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Madrid will have to do without Ronaldo for Super Cup 2nd leg – Barca left floundering as gap to Real grows

MADRID, Aug 15, (AFP): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger on Tuesday at a five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for pushing a referee after being sent-off against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Madrid hold a 3-1 first leg lead going into the second leg against their …

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Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam – 150 boxers banned for falsifying results

MANILA, Aug 15, (AFP): A total of 150 professional boxers in the Philippines have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, regulators said Tuesday. The government has been imposing strict medical testing procedures following the deaths of several Filipino boxers from …

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Neymar on ‘mark’ in victorious PSG debut – Paris Saint-Germain blank Guingamp 3-0

PARIS, Aug 14, (AFP): Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday. The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two days …

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India smash Sri Lanka to sweep series – Ashwin and Shami shine

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14, (AFP): Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were …

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Last-gasp Lazio win Italian Super Cup – Juve stunned

ROME, Aug 14, (AFP): Lazio defeated Juventus for the first time in four years with a 3-2 triumph in the Italian Super Cup with victory secured by an injury-time goal from substitute Alessandro Murgia. Ciro Immobile gave Lazio a 2-0 lead with a 31st-minute penalty and 52nd-minute header before Juventus forward …

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Lukaku fires Man U to winning start – Hammers crushed

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 13, (AFP): Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday. The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck …

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Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relay – US reclaim women’s title

LONDON, Aug 13, (AFP): Usain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up with a leg cramp on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering …

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Kuwaiti, Kazakh shooting clubs join forces

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): Kuwait Shooting Club signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday with its Kazakh counterpart in an effort to further the precision sport in both nations. The deal was sealed on the sidelines of the seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan, Duaij Al-Otaibi, the …

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Zidane left with ‘dilemma’ after Real Madrid Super Cup success – Man U can benefit from Real lesson: Mou

MADRID, Aug 9, (Agencies): Real Madrid dominated Manchester United for large periods of the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday before winning 2-1, confirming their position as the best team in Europe. Now Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane faces a dilemma. Madrid have won consecutive Champions League trophies, retaining the cup in June …

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Kuwaiti shooters power to ‘victory’ in Asian tourney

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (KUNA): Kuwait clinched first place on Wednesday in the team competition of the seventh Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kazakhstan. Abdulrahman Al-Faihan and Sara Al-Hawal led their team to the win, as South Korea and India trailed in second and third place, respectively, Duaij Al-Otaibi, the …

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