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United land Martial while confusion continues over De Gea sale

LONDON: Manchester United look set to sign Monaco striker Anthony Martial – the so-called ‘new Thierry Henry’ – after the 19-year-old was given permission to leave France’s international camp to travel to the club. The move went through while United were embroiled in confusion over ...
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Tough homecoming in Argentina for overworked Tevez back at Boca

ERIC WEIL in BUENOS AIRES: Often, when star players return to Argentina from Europe, they gradually sink to the lower standard of Argentine soccer. That may well happen – or his happening – to Carlos Tevez at Boca Juniors where he is not showing the ...
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De Bruyne deal sees Manchester City break their club record again

LONDON: Manchester City have wrapped up the club record signing of Kevin De Bruyne for £54.5m from Wolfsburg. The 24-year-old former Chelsea player has signed a six-year contract. City’s previous record was the £49m handed to Liverpool for England forward Raheem Sterling earlier in this ...
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Gianni Infantino: Michel Platini's right-hand man

Infantino keen to get cracking on FIFA reform . . . and prepare the way ahead for his boss

KEIR RADNEDGE in MONACO —- Gianni Infantino is adopting a ‘Yes we can!’ mindset for his work on the new FIFA reform committee which sits down for the first time in Bern on Wednesday and Thursday. The general secretary of UEFA is one of two ...
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Vardy and Shelvey called up for Euro duty

LONDON: Jamie Vardy has been named in England’s 22-man squad for the Euro 2016 qualifying double-header against San Marino and Switzerland. The Leicester striker in included by manager Roy Hodgson despite his recent fine for using racist language – with Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in ...
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New Tokyo upset as 2020 organisers scrap logo after copycat claim

TOKYO: Another embarrassing blow has struck the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organisers with its decision to scrap a logo which was the subject of a plagiarism claim.# Local media in Japan has reported the decision which come soon after plans for a $2.0bn new national ...
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Coe praises world championships and promises era of ‘trust and integrity’

BEIJING: Lord Seb Coe, incoming president of international athletics, has hailed the quality and standard of the World Championships in Beijing. He also promised an era of “trust and integrity” after the doping controversies which were high profile at the championships. Coe, who is about ...
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Japan government approves new budget for Tokyo Olympic stadium

TOKYO: The Japanese government has signed off on plans to slash construction costs for Tokyo’s new national stadium by 42 per cent. The government finalised a budget of $1.28bn for the stadium, which will be the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic Games. The ...
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