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July 4, 2018 2:54 AM Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

LONDON: With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number 36 Irina-Camelia Begu. After a combined 84

July 2, 2018 8:26 AM Salah's new contract shows belief in Liverpool

LONDON: Egyptian international Mohamed Salah's stunning first season with English Premier League side Liverpool earned him a long-term contract with the club on Monday. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the fact the 26-year-old striker — who scored 44 goals in just 52 appearances last season — signed such a deal reflected his belief the club were on course 18

July 2, 2018 3:09 AM Marcelo won't start for Brazil against Mexico, Filipe Luis in

Marcelo will not start at left-back in Brazil's last-16 World Cup clash against Mexico, coach Tite confirmed on Sunday. Marcelo was forced off after just nine minutes of Brazil's final group match against Serbia on Wednesday and was later diagnosed with back spasms. He has returned to training but the decision has been made to keep Filipe Luis, who replaced 33

July 2, 2018 12:31 AM 'That's life' says Iniesta after Spain farewell ends in defeat

MOSCOW: Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta said Sunday his international career had ended on a bitter note after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Russia on penalties. "It was not a good way to say goodbye, but football and life are like that," said Iniesta, after his 131st and last appearance for his country. "I am leaving with a nasty taste 176

July 1, 2018 1:03 AM Cavani injury worry for Uruguay after two-goal heroics

Sochi, Russia (dpa) - Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says he is "worried" about an injury to striker Edinson Cavani but has no further immediate information. Cavani scored both his side's goals in a 2-1 defeat of Portugal to put Uruguay into a quarter-final match against France on Friday. But the Paris Saint-Germain striker limped off with some 20 minutes 29

June 30, 2018 6:35 AM Suarez fired up as Uruguay prepare for showdown with Ronaldo's Portugal

SOCHI, Russia: Criticised for his lack of sharpness in Uruguay's opening game at the World Cup, Luis Suarez insists he is in better shape now as he goes head to head with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign 69

June 29, 2018 10:24 AM Murray drawn to face Paire in Wimbledon first round

LONDON: Andy Murray has been drawn to face France's Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon first round after the two-time champion entered the All England Club draw on Friday. Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world number one makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery. The 31-year-old 69

June 29, 2018 1:20 AM Januzaj goal gives Belgium win over England to top Group G

Belgium beat England 1-0 in a low-key game in Kaliningrad on Thursday to top Group G and set up a World Cup last 16 clash with Japan. The Belgians will take a perfect group record into their match with Japan, Group H runners-up, on Monday in Rostov-on-Don. England finish second and will play Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow. It was a slow-paced affair with both sides 40

June 27, 2018 3:21 AM 'Probably The Best Football Beer Game'

Carlsberg’s “Probably The Best” campaign has been making a hit with Carlsberg fans and consumers. From awesome and memorable exclusive experiences to fun-filled moments to cherish a lifetime, here’s another called Carlsberg’s “Probably The Best Football Beer Game” in view of the World Cup which has hardcore footie fans and leisure supporters of the game enthused 15

June 26, 2018 11:57 PM Kosovo, Albania collect money for fined Swiss players

PRISTINA: Kosovo and Albania are collecting money to pay the FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia. Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stoke City's Shaqiri trace their roots to Kosovo, a former Serbian province 72