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Premier tale of two Manchesters as City storm top while United slip up

LONDON: A gap has already opened up between Manchester City and United after only the opening two matchdays of the new Premier League season. City flew top on goal difference with a 6-1 thrashing of bottom club Huddersfield while a poor United were flattered by ...
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New boy Ronaldo off to quiet start as Juve put new life into Serie A

SAMINDA KUNTI / AIPS:  The first steps of Cristiano Ronaldo on a Serie A pitch were mundane. He jogged out of the tunnel in a green bib, stretched, caressed the ball for a few moments and stretched again. Yet nothing about it was ordinary at all. ...
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Barcelona celebrate goal 6,000 as Messi banishes his World Cup blues

MADRID: Lionel Messi scored twice – his first goal being Barcelona’s 6,000th in the Spanish league – as the reigning champions made a winning start to the new season with a 3-0 win over Alaves. Barca came closest to opening the scoring in a quiet opening ...
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Newly updated . . . the FIFA Code of Ethics

Corruption? What’s that? Not us! . . . FIFA rids ethics code of the C-word

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- FIFA, in what may only be described as a breathtaking act of silly-season PR lunacy, has removed the word ‘corruption’ from its updated code of ethics. To be clear, ‘corruption’ is a generalised catch-all term covering a vast spectrum of wrongdoing ...
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New manager Emery’s Arsenal making the wrong sort of first impression

LONDON: Unai Emery, newly arrived in place of long-serving Arsene Wenger, is already making history of the unwanted variey at Arsenal. The 3-2 defeat at Chelsea made him the first Gunners manager to lose his first two games in charge since caretaker Steve Burtenshaw in ...
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Austin MLS stadium vote paves way for Columbus Crew move — Latest development could see ...
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International ban of Kuwait is lifted by IOC ahead of the Asian Games

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has lifted provisionally lifted its long-time suspension of Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee has been banned since October, 2015 after the government was ...
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Cipriani’s England future in the balance after £2,000 fine for assault

ST HELIER: The international career of England rugby international Danny Cipriani is uncertain after he was fined £2,000 following a guilty plea to assault in a Jersey nightclub. The Gloucester player admitted common assault and resisting arrest and was ordered to pay £250 compensation to a ...
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FISU signs up for Lake Placid to host 2023 Winter Universiade

LAUSANNE: The Winter Universiade is set to return to the northern New York winter sports destination of Lake Placid in 2023. The International University Sports Federation (FISU) completed the Host City Contract signing today in Lausanne after New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed ...
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