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Arsenal march on as Chambers and ‘old boy’ Nketiah sink Leeds

LONDON: Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup thanks to a routine 2-0 victory at home to struggling Leeds, while Chelsea and Sunderland won on penalties. Calum Chambers struck with his first touch to see off Leeds. The defender has rarely featured this […]


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Purely paperwork, says counsel for man who organised fatal Sala flight

LONDON: A man accused over the plane crash in which Emiliano Sala died did not act recklessly and his involvement in the tragedy was “purely a paperwork issue”, his defence has claimed. David Henderson, 67, of Hotham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is charged […]


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Death at 73 of Walter Smith, former Scotland, Rangers and Everton boss

GLASGOW: Walter Smith, who managed Scotland, Rangers and Everton, has died at the age of 73. In two spells as Rangers manager Smith led the club to 10 top-flight titles, five Scottish Cups and six League Cups as well as to the UEFA Cup final […]


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Solskjaer admits to ‘darkest day’ after Salah runs riot at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER: Liverpool’s 5-0 humiliation of Manchester United at Old Trafford may have marked the beginning of the end of the managerial reign of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United’s American owners handed the Norwegian £120m to spend during the summer to close the gap on their old […]


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Another Chinese firm signs up for FIFA World Cup sponsorship

ZURICH: Dairy products company Mengniu has become the latest Chinese sponsor of next year’s World Cup in Qatar. Mengniu was a sponsor of the 2018 finals in Russia. FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura said: “Mengniu is committed to promoting a healthier world through nutritious products and […]


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Houston 2026 welcomes FIFA officials and showcases world-class infrastructure and hosting credentials

HOUSTON (October 26, 2021) – The Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee showcased its world-class infrastructure and hosting credentials to FIFA officials during an official inspection site visit today. A delegation led by Concacaf President/FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani arrived in Houston on Monday evening […]


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Stokes makes fitness U-turn to join England Ashes bid in Australia

LONDON: Ben Stokes has been added to the England squad for the 2021-22 Ashes Test series in Australia. The 30-year-old has reportedly been given the all-clear by his consultant and the England and Wales Cricket Board after a second operation on a fractured left index […]


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Gidey races to third world record in footsteps of Kristiansen

—- When Letesenbet Gidey headed to Valencia – the ‘city of running’ – for her half marathon debut, she knew she was capable of producing something special. “I’m ready to run a world record,” she said at the pre-race press conference. “I’m sure I can […]


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Hayter blows away the field on way to British omnium double

ROUBAIX: A majestic all-round performance saw Ethan Hayter crowned omnium world champion for the first time on day four of the 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, making it an omnium double for the Great Britain Cycling Team following Katie Archibald’s victory yesterday.On […]


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