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‘Smoking hot’ Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Filipino Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight world crown KUALA LUMPUR, July 15, (Agencies): Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao …

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‘Viva Sachsenring!’ Marquez hails ninth win in German GP

Rossi finishes 2nd as Vinales settles for 3rd SACHSENRING, Germany, July 15, (AFP): World champion Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix win to extend his MotoGP lead at the Sachsenring circuit on Sunday. Honda’s Spanish rider has won in the top category for the last six …

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Croatia stand between France and WC glory

This is the game of our lives, says Matuidi MOSCOW, July 14, (AFP): A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time …

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Kerber stuns Serena to win 1st Wimbledon title

American bid for Grand Slam history shattered LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’ s final. Kerber avenged her defeat …

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Root ton sets up Poms’ series-levelling victory

England beat India by 86 runs LONDON, July 14, (AFP): Joe Root’s composed hundred laid the platform for England’s 86-run win over India in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday. Victory saw 2019 World Cup hosts England, first in the ODI rankings to India’s second, level the three-match …

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Pongky Strikers demolish Group 2 rivals to win champ’ship trophy

Ebonite, Asian Air Safari and COZMO semifinals Top 3 KUWAIT CITY, July 12: At the start of the first week team championship finals of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait-2018 Friendship Cup Team Tournament held at COZMO Entertainment Bowling Center Khaifan Branch, the teams vying for the championship as per …

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Kuldeep sets up India win over England ODI

Tourists beat hosts by eight wickets NOTTINGHAM, UK, July 12, (AFP): Kuldeep Yadav took six wickets as India overpowered England in the first One-Day International at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The left-arm wrist-spinner returned career-best ODI figures of six for 25 as England were dismissed for a mere 268 after …

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Saudi Arabia welcomes action against pirated sports channel

RIYADH, July 12, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a move by soccer’s governing body FIFA to take legal action against television channel beoutQ for illegally broadcasting the 2018 World Cup, saying it would support the kingdom’s efforts to combat piracy. FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that it …

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IOC considers lifting ban on Kuwait

Tokyo, Paris agree to join hands on Games preparations TOKYO, July 11, (Agencies): The Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 organising committees said on Wednesday they had agreed to cooperate on preparations for their respective Summer Games, as Japan gets set to host the Olympics in just over two years and …

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Didier urges France to make amends for euros

Paris celebrates Les Bleus march to final SAINT PETERSBURG, July 11, (AFP): France coach Didier Deschamps urged his side to seize their chance of redemption in the World Cup final after admitting he has still not got over the pain of defeat in the Euro 2016 final. Samuel Umtiti headed …

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