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  • Liverpool keeper Alisson signs six-year contract extension

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    Liverpool keeper Alisson signs six-year contract extension

    LONDON, Aug 5 ― Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker signed a six-year contract extension with the Premier League club on Wednesday. Brazil’s Alisson has established himself as...

  • Spanish football grounds capped at 40pc attendance, fans masked

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    Spanish football grounds capped at 40pc attendance, fans masked

    MADRID, Aug 5 ― Spanish football grounds will have a 40 per cent cap on attendance due to Covid-19 with all fans required to mask up, the country’s health minister said on...

  • Bayern Munich cup tie off, doubts in Dortmund after Covid cases

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    Bayern Munich cup tie off, doubts in Dortmund after Covid cases

    BERLIN, Aug 5 ― Bayern Munich have had their German Cup tie on Friday postponed after Covid-19 hit their fifth-tier opponents, while there are doubts at Borussia Dortmund where...

  • Monkey chants and death threats ‘should not go unpunished’, says French star

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    Monkey chants and death threats ‘should not go unpunished’, says French star

    MONACO, Aug 5 ― Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni said the monkey chants and death threats he suffered in a Champions League match in the Czech Republic will “not get to my...

  • Walker to join NBA Knicks while Oladipo stays with Heat

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    Walker to join NBA Knicks while Oladipo stays with Heat

    NEW YORK, Aug 5 ― Four-time NBA All-Star guard Kemba Walker is heading for the New York Knicks and guard Victor Oladipo will stay with Miami in the latest free agency deals...

  • Spain’s top football clubs to get cash boost from US$3.2b La Liga deal

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    Spain’s top football clubs to get cash boost from US$3.2b La Liga deal

    MADRID, Aug 4 ― Spain’s top football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona would get lucrative cash infusions under a proposed €2.7 billion (RM13.5 billion) deal between...

  • Table tennis: Chinese women, men advance to team finals at Tokyo Olympics

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    Table tennis: Chinese women, men advance to team finals at Tokyo Olympics

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― China kept alive its chances of maintaining an undefeated Olympic teams table tennis record when its women’s and men’s teams easily beat their respective...

  • Van Dijk taking cautious approach after injury nightmare

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    Van Dijk taking cautious approach after injury nightmare

    LONDON, Aug 4 ― Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is taking a cautious approach as he prepares for the next step in his return from injury against Bologna tomorrow. Van Dijk is...

  • Reports: Man City set for £100m Grealish swoop

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    Reports: Man City set for £100m Grealish swoop

    LONDON, Aug 4 ― Manchester City are on the verge of signing Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish in a British record £100 million (RM587 million) deal, according to reports...

  • Saka given ‘wall of support’ after Euro penalty abuse

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    Saka given ‘wall of support’ after Euro penalty abuse

    LONDON, Aug 4 ― Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been presented with thousands of letters of support after he was racially abused following his penalty miss in England’s Euro 2020...

  • Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800 metres

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    Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800 metres

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir won the men’s 800 metres Olympic title today with compatriot Ferguson Rotich taking silver to put some gloss on their country’s...

  • Eriksen at Inter training ground, in ‘excellent shape’ after Euro collapse

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    Eriksen at Inter training ground, in ‘excellent shape’ after Euro collapse

    ROME, Aug 4 ― Christian Eriksen today met his Inter Milan teammates for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, in a visit to the Italian champions’...

  • Tokyo Olympics: Canadian De Grasse wins 200m gold

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    Tokyo Olympics: Canadian De Grasse wins 200m gold

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the men’s 200 metres gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics today with a scorching time of 19.62 seconds, a national record. De Grasse,...

  • Sports minister urges Malaysians to pray for Pandelela’s success at Tokyo Olympics

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    Sports minister urges Malaysians to pray for Pandelela’s success at Tokyo Olympics

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican has asked Malaysians to pray for the success of national diving queen Pandelela Rinong, who will...

  • Golfer Kelly Tan ends first round in joint 41st spot at Tokyo Olympics

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    Golfer Kelly Tan ends first round in joint 41st spot at Tokyo Olympics

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― Top national woman golfer Kelly Tan started her 2020 Tokyo Olympics campaign with a two-over 73 to be placed joint 41st with five others at the Kasumigaseki...

  • National diver Pandelela says grateful for semis spot at Tokyo Olympics after dicing with elimination

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    National diver Pandelela says grateful for semis spot at Tokyo Olympics after dicing with elimination

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― National diving queen Pandelela Rinong was clearly relieved to have qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 10-metre (m) platform individual event in...

  • Aston Villa sign Bailey from Leverkusen

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    Aston Villa sign Bailey from Leverkusen

    LONDON, Aug 4 ― Aston Villa signed Jamaica forward Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen in a reported £30 million (RM176 million) deal today. Bailey, 23, agreed a four-year...

  • Van Gaal returns for third stint as Netherlands coach

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    Van Gaal returns for third stint as Netherlands coach

    THE HAGUE, Aug 4 ― Dutchman Louis van Gaal will return for a third time as the national football coach, leading the team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Dutch football...

  • Spain’s La Liga agrees to sell 10pc stake to CVC for US$3.2b, says source

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    Spain’s La Liga agrees to sell 10pc stake to CVC for US$3.2b, says source

    MADRID, Aug 4 — Spain’s top football league has agreed in principle to sell 10 per cent of its business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for €2.7 billion (RM13.5...

  • Japan’s Yosozumi wins women’s park skateboarding Olympic gold

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    Japan’s Yosozumi wins women’s park skateboarding Olympic gold

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the women’s park competition on Wednesday to maintain the hosts’ stranglehold on Olympic skateboarding and stop Kokona Hiraki...

  • McLaughlin smashes world record to win Olympic 400m hurdles gold

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    McLaughlin smashes world record to win Olympic 400m hurdles gold

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Sydney McLaughlin of the United States smashed her own world record as she stormed to victory in the Olympic women's 400m hurdles final on Wednesday. McLaughlin...

  • IOC suspends protest probe into grieving Saunders, Mao case continues

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    IOC suspends protest probe into grieving Saunders, Mao case continues

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — The IOC said on Wednesday it is still waiting for a formal explanation from the Chinese Olympic officials as to why two gold medallists wore badges featuring the...

  • Arnautovic leaves Shanghai as Bologna unveil Austrian striker

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    Arnautovic leaves Shanghai as Bologna unveil Austrian striker

    SHANGHAI, Aug 4 — Austrian international Marko Arnautovic has ended his two-year spell with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port by signing for Italy’s Bologna. The Serie A...

  • Kyrgios lacks fiery passion in losing ATP Washington opener

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    Kyrgios lacks fiery passion in losing ATP Washington opener

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4 — Longing for the days when he would scream and throw racquets, Nick Kyrgios struggled to care on crucial points in making a first-round exit Tuesday at the...

  • Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

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    Transgender lifter Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has announced she will retire in the wake of her groundbreaking appearance at the Tokyo Olympics this week. The New...

  • Belarus sprinter heads for Austria in fresh twist to Tokyo diplomatic drama

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    Belarus sprinter heads for Austria in fresh twist to Tokyo diplomatic drama

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo for Austria on Wednesday, adding another dramatic twist to a diplomatic saga in which she had sought refuge...

  • JDT continue to dominate Super League with 1-0 win over Melaka United

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    JDT continue to dominate Super League with 1-0 win over Melaka United

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — A penalty conversion by Bergson Da Silva in the ninth minute was all that Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) needed to continue their reign on top of the Super...

  • Report: Virus rules behind Kane’s absence from Spurs training amid Man City transfer talk

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    Report: Virus rules behind Kane’s absence from Spurs training amid Man City transfer talk

    LONDON, Aug 4 — Coronavirus regulations may explain why Harry Kane has failed to attend training with Tottenham Hotspur two days running amid speculation the England captain is...

  • PGA, European tours co-sanction three events in 2022

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    PGA, European tours co-sanction three events in 2022

    MIAMI, Aug 4 — The Scottish Open and two US events will be co-sanctioned by the US PGA and European Tours for the 2021-2022 season in a schedule unveiled on Tuesday. As part of...

  • Fabinho signs new Liverpool deal

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    Fabinho signs new Liverpool deal

    LONDON, Aug 4 — Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club, they announced on Tuesday. The Brazil international is the second...

  • Report: Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron

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    Report: Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 4 — Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has reportedly agreed to a historic contract extension with Golden State while forward Carmelo Anthony will...

  • Murray, Korda given wildcards into ATP Cincinnati Masters

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    Murray, Korda given wildcards into ATP Cincinnati Masters

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4 — Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray of Britain and 21-year-old American Sebastian Korda were given wildcards spots into the ATP Cincinnati Masters...

  • Monaco’s Kovac ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse suffered by Tchouameni at Sparta Prague

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    Monaco’s Kovac ‘disgusted’ by racist abuse suffered by Tchouameni at Sparta Prague

    PARIS, Aug 4 — Monaco coach Niko Kovac said he was “disgusted” by the racist remarks his midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni received in Tuesday’s Champions League third...