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Four for Sorloth but Villarreal are only held by Real Madrid’s champions

VILLARREAL: Villarreal forward Alexander Sorloth struck four times in 17 minutes to help his side fight back and snatch a 4-4 home draw against champions Real Madrid as the Norway international became LaLiga’s top scorer. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, crowned champions a fortnight ago, could have […]


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Zamalek win African Confederation Cup on away goals

CAIRO: Zamalek claimed the African Confederation Cup on away goals after a 1-0 win over Renaissance Berkane in the second leg thanks to Ahmed Hamdy’s first-half strike on Sunday. The final ended 2-2 on aggregate following the return in Cairo with the Egyptian giants taking […]


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Winning exit for Klopp after turning Liverpool back into believers

LIVERPOOL: Moments after the final whistle blew on Jurgen Klopp’s managerial career at Liverpool, the much-loved German encouraged the Anfield faithful to celebrate the moment, but embrace the future. Klopp flashed his huge smile throughout a long address to fans after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over […]


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History achieved . . . and Guardiola will be staying in place for a repeat next season

—- Major Sudell’s Preston ‘Invincibles’ could not manage it; nor could Herbert Chapman legendary Arsenal of the 1930s; nor could the dominant Manchester United of Sir Alex Ferguson. But Manchester City have made history as the first club to win four league championship titles in […]


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FIFA Council: The official statement

BANGKOK: The FIFA Council met in advance of the 74th FIFA Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, and adopted several key decisions, particularly in relation to the future of women’s football, for which the international match calendar was unanimously approved. The Women’s International Match Calendar […]


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WADA Athlete Council statement in relation to case involving swimmers from China 

WADA to hold athlete-focused video conference call on 21 May   MONTREAL: On behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Council (AC), please find linked below a statement by the AC in relation to the case involving swimmers from China.  WADA Athlete […]


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AFC points world football back to the bad old days by abolishing term limits

BANGKOK: In a move which has set back the cause of good governance in football by a decade, the Asian Football Confederation has abolished term limits for its president and executive committee members. The AFC had introduced term limits almost a decade ago in the […]


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Olympic Qualifier Series athletes launch into action in Shanghai

SHANGHAI: The inaugural edition of the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) has started in Shanghai with an inspiring welcome celebration, which has set the stage for four days of competition and cultural celebration. Athletes from around the world have arrived in Shanghai to take […]


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AIPS takes a stand on the use of artificial intelligence in the media industry

SANTA SUSANNA, Barcelona: The international sports journalists’ organisation AIPS joined the media indstry debate over the use of artificial intelligence and approved the following resolution: After 100 years of existence, our association enters its new century with some new professional challenges to face. Our founders […]


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