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Free-scoring Man City go top – Aguero bags treble

WATFORD, United Kingdom, Sept 16, (AFP): A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a …

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Stunning Vettel grabs Singapore GPrix pole – Hamilton qualifies 5th for Mercedes

SINGAPORE, Sept 16, (AFP): Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came from nowhere to seize pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, creating a golden opportunity to reclaim the world championship lead from Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who had struggled in practice, timed a record 1min 39.491sec at the floodlit Marina Bay …

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Amla, Perera lead World XI Twenty20 win over Pakistan – Tourists beat hosts to level series 1-1

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 13, (AFP): Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished …

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Paris, LA confirmed as Olympic hosts – Historic first for IOC

LIMA, Sept 13, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after …

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Messi ‘lifts’ Barca mood – Catalans dominate Juve

BARCELONA, Sept 13, (RTRS): When Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta was serenaded off the pitch on Tuesday following a vintage display in a 3-0 win over Juventus that was only rivalled by Lionel Messi, it was easy to forget the gloom that had gripped the Nou Camp two weeks ago. The club …

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Pakistan celebrate international revival with victory over World XI – Hosts beat tourists by 20 runs

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12, (AFP): Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time …

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Ronaldo return eases Real Madrid striker shortage – Rampant Man City ready to march on Feyenoord

MADRID, Sept 12, (AFP): Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has underlined the importance of welcoming back World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo for the holders Champions League opener against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. Ronaldo has been suspended for Real’s last four games after pushing a referee in the Spanish …

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‘Aussies will have advantage in India’ – No excuses

NEW DELHI, Sept 12, (AFP): Former skipper Michael Clarke said Tuesday the Australians would likely upstage hosts India in the upcoming one-day series thanks to their stints with the Indian Premier League. The Steve Smith-led side, which lost the Test series 2-1 to India earlier this year, will play five …

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Nadal storms to 16th Grand Slam title – Rafa wins US Open

NEW YORK, Sept 11, (AFP): Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. The world number one, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US …

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Kuwaiti wins 1st place at USA Jet Ski championship

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 11, (KUNA): Kuwaiti jet-ski rider Abdullah Al-Fadhel won first place at the USA Jet Ski Marathon early Monday for the third consecutive year, for Modified and non-Modified stock category. Al-Fadhel in a phone call with KUNA said this tournament is a preparation for the upcoming Havasu Lake …

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