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Football: Messi’s statue vandalised again

BUENOS AIRES  – The statue of Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires has been vandalised again — this time the Argentine hero was cut off at the ankles between Sunday night and Monday morning. Messi s boots still chased a ball on the plinth while the severed body was pushed to the ...

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Football: Allegri delight as Juventus trip up Napoli

MILAN  – Massimiliano Allegri could not hide his delight as Juventus tripped up Serie A leaders Napoli to deliver a psychological blow to their title challengers at their San Paolo Stadium. In an key early clash in the battle for the Scudetto defending six-time champions Juventus move second just one ...

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Football: Bjorn Borg inspires Mourinho’s pursuit of Man City

MANCHESTER  – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is ready to take the Bjorn Borg approach to chasing down Manchester City. Mourinho’s side are eight points behind Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders going into this weekend fixtures. City have dropped just two points in 14 matches this season, ...

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World Cup draw throws up Spain, Portugal showdown

MOSCOW  – Cristiano Ronaldo s Portugal will come up against Spain in the standout fixture of the 2018 World Cup group stage, while England were handed an encounter with a dangerous Belgium side in Friday s draw. Spain, the 2010 World Cup winners, have been revitalised under Julen Lopetegui after underperforming in ...

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Golf: Woods in hunt as Hoffman romps

MIAMI  – Tiger Woods fired a four-under-par 68 to remain in contention in his comeback event at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday. The 41-year-old superstar, playing his first tournament in nearly 10 months, vaulted up the leaderboard at the Albany Golf Club with a blistering front ...

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