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Bundesliga’s first call on video referee is a winner for champions Bayern

FRANKFURT: Bayern Munich benefited from a historic video replay decision as they opened the Bundesliga season with a win against Bayer Leverkusen at a rain-soaked Allianz Arena. The defending champions, who are bidding for a sixth successive title, were given a second-half penalty after referee Tobias ...
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Barcelona manager expects to seal deals for both Coutinho and Dembele

BARCELONA: Pep Segura, general manager of Barcelona, has said the club are close to completing the signings of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool and Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool remain adamant that Coutinho – who has submitted a transfer request – will not be sold ...
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Ronaldo not missed as Madrid down Barca again to lift another Supercup

MADRID: Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema scored brilliant first-half goals as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to register a resounding 5-1 aggregate victory in the Spanish Supercup – following up their success in the UEFA version. Zinedine Zidane’s side, comfortable 3-1 first-leg winners on Sunday, ...
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Jerome Valcke . . . FIFA secretary-general 2007-2016

Valcke hits back at forgetful Blatter over FIFA contract with US law firm

ZURICH: Jerome Valcke has accused his old FIFA boss Sepp Blatter of amnesia amid confusion over the world federation’s protective contract with lawyer Quinn Emanuel writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Earlier this month German news magazine Der Spiegel obtained a copy of a contract with the American ...
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Spanish football tribute to murder victms

MADRID/BARCELONA: Spanish football is paying tribute this weekend, at the start of the new LaLiga season, to those killed and injured in the attacks in Catalonia. Fourteen people died and more than 100 were hurt in Thursday’s attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. All 10 opening ...
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OCA: Ashgabat 2017

Aug 18, 2017, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: Hosts Turkmenistan have been drawn to play Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China and the Soloman Islands in Group A of the Futsal competition which is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the upcoming 5th ...
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Fredericks fails in appeal against provisional IAAF suspension

MONACO: Frank Fredericks has been unsuccessful in appealing against his provisional suspension by the world athletics federation over allegations linked to the award of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Namibian, a former four-times Olympic silver medallist who denies any wrongdoing, ...
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Bolt, Farah . . . were the World Athletics Championships more about losers than winners?

ALEJANDRO MUNEVAR / AIPS in LONDON*: Usain Bolt failing to cross the finish line of his relay. Mo Farah running his last track race in London. Justin Gatlin beating Bolt in the 100m; athletics history was written yet again at the IAAF World Championships in ...
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Farah prepares to quit track with angry salvo at media over Salazar connection

LONDON: Sir Mo Farah turned his fury on the media within hours of saying goodbye to London track athletics with a 5,000m silver medal at the World Championships in London on Saturday night. Farah felt he was now free to hit back over the speculation ...
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