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Farah makes history in Beijing

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Farah makes history in Beijing

Farah makes history in Beijing

BEIJING: Mo Farah etched his name in the pantheon of middle distance running greats and put a tough season opening behind him yesterday when he defended his 10,000m title at the world championships in Beijing. The Briton’s victory was his sixth consecutive global track distance title, an unprecedented feat that saw him better the likes […]

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

Rooney misfires as Newcastle hold Utd

MANCHESTER: Manchester United’s early-season goal-scoring problems resurfaced in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United yesterday that left them with just two goals from their opening three Premier League games. The spotlight will inevitably fall on England centre-forward Wayne Rooney, who has now gone 10 games without a goal for his club and was once again […]

Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

Posted by on 21/08/2015
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Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

Djokovic routs Wawrinka for semi spot

CINCINNATI: World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters yesterday. The top-seeded Serb breezed past Wawrinka with little difficulty in just over an hour, winning 6-4, 6-1 to avenge his defeat to the Swiss in the French Open […]

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

Bilbao end 31-year trophy wait

MADRID: Athletic Bilbao claimed their first trophy in 31 years as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate on Monday. Lionel Messi had given the European champions-who trailed 4-0 from the first leg-a glimmer of hope with the opener two minutes before half-time. However, any realistic hope […]

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Posted by on 19/08/2015
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Benteke secures Liverpool victory

Benteke secures Liverpool victory

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers backed new signing Christian Benteke to transform his side’s play after the former Aston Villa striker’s goal secured a 1-0 victory over promoted Bournemouth. Benteke struck in the 26th minute at Anfield on Monday, prodding home a cross from Jordan Henderson in front of the Kop, and the goal stood […]

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

Posted by on 17/08/2015
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City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

City sharpen Chelsea’s pain

MANCHESTER: Manchester City deepened the gloom at Chelsea with a rousing 3-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium yesterday that took them five points clear of the Premier League champions. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in typically deft fashion in the 31st minute before late goals from captain Vincent Kompany-his second in two games-and Fernandinho signalled […]

Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

Djokovic advances, Kyrgios exits to boos

MONTREAL: World number one Novak Djokovic, second seed Andy Murray and three-time champion Rafa Nadal were all cheered into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup on Thursday while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios exited to boos and a hefty fine. Djokovic, also a three time winner on the Canadian hardcourts, needed only 54 minutes to complete […]

Pedro Barca’s hero in Super Cup classic

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

Suarez joins Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA top player list

PARIS: Barcelona’s Uruguay forward Luis Suarez was yesterday named on a three-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for 2014/15. The 28-year-old joins perennial top player nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Suarez’s Barca teammate Messi won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2011 while Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is the […]

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

Ashwin stuns Sri Lanka

GALLE: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed six wickets as India bowled out Sri Lanka for 183 but then stumbled briefly in reply in a rousing start to the first Test yesterday. Twelve wickets fell on the opening day and India were themselves reduced to 28-2 before they recovered to post 128 without further loss by stumps […]

Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

Phelps sizzles in 200m medley

SAN ANTONIO: Michael Phelps made it three national titles in three world leading times in three days on Sunday with a sizzling 200m individual medley triumph at the US swimming championships. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist electrified the crowd by hitting the 150-meter mark under world record pace en route to a dominant victory in […]

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

Coutinho beauty gives Liverpool Stoke revenge

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning late goal as Liverpool avenged their humiliating defeat on last season’s final day against Stoke City with a 1-0 victory yesterday. The Reds were thrashed 6-1 — their heaviest defeat in 52 years-at the Britannia Stadium 77 days ago, but made partial amends for that loss with a hard-fought […]