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EUROPA LEAGUE: Lukaku and Erikson fire Inter past Getafe in one-off tie

GELSENKIRCHEN: Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen were on target as Inter Milan moved into the last eight of the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Getafe on Wednesday. The single-match, neutral-venue tie, played at the Veltins-Arena, was rearranged after the scheduled fixtures in March were ...
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EUROPA LEAGUE: United cruise into quarter-finals after early setback

LONDON: Substitute Anthony Martial secured Manchester United a comeback win against LASK on a night when their progress to the Europa League quarter-finals was never in doubt. Five months on from hitting five without reply in Austria, the sides belatedly resumed battle at an empty ...
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Frank Clark and Bobby Moncur parade the Fairs Cup in 1969, the last time Newcastle won a trophy

Newcastle United bid fiasco merely the latest train crash for Saudi sports strategy

JAMES M DORSEY ANALYSIS —- Saudi efforts to position the kingdom as a key player in global football resembles a train crashing multiple times with the locomotive continuing to barrel ever closer to an abyss. The train’s last crash, Saudi Arabia’s decision to drop its ...
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Nothing to see here so hurry up and clear our president, FIFA urges Swiss investigators

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- FIFA is putting heavy public pressure on the Swiss judiciary to come to a decision one way or another over the criminal investigation into Gianni Infantino. The world football federation’s president, who was elected to lead FIFA in 2016 then re-elected ...
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British Cycling

GREAT BRITAIN CYCLING TEAM RETURN TO RACING —- Four riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team’s mountain bike squad are set to return to international competition this weekend, racing at the Strabag Czech MTB Cup in the Czech Republic on Saturday 8th August. Reigning junior world ...
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Pandemic impact starts to bite as Arsenal make 55 staff redundant

LONDON: The damage to sport from the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK is starting to emerge with Arsenal becoming the first Premier League club to cut 55 staff jobs. The redundancies are in the football, commercial and administration departments, with the majority coming in the ...
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Europol points up football still top target for bets-led match fixing

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Football remains the main target for match-fixers and generalised sports coruption, according to an in-depth report from Europol. It said the sport’s worldwide popularity and financial dimension means the money generated globally on football betting “outweighs by far any other form of ...
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Hamilton holds firm for another British GP victory despite last-lap puncture

LONDON: British world motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton survived a puncture on his final lap to a remarkable British Gran Prix victory for the seventh time. Hamilton took the chequered flag 5.8 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. His Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was ...
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