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Brazil march on as Uruguay go top – Argentina held

MONTEVIDEO, Sept 7, (AFP): Brazil’s march towards the 2018 World Cup gathered pace on Tuesday with a Neymar-inspired win over Colombia as Uruguay surged to the top of the South American qualification standings with a 4-0 rout of Paraguay. Just four days after their first ever victory over Ecuador in …

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Fury rematch with Klitschko confirmed – WBA champ Sturn under criminal probe

LONDON, Sept 7, (AP): Tyson Fury’s rescheduled heavyweight title rematch against Wladimir Klitschko will take place on Oct 29 — if the British fighter is cleared by a doping panel before then. Fury beat Klitschko in November to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. A rematch was originally scheduled …

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Switzerland top Portugal – France held, Belgium win

PARIS, Sept 7, (AFP): With Cristiano Ronaldo still missing due to injury, European champions Portugal began their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Switzerland. Goals seven minutes apart in the first half from teenage sensation Breel Embolo and Admir Mehmedi …

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Japan get campaign back on track – SAUDI ARABIA, AUSSIES WIN AGAIN AS SYRIA HOLD S.KOREA

BANGKOK, Sept 6, (AFP): Takuma Asano bounced back from last week’s disallowed goal controversy as he hit Japan’s second in a 2-0 win over Thailand which reignited their World Cup qualifying bid on Tuesday. Asano was denied a clear goal in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to UAE when officials failed to …

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Ton-up Maxwell fires Aussies to 85-run win – Australia hit world record 263 in Sri Lanka T20

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 6, (AFP): Opener Glenn Maxwell’s blistering century in Australia’s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Tuesday. Australia, who broke Sri Lanka’s nine-year record of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted …

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Spain and Wales cruise – Italy get Ventura era off to winning start, Kosovo earn historic draw

BARCELONA, Sept 6, (RTRS): Spain started their World Cup qualifying campaign with a crushing 8-0 win over Liechtenstein, laying down a marker in Group G with a ruthless second-half display. Diego Costa scored his first goal for Spain in almost two years to put Julen Lopetegui’s side ahead in the …

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Mueller ends drought with brace as Germany brush Norway aside – Scotland’s hat-trick hero Snodgrass puts bad times behind him

OSLO, Sept 5, (RTRS): Thomas Mueller put his EURO 2016 goal drought behind him, scoring twice to give dominant Germany an easy 3-0 win away to Norway in their opening World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Mueller took advantage of shoddy Norwegian defending to give the title holders an early lead …

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Pouille stuns Nadal to lead French charge – Nole, Kerber through

NEW YORK, Sept 5, (AFP): Juan Martin del Potro became the lowest ranked man since 1991 to reach the US Open quarter-finals when opponent Dominic Thiem retired from their last-16 tie through injury on Monday. The 142nd-ranked Argentine was leading 6-3, 3-2 when the eighth-seeded Austrian quit with a knee …

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Dilscoop inventor gets set for parting shot – India court quashes criminal proceedings against Dhoni

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 5, (AFP): Retiring “Dilscoop” inventor Tillakaratne Dilshan has a last chance to showcase the audacious shot that bears his name when Sri Lanka play Australia in two Twenty20 internationals this week. The Sri Lankan’s cheeky ramp shot, in which he goes down on one knee and …

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Ahmed stars, Pakistan avoid Poms whitewash – England win series as tourists claim 5th ODI

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sept 4, (AFP): Sarfraz Ahmed made a classy 90 as Pakistan achieved a consolation four-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international in Cardiff on Sunday. England, who still won the series 4-1, were on course for their first 5-0 home ODI sweep when Pakistan, chasing 303 …

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