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  • Leipzig sign Norway striker Sorloth to replace Werner

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    Leipzig sign Norway striker Sorloth to replace Werner

    BERLIN, Sept 23 — Alexander Sorloth has joined his Norway team-mate Erling Braut Haaland in the Bundesliga after signing for RB Leipzig yesterday to replace Germany striker Timo...

  • Former US Open winner Andreescu to miss rest of 2020

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    Former US Open winner Andreescu to miss rest of 2020

    PARIS, Sept 23 — Last year’s US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said yesterday she will sit out the remainder of the season to focus on her “health and training” after a...

  • Medvedev falls at first hurdle in Hamburg

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    Medvedev falls at first hurdle in Hamburg

    HAMBURG, Sept 23 — Top seed Daniil Medvedev suffered a stunning 6-4 6-3 defeat by Frenchman Ugo Humbert in his first claycourt match of the 2020 season at the Hamburg European...

  • Man United’s Henderson sends out statement of intent to De Gea

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    Man United’s Henderson sends out statement of intent to De Gea

    LONDON, Sept 23 — Dean Henderson’s bid to replace David de Gea as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper got off to a solid start as he made a key save in his belated...

  • Former Ferrari team boss Domenicali to be next F1 CEO

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    Former Ferrari team boss Domenicali to be next F1 CEO

    LONDON, Sept 23 — Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali is set to replace Chase Carey as the sport’s chief executive before the start of next season, senior sources...

  • Man United reach League Cup last 16 as coronavirus causes chaos

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    Man United reach League Cup last 16 as coronavirus causes chaos

    LONDON, Sept 23 — Manchester United moved into the League Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win at Luton, while West Ham boss David Moyes and two of his players contracted the...

  • Juventus sign Atletico forward Morata on one-year loan deal

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    Juventus sign Atletico forward Morata on one-year loan deal

    MADRID, Sept 23 — Juventus have signed Spain striker Alvaro Morata on a one-season loan from Atletico Madrid for €10 million (RM48.4 million), the Italian champions said...

  • Rennes goalkeeper Mendy on brink of Chelsea switch

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    Rennes goalkeeper Mendy on brink of Chelsea switch

    LONDON, Sept 22 — Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is expected to complete his move to Chelsea from Rennes today, Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard has confirmed. The...

  • Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

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    Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

    MADRID, Sept 22 — Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has tested positive for Covid-19, the La Liga club said today. The Spanish club’s statement said that Uruguay...

  • Bayern fans return Super Cup tickets amid ‘super spreader’ fears

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    Bayern fans return Super Cup tickets amid ‘super spreader’ fears

    BERLIN, Sept 22 — Around 800 Bayern Munich supporters have returned tickets for Thursday’s Uefa Super Cup in Hungary amid fears the showcase match could become a “super...

  • FAM deny giving FAS nod to begin talks with Sumareh

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    FAM deny giving FAS nod to begin talks with Sumareh

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have denied giving Football Association of Selangor (FAS) the green light to begin negotiations with Mohamadou...

  • De Bruyne urges Man City to make fast start in title race

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    De Bruyne urges Man City to make fast start in title race

    LONDON, Sept 22 — Kevin De Bruyne has urged Manchester City to make a fast start as they aim to win back the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s side finished 18 points...

  • Bale ‘motivated’ to recover for second Spurs debut, says Mourinho

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    Bale ‘motivated’ to recover for second Spurs debut, says Mourinho

    LONDON, Sept 22 — Gareth Bale’s desire to play for the “club of his heart” could speed his recovery from a knee injury, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said today. Spurs...

  • Marseille allege Neymar made racist remarks towards Japan’s Sakai

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    Marseille allege Neymar made racist remarks towards Japan’s Sakai

    PARIS, Sept 22 — Marseille claim to have footage of Neymar racially abusing Japanese right-back Hiroki Sakai during their Ligue 1 win over Paris Saint-German earlier this month,...

  • Luis Suarez suspected of cheating on Italian exam

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    Luis Suarez suspected of cheating on Italian exam

    ROME, Sept 22 — Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is suspected of cheating to pass his Italian language test with the help of his teachers, the Perugia prosecutor’s department in...

  • ‘Warrior’ Vidal joins Inter to continue Barcelona exodus

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    ‘Warrior’ Vidal joins Inter to continue Barcelona exodus

    MADRID, Sept 22 — Inter Milan have completed a deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Barcelona for €1 million (RM4.9 million), the clubs announced today. “Barcelona and Inter Milan...

  • Guardiola says Man City squad is stretched to its limit

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    Guardiola says Man City squad is stretched to its limit

    LONDON, Sept 21 — Pep Guardiola said his squad is stretched to the limit as Manchester City prepare to launch their League Cup defence after yesterday’s opening Premier League...

  • Gavin Green set for return to action on home soil in this week’s PGM Glenmarie Championship

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    Gavin Green set for return to action on home soil in this week’s PGM Glenmarie Championship

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Malaysian No 1 Gavin Green will play in this week’s PGM Glenmarie Championship on the local Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour as he gears up for...

  • Guardiola: Man City to field mainly academy players in League Cup

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    Guardiola: Man City to field mainly academy players in League Cup

    WOLVERHAMPTON, Sept 22 — Manchester City will draft in players from the club’s youth academy for Thursday’s League Cup match at home to Bournemouth with manager Pep...

  • Konsa seals Villa win over 10-man Sheffield United

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    Konsa seals Villa win over 10-man Sheffield United

    BIRMINGHAM, Sept 22 — Aston Villa belatedly got their season up and running with a laboured 1-0 home win against 10-man Sheffield United on Monday as Ezri Konsa’s second-half...

  • Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper Runarsson

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    Arsenal sign Iceland goalkeeper Runarsson

    LONDON, Sept 22 — Arsenal have signed Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson from Ligue 1 club Dijon on a four-year deal, the Premier League club said on Monday. Arsenal did...

  • Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history

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    Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open to make Masters history

    ROME, Sept 22 — World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title on Monday, defeating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5 6-3 for a...

  • Six players out of French Open qualifying due to Covid-19

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    Six players out of French Open qualifying due to Covid-19

    PARIS, Sept 22 — Six players in the men’s and women’s qualifying draw for the French Open have been withdrawn due to Covid-19 concerns, organisers have said. Initially, two...

  • Three Covid-19 positives in latest round of Premier League tests

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    Three Covid-19 positives in latest round of Premier League tests

    MANCHESTER, Sept 22 — The Premier League's latest round of Covid-19 tests produced three positive results, it said in a statement on Monday. There were 1,574 players and staff...

  • Evra slams Manchester United over approach to recruiting players

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    Evra slams Manchester United over approach to recruiting players

    MANCHESTER, Sept 22 — Former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra says the club’s difficulties in the transfer market are the result of lawyers and not football people...

  • Irrepressible Ibrahimovic scores twice as Milan win opener

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    Irrepressible Ibrahimovic scores twice as Milan win opener

    MILAN, Sept 22 — AC Milan's veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and missed an open goal as he gave his side a 2-0 win over Bologna and get their Serie A campaign off...

  • Man City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

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    Man City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

    WOLVERHAMPTON, Sept 22 — Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. Wolves beat City home and...

  • Wawrinka splits from coach Magnus Norman

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    Wawrinka splits from coach Magnus Norman

    PARIS, Sept 21 ― Stan Wawrinka announced today that he was separating from his coach Magnus Norman “by mutual consent”, putting an end to eight years of collaboration during...

  • Sporting name academy after ‘greatest ever’ product Ronaldo

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    Sporting name academy after ‘greatest ever’ product Ronaldo

    LISBON, Sept 21 — Sporting announced today they will rename their academy after former attacker and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, who scored in...

  • Croatia’s Rakitic ends international career

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    Croatia’s Rakitic ends international career

    BARCELONA, Sept 21 — Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has called time on his international career with the 2018 World Cup runners-up, he said today. The former Barcelona player,...

  • Mane shows Liverpool still too good for 10-man Chelsea

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    Mane shows Liverpool still too good for 10-man Chelsea

    LONDON, Sept 21 — Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea will need time to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League after the champions laid down an early season...

  • Halep wins Italian Open as defending champ Pliskova retires

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    Halep wins Italian Open as defending champ Pliskova retires

    ROME, Sept 21 — Top seed Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title today after defending champion Karolina Pliskova retired injured while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in the final....

  • Taking a knee has become PR stunt, says QPR’s Ferdinand

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    Taking a knee has become PR stunt, says QPR’s Ferdinand

    LONDON, Sept 21 — Former England striker Les Ferdinand believes “taking a knee” in support of the Black Lives Matter cause has become nothing short of a PR stunt and that...