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Miller, Tahir lead South Africa to super-over victory over Sri Lanka

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir conceded only five runs in a decisive super over as they beat Sri Lanka in their opening Twenty20 International on Tuesday after both teams had finished their innings with the same score. FILE PHOTO: Cricket – England vs South Africa – Third International T20 – […]

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Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting – prosecutors

(Reuters) – The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a spokesman for prosecutors said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: NFL Football – Super Bowl LIII – New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams […]

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Cycling – Billionaire Ratcliffe rides to rescue of Team Sky

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe rode to the rescue of Team Sky when his chemicals multinational INEOS was confirmed as the new owner of the powerhouse cycle team on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of British petrochemicals company INEOS, poses for a portrait with the Canary Wharf financial district seen behind, […]

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Soccer-Bangladesh FIFA official held in defamation case gets bail

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court granted FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron bail on Tuesday, her lawyer said, days after she was arrested on suspicion of defamation after saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad country. “The court granted her bail until April 2 … basically on medical grounds as […]

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Canadian teen Andreescu keen to ensure injuries don’t block her meteoric rise

(Reuters) – Bianca Andreescu has brushed aside several big-name players during her meteoric rise in women’s tennis, but the Canadian teenager is wary for now of injuries, and not opponents, becoming the biggest obstacle in her career. FILE PHOTO: Mar 17, 2019; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Bianca Andreescu (CAN) hits a ball as she defeats […]

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Roglic snatches overall Tirreno-Adriatico win by one second

(Reuters) – Britain’s Adam Yates was unable to hold off Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic as victory on the Tirreno-Adriatico slipped from his grasp by a single second on Tuesday. The Mitchelton-Scott rider began the 10km time trial – the seventh and final stage of the race – with a 25-second buffer over Roglic, a TT specialist. […]

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France seeks arrest of two Russian former athletics officials – source

PARIS (Reuters) – French judges have issued international arrest warrants for two former Russian athletics officials as part of an investigation of doping cover-ups, a legal source said on Tuesday. The source named the two as Valentin Balakhnichev, the former president of the Russian athletics federation, and former head distance coach Alexei Melnikov. Both were […]

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Everton’s Silva fined for confronting officials in defeat at Newcastle

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Newcastle United v Everton – St James’ Park, Newcastle, Britain – March 9, 2019 Everton manager Marco Silva protests with referee Lee Mason after the match Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes (Reuters) – Everton boss Marco Silva has been fined 12,000 pounds by the Football Association for […]

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PSG win legal battle with UEFA over FFP investigation

Soccer Football – French Cup – Round of 32 – Paris St Germain v RC Strasbourg – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – January 23, 2019 Paris St Germain’s Neymar during the match REUTERS/Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain have won a legal battle against UEFA after European football’s governing body tried to […]

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Billionaire Ratcliffe rides to rescue of Team Sky

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe rode to the rescue of Team Sky when the chemicals billionaire was confirmed as the new owner of the powerhouse cycle team on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of British petrochemicals company INEOS, poses for a portrait with the Canary Wharf financial district seen behind, ahead […]

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Olympic hopeful Hong Kong swimmer To dies at 26

(Reuters) – Kenneth To, a record-breaking Hong Kong-Australian swimmer who had his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, died suddenly after a training session in the United States, officials said on Tuesday. He was 26. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Kenneth To competes in the men’s 100m individual medley heats during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2012 […]

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Five things to watch for in opening rounds of Euro 2020 qualifiers

ZURICH (Reuters) – Five things to watch for in opening two rounds of the Euro 2020 qualifying competition which will be played between Thursday and Tuesday: FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw – The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland – December 2, 2018 General view of the trophy during the draw […]

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Team Sky confirms Ineos as new owner from May

FILE PHOTO: Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of British petrochemicals company INEOS, poses for a portrait with the Canary Wharf financial district seen behind, ahead of a news conference announcing the launch of a British America’s Cup sailing team in London, Britain, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s hugely successful Team Sky has […]

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Bangladesh FIFA official held in defamation case gets bail

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court granted FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron bail on Tuesday, her lawyer said, days after she was arrested on suspicion of defamation after saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad country. “The court granted her bail until April 2 … basically on medical ground as […]

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Ukraine reinforces with Brazilian striker before Euro 2020 qualifiers

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group F – Olympique Lyonnais v Shakhtar Donetsk – Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France – October 2, 2018 Shakhtar Donetsk’s Junior Moraes celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot KIEV (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk striker Junior Moraes has become the latest Brazilian-born player to join the Ukraine […]

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Olympics – Japan chief Takeda to quit as corruption probe continues

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said on Tuesday he will step down when his term ends in June and resign from the International Olympic Committee. French prosecutors have questioned Takeda in Paris and placed him under formal investigation in December for suspected corruption […]

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Schreuder to replace coach Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim

FILE PHOTO: Soccer – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – German Bundesliga – Dietmar-Hopp-Sportpark – Sinsheim, Germany – 13/07/17 – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s assistant coach Alfred Schreuder. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Hoffenheim have agreed to sign Ajax Amsterdam assistant coach Alfred Schreuder for next season to replace coach Julian Nagelsmsann who is joining RB Leipzig. […]

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Ibrahimovic hits out at Ferguson’s Class of 92 for Pogba criticism

(Reuters) – Manchester United’s former players from the famous Class of 92 are critical of midfielder Paul Pogba because he was not loyal to former manager Alex Ferguson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said. FILE PHOTO – Feb 23, 2019; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) looks on before the game against the […]

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Young German squad needs to feel our trust – Loew

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s young national team need to feel they have the complete trust of their manager to get the job done when they face Serbia in a friendly international on Wednesday before travelling to the Netherlands for their first Euro 2020 qualifier next week. Soccer Football – International Friendly – Germany Press Conference […]

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Dates for FA Cup semi-final fixtures confirmed

Soccer Football – FA Cup Quarter Final – Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion – The Den, London, Britain – March 17, 2019 Brighton’s Lewis Dunk celebrates after the match with team mates Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs (Reuters) – Manchester City will open the FA Cup semi-final weekend on April 6 against Brighton & […]