johann Zarco cra... Read More

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    Japan women start strongly in badminton?s Thomas and Uber Cup

    BANGKOK: Japan’s women dominated Australia 5-0 to get the nation’s quest for a Thomas and Uber Cup badminton double off to a flying start ... Read More

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    Hazard the hero as Chelsea win FA Cup

    LONDON: Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty at Wembley on Saturday to salvage a disappointing ... Read More

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    Kolkata clinch third playoff spot, Bangalore bow out

    HYDERABAD, India: Kolkata Knight Riders became the third team to make the Indian Premier League play-offs on a day when Virat Kohli’s Royal Chal... Read More

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    BD recall Mosaddek for T20 series against Afghanistan

    DHAKA: Bangladesh on Sunday recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain in their 15-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India n... Read More

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    England to prep players for racism in Russia

    LONDON: England are to receive advice on how to deal with potential racist incidents they may encounter at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, according... Read More

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    Nadal claims stunning eighth Rome Masters title

    ROME: Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunn... Read More

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    Ledecky dominates in 200m free win

    LOS ANGELES: Katie Ledecky bagged her third victory in three days at the Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis on Friday with a dominant performance in... Read More

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    Leishman leads by one midway through Byron Nelson

    LOS ANGELES: Australian Marc Leishman followed up his career-best 61 with a five-under-par 66 on Friday to stay atop the Byron Nelson golf leaderboard... Read More

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    Nadal, Djokovic to meet for 51st time in Rome

    Rome: Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled b... Read More

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    Ledecky dominates in 200m victory

    LOS ANGELES: Katie Ledecky bagged her third victory in three days at the Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis on Friday with a dominant performance in... Read More

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    Svitolina sinks Kontaveit to reach final

    ROME: Holder Elina Svitolina dominated Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-3 in 74 minutes on Saturday to reach a second straight final at the Italian Open.The Ukr... Read More

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    Badminton federation swats down new scoring plan

    BANGKOK: Badminton’s global governing body swatted down a plan on Saturday to adopt a new scoring system that favours faster matches after playe... Read More

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    Narrow lead for Chun in Kingsmill C?ship

    WASHINGTON: Chun In-gee fired a five-under 66 to take the clubhouse lead in the second round of the USLPGA Kingsmill Championship which was disrupted ... Read More

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