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Robben picks Anfield as his ‘worst stadium’ ahead of Champions League return

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group E – Bayern Munich v Benfica – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – November 27, 2018 Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder (Reuters) – Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has described Anfield as his “worst stadium” as he prepares for a […]

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Rallying – Tanak wins in Sweden to lead championship

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Estonian Ott Tanak won Rally Sweden for Toyota on Sunday to take the lead in the world rally championship for the first time in his career. Finland’s Esapekka Lappi was second for Citroen, 53.7 seconds behind, with Belgian Thierry Neuville third for Hyundai and a further three seconds adrift in the second […]

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Athletics – Wanders and Hassan set world 5km records in Monaco

(Reuters) – Julien Wanders and Sifan Hassan won the inaugural 5 kilometre Herculis in Monaco on Sunday and in doing so claimed the official male and female world records respectively. The distance has only been recognised as a world record event by the governing IAAF since January last year with previous faster times described as […]

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Alpine skiing – Hirscher takes early slalom lead as Kristoffersen struggles

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Men’s Slalom – Are, Sweden – February 17, 2019 – Austria’s Marcel Hirscher reacts. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger ARE, Sweden (Reuters) – Austrian favourite Marcel Hirscher looked on course for a seventh world title as he set the fastest time in the first run of the men’s slalom […]

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Fox beats Otaegui for maiden European Tour golf title at World Super 6

(Reuters) – Ryan Fox claim his maiden European Tour title with a comprehensive 3&2 victory over Spaniard Adrian Otaegui in the final of the World Super 6 at Perth’s Lake Karrinyup Country Club on Sunday. The 32-year-old New Zealander finished eight-under after 54 holes to earn a bye into the last 16 of the six-hole […]

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Williams to miss first day of F1 testing

LONDON (Reuters) – Williams will miss the first day of Formula One’s pre-season testing in Spain on Monday because they have yet to finish their car, the former champions said on Sunday. Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 23, 2018 Williams test […]

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Crusaders prop Perry to see specialist over broken arm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – All Blacks prop Tim Perry will see a specialist on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery on a broken arm, Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has said. Perry, 30, broke his arm while attempting a tackle in the Crusaders’ 24-22 victory over the Auckland Blues in their Super Rugby opener at […]

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Opelka stings top seed Isner again to reach New York Open final

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Court 8, Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2019. Reilly Opelka of the U.S. in action during the match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (Reuters) – Reilly Opelka saved six match points and blasted 43 aces to hand John Isner another crushing loss as […]

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Campbell gets first call-up for West Indies ODI squad

Cricket – West Indies v England – Second Test – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda – February 2, 2019 West Indies’ John Campbell hits the runs to win the test Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs (Reuters) – John Campbell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell have been called up to the West […]

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Thomas leads Scott by one shot early in third round at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Justin Thomas eagled the first hole and took the sole lead early in the third round at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Saturday as Tiger Woods made a charge at a tournament he has never won. February 15, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Justin Thomas hits from the second […]

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Golf – Kuchar hopes belated caddie payment preserves reputation

(Reuters) – Matt Kuchar said on Saturday he had been stubborn and hard-headed over the furore surrounding his $5,000 payout to a substitute caddie from his Mayakoba Classic winner’s take, but hoped the incident would not ruin his reputation. February 16, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Matt Kuchar hits from the second hole tee box […]

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Di Grassi seizes Mexico Formula E win at the line

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi seized a last-gasp victory in a wild finish to the Mexico City ePrix on Saturday, with Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio returning to the top of the all-electric Formula E standings. Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein had led from pole position in a race that was red-flagged after less than five […]

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Rugby – Boyd moves to allay Biggar injury concerns

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – France v Wales – Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France – February 1, 2019. Wales’ Dan Biggar reacts. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Northampton coach Chris Boyd has moved to allay Wales fans’ fears over the fitness of Dan Biggar ahead of next week’s Six Nations […]

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Former U.S. Open champion ‘Gene the Machine’ Littler dies at 88

(Reuters) – Californian Gene Littler, a U.S. Open champion and Hall of Fame golfer, has died at the age of 88, the PGA Tour announced on Saturday. Littler, whose silky smooth swing earned him the nickname “Gene the Machine”, won 29 PGA Tour events, as well as two in Japan. Those victories included the 1961 […]

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Top seed Thiem knocked out by home favourite Schwartzman

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Local favourite Diego Schwartzman recovered from a shaky start to overcome top seed Dominic Thiem 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) on Saturday and set up a final showdown with Italy’s Marco Cecchinato at the Argentina Open. Buenos Aires-born Schwartzman fought back from 4-2 down to force a tiebreak in the third set. The […]

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Monaco out of relegation zone after win over Nantes

(Reuters) – Monaco beat Nantes 1-0 to record their second home win of the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday to move out of the relegation zone for the first time since September. Leonardo Jardim’s return as coach at the end of January has sparked a turnaround in fortunes for the principality, who have now […]

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Wawrinka outlasts Nishikori in Rotterdam, faces Monfils in final

FILE PHOTO: Australian Open – Stan Wawrinka – Suisse (Reuters) – Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka battled past Kei Nishikori 6-2 4-6 6-4 at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday to set up a final against Frenchman Gael Monfils. Swiss Wawrinka, who reached his first final since undergoing two knee […]

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Messi penalty helps under-par Barca beat Real Valladolid

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – FC Barcelona v Real Valladolid – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – February 16, 2019 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Albert Gea BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to open […]

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Thomas and Scott share Genesis lead after two rounds

February 15, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Justin Thomas hits from the second hole tee box during the continuation of first round play in the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Justin Thomas and Adam Scott shot matching 65s to tie for […]

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Man City end Newport’s Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

Soccer Football – FA Cup Fifth Round – Newport County AFC v Manchester City – Rodney Parade, Newport, Britain – February 16, 2019 Manchester City’s Phil Foden reacts as Leroy Sane (not pictured) scores their first goal Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley (Reuters) – Manchester City endured some anxious moments but escaped from fourth-tier Newport […]