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Football: Man City players knocked over by wind: Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a pre-derby attack on Manchester City s players by claiming it only takes a “little bit of wind” for them to go to ground. Pep Guardiola s City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to extend their eight-point advantage over second-place United at the top of the Premier League table. It is …

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Football: Wenger looks for Gunners to rebound from United reverse

Arsenal demonstrated their powers of recovery midweek but Arsene Wenger knows a greater test lies ahead when they return to Premier League action at Southampton on Sunday. Wenger and his players were left crushed following last weekend’s home defeat by Manchester United when they dominated periods of the game, producing 33 shots on goal, only to see Jose Mourinho’s team …

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Russia’s Nedelko to face Spaniard Riba in ITF Tennis final

Top seed Ivan Nedelko of Russia and Spaniard Pere Riba will vie for the top honour in Serena Hotels ITF Futures Tennis Tournament 2017 as they entered into the last stage of men’s single event after beating their respective opponents here at Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex Garden Avenue. Both the semifinals were a treat for the eye as the …

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Dubai to host Pakistan-India baseball series

The 1st Dubai Cup Pakistan-India Baseball Series 2017 will be held in Dubai in which two matches will be played on December 9 and 10. Speaking at a press conference held here at the National Hockey Stadium, Pakistan Federation Baseball (PFB) president Syed Khawar Shah, flanked by Punjab Baseball Association (PBA) president Syed Shahryar Ali and PFB secretary Sh Mazhar …

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Football: Cuadrado, Bernardeschi send Juve through

– Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi scored in either half as Juventus sealed a berth in the Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos in Piraeus. Colombian international Cuadrado turned in Alex Sandro s cross after 15 minutes with Italian Bernardeschi getting the second in the final minute as last year s finalists advanced to …

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Football: Lukaku, Rashford send Man Utd into last 16

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as Manchester United defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14. A contentious goal awarded to Vitinho gave CSKA a shock lead on half-time, but Lukaku and Rashford struck twice in two second-half minutes to send Jose Mourinho s side into the last …

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Football: Real deal Ronaldo set for fifth Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi on Thursday by claiming a fifth Ballon d Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season. Barcelona s 30-year-old Argentinian superstar won the coveted award from 2009 to 2012 and in 2015. Portugal s Ronaldo, who is 32, took the …

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days ahead of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In …

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Russia awaits decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping

Doping-tainted Russia’s 2018 Winter Olympics participation will be decided when the International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday, in one of the weightiest decisions ever faced by the Olympic movement. The build-up to the high-stakes summit in Lausanne just 66 days before the start of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been dominated by an almost daily drip of negative …

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December Polo Cup begins

The six-goal December Polo Cup 2017 will get under way from Tuesday at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground. Total seven teams are participating in the tournament, which are divided into two pools. The Pool A has Honda Chenab, Diamond Paints, Black Horse Paints/ Artema Medical and Porsche in it, while Pool B includes Guard Group, United Snacks Polo and …

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