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Zlatan hat trick carries Galaxy past Orlando

Sounders cap perfect July with victory CALIFORNIA, July 30, (RTRS): Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first MLS hat trick during a 24-minute stretch of the second half, lifting the LA Galaxy to a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over Orlando City on Sunday night in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic now has 15 goals over …

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Rossi runs away with IndyCar race

Rookie Wickens settles for 2nd LEXINGTON, Ohio, July 30, (AP): Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall. Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field …

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Neymar admits ‘exaggerated’ reactions at World Cup

July 30 (Reuters) – Ridiculed the world over for faking and diving during a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, Brazilian forward Neymar has admitted to “exaggerated” reactions saying he is still learning to deal with frustration. In a 90-second video made for his sponsor Gillette and published on social …

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Bangladesh hold off Windies to win series

Iqbal hits another century BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts and Nevis, July 29, (AFP): Bangladesh held off a late charge from the West Indies to claim a series-clinching 18-run win in the decisive third and final match of their One-Day International duel at Warner Park in St Kitts. After Tamim Iqbal’s second …

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Whyte keeps world title dream alive with gritty win over Parker

Garcia overpowers Easter to unify lightweight belts LONDON, July 29, (AFP): Briton Dillian Whyte’s once unlikely dream of a tilt at a world heavyweight title after a violent and troubled childhood moved a step closer on Saturday with a unanimous points win over New Zealand’s former world champion Joseph Parker. …

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Baker wins 100m backstroke at US swimming champ’ships

Ledecky in a ‘good spot’ IRVINE, United States, July 29, (AFP): Kathleen Baker sliced more than half a second off her personal best to win the women’s 100m backstroke at the US swimming championships in a world record of 58.00sec on Saturday. Baker had been gunning for the Kylie Masse’s …

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Qatar’s World Cup bid used ‘black operations’: UK report

London, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Qatar’s successful, controversy-plagued bid to host the 2022 World Cup has been hit by further allegations that they used a secret “black operations” propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of FIFA rules, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper — which also made …

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Kuwait’s Al-Kharafi snatches first place at Zuidwolde Competition

KUWAIT CITY, July 28, (KUNA): Kuwaiti rider Ali Al-Kharafi snatched the first place in the 135cm high jumping category of the Zuidwolde International Equestrian Competition, held in the Netherlands. Al-Kharafi was followed by Harry Wearing from the Netherlands, while Alex Jil from Britain came third and Patrick Jonkman from Belgium …

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Ozil shines on return as Arsenal crush PSG

SINGAPORE, July 28, (AFP): Mesut Ozil looked set to be handed a captain’s role this season after he shrugged off his tempestuous row with German authorities to fire Arsenal to a 5-1 friendly win over Paris Saint-Germain. Ozil, playing for the first time since he controversially quit the German national …

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Hamilton takes pole in Mercedes lockout

Vettel 4th for Ferrari BUDAPEST, July 28, (AFP): Lewis Hamilton danced in the rain on his way to a memorable pole Saturday ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes secured a front row lockout for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The championship leading Briton, who is battling with Ferrari’s Sebastian …

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