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Sacked Pochettino pays price for Spurs’ Champions League hangover

LONDON: Five months after guiding Tottenhan to the Champions League final for the first time, Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as manager. The former Southampton boss, 47, was appointed in May 2014 but Spurs have made a disappointing start to the current campaign and are ...
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Luis Enrique back as boss of Spain in place of Moreno for the Euro 2020 finals

MADRID: Luis Enrique, whose daughter died from bone cancer in August, is returning as Spain manager five months after stepping down for personal reasons. Enrique resigned in June after 11 months in the job and announced the death in August of Xana, his nine-year-old daughter. ...
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Manchester United revenue up £400k — but debt mountain is up as well

LONDON: Manchester United have posted revenues of £135.4M for the first quarter of 2019-20, an increase of £400,000 on the same period last year. Despite the revenue increase, the club’s net debt for the quarter climbed 55pc from £247.2m to £384.5m. United’s latest financial figures, ...
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BT Sport retains Champions League rights for UK ​in $1.5bn deal

LONDON: The pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport has retained ​exclusive UK rights to the UEFA Champions League, securing a ​deal worth $1.5bn to broadcast the premier European club competition from 2021 through 2024. Under the terms of the deal – the most lucrative for the European governing ​body ...
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Wales . . . dreaming of another Euro adventure

EURO 2020: Ramsey’s double strike powers Wales back into the finals

KEIR RADNEDGE in CARDIFF —- Wales are heading back where they believe they belong after beating Hungary 2-0 to secure a place in the the finals of Euro 2020. They can dream of repeating the surprise progress to the semi-finals in France in 2016. The standout ...
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Continent’s hopefuls set to thrill in Asian qualifiers

KUALA LUMPUR: Matchday Six of the Asian Qualifiers on Tuesday will see yet another round of thrills and spills with all eight groups to see key ties. With qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 to take a ...
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Qatar’s logistics leader GWC signs as first Official National Supporter for FIFA Club World Cup 2019™

  —- FIFA announced today that GWC (Q.P.S.C.), a leading provider of logistics and supply chain solutions in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed as an Official National Supporter of the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ presented by Alibaba Cloud. GWC ...
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Russian Olympic status back in doubt as new report goes WADA exco

MONTREAL: The possibility of a further Olympic Games ban for Russia is looming after an apparently unsatisfactory response to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into the long-running cover-up scandal. WADA’s executive committee meets on December 9 in Paris or London with an agenda item to ...
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Paris Mayor goes to war against IOC over multi-million deal with Airbnb

LONDON/PARIS: Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of 2024 Olympic Games host Paris, has reacted angrily to the multi-million sponsorship deal between the International Olympic Committee and Airbnb. The multi-million deal was formally confirmed in London with the accommodation organisation joining the IOC’s TOP global marketing programme. IOC president ...
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IOC awards Games broadcast rights to Japan Consortium to 2032

 LAUSNNE/TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the Japan Consortium (JC) the broadcast rights in Japan for the Olympic Games during the period from 2026 to 2032. The broadcaster has acquired the exclusive television and digital broadcast rights with a commitment to broadcast its ...
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CAS sets out the issues matching WADA against Sun Yang and FINA

LAUSANNE: Sport’s supreme judicial body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, has set out the detailed background to the case which is the first to be featured in a public hearing. CAS stated: What is the case about? Following a conflictual anti-doping test, ...
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