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  • Man United can bounce back from adversity, says Matic

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    Man United can bounce back from adversity, says Matic

    LONDON, Oct 17 —Manchester United are capable of producing a good run against tough opponents in the coming weeks to soothe the disappointment of yesterday’s 4-2 Premier...

  • Man United are scrappy, scruffy to watch, says Neville

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    Man United are scrappy, scruffy to watch, says Neville

    INDIAN WELLS, Oct 17 — Manchester United have an imbalanced squad and the team are “scrappy and scruffy” to watch, former defender Gary Neville said after Saturday’s 4-2...

  • China wrest Uber Cup from Japan, clinch record 15th title

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    China wrest Uber Cup from Japan, clinch record 15th title

    AARHUS, Oct 17 — China wrested back the Uber Cup title from Japan after defeating the defending champions 3-1 in the final played at the Ceres Arena here on Saturday night...

  • Surprise finalists Norrie, Basilashvilli set to clash in Indian Wells showdown

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    Surprise finalists Norrie, Basilashvilli set to clash in Indian Wells showdown

    INDIAN WELLS, Oct 17 — Britain’s Cameron Norrie dominated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to book a title clash with Nikoloz Basilashvili at the ATP Indian Wells Masters....

  • Chelsea stay top ahead of Liverpool and City, United stumble

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    Chelsea stay top ahead of Liverpool and City, United stumble

    LONDON, Oct 17 — Chelsea survived a late onslaught by Premier League new boys Brentford to win a pulsating West London derby 1-0 on Saturday, keeping them top of the table ahead...

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    Swansea beat rivals Cardiff to pile pressure on McCarthy

    LONDON, Oct 17 — Swansea increased the pressure on Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy with a 3-0 win over their bitter rivals in the south Wales derby today. Jamie Paterson was...

  • No excuses for another fiasco, says Solskjaer

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    No excuses for another fiasco, says Solskjaer

    LONDON, Oct 17 — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the blame for another lacklustre Premier League performance which saw them crash to a 4-2 defeat at...

  • Inter ‘lose heads’ in Lazio defeat as battling AC Milan go top

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    Inter ‘lose heads’ in Lazio defeat as battling AC Milan go top

    MILAN, Oct 17 — Reigning champions Inter Milan suffered their first Serie A defeat of the season as they lost a bad-tempered game 3-1 to Lazio on Saturday, while AC Milan fought...

  • Haaland celebrates with fan after sending Dortmund top

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    Haaland celebrates with fan after sending Dortmund top

    BERLIN, Oct 17 — Erling Haaland celebrated his successful return from injury with a pitch-invading fan after scoring two goals in a 3-1 win over Mainz on Saturday to send...

  • Late Lobete goal sends 10-man Real Sociedad top of La Liga

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    Late Lobete goal sends 10-man Real Sociedad top of La Liga

    MADRID, Oct 17 — Real Sociedad moved ahead of Real Madrid to the top of La Liga on Saturday after scoring a dramatic last-minute winner to beat Real Mallorca, despite playing...

  • Thomas Cup: Indonesia, China set up title showdown

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    Thomas Cup: Indonesia, China set up title showdown

    AARHUS, Oct 17 — Two of the most successful teams in Thomas Cup history — China and Indonesia — will battle it out for the prestigious trophy again after both sides fought...

  • Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to ‘dream’

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    Infantino says biennial World Cup gives countries chance to ‘dream’

    CARACAS, Oct 17 — Fifa president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his plan to hold the World Cup every two years during a visit to Venezuela, a country that has never...

  • Salah best in the world says Liverpool boss Klopp

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    Salah best in the world says Liverpool boss Klopp

    WATFORD, Oct 16 ― Jurgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after the Liverpool forward scored another sublime goal in today’s 5-0 demolition of...

  • Fully-fit Barca can still win La Liga, says Koeman

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    Fully-fit Barca can still win La Liga, says Koeman

    MADRID, Oct 16 ― Ronald Koeman said today Barcelona will have a team to win La Liga once their injured players have recovered. Barca sit ninth in the table ahead of a crunch...

  • Sublime Salah steers Liverpool to 5-0 win over woedul Watford

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    Sublime Salah steers Liverpool to 5-0 win over woedul Watford

    WATFORD, England, Oct 16 ― Mohamed Salah set up Sadio Mane’s 100th Premier League goal and scored a brilliant goal of his own, while Roberto Firmino bagged a hat-trick as...

  • Juventus-Roma is about more than my rivalry with Mourinho

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    Juventus-Roma is about more than my rivalry with Mourinho

    ROME, Oct 16 ― Massimiliano Allegri says his focus is on lifting Juventus up the Serie A standings and not on his rivalry with Jose Mourinho ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with...

  • Barca coach Koeman hints at Aguero debut, Ansu Fati start

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    Barca coach Koeman hints at Aguero debut, Ansu Fati start

    BARCELONA, Oct 16 ― Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman hinted that forward Sergio Aguero could make his debut in tomorrow’s LaLiga home meeting with Valencia. The Argentine joined...

  • Azarenka books spot in WTA Indian Wells final

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    Azarenka books spot in WTA Indian Wells final

    INDIAN WELLS, Oct 16 ― Victoria Azarenka, who is trying to become the first three-time WTA winner in Indian Wells, punched her ticket to tomorrow's final by rallying to beat...

  • 'Today was just not my day': Zverev regrets shock defeat to Fritz

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    'Today was just not my day': Zverev regrets shock defeat to Fritz

    INDIAN WELLS, Oct 16 ― Olympic champion Alexander Zverev admitted he blew the chance to win the Indian Wells tournament after yesterday's shock quarter-final defeat by American...

  • Confident Basilashvili reaches Indian Wells semis after upsetting World No. 3 Tsitsipas

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    Confident Basilashvili reaches Indian Wells semis after upsetting World No. 3 Tsitsipas

    INDIAN WELLS, Oct 16 ― Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili stunned world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas at Indian Wells yesterday, 6-4 2-6 6-4, to reach his first-ever Masters 1000...

  • Time for Rashford to focus on football, says United boss Solskjaer

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    Time for Rashford to focus on football, says United boss Solskjaer

    LONDON, Oct 16 ― Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes it is time for Marcus Rashford to focus on football after winning widespread plaudits for his anti-poverty...

  • Thomas Cup: Young shuttlers raise hope for better future with spirited display against Indonesia, says Choong Hann

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    Thomas Cup: Young shuttlers raise hope for better future with spirited display against Indonesia, says Choong Hann

    AARHUS (Denmark), Oct 16 ― Although Malaysia lost 3-0 to arch-rivals Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the 2020 Thomas Cup here today, the spirited performance put up by the...

  • Man United win appeal against Wan-Bissaka's Champions League ban

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    Man United win appeal against Wan-Bissaka's Champions League ban

    MANCHESTER, Oct 16 ― Right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be available for Manchester United's Champions League clash against Atalanta next week after the club won an appeal...

  • Mbappe ends PSG scoring drought in Angers win

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    Mbappe ends PSG scoring drought in Angers win

    PARIS, Oct 16 ― Kylian Mbappe ended a four-game scoreless streak for Paris St Germain with a late penalty that helped the capital side extend their Ligue 1 lead to nine points...

  • Thomas Cup: Indonesia spoil the day for Malaysia, again

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    Thomas Cup: Indonesia spoil the day for Malaysia, again

    AARHUS (Denmark), Oct 15 — Indonesia have denied Malaysia a place in the semi-finals of the Thomas Cup for the second straight edition after trouncing Lee Zii Jia and Co 3-0 in...

  • Uefa drop investigation into Sparta Prague over alleged Kamara abuse

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    Uefa drop investigation into Sparta Prague over alleged Kamara abuse

    PARIS, Oct 15 — Czech club Sparta Prague will not face any action from Uefa over alleged abuse of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in a recent Europa League game after a...

  • Palace boss Vieira ready for ‘emotional’ Arsenal return

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    Palace boss Vieira ready for ‘emotional’ Arsenal return

    LONDON, Oct 15 — Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is looking forward to an emotional return to Arsenal as he prepares to face his old club for the first time in his managerial...

  • V Shem-Wee Kiong eyeing a memorable Spanish swansong

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    V Shem-Wee Kiong eyeing a memorable Spanish swansong

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The 2021 BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain from December 12-19 will be 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong’s swansong...

  • Guardiola wants Sterling to stay and fight for Man City future

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    Guardiola wants Sterling to stay and fight for Man City future

    LONDON, Oct 15 — Pep Guardiola says he wants Raheem Sterling to fight for his place at Manchester City after the frustrated forward admitted he “would be open” to leaving...

  • Newcastle confirm Bruce will take charge against Spurs

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    Newcastle confirm Bruce will take charge against Spurs

    LONDON, Oct 15 — Newcastle have confirmed Steve Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th match as a manager when Tottenham visit St James’ Park on Sunday for the first game since...

  • Hernandez to face Spanish court, says Bayern president

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    Hernandez to face Spanish court, says Bayern president

    MUNICH, Oct 15 — Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will travel to Madrid to appear in court for violating a restraining order in 2017, said club president Herbert Hainer....

  • Fifa says it helped evacuate 100 players, family members from Afghanistan

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    Fifa says it helped evacuate 100 players, family members from Afghanistan

    GENEVA, Oct 15 — World football’s governing body Fifa said today it had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from...

  • Barcelona begin Covid testing week as Dynamo Kiev and Real Madrid await

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    Barcelona begin Covid testing week as Dynamo Kiev and Real Madrid await

    MADRID, Oct 15 — Ronald Koeman said his players will benefit from knowing he is staying on as Barcelona coach and his theory will be tested by a pivotal week that starts when...