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Huesca takes early lead against Barcelona before losing 8-2

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, front, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his side’s sixth goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. Barcelona, Sep 3 : Newly promoted Huesca enjoyed short-lived celebrations on Sunday after stunning Barcelona with a goal just three minutes into ...

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Serena, Stephens reach US Open quarters

Six-time champion Serena Williams survived a spirited challenge from unseeded Kaia Kanepi to triumph 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.   The 23-time Grand Slam champion looked set to romp home when she seized the first set from Kanepi in just 18 minutes.  But the hard-hitting Estonian, who took out world number one ...

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Wayne Rooney breaks tie, DC beats Atlanta 3-1

Washington, Sep 3 : Wayne Rooney broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and set up Luciano Acosta’s two goals in D.C. United’s 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night. Acosta opened the scoring in the 29th by running past the defense for a glancing header of a goal kick, cut back two defenders and ...

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SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 logo unveiling Monday

Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal teams reach Dhaka Dhaka, Sept 2 : The logo unveiling ceremony and introduction of the sponsors of the seven-nation SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 International Football Tournament will be held Monday (Sept 3) afternoon at the conference room of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) here. The SAFF Suzuki Cup, the biggest soccer festival of the region, will take ...

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Serena Williams beats sister Venus Williams at US Open

Serena Williams roared through her 30th career meeting with her sister Venus on Friday, booking a US Open fourth-round berth with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.   Serena was all business for the highly anticipated all-Williams clash under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Despite — or because of — the emotional and tactical challenges of facing Venus, the 23-time Grand ...

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Pujara’s ton-up gives India a narrow lead in fourth Test

Cheteshwar Pujara’s painstaking century gave India a narrow lead on the second day of the fourth Test after England off-spinner Moeen Ali took five wickets at Southampton on Friday.   Pujara’s near six-hour 132 not out was the cornerstone of India’s 273, made in reply to England’s first-innings 246.  Ali took five wickets for 63 runs in 16 overs — ...

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Kaka back in Italy to discuss AC Milan role

Former AC Milan and Brazil star Kaka has returned to Italy amid reports Wednesday he is set for a backroom role with the fallen Serie A giants.   The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner is reported to be looking at the possibility of joining the club’s board along with fellow AC Milan icons Leonardo and Paolo Maldini.  Another ex-Milan teammate Gennaro ...

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Loew rejects Ozil’s racism accusations

Joachim Loew has rejected Mesut Ozil’s accusations of racism within the German FA (DFB) as the head coach gave his analysis of Germany’s World Cup debacle on Wednesday.   “Mesut made allegations of racism, but I can clearly say that in the DFB, there have never been racist comments,” Loew said while announcing his squad to face world champions France ...

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Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series

Ireland levelled a three-match ODI series with Afghanistan at 1-1 with victory by three wickets in Belfast last night.   The visitors chose to bat first but posted a modest total of 182 for nine as Tim Murtagh collected career-best figures of 4-30.  Propelled by a half century from Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland then reached their target of 183 with six ...

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Federer dominates Nishioka to reach US Open 2nd round

Five-time champion Roger Federer eased into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, beating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.   Federer, who claimed his last title at Flushing Meadows back in 2008, needed an hour and 52 minutes to dispatch Nishioka, who was ranked 58th in the world last March before tearing a left knee ligament and ...

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