Sports

  • Guardiola confident City’s Uefa ban will be overturned

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    Guardiola confident City’s Uefa ban will be overturned

    MANCHESTER, July 5 — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club will win their appeal against a two-year Uefa ban from European football. City’s appeal...

  • Bayern fighting to keep Alaba, Liverpool-linked Thiago

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    Bayern fighting to keep Alaba, Liverpool-linked Thiago

    BERLIN, July 5 — Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says he is determined to keep defender David Alaba and midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked to a move to Liverpool....

  • Leicester’s Rodgers says Vardy century a ‘phenomenal achievement’

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    Leicester’s Rodgers says Vardy century a ‘phenomenal achievement’

    LEICESTER, July 5 — Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Jamie Vardy’s “phenomenal achievement” after the striker scored his 100th Premier League goal in their...

  • Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

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    Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

    ROME, July 5 — Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a penalty to help AC Milan to an emphatic 3-0 win at Lazio...

  • Greenwood shines as five-star Man United crush Bournemouth

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    Greenwood shines as five-star Man United crush Bournemouth

    MANCHESTER, July 5 — Manchester United’s three-pronged attack combined to devastating effect as they crushed Bournemouth 5-2 in the Premier League yesterday to move into the...

  • Vardy nets 100th Premier League goal as Leicester beat Palace

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    Vardy nets 100th Premier League goal as Leicester beat Palace

    LEICESTER, July 5 — Jamie Vardy netted his 100th Premier League goal as Leicester City notched their first victory since the league resumed, beating Crystal Palace 3-0 yesterday...

  • Relieved Ronaldo says he needed to score from free kick

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    Relieved Ronaldo says he needed to score from free kick

    TURIN, July 5 — Cristiano Ronaldo confessed that he was relieved to finally score from a free kick for Juventus yesterday, after 42 failed attempts and nearly two years of...

  • Bayern thrash Leverkusen 4-2 to win 20th German Cup title

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    Bayern thrash Leverkusen 4-2 to win 20th German Cup title

    BERLIN, July 5 — Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after a dominant 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen to lift the German Cup for a...

  • Arsenal learning to suffer to win, says Arteta

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    Arsenal learning to suffer to win, says Arteta

    LONDON, July 5 — Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal’s willingness to “suffer” will bring the good times back to the north London club. His side’s 2-0 win at in-form...

  • Not the end of the world if Spurs miss top six, says Mourinho

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    Not the end of the world if Spurs miss top six, says Mourinho

    LONDON, July 5 — Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said it would not be the end of the world if his side failed to finish in the top six of the Premier League, something...

  • Kante injury takes gloss off Chelsea win

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    Kante injury takes gloss off Chelsea win

    LONDON, July 5 — A hamstring injury for N’Golo Kante took some of the gloss off Chelsea’s impressive 3-0 win over Watford yesterday. Kante picked up the injury in the second...

  • Chelsea win holds off rampant Man United in race for Premier League top four

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    Chelsea win holds off rampant Man United in race for Premier League top four

    LONDON, July 5 — Chelsea held on to their place in the Premier League’s top four by bouncing back to beat Watford 3-0 yesterday after Manchester United briefly powered past...

  • Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

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    Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

    LONDON, July 5 — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has “a lot of confidence” his club will avoid a two-season ban from European competitions when the verdict of their...

  • F1 drivers united against racism, if not taking a knee

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    F1 drivers united against racism, if not taking a knee

    LONDON, July 5 — Formula One drivers expressed unity in the fight against racism yesterday but said taking a knee before today’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix would be a...

  • Leclerc admits Ferrari struggles ‘crazy’

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    Leclerc admits Ferrari struggles ‘crazy’

    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 — Twelve months after claiming a dramatic pole position at the Red Bull Ring, Charles Leclerc today struggled to secure seventh on the grid for...

  • Buffon breaks Maldini’s Serie A appearance record

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    Buffon breaks Maldini’s Serie A appearance record

    MILAN, Juky 4 — Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record today as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against...

  • Thiem expects US Open decision next week

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    Thiem expects US Open decision next week

    VIENNA, July 4 — World number three Dominic Thiem said in an Austrian media interview published today that he was keen to play the US Open if it can go ahead. The United States...

  • Zidane hopes for Hazard return this season after latest injury set-back

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    Zidane hopes for Hazard return this season after latest injury set-back

    MADRID, July 4 — Zinedine Zidane hopes Eden Hazard will play again this season but has confirmed the Belgian is feeling pain again in his troublesome right ankle.  Hazard...

  • Mourinho ‘destroyed inside’ by Spurs’ lack of fight

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    Mourinho ‘destroyed inside’ by Spurs’ lack of fight

    LONDON, July 4 — Jose Mourinho was “destroyed a little bit on the inside” by Tottenham’s lack of fight in their damaging 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United. Mourinho’s side...

  • Everton’s Bernard saw psychologist after anxiety attack

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    Everton’s Bernard saw psychologist after anxiety attack

    LONDON, July 4 — Everton forward Bernard has revealed he has worked with a psychologist for the past year after suffering a “scary” anxiety attack. Bernard got help after...

  • Bottas pips Hamilton for pole in Austria

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    Bottas pips Hamilton for pole in Austria

    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 — Finland’s Valtteri Bottas will start the Formula One season on pole position after denying Mercedes team mate and six-times world champion Lewis...

  • Trossard strike seals 1-0 win for Brighton at struggling Norwich

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    Trossard strike seals 1-0 win for Brighton at struggling Norwich

    NORWICH, England, July 4 — Brighton & Hove Albion beat rock-bottom Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road today as Leandro Trossard’s first-half goal lifted the south coast club...

  • Setien plays down Messi and Griezmann uncertainty

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    Setien plays down Messi and Griezmann uncertainty

    MADRID, July 4 — Barcelona coach Quique Setien moved to ease concerns today about the futures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.  Messi’s contract is due to expire...

  • Hamilton slams reports of increased salary demands

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    Hamilton slams reports of increased salary demands

    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 — Lewis Hamilton hit out today at reports claiming he is seeking a big salary increase to re-sign with Mercedes for 2021 and beyond.  As rival...

  • No days off for Liverpool under Klopp, says Oxlade-Chamberlain

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    No days off for Liverpool under Klopp, says Oxlade-Chamberlain

    LIVERPOOL, July 4 — The hard work has not stopped for Premier League champions Liverpool under manager Juergen Klopp despite ending a 30-year wait for the league title,...

  • Hamilton completes Austrian practice sweep, Latifi crashes

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    Hamilton completes Austrian practice sweep, Latifi crashes

    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 — Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton completed a sweep of Austrian Grand Prix practice today, with his Mercedes team again one-two on the...

  • Hafizh Syahrin hopes to make it to Spain for World Championship

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    Hafizh Syahrin hopes to make it to Spain for World Championship

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — MalaysianMoto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah hopes the European Union’s (EU) travel ban will not hinder his chances of participating in the MotoGP World...

  • All Covid-19 tests in Formula One have been negative

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    All Covid-19 tests in Formula One have been negative

    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 4 — All Formula One drivers, teams and personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, the sport said...

  • Chong Wei wants to join forces with Lin Dan to promote game

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    Chong Wei wants to join forces with Lin Dan to promote game

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — They are good friends off court but had clashed in many matches which ranked among the most memorable in badminton history. But now that both are retired,...

  • ‘Rusty’ Carter happy with club hit-out in return to NZ rugby

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    ‘Rusty’ Carter happy with club hit-out in return to NZ rugby

    WELLINGTON, July 4 — Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter gave himself a pass mark after his first game of rugby in New Zealand since 2015 but was not expecting to make a...

  • Smith backs struggling Villa to achieve 'Mission Impossible'

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    Smith backs struggling Villa to achieve 'Mission Impossible'

    LONDON, July 4 ― Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has backed his struggling team to pull off “Mission Impossible” by getting a result at champions Liverpool tomorrow and boost...

  • China's Lin Dan announces retirement

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    China's Lin Dan announces retirement

    BEIJING, July 4 ― China's two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan, one of the sport's greatest singles players, announced his retirement today. Fondly called “Super Dan”...

  • Kirk, Simpson share US PGA lead in Detroit

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    Kirk, Simpson share US PGA lead in Detroit

    WASHINGTON, July 4 ― Chris Kirk, seeking his first USPGA Tour title since 2015, and recent winner Webb Simpson shared the lead today after the second round of the Rocket...