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Messi and Fati inspire 10-man Barcelona to victory over Celta; Cadiz win

Teenager Ansu Fati scored again to help give Barcelona a second straight win to start the Spanish League season with a 3-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Thursday.Barcelona won comfortably despite playing more than half the game with 10 men after defender Clement Lenglet was sent off before the break.&l


Nadal sets up last-16 clash with lowly Korda; Thiem, Halep advance as Wawrinka stunned

Paris: Rafael Nadal charged into the French Open last 16 on Friday with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 win over Italian world number 74 Stefano Travaglia.The 12-time Roland Garros champion next faces American qualifier Sebastian Korda, ranked a lowly 213th, for a quarter-final spot.Nadal has yet to drop a set in


Dortmund insist Sancho won't join Man Utd in current window

Borussia Dortmund insisted Friday there is no chance that England winger Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United before the transfer window closes in three days time. "We have of course had communication with Manchester, but everything there is to say on the subject has already been said by us,"


Spurs boss Mourinho says no revenge mission ahead of Man Utd trip

Jose Mourinho brushed aside suggestions that he would be on a revenge mission when he takes his Tottenham side to Manchester United on Sunday. One of his first matches in charge of Spurs was a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford last December, but the Portuguese said he had no "bad feelings" towards his f


Ethiopia's Bekele withdraws from London Marathon

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has withdrawn from Sunday's London Marathon with a calf injury, robbing an athletics-starved audience of a showdown with Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge. "I am very disappointed that I cannot race on Sunday," said Bekele. "I was in good shape but then I picke


Gauff crashes out of French Open

American teenager Coco Gauff was knocked out in the second round of the French Open after losing her way following a solid opening set in a 4-6 6-2 7-5 defeat to Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan yesterday. On the day 23-times Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams withdrew with an Achilles


Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

The Los Angeles Lakers manhandled the Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals today in a dominant start to their quest for a 17th championship. After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida An


Giggs backs Bale to thrive on Premier League return

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has backed Gareth Bale to put his troubled Real Madrid spell behind him and rediscover his best form following his return to Tottenham Hotspur. Bale, 31, secured a loan move from Real back to his former team last month, ending a tumultuous but trophy-laden seven-year spel


Football: Spain's Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19

Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, English Premier League club Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday. ''The 29-year-old, who missed Monday’s match against Arsenal, has exhibited minor symptoms of the virus but is in good health and is getting better,


Football: Ruben Dias joins Manchester City

English Premier League club Manchester City confirmed Tuesday the signing of Ruben Dias. The 23-year-old signed a six-year deal with Manchester side, the club said in a statement. "It is really exciting to be part of such a talented squad and to play for a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola,


Egypt's tennis player exits French Open knowing she belongs at Slams

Mayar Sherif became the first Egyptian woman to appear in the main draw of a Grand Slam when she faced former world number one Karolina Pliskova on Tuesday but did not look intimidated and left the French Open sure that she belongs at this level. The battling 24-year-old took the opening set agai


Higuain begins his American journey with a missed penalty and a quarrel with his rivals

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín was subjected to harsh criticism after his first match with his new team, Inter Miami, which he recently moved to from Juventus, due to his undisciplined behavior and his departure from the text. Higuain skies the penalty kick ???? pic.twitter.com/M5yZMM


Al-Nassr on target for first Asian crown

Al-Nassr may have missed out on the 2020 Saudi Pro League (SPL) title but they are now regarded as favorites to win a first continental crown after rivals Al-Hilal and Al-Sadd both fell by the wayside in the AFC Champions League. The Riyadh giants defeated compatriots Al-Taawoun 1-0 on Sunday in


Serena overcomes patchy French Open start as Thiem aces Cilic, Nadal cruises

Paris: Serena Williams made a slow but successful start on Monday to her latest pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros while US Open winner Dominic Thiem navigated a testing first-round tie against former major champion Marin Cilic.Playing later, Rafael Nadal got his


Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian Grand Prix

Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas won Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, his ninth career victory. Bottas completed the race at the Sochi Autodrom in one hour, 34 minutes to claim the win, his second this season after taking the flag at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in July. Red Bull's


Atletico Madrid hit Granada 6-1, Suarez scores on debut

Atletico Madrid thrashed Granada 6-1 in Spain’s La Liga Sunday as the club's new signing Luis Suarez scored on his debut. Spanish forward Diego Costa scored an early goal for Atletico Madrid as they led the first half 1-0 in Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Angel Correa doubled the le


Heat beat Celtics in Game 6, advance to NBA finals

The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. Heat's big man Bam Adebayo was dominant in the close out game. He finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Heat star Jimmy Butler chipped in with 22 poi


Late Fernandes penalty earns Man United 3-2 win at Brighton

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United were lucky to escape with a 3-2 win at Brighton thanks to a penalty from Bruno Fernandes, awarded on a VAR review after the final whistle had blown. Brighton hit the woodwork five times and thought they had earned a deserved point when Solly M




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