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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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Japan's Yamaguchi targets second badminton gold after team woes

Japan's Yamaguchi targets second badminton gold after team woes

Japan's former badminton world number one Akane Yamaguchi has vowed to put her poor team performances behind her as she bids for individual gold at the Asian Games, after she won her opening match Friday without breaking a sweat. The 21-year-old Yamaguchi, who in April became the first ever...

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Ancelotti set for emotional Napoli home debut against old club AC Milan

Ancelotti set for emotional Napoli home debut against old club AC Milan

© AFP | Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti set for emotional home debut at the San Paolo Stadium against former team AC Milan. MILAN (AFP) -  Carlo Ancelotti faces an emotional home debut as Napoli coach against old club AC Milan on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo plays his first match in...

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First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday. US prosecutors are seeking 10 years in prison and a $6.6 million fine for Jose Maria Marin, 86, the former president of the Brazilian football...

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Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

Premier League threatens legal action over Saudi piracy

The English Premier League said Tuesday it is taking steps to bring legal action in Saudi Arabia to resolve a piracy issue over the televising of its matches and to protect its authorised broadcaster Qatar-based beIN Media Group. The EPL said it had seen "compelling evidence" that all...

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Singapore's Schooling set to graduate, return to goldfish bowl

Singapore's Schooling set to graduate, return to goldfish bowl

Singapore's Olympic swimming champ Joseph Schooling is getting ready for what could just be the biggest challenge of his life: going home. The 23-year-old left his southeast Asian homeland in 2009 for the United States to pursue his goal of becoming an Olympic gold medallist. He...

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Bolt takes first tentative steps on Man Utd dream

Bolt takes first tentative steps on Man Utd dream

Usain Bolt has taken the first tentative steps towards his Manchester United dream after the sprint king joined Australian side Central Coast Mariners for his first training session Tuesday. Wearing gloves and tracksuit bottoms despite a mild winter's day, the Jamaican did some light...

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Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017-18 season, the European football’s governing body announced Monday. Ronaldo – the winner in each of the last two years – and Modric both starred for Real...

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