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Bayern sweat over new Neuer injury

BERLIN – Bayern Munich face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the recurrence of a foot injury suffered by club captain and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Bayern said Neuer will undergo a scan on Tuesday which will reveal the full nature of the new injury to the same ...

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Rooney hit by 2-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea

STOCKPORT, United Kingdom:  – Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drink-driving. The Everton striker apologised for an “unforgivable lack of judgement” following his sentencing by a court in northern ...

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Pakistan beat Thailand 3-2 in Davis Cup final

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan qualified for Group-I by beating Thailand 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-II final played here at grass courts of the Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday. In the first match of the reverse singles, Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul outclassed Aisam ul haq by 7-5, 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 7-6 (3-2). Wishaya took ...

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Football: Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad

MADRID  – Gareth Bale responded in style to his critics with a fine finish as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Borja Mayoral rewarded a bright start by Real with his first Madrid goal before Sociedad s Kevin Rodrigues scored at ...

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Football: Mbappe makes winning Parc des Princes debut

PARIS  – Kylian Mbappe played a decisive role on his Parc des Princes debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in a thrilling 2-0 win over Lyon with both goals accreditated to the visitors. Lyon s youngsters proved more than a match for PSG s multi-millionaires who had to wait until the last ...

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Golf: Leishman fends off Rose to win BMW Championship

CHICAGO  – Marc Leishman fired a final-round 67 on Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the BMW Championship, beating Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler by five strokes. Australia s Leishman had seized control of the penultimate event in the US PGA Tour s FedEx Cup playoffs with a scintillating 62 on ...

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Football: Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

MANCHESTER  – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele. The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the ...

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Tennis: Safarova, Babos cruise into Quebec City semi-finals

MONTREAL – Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic will meet third-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary in the semi-finals of the WTA tournament at Quebec City after both won in straight sets on Friday. Safarova lost the first three games of her quarter-final clash with compatriot Lucie Hradecka but rallied for ...

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Formula One: Red Bulls set pace as McLaren trigger upheaval

SINGAPORE – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen topped free practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, as McLaren’s move to dump engine supplier Honda triggered a wave of upheaval off the track. Ricciardo clocked a record 1min 40.852sec in the second session at the floodlit street circuit, ...

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