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Germany in charge at Wembley to keep England waiting for that first win

CHRISTIAN RADNEDGE at WEMBLEY: History was made as England’s women played their first game at the new Wembley against European champions Germany. However, the scoreline sided with history too as the visitors extended their unbeaten record with a 3-0 win. In 20 meetings, the Germans ...
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Liverpool struck down yet again by Crystal Palace jinx

LONDON: Liverpool slipped up yet again today at Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Last season the Reds’ title bid was wrecked when they conceded three late goals for a 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park. This time they led through Rickie Lambert after only two ...
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Russia must act on racism to avert World Cup boycott risk, says Jordaan

PRETORIA: Danny Jordaan has insisted that it is overdue time that Russia began to confront racism within its domestic game at least than four years from its staging of the World Cup finals. Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association and who ran the ...
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Two men, one record: Zarra and Messi

Magical Messi makes history as hat-trick fires him beyond Zarra record

BARCELONA: Leo Messi has made it. After a week in which his future with Barcelona came under scrutiny, the Argentinian scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla which established a Liga record of 253 goals writes KEIR RADNEDGE. In front of his own ...
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Switzerland on top of tennis world as Federer seals Davis Cup glory

LILLE: Switzerland – and Roger Federer – have won the tennis Davis Cup for the first time after their greatest-ever player defeated France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse single. That victory lifted Switzerland to an unbeatable 3-1 lead after the 6-3, ...
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Federations, sponsors, partners, bidders

AIBA / Rio 2016 Friends / USA Rugby / British Basketball League – Nov 22: AFF + Sportradar / European Olympic Committees / Rio 2016 – Nov 21: iSportconnect / BSports / Rio 2016 / FIG / IPC / FISA / AIBA / WTF / ...
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Iran frees woman jailed for trying to watch a men’s volleyball match

TEHRAN: Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for trying to watch a men’s volleyball match, has been released from prison on bail. The London law graduate, detained outside Tehran’s Freedom Stadium in June, was said to be “excited and relieved” on being released ...
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Petrobras scandal in danger of clouding Rio 2016 work

RIO DE JANEIRO: The long-running Petrobras scandal in Brazil is threatening to spill over into preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Revelations that as many as 16 construction companies paid bribes to high-ranking employees of the energy giant connected to the ...
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Hamilton lands his second grand prix crown after start-to-finish glory ride

ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton secured his second world Formula One championship after leading the decisive, climactic and conclusive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the first corner. Hamilton was not on pole but he escaped ahead of Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg whose hopes ...
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