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West Ham denied request to change kickoff time for final home game

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s FA Cup Semi Final – Reading v West Ham United – Adams Park, Wycombe, Britain – April 14, 2019 West Ham players celebrate winning the penalty shootout Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs/File Photo (Reuters) – West Ham United said their request to bring forward their May 4 Premier League […]

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Five anti-doping violations across English rugby last season – RFU

(Reuters) – Five anti-doping violations within both the professional and community game were discovered out of more than 800 tests conducted across all levels of rugby in England in the 2017-18 season, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Tuesday. The programme carried out 739 tests within the professional game while 99 tests were conducted […]

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Snooker – Amateur Cahill shocks O’Sullivan in first round of world championship

(Reuters) – Five-times world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan was knocked out of the World Snooker Championship by amateur James Cahill at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on Tuesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history. FILE PHOTO: Snooker – Dafabet Masters – Alexandra Palace – 17/1/16 Ronnie O’Sullivan during an interview after victory in the […]

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Berger says Hamilton is now on a par with Senna

LONDON (Reuters) – Gerhard Berger has always rated former team mate Ayrton Senna in a league of his own but he says Lewis Hamilton now ranks alongside the late Brazilian Formula One champion in his estimation. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China – April 14, 2019 […]

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Mumbai Indians sign Hendricks to replace injured pacer Joseph

FILE PHOTO: South Africa’s Beuran Hendricks makes a delivery during the final of the T20 cricket test match against Australia in Centurion, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo (Reuters) – Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians have signed South African pace bowler Beuran Hendricks as an injury replacement for West Indian Alzarri Joseph for […]

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Solskjaer demands derby reaction from ‘hurt’ United

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded a strong reaction from his team, stunned by their 4-0 loss to Everton, when they face title-chasing Manchester City in Wednesday’s Premier League derby at Old Trafford. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Manchester United – Goodison Park, Liverpool, […]

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Iniesta replaces Podolski as Kobe captain

FILE PHOTO: Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta of Spain scores his first goal for Vissel Kobe during their J-League soccer match against Jubilo Iwata in Kobe, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo August 11, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Andres Iniesta has been named as the new captain at J League club Vissel […]

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Doping – Lab director hits back at ex-WADA head over testing criticism

LONDON (Reuters) – The director of a top Belgian laboratory has criticised former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head David Howman for suggesting drug testing was stuck in the 1970s and needed to be more innovative. Howman, in an address to an anti-doping conference in London last week, had said urine analysis had not advanced much […]

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Man City’s Sterling wants harsher punishment to tackle racism

(Reuters) – Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deductions and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said. Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – April 20, 2019 […]

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Motor racing: Channel Four to broadcast W Series live in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – The new all-female W Series will be broadcast live and free to air in Britain, something that no longer applies to Formula One, under a deal with Channel Four television announced on Tuesday. The six-race single-seater motor racing championship starts in Hockenheim, Germany, on May 4 and ends in Britain at Brands […]

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Celtic’s ‘golden era’ captain Billy McNeill dies aged 79

(Reuters) – Former Celtic captain Billy McNeill, who helped the Scottish giants win the European Cup in 1967, has died at the age of 79, the club said on Tuesday. Fondly known as ‘Cesar’, McNeill started 790 competitive games for Celtic and helped the club win nine league titles in a row, as well as […]

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Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi confirms season over due to Achilles injury

Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Burnley – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 22, 2019 Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) – Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has confirmed that his season is over after he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon in Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw […]

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Rugby: Hunt ‘feels for’ Folau over social media row

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New South Wales Waratahs back Karmichael Hunt has expressed sympathy for Israel Folau with his team mate’s career on the line over a controversial social media post but concedes the Super Rugby side must move on without him. FILE PHOTO – Rugby Union – England v Australia – Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain […]

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Cricket – Australia’s Turner registers dubious duck record

(Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Ashton Turner became the first batsman to register five straight ducks in Twenty20 cricket after another tame dismissal for Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday. Turner was dismissed in the first ball that he faced, caught off the bowling of Ishant Sharma, for his third straight […]

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Liverpool’s Milner backs United to win Manchester derby

Soccer Football – Champions League – Liverpool Press Conference – Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal – April 16, 2019 Liverpool’s James Milner during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) – Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he will be rooting for Manchester United for the first time in his life when they take […]

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Former Liverpool striker Fowler to coach Brisbane Roar

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has been appointed coach of A-League club Brisbane Roar, taking his first serious management role in the Australian top flight where he enjoyed a two-year stint as a player. Soccer Football – Champions League – Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Draw – Nyon, Switzerland – March 15, […]

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Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi suffers Achilles injury in draw with Burnley

Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Burnley – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 22, 2019 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri with Callum Hudson-Odoi as he comes off injured Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered what appeared to be a serious Achilles tendon injury in Monday’s 2-2 […]

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Soccer-Chelsea held 2-2 by Burnley, denting Champions League hopes

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea suffered a setback in their push for a Champions League spot when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Monday and tempers flared at the end of the match when Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stands. Soccer Football – […]

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Eintracht concede late equaliser to stumble to 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg

FILE PHOTO: German Bundesliga, official photocall VfL Wolfsburg for season 2018/19 in Wolfsburg, Germany: John Anthony Brooks ; Photo: Peter Steffen/dpa BERLIN (Reuters) – Fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt squandered the chance to widen the gap with their rivals in the Bundesliga after conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 1-1 draw with VfL Wolfsburg on Monday. Frankfurt, […]

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Chelsea held 2-2 by Burnley, denting Champions League hopes

Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Burnley – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 22, 2019 Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea suffered a setback in their push for a Champions League spot when they were held to a 2-2 draw at […]