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Mercedes deserved to win and no regrets, says Verstappen

AFP | London Max Verstappen said Mercedes deserved to win Sunday’s British Grand Prix and he had no regrets about a late pitstop that brought him a point for fastest lap but may have cost him victory. The Red Bull driver was in third place with Mercedes drivers Lewi...

Thomas wins in Memphis, becomes golf world number 1

Washington Justin Thomas has taken the lead in the golf world rankings with a victory at the prestigious World Golf Championships series on Sunday. The 27-year-old American won in Memphis with a total score of 267 strokes. Defending champion Brooks Koepka (270 shots) came...

Bahrain buys 20pc stake in 2nd division French club Paris FC

Bahrain has bought a minority stake of 20 per cent in second-division French club Paris FC with its sovereign wealth fund. With its new investment, Paris FC hopes to achieve promotion to the first division within three seasons and to make the women’s team among the best in France. &...

Dakar Rally to highlight the Middle East for the World

Dubai As the 2021 Dakar Rally will see teams and competitors return to Saudi Arabia for the second consecutive year, Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX), an ambitious new team, will be eager to showcase the region to the rest of the world. Last year’s ed...

Inter beat Napoli to keep second place in Serie A

Rome Inter Milan beat Napoli 2-0 Tuesday to hold on to second place in the penultimate round of the Italian Serie A. Atalanta had temporarily gone second through an earlier 2-1 win at Parma and sit one point adrift before meeting Inter in the weekend's ...

Liverpool's Klopp named LMA Manager of the Year

London The League Managers Association (LMA) on Monday paid tribute to Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp naming him its manager of the year. The German 53-year-old picked up the award, named after former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, after ...

Inter go second four points from leaders Juve after Genoa win

Rome Romelu Lukaku's brace helped Inter Milan win 3-0 at troubled Genoa Saturday to go second past Atalanta in the Italian Serie A and close within four points of Juventus, who can secure the title by beating Sampdoria the following day. Atalanta opened matchday 36 with a...

Japan marks one year to go until postponed Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Japan is marking one year until the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics on Thursday with a subdued event amid the coronavirus pandemic. This is the second time the country is hosting a one-year-to-go event, as the pandemic forced the International Olymp...

No Covid-19 cases in latest NBA check

Washington The latest round of testing for Covid-19 in the NBA coronavirus bubble at Disney World, Florida, has returned zero confirmed positive tests, the basketball league said on Monday. The NBA said 346 players were tested as the league geared up fo...

Ronaldo brace propels Juve toward ninth successive Scudetto

Rome Juventus were a step closer to a ninth straight Serie A title after a 2-1 win over Lazio on Monday, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to go joint top scorer with the Romans' striker Ciro Immobile. The Bianconeri closed matchday 34 going eight poin...

Arsenal upset holders Manchester City to reach FA Cup final

London Arsenal upset holders Manchester City 2-0 at Wembley on Saturday to reach the FA Cup for the 21st time in their history. Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 17th and 71st minutes gave Mikel Arteta victory against his former side and set up a final again...

Vettel fastest in wet running

 Paris Sebastian Vettel provided a reminder of the talents that won him four drivers’ world titles yesterday when he topped the times for Ferrari in a wet second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton opting to sit out the session. Ve...

Zidane silences the doubters by bringing Real Madrid back to life

AFP | Madrid Few expected Zinedine Zidane to leave Real Madrid and even fewer expected him to come back as coach. And yet almost 500 days later, he has won the La Liga title, without fuss, without even the improvements he was promised. On Thursday, in an empty Alfredo di...

Chelsea edge Norwich to boost Champions League hopes

London Chelsea boosted their hopes of securing a Champions League spot as they edged relegated Norwich 1-0 on Tuesday. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time to put third-placed Chelsea four points clear of Leicester and Manchester Unit...

About 10 MLB umpires opt out over virus concerns

Seattle About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press about the decision...

Man City’s European ban quashed

 Lausanne Manchester City will be free to play Champions League football next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted a two-season ban from European competitions imposed by UEFA yesterday. An initial fine of 30 million euros ($34 million, £...

Griezmann may miss season finale due to thigh injury

 Barcelona Antoine Griezmann looks set to miss the rest of the season afer Barcelona said yesterday the France attacker had a thigh injury. The World Cup winner went off at half-time of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Valladolid after apparently asking to be subbed. &...

Napoli and AC Milan play out draw in Serie A classic Rome

 Napoli and AC Milan battled to a 2-2 draw in Naples Sunday in a north-south classic of the Italian Serie A. The Neapolitans are now two points behind fifth-placed Roma and fill the second available Europa League place, which they already secured through their Italian Cup success. Milan, in ...

Barcelona beat Valladolid but lose Griezmann to injury

Barcelona Barcelona beat Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday in La Liga to move back to within one point of leaders Real Madrid having played a game more. Arturo Vidal scored on 15 minutes with a drilled shot off of the post. Lionel Messi had played him in with his 20th assist of ...