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Pogba inspires blitz, Juve sight 5th crown – Pogba inspires blitz, Juve sight 5th crown

MILAN, April 17, (AFP): Paul Pogba inspired a second-half blitz as Serie A champions Juventus put one hand on a record-equalling fifth title with a 4-0 win over Palermo on Sunday. Juventus last achieved the feat of five straight league titles in 1935, but the Turin giants were given a …

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History repeats: US women’s soccer team still in wage fight – Same debate over equal pay and treatment

NEW YORK, April 17, (AP): Trailblazers for the US women’s national team can’t believe their successors are still having the same debate over equal pay and treatment. Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy, US national team players on the 1991 and 1999 World Cup-winning teams, were among the women who drew …

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Liverpool evoke spirit of ’05 CL final to ‘stun’ Dortmund – Sevilla keep hopes alive; Shakhtar, Villarreal qualify

LONDON, April 15, (Agencies): Liverpool added another fairytale comeback to the history books as they fought back from 3-1 down against Borussia Dortmund to reach the Europa League semifinals after Dejan Lovren’s towering stoppage-time header secured a 4-3 win on Thursday. Lovren rose at the far post to rifle home …

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Hat-trick hero Ronaldo savours ‘magic’ Real fightback – Special night at the Bernabeu

MADRID, April 13, (Agencies): Cristiano Ronaldo revelled in the glory of scoring a hat-trick to inspire a stunning Real Madrid comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Wolfsburg on Tuesday. The Spanish giants made amends for their shock 2-0 defeat in Germany six days …

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West Ham & Arsenal share honours in six-goal thriller – Carroll treble skewers Gunners title hopes

LONDON, April 9, (AFP): West Ham United striker Andy Carroll scored an eight-minute hat-trick, but Laurent Koscielny snatched a point for Arsenal in a memorable 3-3 Premier League draw on Saturday. Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez had Arsenal cruising, but Carroll scored twice late in the first half …

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Kerala Challengers win 40th UGC Football Edition – UIS pip ICS for U-14 school glory

KUWAIT CITY, April 6: Holders Kerala Challengers won the prestigious 40th Edition of the United Goans Center (UGC) soccer tournament for the second time in a row at the Bayan Grounds in front of the huge holiday crowd. The Kerala Challengers won the day by outclassing the Goa Maroons in …

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Tokyo stun Jiangsu to go top of Group E – SIPG stride towards KOs

OSAKA, Japan, April 6, (AFP): Masato Morishige scored twice as FC Tokyo stunned mega-rich Chinese club Jiangsu Suning 2-1 to race to the top of their AFC Champions League group on Wednesday. Morishige’s double, either side of a penalty by ex-Manchester City striker Jo, pushed Jiangsu down to third in …

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Time to deliver for PSG and Man City – Real to carry Clasico winning momentum to Wolfsburg

PARIS, April 5, (RTRS): It is time to deliver for Paris St Germain and Manchester City as the two mega-rich teams prepare to lock horns in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday. PSG, who were crowned Ligue 1 champions last month, are attempting to reach the last …

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Bayern feel Dortmund’s pressure in title race – Guardiola looks to rest some of his midfield stars

BERLIN, April 1, (AFP): Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rode says Pep Guardiola’s side can ill afford any slip-ups in the Bundesliga title race against his former club Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Bayern host relegation-threatened Frankfurt and Rode insists the Bavarians have not given a second’s thought to playing Benfica at …

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Heavyweights Aussies, Japan go through – China, Syria advance as Philippines dash NKorea hopes

HONG KONG, March 29, (Agencies): Asian heavyweights Australia and Japan booked their places in the next round of World Cup qualifying with big wins on Tuesday. Veteran striker Tim Cahill scored twice as Australia eased past Harry Redknapp’s Jordan 5-1, while Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa also netted a double in …

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