Sports

Roland Garros unfazed by absence of Federer, Williams, Sharapova

Roland Garros organisers are confident that the absence from the 2017 French Open of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will just be a footnote when the story of the second major of the season is told.

Agence France-Presse, May 25 2017

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Sturridge stars in Liverpool victory

Liverpool shrugged off jet-lag to master Australian A-League champions Sydney FC 3-0 on Wednesday just three days after finishing their English Premier League season

Agence France-Presse, May 25 2017

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Aussie pay dispute takes another turn

Australian cricketers on Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country’s cricket board.

Agence France-Presse, May 25 2017

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Kohli wants India to relax in defence

India’s best chances of defending the Champions Trophy title next month will be if they do not burden themselves with the prospect, skipper Virat Kohli said on Wednesday.

Reuters, May 25 2017

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Madrid giants set sights on Champions League

Real Madrid are done celebrating their Spanish League title and have turned their focus to the Champions League final.

Associated Press, May 25 2017

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FA Cup win can lift Arsenal gloom: Welbeck

Arsenal are disappointed with their fifth-placed Premier League finish but focused on winning the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, striker Danny Welbeck said.

Reuters, May 25 2017

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Valverde quits Bilbao amid Barca speculation

Ernesto Valverde will not coach Athletic Bilbao next season, the Basque club announced on Tuesday, amid strong reports in Spain that he will become Barcelona’s next manager.

May 25 2017

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Allardyce steps down as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce announced on Tuesday he was stepping down as Crystal Palace manager after five months at the helm of the Premier League club for family reasons.

Agence France-Presse, May 25 2017

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Radrizzani completes Leeds takeover

Leeds United’s co-owner Massimo Cellino has left the club after a controversial three-year stay that saw him banned three times by England’s football authorities and fire six managers.

Reuters, May 25 2017

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Nepal lose 4-1 to hosts Malaysia

Nepali national women football team were humiliated 4-1 by host Malaysia in their second international friendly match at Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia on Wednesday.

Post Report, May 25 2017

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Poulter aims to sort out US Open spot

England’s Ian Poulter is aiming to cement his place in next month’s US Open with a win in the European PGA Championship which starts at Wentworth on Thursday.

Agence France-Presse, May 25 2017

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NPC too strong for Farwest

Title contenders Nepal Police Club (NPC) eased to a seven-wicket victory over Far-western Region in their first Group ‘B’ match of the Prime Minister Cup cricket tournament at the TU grounds on Wednesday.

Post Report, May 25 2017

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