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Liverpool out to secure group stage qualification

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will attempt to clinch their place in the lucrative Champions League group stage this week as they take a 2-1 lead into their playoff second leg against Hoffenheim.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 22 2017

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Conte praises fighting spirit of Chelsea boys

Antonio Conte said he would be happy for Chelsea to creep up on the rails in the Premier League title race following their clinical 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 22 2017

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Neymar slams ex-bosses at Nou Camp

Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 22 2017

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Lanka coach seeks free hand to lead revival

Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says “too many cooks” are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday.

Reuters, Aug 22 2017

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Pakistan announce return of int’l cricket

Pakistan on Monday announced the return of international cricket to its soil, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of isolation over security concerns.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 22 2017

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Real, Barca secure easy wins

Barcelona got off to a winning start in the Spanish League on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 in a subdued atmosphere at the Nou Camp after the deadly attacks in the Catalan capital and the town of Cambrils.

Reuters, Aug 22 2017

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Icardi scores brace in Inter victory

Inter captain Mauro Icardi hit a brace and Ivorian Franck Kessie opened his AC Milan account as the northern giants matched Juventus’s winning start to the Serie A season with respective 3-0 victories on Sunday.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 22 2017

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Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

England’s Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country’s all-time list of Test wicket-takers.

Reuters, Aug 22 2017

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Muguruza, Dimitrov clinch titles

Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer—this one at the expense of a player who can’t quite get to No 1.

Associated Press, Aug 22 2017

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Swede Stenson captures Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson shot a sizzling final round six-under 64 to win the Wyndham Championship by a stroke on Sunday and claim his sixth PGA Tour title, the most by a Swede.

Reuters, Aug 22 2017

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Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain

Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

Reuters, Aug 22 2017

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Nepal hit Maldives for six

Nepal opened the Saff U-15 Championship with a 6-0 demolition of Maldives at the Anfa Complex in Satdobato on Monday that secured the hosts’ place in the semi-finals.

Post Report, Aug 22 2017

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