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  • Barcelona beckons for Nadal after Monte Carlo embarrassment

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    Barcelona beckons for Nadal after Monte Carlo embarrassment

    BARCELONA, April 23 ― Rafael Nadal said yesterday he won't waste time dwelling on his weekend Monte Carlo semi-final loss but instead will concentrate on bouncing back at the...

  • Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi says will miss rest of season after suffering injury

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    Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi says will miss rest of season after suffering injury

    LONDON, April 23 ― Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in yesterday's 2-2 draw against Burnley....

  • Atalanta fight back at Napoli to revive Champions League hopes

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    Atalanta fight back at Napoli to revive Champions League hopes

    ROME, April 23 ― Atalanta thrust their way back into the  race for places with a late fight back to win 2-1 away to Napoli in Serie A yesterday. The visitors survived a...

  • Pochettino: Tottenham focused on Brighton and not Ajax

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    Pochettino: Tottenham focused on Brighton and not Ajax

    LONDON, April 23 ― Tottenham Hotspur are focused solely today's Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion and not on their Champions League semi-final against Ajax...

  • Liverpool's Milner cheering on Manchester United to beat City

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    Liverpool's Milner cheering on Manchester United to beat City

    LONDON, April 23 ― James Milner has said he will become a Manchester United fan for the first time in the hope they can aid Liverpool's bid to win the Premier League title. The...

  • Pogba: United's performance at Everton was 'disrespectful'

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    Pogba: United's performance at Everton was 'disrespectful'

    MANCHESTER, April 23 ― Manchester United's players did not respect the club or their fans during Sunday's 4-0 loss at Everton in the Premier League, midfielder Paul Pogba said....

  • Norwich on brink of Premier League return as Leeds lose

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    Norwich on brink of Premier League return as Leeds lose

    LONDON, April 23 ― Norwich City are on the brink of a guaranteed return to the English Premier League despite dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Stoke yesterday. Third-placed...

  • Chelsea held at 2-2 draw by Burnley, denting Champions League hopes

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    Chelsea held at 2-2 draw by Burnley, denting Champions League hopes

    LONDON, April 23 ― Chelsea suffered a setback in their push for a Champions League spot when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League yesterday and...

  • United’s foundations at risk unless Solskjaer rids club of ‘weeds’

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    United’s foundations at risk unless Solskjaer rids club of ‘weeds’

    LONDON, April 22 — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said prior to the humiliating 4-0 thrashing by Everton there would not be wholesale changes to Manchester United personnel in the close...

  • Sterling to pay for funeral of teenager who ‘touched his life’

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    Sterling to pay for funeral of teenager who ‘touched his life’

    LONDON, April 22 — England star Raheem Sterling is to pay for the funeral of former Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins who he says was an “example to us all”....

  • African players in Europe: ‘Diving’ Salah under fire

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    African players in Europe: ‘Diving’ Salah under fire

    PARIS, April 22 — Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah was compared to British Olympic diver Tom Daley at the weekend after winning the penalty that sealed a 2-0 victory for...

  • Southampton must be clinical at Watford, says Hasenhuettl

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    Southampton must be clinical at Watford, says Hasenhuettl

    LONDON, April 22 — Southampton must be aggressive and clinical to beat Watford tomorrow as they look to move further away from the Premier League relegation zone, manager Ralph...

  • Brighton players have not downed tools, says Hughton

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    Brighton players have not downed tools, says Hughton

    LONDON, April 22 — Brighton & Hove Albion players cannot be accused of not caring about retaining their Premier League status as they look to avoid the drop with four games...

  • Mbappe’s title, but PSG need to breathe new life into Qatari project

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    Mbappe’s title, but PSG need to breathe new life into Qatari project

    PARIS, April 22 — After being the star of France’s 2018 World Cup triumph, Kylian Mbappe has been the standout player for Paris Saint-Germain in a Ligue 1 title-winning...

  • Zidane bemused as Spanish press round on Bale

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    Zidane bemused as Spanish press round on Bale

    MADRID, April 22 — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is bemused by his team’s fans’ attitude towards Gareth Bale after they booed the Welsh forward during Saturday’s 3-0...

  • Young confident misfiring Man United will be ready for City

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    Young confident misfiring Man United will be ready for City

    LIVERPOOL, April 22 — Manchester United’s players are well aware of the importance of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against champions Manchester City and need no extra...

  • Palace have no intention of selling ‘happy’ Zaha, says Hodgson

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    Palace have no intention of selling ‘happy’ Zaha, says Hodgson

    LONDON, April 22 — Crystal Palace are confident their talismanic winger Wilfried Zaha will spend many more seasons at the Premier League club despite expressing his desire to...

  • Djokovic extends lead as world no. 1, Fognini climbs rankings

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    Djokovic extends lead as world no. 1, Fognini climbs rankings

    PARIS, April 22 — Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings today, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters...

  • Johnson remains world no. 1 despite Heritage collapse

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    Johnson remains world no. 1 despite Heritage collapse

    PARIS, April 22 — Dustin Johnson maintained his position as the world number one today despite collapsing out of contention in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. The former US...

  • Silva wants Everton to push on after victory over Man United

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    Silva wants Everton to push on after victory over Man United

    LONDON, April 22 — Everton’s rise to seventh in the Premier League table has come on the back of solid home displays in recent weeks and manager Marco Silva wants his team to...

  • Celtics sweep Pacers out of playoffs, Warriors and Raptors roll on

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    Celtics sweep Pacers out of playoffs, Warriors and Raptors roll on

    LOS ANGELES, April 22 — The Boston Celtics swept their way past Indiana, while the Golden State and Toronto registered road victories over Orlando and the Los Angeles Clippers...

  • Bad boy to model family man: Fognini ‘has everything now’

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    Bad boy to model family man: Fognini ‘has everything now’

    MONACO, April 22 — He may have once been thrown out of the US Open for a misogynistic attack on a female umpire and indulged in a blistering rant at tennis’s NextGen, but...

  • Five things we learned from the Premier League

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    Five things we learned from the Premier League

    CARDIFF, April 22 — Liverpool and Manchester City refuse to cede ground in statistically the greatest Premier League title race of all-time. However, behind the top two posting...

  • Former foes unite to lead France into Fed Cup final against Australia

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    Former foes unite to lead France into Fed Cup final against Australia

    PARIS, April 22 — France set up a Fed Cup final against Australia yesterday when Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who once were barely on speaking terms, teamed-up to...

  • Mbappe at PSG to stay after flattening Monaco in title party

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    Mbappe at PSG to stay after flattening Monaco in title party

    PARIS, April 22 — Kylian Mbappe committed his future to newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain yesterday after sweeping aside Monaco with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win...

  • Neymar returns as Mbappe flattens Monaco in title party

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    Neymar returns as Mbappe flattens Monaco in title party

    PARIS, April 22 — Neymar joined the Paris Saint-Germain title party yesterday when he made his first appearance since January as Kylian Mbappe swept aside Monaco with a...

  • Zidane hails Benzema as world’s best after Bilbao treble

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    Zidane hails Benzema as world’s best after Bilbao treble

    MADRID, April 22 — Zinedine Zidane said Karim Benzema is the best number nine in the world after his hat-trick led Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao yesterrday....

  • Sloppy Arsenal’s top four bid rocked by Palace

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    Sloppy Arsenal’s top four bid rocked by Palace

    LONDON, April 22 — Unai Emery insists Arsenal can still finish in the Premier League’s top four despite a shock 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday. Emery’s side...

  • Klopp praises Liverpool’s will to keep chasing down Man City

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    Klopp praises Liverpool’s will to keep chasing down Man City

    CARDIFF, April 22 — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded his side’s desire to cede no ground in the title race by beating relegation threatened Cardiff 2-0 yesterday to...

  • Liverpool lead again as Man United, Arsenal falter in top four chase

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    Liverpool lead again as Man United, Arsenal falter in top four chase

    LONDON, April 22 — Liverpool moved back top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff, but Manchester United and Arsenal did little for their chances of Champions League...