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Muguruza storms to 1st Wimbledon title – Venus history bid shattered

LONDON, July 15, (AFP): Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman …

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Costa Rica, Canada reach Cup quarters – French Guiana stay winless

FRISCO, United States, July 15, (AFP): Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday. Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group …

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Lacazette scores on debut in Arsenal ‘win’ against Sydney – Gunners denied string of spectacular saves

SYDNEY, July 13, (AFP): Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored on debut in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Australian champions Sydney FC on Thursday. Lacazette, signed last week in a £52.5 million ($68 million) deal from Lyon, came off the bench in the second half to score Arsenal’s second goal …

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England, Australia and SA into WWC semifinals – Poms beat New Zealand by 75 runs

LONDON, July 13, (AFP): England, Australia and South Africa booked their places in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a game to spare after convincing wins on Wednesday. England continued their good form with a 75-run victory over New Zealand, while Australia bounced back from defeat against the …

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Barcelona star Messi seeks fresh start under Valverde – FIFA lifts suspension on Sudan

TOKYO, July 13, (Agencies): Barcelona star Lionel Messi on Thursday expressed hope for improved fortunes under new coach Ernesto Valverde after a disappointing year for the Catalan club. “Whenever I start a new season there is a very clear-cut goal, which is that Barcelona would do its best,” said the …

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Fed eyes title as Murray, Nole exit – Sam spoils party

LONDON, July 12, (AFP): Roger Federer moved into a 12th Wimbledon semifinal and within touching distance of a record eighth title Wednesday as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic crashed out on a dramatic day at the All England Club. Swiss maestro Federer eased to a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win …

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Fast bowler Amir gets PCB Category A deal

ISLAMABAD, July 12, (AP): Fast bowler Mohammad Amir and four other players were promoted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which awarded new contracts to 35 cricketers on Wednesday. The one-year contracts are in four categories with players getting a raise of 10 per cent in their monthly retainers. Amir, who …

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Indian skipper Raj sets new runs mark

LONDON, July 12, (AFP): Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj broke the record for runs in women’s One-Day Internationals taking her total to 6,028 after hitting 69 in the World Cup match with Australia on Wednesday. The 34-year-old — who made her debut back in 1999 and averages a superb 51.52 …

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Al-Roudhan affirms State’s keenness to sponsor Kuwaiti youths

Minister of Commerce and Acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan Tuesday affirmed the state’s keenness to sponsor Kuwaiti youths and improve their skills in sports in order for them to realize more achievements. Al-Roudhan said this in a statement issued after receiving Kuwait’s athletics team who won two …

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History girls Konta, Venus reach semis – Pliskova new women’s top player

LONDON, July 11, (AFP): Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for 39 years on Tuesday, while five-time champion Venus Williams also made history as the oldest semi-finalist since 1994. Konta thrilled the patriotic Centre Court crowd with a pulsating 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 …

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