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August 7, 2018 11:49 PM Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside 12

August 3, 2018 9:18 AM After Pacquiao loss, ex-WBA champ Matthysse calls time on career

BUENOS AIRES: Just two weeks after a punishing knockout loss to Filipino great Manny Pacquiao, Argentine former WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse announced his retirement on Thursday. "Today I decided to hang up the gloves, another stage in my life is beginning," said the 35-year-old Matthysse, who ends his 43-fight career with a record of 38 wins, 36 inside 13

July 4, 2018 12:51 AM Southgate looking ahead after England penalty shootout win

MOSCOW: England manager Gareth Southgate said he "doesn't want to go home" as he called on his young side to build on their penalty shootout victory over Colombia in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday. After a second-half penalty gave Harry Kane his sixth goal of the tournament, Yerry Mina's last-gasp header kept Colombia alive, only for England to win on penalties 19

June 26, 2018 5:15 PM Australia bow out as Peru claim World Cup consolation victory

SOCHI, Russia: Australia's World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams' group finale on Tuesday. The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo's 18th-minute strike and Guerrero's goal early in the second 12

June 2, 2018 6:02 AM Sanchez to be sworn in as new Spanish PM

MADRID: Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will be sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote in parliament sparked by fury over his party's corruption woes. Sanchez, a 46-year-old economist with no government experience, will take the oath of office at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) before King Felipe 8

April 29, 2018 12:05 AM Cardiff on the brink of promotion to the Premier League

LONDON: Cardiff were left in control of their own destiny as they took a giant stride towards automatic promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win away to Hull on Saturday. Only the top two at the end of the regular Championship season are guaranteed places in English football's lucrative top flight, with champions Wolves having already secured one of those 23

April 15, 2018 11:55 PM PSG secure title, but thoughts already on summer of change

PARIS: It may have felt in many respects as though Paris Saint-Germain's season ended a month ago, but this Sunday they find themselves celebrating reclaiming the French title, their second trophy in a fortnight. While Neymar is still absent recovering from an operation on a fractured foot, Unai Emery's side took back the Ligue 1 crown in the best possible 30

April 15, 2018 12:27 AM Slick City on brink of title after sinking Spurs

LONDON: Pep Guardiola says winning the Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a stylish 3-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Guardiola's side extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay 33

March 18, 2018 1:19 AM Bournemouth fightback sends West Brom closer to the drop

West Bromwich Albion’s Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring their first goal against Bournemouth during their Premier League match at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, March 17, 2018. — Reuters picBOURNEMOUTH, March 18 — Long-range goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas helped Bournemouth grind out a comeback 2-1 home win over the Premier League’s bottom 12

March 16, 2018 1:19 AM Spurs don't need to 'buy' trophies: Pochettino

LONDON: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (pix) believes his side should be proud of their achievements in recent years even if they haven't delivered silverware because they can't "buy" trophies like their competitors. Pochettino's men travel to Swansea City on Saturday (1215GMT) (8.15pm Malaysia) in the hope of reaching the last four of the FA Cup. Spurs 11