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Pals in Dutch-England clash as Austria brace for historic game – On-fire Taylor is a real striker

ZEIST, Netherlands, Aug 1, (AFP): Friends or not, Dutch keeper Sari van Veenendaal will be all business when she faces her in-form Arsenal teammate and England striker Jodie Taylor in the Euro semifinal on Thursday. Taylor is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals from just three games, after being …

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Historic deal, Paris celebrates 2024 win – LA accepts 2028 consolation

PARIS, Aug 1, (AFP): Paris was celebrating victory on Tuesday in its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after Los Angeles announced its intention to host the 2028 event instead in return for financial sweeteners. Officially, French President Emmanuel Macron gave Monday’s announcement by Los Angeles a cautious welcome, …

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Juve ‘edge’ Roma in SO – Lacazette limps off as Arsenal win

NEW YORK, July 31, (AFP): Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw. Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike. The match, between …

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Ali hat-trick seals England rout of SA – Poms up in series

LONDON, July 31, (AFP): Moeen Ali became the first bowler in The Oval’s 100 Test-history to take a hat-trick as England wrapped up a crushing 239-run win in the third Test against South Africa on Monday. Victory put England 2-1 up in this four-match series, with just the fourth Test …

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UEFA fines Man U for doping violations, Jones gets 2-game ban – Liverpool fans vote in favour of safe standing

LAUSANNE, July 31, (Agencies): Manchester United defender Phil Jones will miss the European Super Cup clash with Real Madrid on August 8 after UEFA banned him for two matches for insulting a doping control officer following May’s Europa League final. Jones has been banned for two European matches and fined …

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India demolish Sri Lanka in 1st Test – ‘Clinical performance’

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 29, (AFP): India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test. It was India’s biggest winning margin in Sri Lanka and showed just …

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Bizarre ‘own goal’ steals show, Inter beat Chelsea – Walcott shines as Arsenal trounce Benfica

SINGAPORE, July 29, (AFP): Inter Milan’s Geoffrey Kondogbia entered the annals of sporting infamy with a remarkable own goal but the Italian side held on to win 2-1 and condemn Chelsea to a successive pre-season defeat on Saturday in Singapore. Inter led by two goals from Ivan Perisic and Stevan …

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Dressel wins record 3 golds at worlds – Sjostrom completes fly double

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 29, (Agencies): Caeleb Dressel became the first swimmer to win three gold medals on a single night at the world championships Saturday. America’s newest star pulled off a stunning triple play, racing three times over the course of about two hours — and winning every time. He …

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Last-gasp US win 6th Gold Cup – Morris sinks Jamaica

SANTA CLARA, United States, July 27, (AFP): Jordan Morris’s late strike lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The United States captured their sixth Gold Cup crown – one shy of Mexico’s record seven victories in the regional championship …

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France, Austria ‘seal’ spots in Euro quarters – French hold off Swiss pressure

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27, (AFP): A late Camille Abily free-kick sent 10-woman France through to the Euro quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, alongside newcomers Austria who routed Iceland 3-0 on Wednesday. In Breda, Switzerland took the lead on 19 minutes when Eve Perisset was sent off for bringing …

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