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  • Liverpool’s Van Dijk says he will skip Euros to focus on knee rehab

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    Liverpool’s Van Dijk says he will skip Euros to focus on knee rehab

    MAY 12 — Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has said he has made the difficult decision to skip next month’s European Championship in a bid to fully recover...

  • Man City fans gather to celebrate title glory

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    Man City fans gather to celebrate title glory

    MANCHESTER , May 12 — Jubilant Manchester City fans gathered outside the Etihad Stadium to celebrate the team’s Premier League title triumph after arch rivals Manchester...

  • Run less, win more: Guardiola guides Man City through congested season

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    Run less, win more: Guardiola guides Man City through congested season

    LONDON, May 12 ― “You have to run much less,” was the explanation Pep Guardiola offered on how he turned the worst start to a season of his managerial career into a third...

  • Djokovic overcomes 'strange' three-hour rain break to advance in Rome

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    Djokovic overcomes 'strange' three-hour rain break to advance in Rome

    ROME, May 12 ― World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a “strange” lengthy rain delay to beat  American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the third round of the...

  • PSB Presidential Council member gives cash incentive to Pandelela for her gold medal win

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    PSB Presidential Council member gives cash incentive to Pandelela for her gold medal win

    SIBU, May 12 ― Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) Presidential Council member Datuk Seri Abang Aditjaya Abang Alwi yesterday gave RM10,000 to Pandelela Rinong for her gold medal feat...

  • Fernandinho targets Champions League glory after Man City win title

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    Fernandinho targets Champions League glory after Man City win title

    LONDON, May 12 ― Manchester City captain Fernandinho set his sights on winning the club's first Champions League crown as they celebrated a third Premier League title in four...

  • Spieth makes PGA return at full strength after Covid-19

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    Spieth makes PGA return at full strength after Covid-19

    WASHINGTON, May 12 ― Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth, who tries to complete a career Grand Slam at next week's PGA Championship, said yesterday he is just back to full...

  • Solskjaer says Man United need additions to challenge Man City

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    Solskjaer says Man United need additions to challenge Man City

    MANCHESTER, May 12 ― Just moments after rivals Manchester City secured the Premier League title, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent a clear message to the...

  • Man City crowned Premier League champions again

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    Man City crowned Premier League champions again

    MANCHESTER, May 12 ― Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after second-placed rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home...

  • Man United lose to Leicester to hand title to Man City

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    Man United lose to Leicester to hand title to Man City

    MANCHESTER, May 12 ― A weakened Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City today, ending Manchester City's wait to be crowned Premier League champions. A...

  • Ings strikes twice as Southampton beat Palace 3-1

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    Ings strikes twice as Southampton beat Palace 3-1

    SOUTHAMPTON, May 12 ― Danny Ings scored twice on his return from injury to help Southampton bounce back from conceding an early goal and beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in their Premier...

  • Man United sweating over Maguire's availability for Europa final

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    Man United sweating over Maguire's availability for Europa final

    MANCHESTER, May 12 ― Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire faces a race to be fit for their Europa League final against Villarreal on May 26 after sustaining an ankle ligament...

  • Laporte set to play for Spain after being granted citizenship

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    Laporte set to play for Spain after being granted citizenship

    MADRID, May 12 ― Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will be available for selection for Spain at the European Championship after his application to be a Spanish citizen...

  • Uefa moves Champions League final to Porto, reports Turkish media

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    Uefa moves Champions League final to Porto, reports Turkish media

    ANKARA, May 12 ― Uefa has moved this month's Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea from Istanbul to Porto, according to Turkish media reports today....

  • This was the toughest Premier League title win, says City boss Guardiola

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    This was the toughest Premier League title win, says City boss Guardiola

    MANCHESTER, May 12 ― Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his third Premier League title, secured today after a lockdown-impacted campaign, was the toughest he had won so...

  • Koeman expects questions on Barca future after collapse at Levante

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    Koeman expects questions on Barca future after collapse at Levante

    VALENCIA (Spain), May 12 ― Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he expected his future at the club to be debated after a horrendous second-half display saw his side slide to a 3-3...

  • Barca squander lead twice to draw at Levante as title bid fades

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    Barca squander lead twice to draw at Levante as title bid fades

    VALENCIA, Spain, May 12 ― Barcelona twice threw away the lead to draw 3-3 at Levante today in a potentially fatal blow to their chances of winning the La Liga title. The draw...

  • Sporting win first Portuguese title in 19 years

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    Sporting win first Portuguese title in 19 years

    LISBON, May 12 ― Sporting were crowned Portuguese champions for the first time since 2002 when they beat Boavista 1-0 at home today. Striker Paulinho struck the only goal of the...

  • Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation with wait-and-watch approach

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    Nadal casts doubts over Olympic participation with wait-and-watch approach

    LONDON, May 11 — Rafa Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year’s Tokyo Olympics amid the Covid-19 pandemic, saying today that he has to be flexible and...

  • PSG’s Verratti doubt for Euros after knee injury

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    PSG’s Verratti doubt for Euros after knee injury

    PARIS, May 11 — Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Verratti faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after sustaining a right knee injury, the Ligue 1 club said today, casting...

  • Buffon to leave Juventus but postpones decision on retirement

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    Buffon to leave Juventus but postpones decision on retirement

    TURIN, May 11 — Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season but could still join another team if he...

  • Atletico coach Simeone defends VAR for making football fairer

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    Atletico coach Simeone defends VAR for making football fairer

    MADRID, May 11 — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said football had become fairer thanks to video technology and insisted he was not worried Real Madrid’s furore over...

  • Two Schalke players sidelined with Covid-19, Hertha game to proceed

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    Two Schalke players sidelined with Covid-19, Hertha game to proceed

    BERLIN, May 11 — Two Schalke 04 players are isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 but their delayed Bundesliga game against Hertha Berlin tomorrow will take place as...

  • Change is coming to the rankings, it’s inevitable, says Djokovic

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    Change is coming to the rankings, it’s inevitable, says Djokovic

    LONDON, May 11 — The recent success of younger players on the men’s tour points to an “inevitable” shift at the top of the ATP rankings, said world number one Novak...

  • Germany boss Loew set to recall Mueller for Euro 2020, according to report

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    Germany boss Loew set to recall Mueller for Euro 2020, according to report

    BERLIN, May 11 — Germany coach Joachim Loew has reportedly contacted Thomas Muller and is poised to reverse the forward’s 2019 exile by naming the Bayern Munich player in his...

  • Dimitrov stunned by Spanish qualifier in Rome

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    Dimitrov stunned by Spanish qualifier in Rome

    ROME, May 11 — Sixteenth seed Grigor Dimitrov crashed out of the Italian Open in the first round today when he was beaten in straight sets by Spanish qualifier Alejandro...

  • Yilmaz, Mbappe and Neymar nominated for Ligue 1 player of the year

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    Yilmaz, Mbappe and Neymar nominated for Ligue 1 player of the year

    PARIS, May 11 — Lille striker Burak Yilmaz and Paris Saint-Germain pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been named among the five nominees for the Ligue 1 players’ player of the...

  • Real Madrid injury nightmare continues as Mendy ruled out for season

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    Real Madrid injury nightmare continues as Mendy ruled out for season

    MADRID, May 11 — Real Madrid’s injury crisis dragged on when left back Ferland Mendy was today ruled out for the rest of the season with a shin problem, leaving coach Zinedine...

  • Arteta calls for unity at wounded Arsenal

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    Arteta calls for unity at wounded Arsenal

    LONDON, May 11 — Mikel Arteta says he needs “unity and stability” as he seeks to return Arsenal to the top echelon of the Premier League after a disappointing campaign. The...

  • Ibrahimovic to miss at least two Milan games with knee injury

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    Ibrahimovic to miss at least two Milan games with knee injury

    ROME, May 11 — Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for at least two matches with a knee injury, just a month before the start of Euro 2020, AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli said today....

  • Parker willing to lead relegated Fulham’s promotion bid

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    Parker willing to lead relegated Fulham’s promotion bid

    LONDON, May 11 — Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate...

  • Former Malaysian runner and Olympian Asir Victor dies at 81

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    Former Malaysian runner and Olympian Asir Victor dies at 81

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Legendary Malaysian 400-metre runner and Olympian, Datuk Asirvatham Victor, died in Ipoh this morning at the age of 81. Malaysian Athletics Federation...

  • Scotland midfielder McLean to miss Euro 2020 due to knee injury

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    Scotland midfielder McLean to miss Euro 2020 due to knee injury

    LONDON, May 11 — Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean will miss the European Championship because of a knee injury, his club Norwich City said today. McLean, who bagged two goals...