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Advantage Chelsea still as Mourinho plays it tight

LONDON: If any team can be considered ‘winners’ after a draw then Chelsea are that team. Despite playing at home they spent most of the 1-1 draw with title pursuers Manchester City on the defensive and managed only three serious shots at goal – their ...
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Troisi stunner wins Asian Cup in extra time for Socceroos

SYDNEY: Australia’s Socceroos won the Asian Cup for the first time after beating Southg Korea 2-1 in extra-time in Sydney. Victory came against a turbulent backdrop with a number of Gulf states apparently stepping up pressure to have Australia kicked back to Oceania from which ...
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World ban looms as Kenya row drags on over FIFA report

TIMOTHY OLOBULU / AIPS in NAIROBI: Kenya might find itself attracting a FIFA ban if the government cracks the whip on the local football federation, as Sports, Arts and Culture Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario has been constantly threatening. By the day, the probability that the 2015 ...
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Challengers: Van Praag & Prince Ali; Figo & Champagne

Prince Ali goes public with promise of high ideals . . . and a new look at World Cup slots

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Restoring a World Cup rotation system and studying a reallocation of the number of slots for each confederation are two of the specific proposals listed by Prince Ali of Jordan in his FIFA presidential election manifesto. The Asian vice-president of the ...
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Times a’changing for Argentina golf boy

ERIC WEIL in BUENOS AIRES: It must be just luck. Nuns have done it, A boy of five and a man of 91 have done it. A London housewife did it three times in 4 days on the Rickmansworth municipal course in 1960. Even blind ...
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Badminton and taekwondo make it into the Paralympic Games for Tokyo

ABU DHABI: Badminton and taekwondo, both for the first time, have been included for the first time by the International Paralympic Committee among its 22 sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. At its meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Saturday, the IPC Governing Board approved ...
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Boston marathon star Jeptoo slapped with two-year ban for doping

TIMOTHY OLOBULU / AIPS** in NAIROBI: Three-time Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been banned from athletics for two years, Athletics Kenya has announced. Jeptoo had both her A and B samples test positive for a banned substance and Athletics Kenya held a hearing involving her ...
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Williams closes in on Graf’s record after latest victory over Sharapova

—- Serena Williams is only three short of Sheffi Graf’s record of 22 major titles after the 33-year-old beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in the Australian Open final. Williams has now won her last 16 matches against the Russia since 2004. The first set ...
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