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  • Real sign Brazilian youngster Rodrigo

    May 30, 2018 11:42 PM 5

    MADRID: Real Madrid have signed 18-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrigo Rodrigues from Gremio Novorizontino, according to the player's representatives. Rodrigo is expected to join up with Real's Castilla youth team next season after agreeing a reported six-year contract with the Spanish club. "It's a dream come true to wear the shirt of the biggest club in the world

  • Salah out 'not more' than three weeks, still has World Cup hope

    May 30, 2018 11:42 PM 5

    CAIRO: Mohamed Salah could still play a role for Egypt at the World Cup after the Egyptian Football Association announced Wednesday that the injured Liverpool striker would be out for "not more" than three weeks. "The football federation reiterates that Salah will be at the World Cup, God willing, and will be out for no longer than three weeks," the federation

  • Halep finally makes her bow

    May 30, 2018 9:09 AM 7

    PARIS: World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round. — Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros - losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final and giving up a set and 3-0 lead to lose to Jelena

  • Zenit appoint Semak as replacement for Mancini

    May 29, 2018 11:52 PM 7

    MOSCOW: Zenit Saint Petersburg named former Russia midfielder Sergei Semak as the club's new manager on Tuesday following the departure of Roberto Mancini, who took over the Italy job earlier this month. Semak, 42, has signed a two-year deal with Zenit that includes the option for a third season, the club said on its website. The former CSKA Moscow

  • Teenager Shapovalov eases to victory on Roland Garros debut

    May 29, 2018 1:06 PM 8

    PARIS: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov eased to a 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australian John Millman in his first ever main-draw French Open match on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, who lost in Roland Garros qualifying last year but is now the 24th seed, was erratic at times but always had too much power for his opponent. He will next take on German world

  • Germany coaching staff rallies behind hapless Karius

    May 29, 2018 1:06 PM 7

    BERLIN: Germany's coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday. "We have tried to help him pick himself him up and we wrote to him telling him to keep his head up," said Koepke, the former Germany

  • Neymar 'not yet 100%' but ready to play for Brazil

    May 27, 2018 11:45 PM 8

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar acknowledged on Sunday that he was "not yet at 100%" after surgery on his fractured right foot, but the Brazil forward said he was ready to play for his country at the World Cup. "I'm not yet at 100%. That will come with time. I'm still a bit scared of going all out, but there are still several days before our start," the Paris

  • Lee injury adds to South Korea World Cup woes

    May 24, 2018 9:37 AM 12

    SEOUL: Veteran striker Lee Keun-ho was Thursday ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad after tearing a knee ligament, the latest in a string of injuries to plague the Asian team ahead of Russia. "Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of the World Cup," spokesman at the Korea Football Association told AFP. "He sustained a torn ligament on his right knee during

  • Manchester United named most valuable football team

    May 23, 2018 8:37 AM 14

    PARIS: Manchester United may have finished second in the English Premier League this season but the club is top of the table in terms of overall value, according to a report by accounting firm KPMG on Wednesday. The Red Devils' overall value increased five percent compared to 2017 to more than 3.2 billion euros (RM14 billion), beating Real Madrid on 2.9 billion

  • Ibrahimovic sent off as Galaxy end losing streak

    May 21, 2018 11:54 PM 8

    MONTREAL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for the first time in his Major League Soccer career on Monday before the Los Angeles Galaxy ended a four-match losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Montreal Impact. Ola Kamara's 75th-minute winner sealed the badly-needed points for Galaxy, who have slipped to mid-table in the Western Conference as the euphoria