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Athletics: Guliyev ruins Van Niekerk’s double dream

LONDON  – Wayde van Niekerk s dreams of emulating legend Michael Johnson s 200m/400m world double lay in tatters on Thursday as Turkey s 9/1 outsider Ramil Guliyev edged the 200m final. Guliyev s win may not have been following the script the organisers wished for after two-time doping cheat Justin Gatlin s win in ...

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Athletics: Farah into final to keep dream farewell alive

LONDON – British track legend Mo Farah sauntered into the 5,000 metres world final on Wednesday looking good to sign off his brilliant track championship career with a fifth successive global title double. The 34-year-old — who has two Olympic and two world championship doubles to his credit — showed ...

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Football: Real Madrid beat Man Utd to win UEFA Super Cup

SKOPJE  – A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday. Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer s night ...

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Tennis: Home court no help as Bouchard falls in Toronto

Donna Vekic beat Eugene Bouchard in straight-sets at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Toronto. TORONTO  – Home support proved no help as Eugene Bouchard s struggles continued Tuesday with a straight-sets loss to qualifier Donna Vekic at the WTA hardcourt tournament in Toronto. Croatia s Vekic powered to a 6-3, 6-4 victory, ...

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Tennis: Chung advances as young stars shine in Montreal

MONTREAL- South Korea s Chung Hyeon withstood 16 aces to beat 2014 semi-finalist Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3) on Tuesday in the first round of the ATP Montreal Masters. After the third set went to the tiebreaker without a break of serve, the 21-year-old South Korean — ranked 56th in ...

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Football: Barca move on from Neymar to honour Chapecoense

BARCELONA  – Barcelona eased into life without Neymar by honouring Chapecoense, the Brazilian side still reeling from a devastating plane crash that killed 19 players and 24 club officials last year, in a 5-0 friendly win on Monday. On an emotional night for the visitors, Chapecoense were captained by Alan ...

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Jab Kohli met Khali

 Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli caught up with his fellow Indian World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star The Great Khali after his team’s comprehensive victory in the second test match against Sri Lanka. Kohli tweeted pictures of the meeting late on Sunday evening which showed the two celebrities seated and ...

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Football: Oscar ban harming China title hopes – Villas-Boas

SHANGHAI  – Andre Villas-Boas fears that the prolonged absence of banned Brazilian star Oscar could torpedo Shanghai SIPG’s Chinese Super League title hopes. The Portuguese coach saw his side finish the weekend three points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande following a dry 0-0 home draw with third-placed Tianjin Quanjian on Sunday. ...

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Football: Courtois, Morata gift Arsenal Community Shield

LONDON  – Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and ...

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