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Lawler clinches split-decision thriller over Condit at UFC 195 – Miocic stops Arlovski

LAS VEGAS, Jan 3, (AP): Robbie Lawler defended his UFC welterweight belt with a bruising split-decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 on Saturday night. Lawler (27-10) was awarded the narrow decision after an outstanding five-round brawl. Condit (30-9) landed 120 more strikes and wobbled the champion multiple times, …

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Rooney gem eases pressure on LVG as United edge Swansea – Toure, Aguero strike City comeback stuns Watford

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 2, (AFP): Wayne Rooney eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United captain’s superb backheeled strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. Rooney’s 77th-minute moment of magic took him ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest goalscorer in …

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Hammers leapfrog unconvincing Liverpool – Antonio, Carroll sink Reds

LONDON, Jan 2, (AFP): Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio both scored for a second successive match as West Ham United leapfrogged Liverpool in the Premier League table by beating them 2-0 on Saturday. The pair had scored in the 2-1 victory over Southampton that ended a run of eight games …

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Kuwaiti ace to pilot Ferrari 458 GT3 with Dragon Racing – Al-Mudhaf confirms Dubai 24hr entry

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Kuwaiti ace endurance driver Khaled Al Mudhaf will join Dubai based Dragon Racing for the upcoming Dubai 24hrs, piloting the #888 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. This is the first International endurance race of the new year for GT’s, touring cars and 24H Specials, with one of …

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Stanford ‘romps’ to victory against Iowa in Rose Bowl – Ohio State rolls past Notre Dame as Mississippi dominates Oklahoma

PASADENA, California, Jan 2, (AP): Stanford showed why it finished just outside the final four in the College Football Playoff and romped to a 45-16 victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl on Friday. Christian McCaffrey caught a 75-yard touchdown pass on the opening snap and later returned a punt …

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Leaders Arsenal look for title proof in 2016 – Leicester determined to continue momentum

LONDON, Jan 1, (Agencies): As 2016 dawns, Premier League front-runners Arsenal go in search of evidence that they are capable of striking out on their own in pursuit of a first title since 2004. With Manchester United and Chelsea toiling, Liverpool rebuilding under Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City damagingly porous, …

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A fiery net ‘spell sees’ Lanka turn tables on NZ – Hosts lead series 2-1 with two matches remaining

NELSON, New Zealand, Jan 1, (AFP): A cracking 91 by Tillakaratne Dilshan after a fiery net session set Sri Lanka up for an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in Nelson on Thursday to keep their one-day series alive. Sri Lanka knocked off their 277-run target with 22 balls to spare …

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Balance win overall Sydney-Hobart honors – Quikpoint Azzurro missed deadline

SYDNEY, Jan 1, (AFP): Australian 52-footer Balance was Thursday crowned the overall winner of the Sydney to Hobart race, after overcoming the roughest conditions in years which forced dozens of yachts to retire. Balance was awarded the Tattersall’s Cup — handicap honours for the vessel that performs best according to …

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LVG vows to fight through Man U uncertainty – Hiddink pleased with striker-less Chelsea’s point

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 29, (Agencies): Louis van Gaal has vowed to fight on as Manchester United manager, but admits that the matter may yet be taken out of his hands by the club’s board. The Dutchman, 64, has faced three weeks of speculation after a run of games that …

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