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  • ‘Next year we have to do it’: Neymar keen for Messi reunion

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    ‘Next year we have to do it’: Neymar keen for Messi reunion

    PARIS, Dec 3 — Neymar dropped a bombshell on Wednesday as he followed up scoring twice for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United by...

  • Forty-eight players test positive for Covid-19 as NBA gears up for new season

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    Forty-eight players test positive for Covid-19 as NBA gears up for new season

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 — Forty-eight NBA players tested positive for Covid-19, the league said on Wednesday, as players returned to their team's home markets for the start of the...

  • Neymar puts Man United to the sword as Dortmund advance, Giroud scores four

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    Neymar puts Man United to the sword as Dortmund advance, Giroud scores four

    PARIS, Dec 3 — Neymar’s brace helped Paris Saint-Germain to a vital 3-1 win over Manchester United on Wednesday that took the French club to within touching distance of the...

  • Lakers open season as NBA releases three days of 20/21 schedule

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    Lakers open season as NBA releases three days of 20/21 schedule

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 — The NBA season will tip off Christmas week with two games on opening night, highlighted by the Los Angeles Lakers championship ring ceremony, the league...

  • Messi fined for Maradona tribute celebration

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    Messi fined for Maradona tribute celebration

    MADRID, Dec 3 — Lionel Messi and Barcelona have been fined a combined €780 (RM3,845) after the player was shown a yellow card for lifting his shirt to pay tribute to the late...

  • LeBron signs two-year, US$85m extension with Lakers

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    LeBron signs two-year, US$85m extension with Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, US$85 million (RM346.6 million) contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent told multiple news outlets...

  • Real Madrid profit down €38.1m due to Covid-19

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    Real Madrid profit down €38.1m due to Covid-19

    MADRID, Dec 3 — La Liga champions Real Madrid announced on Wednesday a profit of €313,000 (RM1.5 million) for the 2019/2020 financial year, down €38.1 million from the...

  • Milan coach Pioli Covid-19 clear, Fiorentina’s Prandelli positive

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    Milan coach Pioli Covid-19 clear, Fiorentina’s Prandelli positive

    MILAN, Dec 2 — AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli has been given the all-clear from Covid-19 and will be on the bench for Thursday’s Europa League game against Celtic, the Italian...

  • Mourinho says injured Kane likely to be fit for Arsenal clash

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    Mourinho says injured Kane likely to be fit for Arsenal clash

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane missed training ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash at Austrian side LASK Linz but could be fit for the North London...

  • Less contact, short trips: Virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

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    Less contact, short trips: Virus-hit Olympics bosses set out rules

    TOKYO, Dec 2 — Athletes at the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics will face regular testing, restrictions on mingling and potential punishment for non-compliance with health...

  • Arsenal boss Arteta backs temporary subs for head injuries

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    Arsenal boss Arteta backs temporary subs for head injuries

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal’s David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that...

  • Zidane in ‘serious danger’ after Madrid crisis deepens

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    Zidane in ‘serious danger’ after Madrid crisis deepens

    MADRID, Dec 2 — Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium was the scene of Zinedine Zidane’s last stand as Real Madrid coach before resigning in stunning fashion in May 2018 and the arena...

  • Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, to race for Haas F1 in 2021

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    Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, to race for Haas F1 in 2021

    MANAMA, Dec 2 — The Schumacher name will return to Formula One next season with Mick, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael, announced on Wednesday as a...

  • Colombia part company with Queiroz

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    Colombia part company with Queiroz

    BOGOTA, Dec 2 — Carlos Queiroz has lost his job as coach of Colombia, with the former Real Madrid boss paying the price for two expensive 2022 World Cup qualifying losses, the...

  • Rajagobal sets AFF Championship target for Brunei football team

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    Rajagobal sets AFF Championship target for Brunei football team

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — New Brunei national coach Datuk K. Rajagobal is known for setting the bar very high for himself — and his teams. So, it’s no surprise that...

  • Russell to stand in for F1 champion Hamilton at Sakhir

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    Russell to stand in for F1 champion Hamilton at Sakhir

    MANAMA, Dec 2 — Britain’s George Russell will stand in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix after being released by Williams, both teams announced...

  • Report: Australian Open tennis Grand Slam delayed to February 8

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    Report: Australian Open tennis Grand Slam delayed to February 8

    MELBOURNE, Dec 2 — The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam will start three weeks late on February 8, reports said on Wednesday, with players cleared to train during quarantine...

  • City’s Guardiola turns focus to Premier League after European qualification

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    City’s Guardiola turns focus to Premier League after European qualification

    MANCHESTER, Dec 2 — Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola says his players can now fully focus on turning the tide in the Premier League during a busy festive period after...

  • Luiz to miss Arsenal’s Europa League game due to head injury

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    Luiz to miss Arsenal’s Europa League game due to head injury

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Arsenal defender David Luiz will miss tomorrow’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna as he continues to recover from a head injury sustained against...

  • Champions League a headache for Atletico, says Simeone

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    Champions League a headache for Atletico, says Simeone

    MADRID, Dec 2 — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said they are still going in the right direction even after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to an understrength Bayern...

  • Covid-19 case Hamilton ‘devastated’ to miss Sakhir Grand Prix

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    Covid-19 case Hamilton ‘devastated’ to miss Sakhir Grand Prix

    SAKHIR, Dec 2 — World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was devastated to miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain having tested positive for coronavirus. Hamilton, who...

  • English football agrees plan for overseas players after Brexit

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    English football agrees plan for overseas players after Brexit

    LONDON, Dec 2 — English football’s governing bodies have agreed a plan for entry requirements that must be fulfilled for clubs to sign overseas players after Brexit. The...

  • Uefa to discuss new 10-game model for Champions League group stage, says report

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    Uefa to discuss new 10-game model for Champions League group stage, says report

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Uefa is to hold talks over proposals that would see the Champions League group stage transformed to guarantee 10 matches for each side in the competition,...

  • Zidane determined to turn around Real Madrid slump after latest Shakhtar defeat

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    Zidane determined to turn around Real Madrid slump after latest Shakhtar defeat

    KIEV, Dec 2 — Zinedine Zidane rubbished suggestions he could walk away from Real Madrid and said the Spanish giants did not deserve to lose after going down 2-0 to Shakhtar...

  • Klopp delighted by one of his ‘biggest nights’ as youngsters see Liverpool through

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    Klopp delighted by one of his ‘biggest nights’ as youngsters see Liverpool through

    LIVERPOOL, Dec 2 — Jurgen Klopp hailed a depleted Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Ajax to reach the last 16 as one of his greatest Champions League nights given the circumstances of...

  • Porto reach last 16, Man City top group after stalemate

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    Porto reach last 16, Man City top group after stalemate

    PORTO, Dec 2 — Pep Guardiola saluted Manchester City’s “incredible personality” after they sealed first place in Champions League Group C with a 0-0 draw against Porto...

  • Alisson adds to Liverpool injury woes

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    Alisson adds to Liverpool injury woes

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield...

  • ‘Disrespectful’ Morata gets two-match ban

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    ‘Disrespectful’ Morata gets two-match ban

    MILAN, Dec 2 — Alvaro Morata has been banned for two Serie A matches following his red card in Juventus’ 1-1 draw against Benevento at the weekend, Italy’s top division said...

  • Lukaku double keeps Inter alive in Champions League

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    Lukaku double keeps Inter alive in Champions League

    MONCHENGLADBACH (Germany), Dec 2 — Romelu Lukaku kept Inter Milan’s Champions League hopes alive yesterday, scoring two second-half goals to seal a dramatic 3-2 win at...

  • Atletico frustrated as Mueller penalty rescues weakened Bayern

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    Atletico frustrated as Mueller penalty rescues weakened Bayern

    MADRID, Dec 2 — Atletico Madrid must wait to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after substitute Thomas Mueller scored a late penalty for a much-changed...

  • PSG coach Tuchel ‘can’t explain’ Mbappe Champions League goal drought

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    PSG coach Tuchel ‘can’t explain’ Mbappe Champions League goal drought

    MANCHESTER, Dec 2 — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he was “very surprised” at superstar forward Kylian Mbappe’s Champions League goal drought ahead of...

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    Bournemouth blow chance to go top of Championship

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Bournemouth wasted a chance to move into first place in the Championship after Scott Sinclair’s brilliant 40-yard lob helped Preston clinch a 3-2 win...

  • Cavani will be energised by facing PSG, says Solskjaer

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    Cavani will be energised by facing PSG, says Solskjaer

    MANCHESTER, Dec 1 — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Edinson Cavani will be ready to face his old club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday despite the distraction...