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Hong Kong protests: NBA fans join anti-China display

Dozens of spectators at a US basketball game have held signs and donned T-shirts and masks in support of protests in Hong Kong.Demonstrators gathered during a match in New York between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.The move was organised by film producer Andrew Duncan, who bought 300 t


Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico postponed due to Catalan protests

The "El Clasico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid scheduled for next Saturday has been postponed over security concerns amid violent political demonstrations in the northeastern Catalonia region, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said. Following huge protests over the jailing of nine Ca


PSG look to fix failings in Europe starting with Real Madrid showdown

Last week was a busy one for Florentino Pérez. As well as apparently anointing Rafael Nadal as his successor as Real Madrid president when he finally calls it a day and attempting to arrange a historic showdown at the Bernabéu between the 19-times grand slam champion and his great ri


Ahmed Raza confident he can steer UAE through troubled waters at T20 World Cup Qualifier

  Ahmed Raza says he is confident he can steer the UAE through their ongoing malaise after being restored to the captaincy at late notice ahead of the T20 World Cup Qualifier.The national team will start their bid for a place at next year’s main event in Australia when they face Oman a


Teenager Coco Gauff seals first WTA title after beating Jelena Ostapenko at Linz Open

American teenager Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open.The 15-year-old, who only entered the field as a lucky loser after failing to qualify, completed a dream week to became the youngest player to win a WTA event since C


Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon world record

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.Kosgei broke the mark of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003 as she won in Chicago for the second straight yea


Eliud Kipchoge makes history as first person to run sub two-hour marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge said he has proved "no human is limited" after becoming the first person to run a marathon in under two hours on Saturday.With an unofficial time of one hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds, the Olympic champion succeeded in his historic bid in the specially-arranged Ineos 1:59 Ch


FIFA fines Hong Kong football for China anthem protest

FIFA, football's world governing body, has fined Hong Kong's football federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month.Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team befo


Vijender Singh to fight in Dubai on Nov. 22

  After a winning start in the American professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will next be seen in action in Dubai on November 22 against a yet-to-be-finalised opponent.Vijender (11-0, 8 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record on a card promoted by Round 10 Boxing and


Real Madrid wants to stage Nadal-Federer match at Bernabe

The president of Spanish football giant Real Madrid is planning to organise a tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, according to Spanish media reports.Florentina Perez proposed the idea to the club's members at a general assembly meeting on We


Liverpool score injury-time winner against Leicester to maintain 100% record

James Milner's injury-time penalty earned a dramatic win over in-form Leicester City and maintained Liverpool's flawless start to the Premier League season. Brendan Rodgers' side looked to be on course for a hard-earned point on his return to Anfield after James Maddison's low finish 10 minutes fro


Palestinian footballers praise Saudi Arabia decision to play match in West Bank

By Emily Judd Palestinian national footballers praised on Thursday Saudi Arabia’s decision to play an upcoming match in the occupied Palestinian territories, the first time the teams will face off in the West Bank. Palestinian national football player Ahmad Qatamesh said the decision by Saud


China Open: Dan Evans beaten by John Isner in straight sets

Dan Evans' bid to become the British number one ended when he lost in straight sets to John Isner in the second round of the China Open.Evans could not break the American's serve and was beaten 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.The 29-year-old, the world number 48, would have overtaken compatriot Kyle Edmund if he ha


Raheem Sterling comes off the bench to score as Manchester City get job done against difficult Dinamo Zagreb

James Ducker   Manchester City’s strength may be very much in the collective, in Pep Guardiola’s beautifully oiled system, but there is little doubting the identity of their talisman these days. Sergio Aguero remains the Premier League’s stand-out striker and it is hard to


Giants appreciated how Clayton Kershaw handled Madison Bumgarner's moment

SAN FRANCISCO - The moment was so perfect that it appeared it had to have been planned beforehand. Bruce Bochy was looking for one last opportunity to get Madison Bumgarner into a Giants game, having decided not to start him Sunday, and when he looked up in the fifth, there was Clayton Kershaw jogg


Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool not to 'waste time' in getting Champions League points on the board

Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool they have little margin for error in the Uefa Champions League as he voiced his determination to make them the toughest team in the world to play against.The European champions made an unconvincing start to the defence of their title with a 2-0 defeat to Napoli two we


Bill Belichick defends Jonathan Jones hit on Josh Allen: 'Jon did what we’ve coached him to do'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sees no issue with the hit that knocked out Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on Sunday. Belichick defended Pats cornerback Jonathan Jones on Monday, saying Jones was coached to tackle that way, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston. Belichick


Maurizio Sarri wants Juventus to 'have fun' in their Champions League quest

  Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri believes his side need to enjoy themselves more if they are going to have any chance of ending their 24-year wait for the Champions League trophy.The 60-year-old Sarri will oversee his first Champions League match at home in the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday.


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