Sports Digest

Pepperell leads British Masters

Eddie Pepperell carved open a three-stroke advantage at the halfway point of the British Masters on Friday as Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood tumbled down the leaderboard.

Oct 14 2018

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Pliskova, Garcia to play in final

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova will be looking for her second title of the WTA’s Asian swing when she plays second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the Tianjin Open final on Sunday.

Oct 14 2018

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VAR innovator to quit his post

Dutch football legend Marco van Basten will leave his post as FIFA’s technical director after reaching a “mutual agreement”, world football’s ruling body announced on Friday.

Oct 14 2018

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AEK docked three points

Greek champions AEK Athens on Friday were deducted three points by the Super League after fan violence marred last week’s 1-1 derby draw against Olympiakos at the Athens Olympic Stadium.

Oct 14 2018

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Juventus lose closure appeal

Italian champions Juventus on Thursday lost their appeal against a one-match closure of their south stand with a further suspended punishment added for racist chanting by fans towards Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Oct 13 2018

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Coach fined for ‘Hitler’ blast

PAOK Thessaloniki coach Razvan Lucescu was fined 28,000 euros on Thursday for likening a points deduction for his team to life in Hitler’s Germany. “I believe that in the history of sport, in the history of football, this happened only during Hilter’s Germany. I never remember a similar situation,”

Oct 13 2018

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Giggs not sure about Bale

Ryan Giggs expects Gareth Bale to miss Wales’ Nations League clash against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.

Oct 13 2018

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Asian Cup to have four subs

Next year’s Asian Cup will allow a fourth substitute when games go to extra time, the Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday.

Oct 13 2018

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Blues plan trips to Nazi camps

English Premier League giants Chelsea is sending fans banned for anti-Semitism on diversity training courses that could end up with visits to Nazi concentration camps, the club said this week.

Oct 13 2018

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England-SL ODI washed out

England’s first one-day international in Sri Lanka was abandoned on Wednesday after several hours of monsoon rain in Dambulla.

Oct 12 2018

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MMC-Signature sign deal

Top tier side Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) on Thursday signed a sponsorship deal with Nepal Liquor Pvt Ltd, the producer of Signature whisky, for one year period.

Oct 12 2018

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Nepal, Singapore to play for title

Nepal are taking on Singapore in their last league match of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Asia (Eastern Region) at the Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday.

Oct 12 2018

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Thai umpires banned for life

Three tennis umpires from Thailand have been handed life bans for match-fixing and betting offences, including manipulating the official scoring system during matches, the sport’s anti-corruption body said.

Oct 10 2018

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Moura back after two years

Brazil have called up Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina, national team coordinator Edu Gaspar said on Monday. Moura, 26, last played for Brazil two years ago and has made only three substitute appearances in five years for the five-times world champions.

Oct 10 2018

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