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  • Djokovic ties Federer record of 310 weeks as ATP No.1

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    Djokovic ties Federer record of 310 weeks as ATP No.1

    PARIS, March 1 — Novak Djokovic matched Roger Federer’s all-time record for the most weeks as ATP world number one today, holding the top spot for the 310th week. Djokovic’s...

  • Sports Ministry to apply to govt to allow limited spectators into stadium

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    Sports Ministry to apply to govt to allow limited spectators into stadium

    PUTRAJAYA, March 1 — The 2021 Malaysia League (M-League) season is expected to be lively again with the presence of spectators in the stadium as the Ministry of Youth and Sports...

  • MFL hopes M-League will proceed smoothly despite Covid-19 pandemic

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    MFL hopes M-League will proceed smoothly despite Covid-19 pandemic

    PUTRAJAYA, March 1 — The 2021 Malaysia League (M-League) competition, scheduled to start on March 5, was officially launched today with new hopes and a more upbeat vision and...

  • Harimau Malaya squad to continue with centralised training

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    Harimau Malaya squad to continue with centralised training

    MELAKA, March 1 — The national football squad will continue with centralised training for 10 days as scheduled beginning March 20 although the remaining fixtures for the 2022...

  • Lakers blow out Warriors, Giannis propels Bucks over Clippers

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    Lakers blow out Warriors, Giannis propels Bucks over Clippers

    LOS ANGELES, Mar 1 — LeBron James scored 19 points and had plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-91 NBA victory over the Golden State Warriors on...

  • Man United are not scoring enough goals, says Solskjaer

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    Man United are not scoring enough goals, says Solskjaer

    LONDON, Mar 1 — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the team’s defensive display in Sunday’s Premier League goalless draw with Chelsea but said his...

  • Recovering Woods ‘touched’ by show of support from fellow golfers

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    Recovering Woods ‘touched’ by show of support from fellow golfers

    LOS ANGELES, Mar 1 — Tiger Woods, recovering in hospital after surgery for serious leg injuries received in a solo car smash, tweeted thanks Sunday for a show of support from...

  • Klopp sets sights on top four as Liverpool win at last

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    Klopp sets sights on top four as Liverpool win at last

    LONDON, Mar 1 — Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is setting his sights on Champions League qualification after his side finally got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Sheffield...

  • Lukaku keeps Inter’s title push on track as Milan bounce back against Roma

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    Lukaku keeps Inter’s title push on track as Milan bounce back against Roma

    MILAN, Mar 1 — Romelu Lukaku scored after 33 seconds and set up another in Inter Milan’s 3-0 win over Genoa on Sunday to keep their title push on track ahead of city rivals AC...

  • Man United frustrated by penalty row in Chelsea stalemate, Bale stars for Spurs

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    Man United frustrated by penalty row in Chelsea stalemate, Bale stars for Spurs

    LONDON, Mar 1 — Manchester United were left frustrated by a VAR penalty controversy in their 0-0 draw at Chelsea, while the revitalised Gareth Bale struck twice in Tottenham’s...

  • Former West Ham and Newcastle boss Roeder dies aged 65

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    Former West Ham and Newcastle boss Roeder dies aged 65

    LONDON, Mar 1 — Former West Ham United and Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder has died at the age of 65 following a lengthy battle with cancer, the League Managers...

  • Atletico increase La Liga lead with victory at Villarreal

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    Atletico increase La Liga lead with victory at Villarreal

    MADRID, Mar 1 — La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a vital 2-0 win away to Villarreal on Sunday to reaffirm their title ambitions following a difficult run of results....

  • Fonte rescues draw for Lille, Monaco continue surge up table

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    Fonte rescues draw for Lille, Monaco continue surge up table

    PARIS, Mar 1 — Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte’s late header rescued Ligue 1 leaders Lille a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg on Sunday, while Monaco moved closer to the top of the...

  • Freiburg pile misery on Leverkusen as crisis-club Schalke perform mass clear out

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    Freiburg pile misery on Leverkusen as crisis-club Schalke perform mass clear out

    BERLIN, Mar 1 — Bayer Leverkusen’s miserable run of form continued Sunday as they fell to a shock 2-1 home defeat to Freiburg thanks to a brilliant second-half performance...

  • Branden Grace captures second-career title at Puerto Rico Open

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    Branden Grace captures second-career title at Puerto Rico Open

    MIAMI, Mar 1 — South Africa’s Branden Grace conjured up an eagle-birdie finish to claim an emotional one-shot victory at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open on Sunday. The...

  • Goffin ends title drought with Montpellier crown

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    Goffin ends title drought with Montpellier crown

    PARIS, Mar 1 — Belgian David Goffin fought back from a set down to beat Roberto Bautista Agut 5-7 6-4 6-2 in the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier for his first ATP...

  • Sister act as Korda romps to Gainbridge LPGA win

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    Sister act as Korda romps to Gainbridge LPGA win

    MIAMI, Mar 1 — Nelly Korda produced a flawless final round to claim a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge LPGA tournament in Florida on Sunday. Korda — whose elder sister...

  • Qatar Open gets underway despite absences, Covid threat

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    Qatar Open gets underway despite absences, Covid threat

    DOHA, Feb 28 — World number one Ashleigh Barty and Sofia Kenin take top billing at the Qatar Open which starts tomorrow under strict Covid-19 safety protocols and without Simona...

  • Germany coach Loew opens door to return for exiled trio

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    Germany coach Loew opens door to return for exiled trio

    BERLIN, Feb 28 — Germany coach Joachim Loew opened the door today to a surprise summer return for Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, the trio of veteran World Cup...

  • Arsenal hit back to beat Leicester, Fulham held at Palace

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    Arsenal hit back to beat Leicester, Fulham held at Palace

    LONDON, Feb 28 — Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester’s faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 today. Mikel Arteta’s side...

  • Australia’s Popyrin wins first ATP title in Singapore

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    Australia’s Popyrin wins first ATP title in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Feb 28 — Australia’s Alexei Popyrin came back from a set down to beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik at the Singapore Open today and win his first ATP Tour title....

  • Crisis-hit Schalke sack Gross in major clear out

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    Crisis-hit Schalke sack Gross in major clear out

    BERLIN, Feb 28 — Bundesliga crisis club Schalke sacked almost their entire sporting leadership today, including coach Christian Gross, after an alleged player revolt and a 16th...

  • Jiangsu FC says it will cease operations, hopes for new backers to take over

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    Jiangsu FC says it will cease operations, hopes for new backers to take over

    BEIJING, Feb 28 — Recently crowned Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC said today they would cease operations, while expressing hope that new backers might be able to take...

  • No team could cope with Liverpool’s injuries, says Robertson

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    No team could cope with Liverpool’s injuries, says Robertson

    LIVERPOOL, Feb 28 — Liverpool full back Andy Robertson said no team in the world would be able to deal with the injury problems that the Premier League champions have...

  • Chelsea’s Tuchel hails ‘outstanding’ Fernandes ahead of United test

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    Chelsea’s Tuchel hails ‘outstanding’ Fernandes ahead of United test

    LONDON, Feb 28 — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has described Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes as one of the best midfielders in the world and said he tried to sign the...

  • Three things from the Six Nations

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    Three things from the Six Nations

    LONDON, Feb 28 — Wales claimed the Triple Crown with a 40-24 win over England and Ireland secured their first win of this year’s Six Nations yesterday beating Italy 48-10. AFP...

  • Lin won’t ‘name, shame’ in racism claim

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    Lin won’t ‘name, shame’ in racism claim

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 28 — Jeremy Lin said yesterday he won’t be “naming or shaming anyone” amid reports the NBA’s G League is investigating his claim he was called...

  • Beckham: Miami ready for big-name signings

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    Beckham: Miami ready for big-name signings

    MIAMI, Feb 28 — David Beckham says Inter Miami are ready to make big-name signings as they prepare for their second season in Major League Soccer under new coach Phil Neville....

  • Pivac sets Wales sights on bigger prize after Triple Crown triumph

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    Pivac sets Wales sights on bigger prize after Triple Crown triumph

    CARDIFF, Feb 28 — Wales coach Wayne Pivac promised no let-up from his side after a decisive 40-24 win over England in Cardiff yesterday secured the Triple Crown. Victory in a...

  • Guardiola ranks Man City’s record run as one of his greatest feats

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    Guardiola ranks Man City’s record run as one of his greatest feats

    MANCHESTER, Feb 28 — Pep Guardiola rates Manchester City’s 20-game winning run as one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career. City moved 13 points clear at the...

  • Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

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    Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

    SEVILLE, Feb 28 — Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla yesterday to put them two points behind...

  • Mbappe on target twice in PSG cruise

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    Mbappe on target twice in PSG cruise

    PARIS, Feb 28 — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his tally to 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season as Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 4-0 victory at bottom club Dijon yesterday to...

  • Last-gasp winner caps fightback as Leipzig keep pace with Bayern

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    Last-gasp winner caps fightback as Leipzig keep pace with Bayern

    BERLIN, Feb 28 — A last-gasp Alexander Sorloth goal sealed RB Leipzig’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach yesterday and kept them in the thick of...