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  • Mbappe on target again as PSG crush Montpellier

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    Mbappe on target again as PSG crush Montpellier

    PARIS, Feb 21 — Kylian Mbappe scored his 20th goal in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season as French champions Paris St Germain thrashed Montpellier 5-1 at the Parc des Princes...

  • Spurs star Kane back in training ahead of schedule

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    Spurs star Kane back in training ahead of schedule

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Harry Kane is back in training ahead of schedule as the Tottenham striker targets a return to action at Burnley on Saturday. Kane has been sidelined since...

  • Chelsea’s Sarri planning for long-term, defends tactics

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    Chelsea’s Sarri planning for long-term, defends tactics

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is planning for the long-term despite the club’s fans booing his side during Monday’s FA Cup defeat by Manchester United at...

  • Stricker named US captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

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    Stricker named US captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 — Former world number two Steve Stricker will captain the 2020 United States Ryder Cup team, the PGA of America said today. Stricker, 51, was clear favourite to...

  • Raikkonen pushes Ferrari off the top of test timesheets

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    Raikkonen pushes Ferrari off the top of test timesheets

    BARCELONA, Feb 20 — Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen produced the fastest lap so far in Formula One’s pre-season testing to push his previous team, Ferrari, off the top of the...

  • Barca’s Suarez in firing line after European away goals drought

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    Barca’s Suarez in firing line after European away goals drought

    BARCELONA, Feb 20 — Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is under scrutiny for his pitiful scoring record in European away games stretching to more than 25 hours without a goal after a...

  • Hamilton shrugs off Ferrari’s early testing pace

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    Hamilton shrugs off Ferrari’s early testing pace

    BARCELONA, Feb 20 — Lewis Hamilton shrugged off Ferrari’s testing pace today while recognising that he and Mercedes faced their toughest challenge yet as they seek to stretch...

  • Juve’s Khedira out for a month due to heart condition

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    Juve’s Khedira out for a month due to heart condition

    ROME, Feb 20 — Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said today....

  • Qatar eyeing Brazil friendly before Copa America

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    Qatar eyeing Brazil friendly before Copa America

    DOHA, Feb 20 — Newly-crowned Asian Cup winners Qatar could play friendlies against Brazil or Uruguay in June ahead of playing in the Copa America, the team’s coach and...

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    Safee Sali joins PJ City FC

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 20 — The riddle on the status of former national striker, Safee Sali is finally answered after he was confirmed joining Petaling Jaya City FC (PJ City FC)...

  • Federer to make clay court return at Madrid Open

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    Federer to make clay court return at Madrid Open

    MADRID, Feb 20 — Roger Federer confirmed his participation for this year’s Madrid Open today, marking his return to the European clay court season after two years away. The...

  • Sabotage cause of Selangor’s bad performances

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    Sabotage cause of Selangor’s bad performances

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — National football legend, Khalid Ali claimed the bad performances of the Selangor team in the first three matches of the 2019 Super League season was due...

  • Man City owners team with robot-makers to buy Chinese club

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    Man City owners team with robot-makers to buy Chinese club

    SHANGHAI, Feb 20 — Manchester City’s owners City Football Group announced the purchase of Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu today — in partnership with a Chinese...

  • Memories of ‘81 to act as Bayern warning against Liverpool

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    Memories of ‘81 to act as Bayern warning against Liverpool

    BERLIN, Feb 20 — Bayern Munich have earned a slight advantage after their goalless draw at Liverpool in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg yesterday but past...

  • Williams finally get their new car to F1 testing

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    Williams finally get their new car to F1 testing

    BARCELONA, Feb 20 — Williams were hoping to get their new Formula One car on track for the first time today, days later than rival teams who have been busy testing since the...

  • Guendouzi surprised by instant impact at Arsenal

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    Guendouzi surprised by instant impact at Arsenal

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Matteo Guendouzi concedes few people would have heard of him before he arrived at Arsenal last year and that while he is surprised to have become a regular in...

  • Fifa chief thanks Sultan Abdullah for contribution to world football

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    Fifa chief thanks Sultan Abdullah for contribution to world football

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The International Football Association Federation (Fifa) president, Gianni Infantino today expressed gratitude to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan...

  • Chelsea must stay calm to turn season around: Pedro

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    Chelsea must stay calm to turn season around: Pedro

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Chelsea’s season hangs in the balance after Monday’s FA Cup exit but they must stay calm and recapture their best form in the next two games to turn things...

  • Squash champion Nicol’s retirement marks end of an era, Chong Wei says

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    Squash champion Nicol’s retirement marks end of an era, Chong Wei says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The announcement that Datuk Nicol David is retiring from squash marks the end of an era of a legendary squash athlete of global repute. National badminton...

  • Pacquiao tells son: ‘You don’t need to box’

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    Pacquiao tells son: ‘You don’t need to box’

    MANILA, Feb 20 — Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said today he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old’s forays into fighting made young...

  • Bayern stalemate can prove crucial, says Liverpool’s Robertson

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    Bayern stalemate can prove crucial, says Liverpool’s Robertson

    LONDON, Feb 20 — Liverpool defender Andy Robertson feels his team’s goalless home draw with Bayern Munich can be crucial to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League...

  • Man City will not change style despite hiccups, says De Bruyne

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    Man City will not change style despite hiccups, says De Bruyne

    MANCHESTER, Feb 20 — Opponents have figured out how to beat Manchester City this season but the team will not deviate from manager Pep Guardiola’s philosophy as they fight for...

  • Top seed Thiem knocked out of Rio Open in first round

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    Top seed Thiem knocked out of Rio Open in first round

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 20 — Top seed Dominic Thiem was knocked out the Rio Open in the first round yesterday, going down 6-3, 6-3 to Laslo Derje, a result that gave the unheralded...

  • ‘No white flag’ — underdogs Schalke ready for Man City

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    ‘No white flag’ — underdogs Schalke ready for Man City

    GELSENKIRCHEN (Germany), Feb 20 — Schalke are embracing the role of underdogs for today’s Champions League clash against Manchester City with the Bundesliga strugglers...

  • Guardiola urges Man City to draw on Newport win at Schalke

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    Guardiola urges Man City to draw on Newport win at Schalke

    ESSEN (Germany), Feb 20 ­— Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to use the experience of their FA Cup win at lowly Newport when they play Bundesliga strugglers Schalke in...

  • Clay king Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

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    Clay king Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 20 — Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has opened a new academy in Mexico at the Caribbean seaside resort of Cancun. The Costa Mujeres centre is an extension of...

  • Vettel wary of threat from new Ferrari teammate Leclerc

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    Vettel wary of threat from new Ferrari teammate Leclerc

    MONTMELÓ (Spain), Feb 20 — Sebastian Vettel said yesterday he considers new Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc a “full rival” as the German prepares for his latest tilt at a...

  • Erratic Osaka beaten in first match since Australian Open

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    Erratic Osaka beaten in first match since Australian Open

    DUBAI, Feb 20 — Naomi Osaka stumbled badly in her first match since winning the Australian Open and sacking her coach as the world number one went down in a flurry of errors to...

  • Neymar ‘cried for two days’ after new foot injury

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    Neymar ‘cried for two days’ after new foot injury

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 20 — Neymar “cried for two days” after injuring his right foot for a second time in January, he told Brazilian television according to an excerpt of an...

  • Having Ronaldo is an advantage, says Juve coach Allegri

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    Having Ronaldo is an advantage, says Juve coach Allegri

    MADRID, Feb 20 — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says that having Cristiano Ronaldo in his side “is an advantage” ahead of the Portuguese star’s return to Madrid for...