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Valverde unsure on Umtiti's return date ahead of Lyon tie

Ernesto Valverde still does not know if Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti will be available to face former club Lyon in the Champions League. Umtiti has not played since November due to a knee injury but returned to training with the LaLiga leaders ... Read more

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Sancho may have fled but Foden is flourishing at Man City

The 18-year-old could get more first-team football at most other clubs but he is getting a great education under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. Phil Foden could have had a hat-trick in Manchester City's FA Cup game against Newport on Saturday evening. Read more

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34 Players Named for National Camp Ahead of Azlan Shah Cup

Hockey India named 34 players for the senior men's national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season's first tournament -- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The tournament starts on March 23. Read more

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David Ospina set for Arsenal return with Napoli likely to decline option to buy

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina admits he's set to return to the Emirates as Napoli are unlikely to make his loan move permanent. The Colombian moved to Naples last summer following the arrival of Bernd Leno to north London. Napoli expected to make ... Read more

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Mertens shrugs off back pain to beat Halep for Qatar Open title

DOHA – Belgium's Elise Mertens claimed the biggest win of her career on Saturday, surprisingly coming from a set down to beat world number three Simona Halep and clinch the Qatar Open. The world number 21 won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, despite being outclassed ... Read more

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Hurst: Playing at Wembley has become 'tiresome' for Tottenham

The World Cup winner knows a thing or two about playing at football's home and believes it's in Spurs' best interest to move to their new stadium soon. Former England and West Ham striker Sir Geoff Hurst has said playing at Wembley has become 'tiresome ... Read more

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Lionel Messi wages: The STUNNING salary Messi earns – plus net worth REVEALED

Lionel Messi has amassed a stunning fortune during his football career with an eye-watering weekly salary boosting his net worth to astonishing levels. The Argentine icon has enjoyed one of the most illustrious playing careers in history. Messi has ... Read more

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Man Utd transfer target Tanguy Ndombele branded the 'new Paul Pogba' by ...

Manchester United target Tanguy Ndombele has been described as the “new Paul Pogba” by his current Lyon manager Bruno Genesio. Ndombele has played 57 times for Lyon since arriving from Amiens in 2017, and he has made a name for himself in ... Read more

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Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook aren't sure if they'll get along during 2019 ...

It wouldn't be the NBA without some drama, and the 2019 All-Star Game is obviously no exception. More NBA news. Most memorable All-Star Game moments. Addressing the media a day before they're set to take the court as teammates on Team Giannis in ... Read more

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Gina Iniong dedicates upcoming ONE fight to ailing mother

Gina Iniong's upcoming fight isn't going to like her previous ones. Iniong returns to the ONE Championship cage on Saturday against undefeated Jihin Radzuan in ONE: Clash of Legends at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, in a bout she dedicates to her ... Read more

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Real Madrid vs. Girona: La Liga prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream ...

For the third time in a month, Real Madrid faces Girona. After battling the club twice in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, they now meet for La Liga's 24th matchday at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real jumped Atletico Madrid last Saturday to move into second ... Read more

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Tragic footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral takes place in Argentina

PROGRESSO: The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash. A public vigil was held in a gymnasium in Progreso, the modest village in the ... Read more

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Myanmar defeat Nepal to clinch Hero Gold Cup title

Myanmar clinched the Hero Gold Cup crown in style, edging Nepal 3-1 in the final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. A brace from Yee Yee Oo, along with a brilliant effort from Win Theingi Tun was enough to down a spirited Nepal side, who scored in ... Read more

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Williamson praises 'clinical' Black Caps

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lauded the Black Caps for another ruthless performance after sealing a one-day international series win over Bangladesh. The Black Caps took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series after an eight-wicket victory in ... Read more

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34 Players Named for National Camp Ahead of Azlan Shah Cup

Hockey India named 34 players for the senior men's national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season's first tournament -- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The tournament starts on March 23. Read more

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Russell Westbrook on whether he can get along with Joel Embiid at All-Star ...

Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn't willing to talk about the beef he has with 76ers' Joel Embiid. When asked during Saturday's media availability during NBA All-Star weekend about whether he will be able to get along with Embiid for one night as the ... Read more

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LeBron James reacts to Colin Kaepernick's settlement with NFL: 'I'm happy he ...

Lakers star LeBron James expressed his full support behind former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who settled his collusion case against the NFL on Friday. "I think it's important for you to stick up for what you believe in. I stand with Kaep. I ... Read more

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Qualifiers preparations on Kim Swee's mind ahead of AFF U-22 Championship

The 2019 AFF U-22 Championship is only an opportunity for Malaysia to prepare for the coming AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers. Refresh. Managers' Valentine's Day crushes - Guardiola, Klopp and Pochettino. Loading video . Managers' Valentine's Day ... Read more

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Kevin Durant glad Kristaps Porzingis 'in a better spot' but stays coy on ...

CHARLOTTE — Kevin Durant played coy with the media again during Saturday's NBA All-Star Game availability, saying he didn't pay attention to trades or free agency and was just focusing on basketball. Okay, so what about your most memorable moment ... Read more

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Hamilton, Federer and Maradona send MotoGP great Rossi birthday wishes

MotoGP great Valentino Rossi was not short of well-wishers as he turned 40 on Saturday. The nine-time world champion will begin his 24th racing season next month and a landmark birthday did not pass without some of sport's biggest names joining in the ... Read more

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Nong-O Gaiyanghadao stares down Han Zi Hao at ONE's Clash of Legends PC

BANGKOK: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), earlier today held the One: Clash of Legends Official Kick-Off Press Conference at the W Hotel in Bangkok. In attendance at the Press Conference and part of ... Read more

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Real Madrid boss Solari hails duo ahead of Girona clash

Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari has hailed the progress made by Vinicius Junior and insists his team mates deserve credit for his development. The Brazilian forward, just 18 years old, has scored two goals in 12 LaLiga appearances this season and his ... Read more

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Cool-as-ice skater Sree bags three gold medals in UAE

KUALA LUMPUR: Ice skating phenom C. Sree Abiraame clinched not one, but three gold medals at the Middle East 4th official ISI International Figure Skating tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday and Friday. The 7-year-old from ... Read more

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Adrien Rabiot to snub Arsenal and Manchester United to sign for Barcelona

Barcelona have won the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot. The France international has turned down the several offers from the French champions to extend his stay at Parc des Princes and has subsequently been frozen out of ... Read more

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Brilliant Perera blasts Sri Lanka to victory in first test against South Africa

Sri Lanka's epic one-wicket victory over South Africa in the first test at Kingsmead on Saturday was achieved on the back of what will go down as one of the country's greatest test match innings by an unlikely hero in Kusal Perera. The swashbuckling ... Read more

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Ronaldo wages: The STAGGERING fortune Cristiano Ronaldo earns - net worth REVEALED

Cristiano Ronaldo has continued his impressive form for Juventus after joining from Real Madrid last summer. He leads the way in the Serie A scoring charts with 19 goals in 24 games. The 34-year-old has also chipped in with nine assists and is on ... Read more

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Giggs, Scholes and Beckham met Ferguson's standards because of Harrison ...

Following the passing of the iconic former Manchester United youth coach, a former player paid tribute. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and others were able to meet Alex Ferguson's standards at Manchester United because of iconic youth coach ... Read more

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Spurs WILL be in title race if Pochettino's side do these TWO things - PAUL ...

How their game against Borussia Dortmund ended up 3-0 I have no idea because I watched the first half and thought it could end up 3-0 the other way! They were phenomenal in the second half. Jan Vertonghen was absolutely outstanding. It was a massive ... Read more

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'I prefer to go the beach in the summer!': Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri ...

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri refused to be drawn on a move for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. The Argentine was stripped of the club captaincy this week and pulled out of their Europa League match with Rapid Vienna amid a contract dispute. Read more

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Selangor can't afford pricey players anymore

Farah Azharie. KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor may be the richest state in Malaysia but that is not the case when it comes to its FA who are taking a thrifty approach in their bid to bring the Red Giants back to glory. FAS's prudent steps are apparent after ... Read more

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After Pulawama terror attack, India might refuse to play Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

All India Tennis Association (AITA) is likely to request a change in the venue of Davis Cup Group 1 Tie as an aftermath of a terrorist attack on the Indian Army in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. The meeting between the players from both the countries ... Read more

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'He used to surprise me everyday' - Luis García discusses Ronaldinho, Messi ...

La Liga ambassador Garcia tells of his admiration for the two Barcelona legends and his fond memories of making his debut for Real Valladolid. Luis García's illustrious career in football saw him play both with and against some of football's greatest ... Read more

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Gareth Bale: La Liga asks for Real Madrid forward to be sanctioned for gesture

La Liga has asked the Spanish Football Federation to punish Gareth Bale for a "provocative gesture" as he celebrated scoring in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Atletico Madrid. The Welshman made an arm gesture after scoring his side's third goal and his ... Read more

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Portsmouth loanee nearly ended up in Italy - League 1 and 2 news

Josh Maja says the reason he left Sunderland is because he feels he'd get more opportunities abroad. Maja, the Black Cats' top scorer this season, left the club last month for Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, ending a protracted contract saga. “I just felt I'd ... Read more

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Vietnam's U22 team arrives in Cambodia for regional champs

Members of Vietnam's U22 football team pose for a group photo with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia and fans (Photo: VNA). Phnom Penh (VNA) – Members of Vietnam's U22 football team arrived at Cambodia's Phnom Penh capital on February ... Read more

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Halep, Mertens set up Doha final after thrilling wins

Doha: Former champion Simona Halep yesterday scripted a sensational three-set victory over in-form rival Elina Svitolina of Ukraine to reach the final of the Qatar Total Open for the second time. Halep, winner here in 2014, wrapped up a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 ... Read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo's first team-mates reveal moment they knew he was special

The Portuguese superstar made his breakthrough at Sporting Lisbon - and a former team-mate says he was special even as a teenager. Share. Comments. By. Rich JonesSports writer. 00:59, 16 FEB 2019; Updated 01:02, 16 FEB 2019. Sport. Cristiano ... Read more

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PSG coach Tuchel avoids touchline ban from FFF

Thomas Tuchel has escaped with a suspended two-match ban after he was sent off during Paris Saint-Germain's Coupe de France win over Villefranche. Updated Updated 9 hours ago. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. The Ligue 1 champions ... Read more

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Ndombele draws Pogba comparisons from Lyon coach Genesio

Tanguy Ndombele "can be a new Paul Pogba" according to Lyon coach Bruno Genesio, who is unsurprised that the France midfielder has been linked with Juventus. Ndombele has thrived since arriving at Lyon – initially on loan – in 2017 and has impressed ... Read more

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Bayern Munich fight back twice in Liverpool tune-up victory

Bayern Munich conceded the fastest own-goal in Bundesliga history and twice had to equalise before securing a 3-2 win at Augsburg in their final tune-up before their Champions League tie at Liverpool. Ahead of Tuesday's last 16, first-leg clash at ... Read more

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to focus solely on lowly Newport

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola has insisted his Manchester City players cannot afford to have an eye on the Champions League and the League Cup final ahead of their FA Cup tie away to Welsh minnows Newport County on Saturday. Premier League ... Read more

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Chinese fighter Han Zihao faces date with Muay Thai destiny as he faces his ...

Unheralded Chinese fighter Han Zihao stands on the brink of Muay Thai stardom this weekend. All that stands in his way is one of the sport's greatest-ever warriors. Han (60-15) will meet Thai legend Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (257-54-1) as the headline event ... Read more

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Ernesto Valverde renewed Barca contract to 'end noise' about his future

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that he was pleased to have signed a new contract with the La Liga champions for another year to prevent any negative speculation affecting the team. Valverde signed a contract extension earlier on Friday until the ... Read more