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Icardi snatches stoppage time winner for Inter in derby

MILAN (Reuters) – Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi scored with a stoppage time header to give his side a dramatic 1-0 win over neighbours AC Milan in their derby at San Siro on Sunday. Soccer Football – Serie A – Inter Milan v AC Milan – San Siro, Milan, Italy – October 21, 2018 Inter […]

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Cricket – ECB dismisses spot-fixing allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – Allegations of spot-fixing by English cricketers have been dismissed by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Integrity Team. The Al Jazeera television network said it had uncovered evidence of corruption in international cricket, including “a small group” of England players in seven matches between 2010 and 2012. Unnamed Australia and Pakistan players […]

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Raikkonen victory keeps Hamilton waiting for fifth F1 title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Britain’s Lewis Hamilton was kept waiting for his fifth Formula One world championship on Sunday after the Mercedes driver finished third in a U.S. Grand Prix won by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Oct 21, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen (7) of Finland celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix […]

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Espanyol climb to second after win at Huesca

HUESCA (Reuters) – Espanyol continued their rampant run of form by beating basement club Huesca 2-0 on Sunday, recording a third win in four games to climb up to second in the La Liga standings behind city rivals Barcelona. Borja Iglesias tapped in the first of his two goals shortly before halftime thanks to a […]

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Vettel spins on opening lap of U.S. Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, the only man who can deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth Formula One championship, spun on the opening lap of what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday and dropped to 15th place. Oct 20, 2018; Austin, TX, USA; Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is interviewed […]

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Hofmann’s maiden hat-trick sends Gladbach into second place

BERLIN (Reuters) – Jonas Hofmann scored his first Bundesliga hat-trick as Borussia Moenchengladbach hammered Mainz 05 4-0 on Sunday to climb to second place in the standings. The 26-year-old winger put the hosts ahead in the 21st minute and almost got a second with an audacious lob on the half hour mark. He again got […]

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Substitutes set up Everton win over Palace

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Two late goals by Everton substitutes brought the Merseysiders a third successive win when they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Goodison Park in Sunday’s only Premier League game. Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Crystal Palace – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – October 21, 2018 Everton’s Cenk Tosun scores […]

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First ATP title for Britain’s Edmund

(Reuters) – British number one Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career when he beat Gael Monfils of France 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in the final of the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – Shanghai Masters – Shanghai, China – October 12, 2018 – Kyle Edmund of Britain in action […]

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Tsitsipas claims maiden ATP title in Stockholm

(Reuters) – Greek 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas added another notch to a remarkable breakthrough season as he beat Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open and claim a maiden ATP title on Sunday. Tennis – ATP Stockholm Open – Men’s Single Final – Stockholm, Sweden – October 21 2018. Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece […]

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India’s Kohli, Rohit steamroll West Indies with sparkling tons

(Reuters) – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both hit centuries and combined in a stand of 246 to help India chase down a difficult target against West Indies for a convincing eight-wicket victory in the opening one day international in Guwahati on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – England v India – Third One Day International – […]

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Home favourite Khachanov crushes Mannnarino to win Kremlin Cup

(Reuters) – Home favourite Karen Khachanov raced past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-2 6-2 to claim his third career title at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – China Open – Men’s Singles – Second Round – National Tennis Center, Beijing, China – October 3, 2018. Karen Khachanov of Russia in action against […]

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Bok prop Mtawarira out of November internationals, Vermeulen returns

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira has been ruled out of South Africa’s November internationals, but there will be a likely return for powerful number eight Duane Vermeulen after coach Rassie Erasmus named a training squad for the tour on Sunday. Britain Rugby Union – England v South Africa – 2016 Old Mutual […]

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Exiled Ethiopian Olympic runner who protested against government returns home

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A medal winning Ethiopian Olympic runner, living in exile in the United States since making a protest gesture against government violence at the 2016 games, returned home on Sunday following a series of reforms in the East African nation. FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics – Athletics – Final – Men’s Marathon […]

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Pliskova stuns Wozniacki in Singapore, Svitolina downs Kvitova

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Big-serving Karolina Pliskova used her most potent weapon to damaging effect as she overwhelmed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2 6-4 in their opening round robin match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 21, 2018 […]

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Brighton’s Murray ‘much better’ after hospital visit

LONDON (Reuters) – Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray thanked hospital staff and said he was “much better” on Sunday after a sickening clash of heads in the Premier League match at Newcastle United that left him unconscious. Soccer Football – Premier League – Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion – St James’ […]

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Sick Svitolina halts news conference after Kvitova win

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Elina Svitolina had little time to celebrate her victory over Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals on Sunday when the Ukrainian fell ill in the post-match news conference following her 6-3 6-3 triumph at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 21, […]

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‘Old men’ blocked Wembley sale says former FA chairman

LONDON (Reuters) – A proposed £600 million sale of Wembley stadium that would have helped fund grass roots football in England collapsed because of “old men” who are “living in the past”, according to former Football Association chairman Greg Dyke. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – 2018 World Cup Qualifications – Europe – England vs Slovenia […]

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Bolt’s agent says Mariners make contract offer

(Reuters) – Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by Australian professional side Central Coast Mariners, according to his agent Ricky Simms. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Central Coast Mariners v Central Coast Select – Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, Australia – August 31, 2018 Central Coast Mariners’ Usain Bolt in action […]

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Flawless Svitolina eases past Kvitova in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Elina Svitolina tore up the form book to open play at the WTA Finals with a brilliant display of serving and retrieving to register a 6-3 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 21, […]

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Isner welcomes Wimbledon’s new tiebreak rule

LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis’s marathon man John Isner has welcomed Wimbledon’s decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set. FILE PHOTO – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England – 24/6/10 John Isner of USA (L), Nicolas Mahut of France (C) and Umpire Mohamed Lahyani stand next to the […]