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Neymar returns, PSG win Champs Trophy

Tuchel makes winning start SHENZHEN, China, Aug 4, (AFP): Brazilian superstar Neymar made his first club appearance since February as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Monaco 4-0 in the French Champions Trophy in China on Saturday. Angel Di Maria’s double fired PSG to their first silverware under new coach Thomas Tuchel as …

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FBC 99th Tournament AKO OFW Champ’ship Cup comes to close

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: The Filipino Badminton Committee in Kuwait (FBC) concluded its 99th Regular Tournament dubbed first AKO OFW Championship Cup on Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawally with veteran and amateur badminton players participating in the event. AKO OFW is a global non government organization …

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2018-PBAK Invitational Bowling Cup rolls off

Cozmo, X-Pin Dbowls, Haribon Slazers leaders on opening day KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4: After a week respite in team competition, the pin busters of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait were back in action as the PBAK-2018 Invitational Bowling Cup rolled off Friday at the COZMO Entertainment Bowling Center Khaifan …

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SA sink Sri Lanka to extend lead

De Kock hits 87 Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Aug 1, (AFP): Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock hit an attacking 87 to guide South Africa to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Dambulla on Wednesday. Chasing 245 for victory, the visitors rode on a 91-run opening partnership …

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Man United hold on to beat Madrid

Mou given something to smile about MIAMI, Aug 1, (AFP): Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Man United’s 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has …

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English FA considers 2030 WC bid

‘No decision will be made until 2019’ London, Aug 1,  (AFP): The Football Association is considering putting England forward as a potential host for the 2030 World Cup, confirming on Wednesday it has approved a feasibility study into becoming Europe’s only bid. England won the only World Cup it has …

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Neymar mea culpa ad backfires

‘Advert has damaged Brazilian brand’ SAO PAULO, July 31, (AP): Neymar’s decision to use a sponsored advert to admit he sometimes over-reacted to fouls at the World Cup has backfired, with Brazilian marketing experts saying it had made the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s image even worse. Under the title ‘A New …

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India to cement No. 1 status with a series win in England

Poms add to pressure on spinner Rashid after Boycott blast LONDON, July 31, (AFP): India may be the world’s top-ranked Test side but they still face accusations they are lions at home and lambs abroad. But a series win in England, where Virat Kohli’s men begin a five-Test campaign at …

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Director plans Tokyo 2020 Games ceremonies ‘rich in Japanese spirit’

Paralympics will be an equal footing with Olympics TOKYO, July 31, (Agencies): The opening and closing ceremonies at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics Games will showcase Japan’s ancient and modern sides, the traditional theatre actor newly appointed to direct the events said Tuesday. The appointment of Mansai Nomura, who performs in Japan’s …

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Kalisz completes medley double as US swimming championships close

Andrew sprints to 4th title as Baker cruises to easy win in 200 IM IRVINE, US, July 30, (AFP): Double world champion Chase Kalisz won the men’s 200m individual medley in a blistering 1min 55.73sec on Sunday to cap the US swimming championships with a second IM title. Kalisz put …

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