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Rodgers' reputation on the line as Gerrard reunion looms

Rodgers' reputation on the line as Gerrard reunion looms

Steven Gerrard's arrival as manager of Rangers has focused attention on the other side of Glasgow but Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers' rebuilt reputation is at stake with his former pupil on the prowl. Rodgers and Gerrard face off for the first time on Sunday at Celtic Park after three...

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Djokovic punches ticket to US Open third round

Djokovic punches ticket to US Open third round

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic turned back the challenge of American Tennys Sandgren to reach the third round of the US Open on Thursday. Djokovic, winner of the title in Flushing Meadows in 2011 and 2015, defeated the 61st-ranked American 6-1, 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2 and will meet...

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Japan dare to dream of shock 2020 sprint win

Japan dare to dream of shock 2020 sprint win

Japan's 4x100 metres relay team added gold to their Rio silver on the last night of Asian Games athletics Thursday, as they dared to dream of a shock victory at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Three of the four sprinters who earned Japan a stunning second behind Usain Bolt's Jamaica at the 2016...

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'Approved by mum' - Unified Korea slam Taiwan to reach Asian hoops final

'Approved by mum' - Unified Korea slam Taiwan to reach Asian hoops final

A joint Korean women's basketball team slammed Taiwan 89-66 to reach the Asian Games final on Thursday, helped by Las Vegas razzmatazz and some good, old, northern grit. Roared on by around 100 fans waving Korean unification flags, North Korean Ro Suk Yong joint top-scored with 17...

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Precious gold glitters for Son, Bahraini claims sprint double

Precious gold glitters for Son, Bahraini claims sprint double

South Korea's Son Heung-min moved just 90 minutes away from the gold medal that would spare him military service on Wednesday as Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong completed a rare sprint double at the Asian Games. Tottenham Hotspur forward Son played a captain's role as Korea beat Vietnam 3-1...

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Ronaldo's overhead kick against Juventus wins UEFA goal of season

Ronaldo's overhead kick against Juventus wins UEFA goal of season

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning overhead bicycle kick for Real Madrid against current club Juventus has been voted UEFA's goal of the season. The former Real Madrid striker beat competition from 11 nominees for the award in honour of his goal in last season's Champions League quarter-final...

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Should Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho?

Should Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho?

 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is fighting to save his job just three games into the new Premier League season after back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham. Spurs' 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday was the heaviest home defeat of his coaching career and the...

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Murray back in winning groove at US Open

Murray back in winning groove at US Open

Former world number one Andy Murray marked his first Grand Slam tournament in 14 months with a 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 win over Australia's James Duckworth at the US Open on Monday. Murray, the 2012 champion in New York and playing just his fifth tournament of the year after undergoing...

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Salah accuses Egyptian FA of ignoring complaints over image rights

Salah accuses Egyptian FA of ignoring complaints over image rights

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has revived a dispute with his country's football association and accused them of ignoring his complaints over image rights. The 26-year-old was upset in April when his image was used to promote Egypt's official sponsor WE, while Salah has a...

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Hosts Indonesia smash Asian Games record as relieved Son dreams on

Hosts Indonesia smash Asian Games record as relieved Son dreams on

Asian Games hosts Indonesia smashed their record gold medal haul Monday on a day tainted by referee controversy, while Son Heung-min's hopes of a military service reprieve were kept alive by a penalty deep in extra time. Indonesia dominated its homegrown ancient martial art of pencak silat,...

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'I'm a club man': Mourinho insists United come before his future

'I'm a club man': Mourinho insists United come before his future

Jose Mourinho insists he is only interested in the future prosperity of Manchester United rather than his own position at the troubled club. Mourinho has found his future as United manager the subject of much discussion after a tempestuous period, dating back to a frustrating close-season...

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No Bolt, no cry for Coe after Su wins Asia sprint crown

No Bolt, no cry for Coe after Su wins Asia sprint crown

Su Bingtian's Asian Games gold in the 100 metres came as little surprise to many, including athletics boss Sebastian Coe, long an admirer of the pint-sized Chinese sprinter. The 28-year-old streaked to victory in a competition record of 9.92 seconds in Jakarta at the weekend, missing...

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Bale and Benzema in the goals as Real Madrid survive scare

Bale and Benzema in the goals as Real Madrid survive scare

Karim Benzema netted twice and Gareth Bale scored a trademark goal as Real Madrid overcame an early scare at Girona to win 4-1 on Sunday. Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season, the European champions went behind after Borja Garcia opened the scoring for Girona with a superb goal...

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Leclerc relieved as tyre-smudged halo helps prevent injury

Leclerc relieved as tyre-smudged halo helps prevent injury

Charles Leclerc admitted that a tyre-smudged halo head-protection device on his Formula One car had saved him from serious injury in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver was an innocent victim when Fernando Alonso's McLaren was rammed into an airborne excursion across...

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Athletics boss Coe backs Doha 2019 despite Gulf row

Athletics boss Coe backs Doha 2019 despite Gulf row

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has dismissed concerns over countries potentially boycotting next year's world championships in Doha over simmering political tensions in the Gulf region. The oil-rich state of Qatar has been cut off by some of its powerful Arab neighbours, including Saudi...

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Man City held by Wolves, Arsenal end Emery's wait for a win

Man City held by Wolves, Arsenal end Emery's wait for a win

Manchester City offered hope to the chasing pack that the Premier League champions won't be the same unstoppable force as last season in a 1-1 draw at Wolves on Saturday, while Arsenal ended their wait for a victory under new boss Unai Emery. Everton's flying start to their new era...

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'I hate to lose' - Japan's Ikee eyes Olympic swim glory

'I hate to lose' - Japan's Ikee eyes Olympic swim glory

For someone carrying a nation's hopes and dreams on her shoulders, Japan's teenage swim sensation Rikako Ikee looks unfazed. After scooping a record six gold medals at a breakout Asian Games, the 18-year-old knows she will come under intense pressure to deliver at the 2020 Olympics in...

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Push claim as Asian Games marathon erupts in controversy

Push claim as Asian Games marathon erupts in controversy

Japan's Hiroto Inoue was accused of pushing Bahraini runner Elhassan Elabbassi and denying him gold as controversy overshadowed the end of the Asian Games marathon on Saturday. Both athletes had complaints rejected by race officials after they made contact during a thrilling sprint...

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