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SOCCER

Man Utd battered by Brentford as Man City, Arsenal maintain perfect start

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Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing by Brentford to sink to the bottom of the Premier League on Saturday, while Manchester City went top as the champions rolled over Bournemouth 4-0. Arsenal also have a maximum six points from two games after Gabriel Jesus starred in their 4-2 win… Read

RUGBY UNION

Gutsy All Blacks hit back to beat Springboks 35-23

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New Zealand lost a 15-point lead and then produced two tries in the last six minutes to come from behind and beat South Africa 35-23 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday to possibly save coach Ian Foster's job. New Zealand's victory was unexpected and gutsy, and it ended a run… Read

TENNIS

Experience pays off for Halep in Canadian win over Pegula

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Simona Halep put years of big match experience to good use on Saturday as she overhauled Jessica Pegula 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the WTA Toronto Masters. The former world number one from Romania who won 2016 and 2018 trophies in Canada showed her definitive return to… Read

RUGBY UNION

Argentina thrash Australia to top Rugby Championship

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Argentina gained revenge on Australia for last week's defeat with a seven-try bonus point 48-17 victory in the Rugby Championship on Saturday. Tries from Juan Imhoff, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Emiliano Boffelli, Tomas Albornoz and two from Thomas Gallo helped Michael Cheika's Pumas to a convincing victory… Read

RUGBY UNION

Japan to play All Blacks in Tokyo in October

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Japan will take on New Zealand in an Oct 29 test match at the National Stadium in Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday. The Brave Blossoms have lost all of their six meetings with the All Blacks. It will be the first match between the two nations since… Read

SOCCER

Rights group urges FIFA, Qatar to compensate World Cup workers

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With 100 days to go until the World Cup starts in Qatar, Human Rights Watch on Friday again urged FIFA and the host nation to improve compensation for migrant workers and their families. The rights group called for a “comprehensive remedy program for workers who suffered serious harms, including deaths,… Read

TENNIS

Battered Kyrgios hits his limit in Montreal loss

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Nick Kyrgios confessed that he had little more to give physically as his nine-match win streak came to an end in the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters on Friday. The Wimbledon runner-up lost 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (5/7), 6-1 to Polish powerhouse Hubert Hurkacz after coming to the court with… Read

TENNIS

Hard work for Halep in Toronto WTA win over Gauff

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Simona Halep served twice for her match against Coco Gauff without success on Friday before finally securing a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) quarterfinal victory at the WTA Toronto Masters. The former number one, a two-time winner in Canada, made hard work of her triumph over the rising American teenager who just… Read

SOCCER

Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination

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Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain when he was left off the 30-strong list for this year's coveted football award. Lucy Bronze, who was runner-up in 2019, is one of three members of England's Euro-winning squad to be… Read

Sports

Fury to walk away from boxing after short-lived comeback

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Tyson Fury has decided to “walk away” from boxing, only three days after saying he was returning to the sport. Fury turned 34 on Friday and posted a message on social media saying: “Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long… Read

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