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Messi hat-trick No53 overtake Ronaldo to keep Barcelona ahead of the pack

MADRID: Lionel Messi scored his 53rd hat-trick and Luis Suarez scored the ‘best goal’ of his career to help Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2 at the Nou Camp to retain their place at the top of LaLiga. Following Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol earlier in the ...
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Manchester City slip further off Liverpool’s pace after derby defeat

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool opened up an 11-point gap at the summit of the Premier League with victory over Bournemouth while  defending champions City failed to keep the pressure on in the evening kick-off after losing 2-1 to neighbours United. Marcus Rashford steered United ahead from ...
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CAS cuts Chelsea transfer ban to free Lampard for January signings

LAUSANNE/LONDON: Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted, freeing up boss Frank Lampard to make signings in the January window. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has halved Chelsea’s two-window FIFA transfer ban and their financial sanction, after the west London club’s appeal. The Blues were ...
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Bob Willis in full fast-bowling cry in 1981

English cricket in mourning for Headingley Ashes hero Bob Willis

LONDON —- Bob Willis, one of English cricket’s all-time Ashes heroes, has died at 70. He played 90 Tests and 64 one-day international after starting his England career in 1971 before embarking on a long career as a TV pundit. Willis is fourth on the ...
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Finally . . . Ricardo Teixeira banned for life by FIFA for leading role in FIFAGate corruption

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- For the second time in a matter of weeks FIFA’s football justice has reached out where the United States judicial authorities could not in banning notorious Brazilian Ricardo Teixeira for life – though the breadth of the punishment is academic. The ...
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World Athletics [IAAF]

THE WEEK AHEAD IN ATHLETICS, 9-15 DECEMBER —- The information in this advisory has been compiled to assist media in following the main developments in athletics over the coming week. It summarises the competitions and stories that will be covered on the Read More

Infantino poised to end football’s exile and become an IOC member

LAUSANNE: FIFA president Gianni Infantino is among the new members scheduled to join the International Olympic Committee next year. But athletics’ Lord Sebastian Coe will have to wait. The head of world football’s governing body has generally been an IOC member on the basis of ...
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Olympic athletes handed new marching orders by the IOC

LAUSANNE: The order of the traditional militaristic march-past by athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is being reshuffled by the International Olympic Committee writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The IOC executive board decided today in Lausanne that teams from the upcoming host countries of ...
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Tokyo Olympics marathon and race walk venue approved at last

LAUSANNE/TOKYO: The IOC, World Athletics and Tokyo 2020 have agreed a revised event schedule and course for the first half of the marathon in Sapporo Odori Park. This was confirmed at an IOC executive board meeting in Lausanne after an all-clear from World Athletics, the former ...
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