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Maupay strikes late as Arsenal sunk by Brighton

06 June, 2020 11:39 pm 11:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal slumped to a last-gasp 2-1 Premier League defeat at relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday in a blow to the London club’s chances of securing European football next season. Frenchman Neal Maupay struck the winner five minutes into stoppage time after Nicolas Pepe’s delightful second-half opener had been cancelled out … Read More


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Ronaldo misses penalty as Juve squeeze into final with Milan draw

06 June, 2020 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

TURIN (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man AC Milan on Friday but the Turin side still squeezed into the Coppa Italia final as the season restarted following a three-month stoppage for the novel coronavirus. Juve qualified for Wednesday’s final on away goals following their … Read More


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England’s Genge calls for more minority coaches

06 June, 2020 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England prop Ellis Genge has echoed Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling’s call for increased representation for minorities in senior coaching positions in sport. The comments come amid worldwide protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. … Read More


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Belarus soccer continues amid virus anxiety and empty stands

04 April, 2020 11:11 pm 11:11 pm

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarus is the only country in Europe still playing soccer amid the coronavirus pandemic but a growing number of fans are boycotting league matches, anxious about catching the disease. In the western city of Grodno, local team FC Neman Grodno drew with FC Belshina Bobruisk on Friday in front of almost empty … Read More


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Charities face crisis during UK shutdown as sports fundraising dries up

04 April, 2020 7:36 pm 7:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The postponement of major sporting events during the coronavirus pandemic has left some British charities concerned about their survival, representatives have told Reuters, while others are worried about delivering services to vulnerable people. The London Marathon last year raised over 66 million pounds for more than 750 charities but its postponement from … Read More


Coronavirus hits politicians, sports and showbiz stars as it spreads across...

03 March, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Australia’s minister for home affairs and a Chelsea soccer player are among new cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide. Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on … Read More


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Golf: McDowell takes one-shot lead into final round at Saudi International

02 February, 2020 2:00 pm 2:00 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Graeme McDowell birdied his final hole to take a one-shot lead after the third round at the Saudi International in King Abdullah Economic City on Saturday. After a difficult front nine, McDowell rolled in three straight birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th before finishing in style with another on the par-four … Read More


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Saudi wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United for £340 million –...

01 January, 2020 12:17 pm 12:17 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer club Newcastle United for about £340 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the discussions. The deal would represent an exit for British billionaire Mike Ashley, who made his fortune from sportswear retailer Sports Direct … Read More


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Record tailender stand sees England to 400 runs in first innings

01 January, 2020 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – England’s tailenders put South Africa to the sword with a record-breaking 10th-wicket partnership to amass 400 runs in their first innings and take a firm grip on the final test at The Wanderers on Saturday. South Africa were 11-0 in reply at tea on the second day as they began the long … Read More


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Guardiola targets second place as ‘extraordinary’ Liverpool mar...

01 January, 2020 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City will target second place in the Premier League and focus on cup competitions with unbeaten league leaders Liverpool too far ahead to reel in, manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday. Defending league champions City are 16 points behind Liverpool — who have a game in hand — and Guardiola said … Read More


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Ronaldo double fires Juventus four points clear with Parma win

01 January, 2020 10:21 am 10:21 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to continue his sensational scoring run and help move Juventus four points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma on Sunday. The 34-year-old’s deflected shot opened the scoring in the first half, but Juve were pegged back after the break when Andreas … Read More


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Messi gives new Barca coach Setien debut win

01 January, 2020 9:48 am 9:48 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien’s first game in charge of the club. The Argentine struck the only goal in the 76th minute, … Read More


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Palace held by 10-man Arsenal as Aubameyang sees red

01 January, 2020 10:23 pm 10:23 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired the visitors ahead and was sent off after Jordan Ayew scored a fortuitous equaliser for the home side. Aubameyang struck in the 12th minute, steering a low shot past goalkeeper Vicente … Read More


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Striker-less Villa hold on for draw at Leicester

01 January, 2020 9:14 am 9:14 am

LEICESTER (Reuters) – Lowly Aston Villa defied incessant pressure as they held out bravely for a 1-1 draw at Leicester City despite being unable to field a striker in their League Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday. Freddy Guilbert put Villa ahead with their first shot of the game after 28 minutes and Leicester, second … Read More


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Fatigued Djokovic withdraws from Montreal event

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal in order to get more rest before opening his hard court season, the world number one said on Thursday. Djokovic, a four-times champion in Canada, said he needs more time to recover after a physically demanding run at Wimbledon, where he beat … Read More