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Golf: Tiger shares early lead at Valspar Championship

MIAMI (AFP) – Tiger Woods fired a three-under par 68 on Friday to share the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Valspar Championship, his fourth tournament since returning from spinal surgery last April. The former world number one was almost flawless, only a bogey at his final hole, ...

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Iraqi women ‘reclaim their rights’ with Mosul marathon

MOSUL (AFP) – Nearly 300 women ran through the streets of Iraq s Mosul on Thursday, in a demonstration of their freedoms eight months after the city was retaken from the Islamic State group. Mosul s first ever women s marathon was held to coincide with International Women s Day. The 900-metre run was ...

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Tennis: Swiss star Federer showing no signs of slowing

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) – Roger Federer, who regained the world Number One ranking last month, is on a quest to make history in the California desert by winning an unprecedented sixth Indian Wells title. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the aging process, claiming his 20th Grand Slam title ...

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Leicester deny Mahrez has retired after bizarre Facebook post

LONDON (AFP) – Leicester City confirmed on Wednesday that star forward Riyad Mahrez is not quitting football after a bizarre post appeared on the player s Facebook page announcing he was retiring. The post said the Algerian was retiring after a medical consultation, prompting an outpouring of disappointment from fans ...

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Saudi Arabia hosts first marathon for women

(AFP) – Saudi Arabia hosted its first marathon for women at the weekend, local media said, as the conservative kingdom seeks to boost female sports in a far-reaching modernisation drive. Hundreds of women runners, many of them dressed in traditional Islamic attire, raced in eastern Al-Ahsa region on Saturday. “The ...

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Italy international footballer Davide Astori found dead

(AFP) – Italy international defender Davide Astori died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday to Sunday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday. “Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the Serie A club said on Twitter. ...

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Iran basketball team stays put as Asia’s best in fresh FIBA rankings

(Sports Desk) – The national Iranian men’s basketball team has maintained its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) rankings, but dropped one place overall to nestle in the world’s 24th spot. According to the latest rankings released by the world’s basketball governing body, the Iranian ...

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Barcelona’s title hopes dented by draw at Las Palmas

BARCELONA (AFP) – Lionel Messi s stunning free-kick was not enough for Barcelona as a controversial penalty earned Las Palmas a 1-1 draw on Thursday and threw La Liga s title race wide open. Barcelona will host Atletico Madrid on Sunday, in a clash of first against second with extra weight, now ...

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Kane rescues Spurs with late winner at Palace

LONDON (AFP) – Harry Kane struck late to secure Tottenham Hotspur s 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday that moved Mauricio Pochettino s side into the top four immediately ahead of Chelsea s visit to Manchester United. Spurs appeared set for disappointment after struggling to break down a Crystal Palace fighting to ...

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