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Inter clash among three called off as coronavirus hits Euro club football

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Three Serie A matches in Italy have been postponed because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus after further cases were confirmed cases in the northern Veneto and Lombardy regions. The Inter-Sampdoria, Atalanta-Sassuolo and Verona-Cagliari matches were called off on orders of the ...
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Magical Messi hits four as Barcelona maintain title race pressure

MADRID: Lionel Messi scored four goals as reigning champions Barcelona beat Eibar to record a fourth consecutive win in La Liga and put the pressure back on title rivals Real Madrid. Messi scored three goals in 26 first-half minutes before adding a late fourth as ...
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Ronaldo claims a record-equalling 11th successive goal in 1,000th match

ROME: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his  1,000th senior game in style by scoring a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A goal in Juventus’ 2-1 win away to Spal in Ferrara. Ronaldo, 35, met Juan Cuadrado’s cross to equal the Italian top-flight record, shared with Gabriel Batistuta and ...
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Nasser Al-Kheklaifi . . . media rights power-broker, supremo of BeIN and PSG and UEFA exco member

PSG boss Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA SG Valcke charged by Swiss over World Cup TV rights deal

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Another blow to the image of Gulf states’ million-dollar investments in world football has erupted with charges being laid in Switzerland against Qatar media boss Nasser Al-Kheliaifi and former FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke. Al-Khelaifi, apart from being managing director of Qatar’s ...
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Gabriel Jesus on the mark for City after Aguero misses another penalty

LONDON: Gabriel Jesus spared the blushes of Sergio Aguero as he came off the bench to give Manchester City a 1-0 Premier League victory over third-placed Leicester. Aguero added his name to the growing list of City players to miss from the penalty spot this ...
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World Athletics

WORLD INDOOR TRIPLE JUMP RECORD-HOLDER ROJAS CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH —- When Facebook makes friend suggestions, it usually recommends complete strangers or people from your past that you’d rather not reconnect with. Sporting legends, however, rarely pop up as a friend suggestion ...
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United by Emotion confirmed as the motto by Tokyo Games organisers

TOKYO: The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have revealed ‘United by Emotion’ as the official Games motto. It explained that the motto sought to underline the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds so they may celebrate “in a way that reaches beyond their differences.” ...
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Olympics football complication for Liverpool as Egypt look to Salah

CAIRO/LONDON: Egypt want Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah to play for them in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August, meaning he could miss the start of the next Premier League season writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Liverpool will not be happy about the disruptive prospect ...
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UK Sport to launch review of British athletics after ‘issues of major concern’

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The future administration of British track and field athletics is to  come under scrutiny from UK Sport. The government agency – overseen by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – has commissioned an “independent first stage review” into UK Athletics ...
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