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Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

Posted by on 23/09/2015
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Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

Stylish City cruise in League Cup; Swansea out

LONDON: Record signing Kevin De Bruyne scored again as Manchester City crushed Sunderland 4-1 to reach the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, but Swansea City fell to second-tier Hull City. Manchester City’s perfect start to the Premier League season was abruptly ended by a 2- 1 loss at home to West Ham United at […]

FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

Posted by on 22/09/2015
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FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

FIFA to brief executive committee on probes

ZURICH: FIFA’s executive committee will be updated this week on the American and Swiss corruption investigations which involve some of its own members, football’s governing body said yesterday. The twoday session starting Thursday will be chaired by President Sepp Blatter, who is an expected target of both federal cases. Nine current executive members, including Blatter, […]

Kuwait SC win football Super Cup

Posted by on 22/09/2015
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Kuwait SC win football Super Cup

Kuwait SC win football Super Cup

KUWAIT: Kuwait SC were crowned winners of the eighth edition of the football Super Cup late on Monday after comfortably overcoming Qadsiya 3-1. Fahd Al-Ansari scored for Qadsiya first in the seventh minute from a neat pass by Ghanaian professional Rashid Sumaila. Kuwait equalized in the 29th-minute thanks to Hussein Salem’s long shot from outside […]

Ferguson eyed Guardiola as successor

Posted by on 22/09/2015
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Ferguson eyed Guardiola as successor

Ferguson eyed Guardiola as successor

LONDON: Alex Ferguson lined up Pep Guardiola as his potential successor at Manchester United but the Spanish coach didn’t call him before taking the Bayern Munich job. In his new book “Leading,” Ferguson said the club “established that several very desirable candidates were unavailable” before David Moyes was hired in 2013 for an unsuccessful 11-month […]

Ronaldo eyes history as Real face tough test

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Ronaldo eyes history as Real face tough test

Ronaldo eyes history as Real face tough test

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo has another chance to move ahead of Raul as Real Madrid’s top goalscorer of all time on enemy territory as Los Blancos make the daunting trip to take on Athletic Bilbao tomorrow. Ronaldo is just two goals off matching Raul’s record mark of 323, but was surprisingly unable to add to his […]

Martial shines again for Man Utd

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Martial shines again for Man Utd

Martial shines again for Man Utd

SOUTHAMPTON: Anthony Martial’s dramatic start to his Manchester United career continued as he scored twice in a 3-2 victory at Southampton yesterday that left his side second in the Premier League table. Last weekend Martial, 19, made an immediate impression in his first appearance since his move from Monaco for a reported initial fee of […]

Juve end win drought, Totti reaches 300 goals

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Juve end win drought, Totti reaches 300 goals

Juve end win drought, Totti reaches 300 goals

MILAN: Frenchman Paul Pogba created one goal and scored another as Juventus finally claimed their first Serie A win of the season, while Francesco Totti hit his 300th goal for Roma in a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo. After their worst start to the season in several decades, Juventus travelled to Genoa hoping to build on […]

West Ham end City’s winning streak _ Man City 1 West Ham 2

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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West Ham end City’s winning streak _ Man City 1 West Ham 2

West Ham end City’s winning streak _ Man City 1 West Ham 2

MANCHESTER: Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho ended Manchester City’s 11-match run of consecutive Premier League victories as West Ham recorded a stunning 2-1 success at Eastlands. Without injured centre-half and captain Vincent Kompany, City conceded goals for the first time this season and looked uncharacteristically vulnerable in defence. After West Ham’s first half strikes, a […]

Liverpool, Celtic held in Europa League

Posted by on 18/09/2015
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Liverpool, Celtic held in Europa League

Liverpool, Celtic held in Europa League

PARIS: Liverpool conceded a late equaliser as they began their Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux, while 10-man Celtic drew 2-2 away to Ajax on Thursday. Back-to-back losses to West Ham and Manchester United in the English Premier League had increased the pressure on Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers but Adam Lallana’s sublime […]

Swiss to extradite Figueredo to US

Posted by on 17/09/2015
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Swiss to extradite Figueredo to US

Swiss to extradite Figueredo to US

GENEVA: Switzerland ruled yesterday that former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo should be extradited to the US, the first suspect facing a forced transfer in the corruption case that has shaken world football. Figueredo, a Uruguayan national, has been charged by the US justice department with using his influence to solicit millions of dollars worth […]

Man Utd revenues fall but £500m milestone in view

Posted by on 17/09/2015
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Man Utd revenues fall but £500m milestone in view

Man Utd revenues fall but £500m milestone in view

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United’s revenues fell by 8.8 percent last season, but the club yesterday predicted record revenues of £500 million ($776.4 million, 686 million euros) to £510 million for 2015-16. United’s failure to qualify for the lucrative Champions League saw revenues for the period 2014-15 fall by £38 million to £395.2 million, as […]

Husband bars Iran footballer from Asian championship – Sportscaster invokes his right under Islamic law

Posted by on 17/09/2015
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