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  • Wan-Bissaka embodies bright start by youthful Man United

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    Wan-Bissaka embodies bright start by youthful Man United

    MANCHESTER, Aug 23 — Manchester United’s acquisition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50 million (RM256.4 million) in June raised eyebrows for a right-back with fewer than half a...

  • New-look Juventus begin Serie A defence without ailing Sarri

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    New-look Juventus begin Serie A defence without ailing Sarri

    MILAN, Aug 23 — Juventus begin their Serie A campaign at Parma tomorrow looking to push their record Scudetto run to nine but with a different style of football under new coach...

  • Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

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    Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

    MADRID, Aug 23 — Lionel Messi could be ready to play against Real Betis on Sunday and Barcelona could do with him back. In other circumstances, Messi might have left it another...

  • Five players to watch in Serie A

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    Five players to watch in Serie A

    MILAN, Aug 23 — Eight-time holders Juventus begin their title defence and Napoli will be looking for their first Scudetto in 30 years as Serie A returns in Italy this weekend....

  • Sarri to miss Juve’s opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

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    Sarri to miss Juve’s opening Serie A fixtures with pneumonia

    MILAN, Aug 23 — Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions’ first two games of the new season against Parma and Napoli as he recovers from pneumonia, the...

  • ‘Make up for lost time’: Oxlade-Chamberlain pens new Liverpool deal

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    ‘Make up for lost time’: Oxlade-Chamberlain pens new Liverpool deal

    LONDON, Aug 23 — Injury-hit Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain penned a new deal with the European champions yesterday and pledged to “make up for lost time”. The...

  • Djokovic could face Federer in US Open semis, Nadal in final

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    Djokovic could face Federer in US Open semis, Nadal in final

    NEW YORK, Aug 23 — Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final under the US Open draw unveiled...

  • Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

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    Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

    NEW YORK, Aug 23 — Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US...

  • Murray heads back to Challenger Tour for first time in 14 years

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    Murray heads back to Challenger Tour for first time in 14 years

    PARIS, Aug 23 — Former world number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at the Rafa Nadal Open in Manacor, Spain, next week. The...

  • Watford loan Sweden winger Sema to Udinese

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    Watford loan Sweden winger Sema to Udinese

    MILAN, Aug 23 — Watford winger Ken Sema has completed a season-long loan move to Udinese, the Serie A side confirmed yesterday. The six-times capped Sweden international only...

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    India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie postponed over security fears

    NEW DELHI, Aug 23 — The upcoming Davis Cup tie between hosts Pakistan and India has been postponed amid security fears, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said yesterday....

  • Leicester’s Rodgers hails Soyuncu as ideal replacement for Maguire

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    Leicester’s Rodgers hails Soyuncu as ideal replacement for Maguire

    LONDON, Aug 22 — Leicester City’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu is a readymade replacement for Harry Maguire after making a strong start to the Premier League season,...

  • EPL: Villa’s Smith expects stern test against solid Everton

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    EPL: Villa’s Smith expects stern test against solid Everton

    LONDON, Aug 22 — Aston Villa’s forwards need to be more clinical in front of goal, but manager Dean Smith does not expect their task to get easier against Everton in the...

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    Malaysia sweeps seven gold medals on first day of Track Cycling Championships

    NILAI, Aug 22 — The national para-cycling squad had an outstanding say as it won seven of eight gold medals on offer at the 2019 South East Asia Track Cup Grand Prix & 2019...

  • Wilder: Morrison ready for Sheffield United debut against Leicester

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    Wilder: Morrison ready for Sheffield United debut against Leicester

    LONDON, Aug 22 — Sheffield United midfielder Ravel Morrison could make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said today. The...

  • Kovac says Coutinho will not start for Bayern on Saturday

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    Kovac says Coutinho will not start for Bayern on Saturday

    BERLIN, Aug 22 — Brazilian star midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not make his first Bundesliga start when Bayern Munich travel to Schalke on Saturday, said coach Niko Kovac...

  • Spurs midfielder Nkoudou seals Besiktas move

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    Spurs midfielder Nkoudou seals Besiktas move

    LONDON, Aug 22 — Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to sell French midfielder Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to Turkish Super League side Besiktas, the Premier League club said today....

  • Malaysian high jump athlete Hup Wei gets wild card ticket to Doha World Athletics Championships

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    Malaysian high jump athlete Hup Wei gets wild card ticket to Doha World Athletics Championships

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — National high jump athlete, Lee Hup Wei’s dream of competing at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics...

  • Reports: Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer

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    Reports: Neymar future remains up in air as PSG reject Madrid offer

    PARIS, Aug 22 — Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports today the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of...

  • Murray to step up singles comeback in Nadal’s Challenger event

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    Murray to step up singles comeback in Nadal’s Challenger event

    LONDON, Aug 22 — Former world number one Andy Murray will compete in his first Challenger Tour event in 14 years at next week’s Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca, tournament...

  • Too hot for lifejackets — rules loosened at sizzling Olympic sailing test

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    Too hot for lifejackets — rules loosened at sizzling Olympic sailing test

    ENOSHIMA, Aug 22 — Sailing authorities have loosened the rules on lifejackets at their Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event to help athletes cool down, the latest sport to take...

  • IFAB tell Premier League to get in line on VAR useage

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    IFAB tell Premier League to get in line on VAR useage

    MANCHESTER, Aug 22 — Football’s lawmaking body has urged the Premier League and other competitions to all follow the same rules on the involvement of video review (VAR)...

  • Bayern hope Coutinho’s arrival will spark Bundesliga season

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    Bayern hope Coutinho’s arrival will spark Bundesliga season

    BERLIN, Aug 22 ― German champions Bayern Munich are hoping their fans' enthusiasm with the arrival of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho this week will spill over onto the...

  • France’s Paire survives Humbert scare to reach Winston-Salem quarters

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    France’s Paire survives Humbert scare to reach Winston-Salem quarters

    NORTH CAROLINA, Aug 22 ― Top seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire saved a match point and then fought back to beat compatriot Ugo Humbert 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 to move into the quarter-finals...

  • Jason Day hopes Australian Open gives him a lift

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    Jason Day hopes Australian Open gives him a lift

    SYDNEY, Aug 22 ― Former world number one Jason Day said yesterday he will take another crack at winning his maiden Australian Open this year, hoping to find form on home soil...

  • Climbers hoping to boost Japan's medal count at 2020 Games

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    Climbers hoping to boost Japan's medal count at 2020 Games

    TOKYO, Aug 22 ― Tomoa Narasaki and Akiyo Noguchi have boosted Japan's hopes of a medal when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut next year after winning gold and silver at the...

  • Roddick searches for American successor sixteen years after US Open glory

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    Roddick searches for American successor sixteen years after US Open glory

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 ― When Andy Roddick hoisted his first ― and last ― US Open trophy in 2003, few could have imagined America's men were in for a more than 15-year Grand Slam...

  • Is Canada’s Andreescu the next big thing? Not so fast

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    Is Canada’s Andreescu the next big thing? Not so fast

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 ― When Bianca Andreescu became the first homegrown winner of the Canadian Open in 50 years, the tennis world declared the teenager as the sport's next big...

  • Teen sensation Gauff eyes next act at US Open

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    Teen sensation Gauff eyes next act at US Open

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 ― From the throngs of young fans who idolise her, to the tennis experts desperately seeking the sport's “next big thing”, there is no shortage of...

  • No panic stations as Australia’s Barty heads to New York to do some damage

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    No panic stations as Australia’s Barty heads to New York to do some damage

    SYDNEY, Aug 22 ― “No worries” is one of Australia's more notable contributions to the English language but Ash Barty has preferred the mantra “no panic stations” over...

  • Fans betting on sentimental favourite Serena to win US Open

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    Fans betting on sentimental favourite Serena to win US Open

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 ― In the twilight of her remarkable career Serena Williams is more often the sentimental favourite rather than the bettors' choice but the 37-year-old American...

  • Djokovic still US Open favourite but Cincinnati defeat gives rivals hope

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    Djokovic still US Open favourite but Cincinnati defeat gives rivals hope

    NEW YORK, Aug 22 ― Novak Djokovic was all set to cruise into the US Open as hot favourite but a semi-final defeat at the Cincinnati Masters last week has at least given hope to...

  • Arsenal optimism faces first major test at Liverpool this weekend

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    Arsenal optimism faces first major test at Liverpool this weekend

    MANCHESTER, Aug 22 ― The two remaining teams with 100 per cent Premier League records this season go head-to-head on Saturday when Liverpool host a new-look Arsenal at Anfield...