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Real complete Super Cup rout of Barca

Posted by on 17/08/2017
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Real complete Super Cup rout of Barca

Real complete Super Cup rout of Barca

MADRID: Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent off in the first leg, but his […]

New blow for Barca as Suarez out for a month

Posted by on 17/08/2017
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New blow for Barca as Suarez out for a month

New blow for Barca as Suarez out for a month

Coutinho, Dembele ‘close’ to battered Barcelona BARCELONA: Troubled Barcelona were dealt a new blow ahead of the start of the Spanish league season when Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month with a knee injury yesterday. The Uruguayan striker suffered the injury in the second half of Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat away to Real […]

MacGill declines Bangladesh job

Posted by on 17/08/2017
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MacGill declines Bangladesh job

MacGill declines Bangladesh job

DHAKA: Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has turned down a Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of two- Test series against his home country, a senior cricket official said yesterday. Bangladesh were hoping to get some inside knowledge from MacGill, who took 208 wickets in 44 Tests for Australia, before the crucial home series […]

Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

Posted by on 16/08/2017
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Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

BERLIN: Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg. The result in south-west Germany leaves Klopp’s Liverpool in pole position ahead of the return at Anfield on Wednesday, August 23. After goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had saved […]

German female ref ready to whistle in Bundesliga

Posted by on 16/08/2017
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German female ref ready to whistle in Bundesliga

German female ref ready to whistle in Bundesliga

BERLIN: Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus insists she is no feminist trailblazer as she prepares to become the first female ref in Europe’s top leagues having already tamed Bayern Munich’s stars. The 38-year-old is on the official list of Bundesliga referees for the 2017/18 season, which starts tomorrow, meaning she will become the first female ref in […]

Woods had marijuana in system at arrest

Posted by on 16/08/2017
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Woods had marijuana in system at arrest

Woods had marijuana in system at arrest

FORT LAUDERDALE: Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by police said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, released the report less than a week after the golf superstar agreed to enter […]

Zidane angered by five-game Ronaldo ban

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Zidane angered by five-game Ronaldo ban

Zidane angered by five-game Ronaldo ban

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger yesterday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Madrid hold a 3-1 first leg lead going into the second leg against their fierce rivals today (2100 GMT), but will have to […]

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back, Nadal # 1

MASON: Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This US Open warmup has now lost five of the top six players in the men’s rankings. […]

Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

Broad backs Anderson to fire in Ashes

LONDON: Stuart Broad is “very confident” longstanding new-ball partner James Anderson will play a “big part” in England’s upcoming Ashes defence in Australia. Anderson recently turned 35 and there are concerns a five-Test series ‘Down Under’, which starts in November, could be a tour too far for England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker. The Lancashire paceman […]

Kuwait shooting champions returns home

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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Kuwait shooting champions returns home

Kuwait shooting champions returns home

KUWAIT: Minister of Commerce and Industry, Acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khalid Al-Roudhan said “We congratulate Kuwait’s champions and the Shooting Sport Federation for their achievement, as Asia’s top shooting champions, and was able to top many countries like China, India along with many others.” He said “we are used to Kuwait shooters raising […]

Ronaldo banned for 5 games

Posted by on 14/08/2017
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Ronaldo banned for 5 games

Ronaldo banned for 5 games

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season. Ronaldo was banned for five games yesterday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was […]

Virat Kohli hails ‘special’ Pandya after series sweep

Posted by on 14/08/2017
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Virat Kohli hails ‘special’ Pandya after series sweep

Virat Kohli hails ‘special’ Pandya after series sweep

PALLEKELE: India’s captain Virat Kohli heaped praise on Hardik Pandya for his maiden century in the third Test after the visitors inflicted a crushing series defeat on Sri Lanka yesterday. Pandya’s 96-ball 108 paved the way for victory by an innings and 171 runs inside three days, India’s first clean sweep of an overseas three-Test […]

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