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Manny Pacquiao new WBO welterweight champion after beating Vargas

By Reuters - Sunday, 6 November 2016.

Manny Pacquiao put on a dazzling display in his return to the ring after a brief retirement, scoring a unanimous decision over champion Jessie Vargas to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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(NBA) LeBron stops the rot as Cavs hold off Raptors

By AFP - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 14:04

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James scored 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

(Football) Brazil firm reveals World Cup stadium cartel

By AFP - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:24

BRASÍLIA: Brazilian authorities said Monday a construction firm had admitted that a “cartel” of firms fixed bidding for contracts to do work on stadiums for the 2014 football World Cup.

(Football) Old boy Stam set for United return in FA Cup

By AFP - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 08:59

LONDON: Former Manchester United hardman defender Jaap Stam will return to Old Trafford in January after the second tier side he manages Reading were drawn to meet the holders in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.

(Football) Chapecoense awarded Copa Sudamericana title

By Bernama - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 08:37

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Brazilian football team wiped out by a plane crash in Colombia last week have been awarded the Copa Sudamerica title, South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL said on Monday.

(Football) Aguero's four-match ban confirmed

By AFP - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 08:21

LONDON: Sergio Aguero’s four-match suspension has been confirmed by the Football Association following his dismissal in Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea.

(Football) Flawless Atletico hunt perfect six at Bayern

By AFP - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 22:08

BERLIN: Atletico Madrid can make club history at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as the Spaniards look for a record sixth group stage win with both teams through to the last 16.

Griezmann takes on Messi, Ronaldo for FIFA player award

By AP - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 17:12

ZURICH: Antoine Griezmann is the new challenger to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for FIFA’s annual player award.

(Football) Roma retains derby bragging rights with Lazio win

By AFP - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:36

MILAN: Second-half goals from Kevin Strootman and Radja Nainggolan kept the local bragging rights with Roma for the fourth year running thanks to a controversial 2-0 derby win at Lazio on Sunday.

(Football) United victims of double standards, says Mourinho

By AFP - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:05

LIVERPOOL: Jose Mourinho claimed he is being judged unfairly by critics after Manchester United conceded a late Leighton Baines penalty in a damaging 1-1 draw at Everton.

(Football) Liverpool beaten at Bournemouth after twice losing two-goal lead

By Reuters - Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:34

Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake grabbed a stoppage-time winner in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Liverpool, who twice surrendered a two-goal lead on Sunday.

(Football) West Brom set pieces beat Watford

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:23

WEST BROMWICH: Coach Tony Pulis ended a bad week on a high note as West Brom beat Watford 3-1 to move above Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

(Football) Ramos rescues Real in El Clasico stalemate

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:22

BARCELONA: Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time equaliser maintained Real Madrid’s six-point lead at the top of La Liga as the European champions salvaged a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday’s El Clasico.

(Football) Sunderland off the bottom as Leicester crash again

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:19

SUNDERLAND: Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Leicester City’s disastrous title defence suffered another blow with a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

(Football) Kane double gets five-star Spurs back on track

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:12

LONDON: Tottenham claimed only their second win in 11 matches as Harry Kane celebrated signing a new long-term contract with two goals in a 5-0 rout of struggling Swansea on Saturday.

(Football) Benteke double ends Palace misery

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:08

LONDON: A double from Belgian international striker Christian Benteke inspired Crystal Palace to a 3-0 win over Southampton and saved manager Alan Pardew’s job in ending a six match Premier League losing streak on Saturday.

(Football) Stoke boss Burnley to move ninth

By AFP - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 02:04

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa inspired Stoke to a 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday, lifting Mark Hughes’ side into the top half of the Premier League table.

(Rugby) England beat Australia to complete perfect year

By Reuters - Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 00:47

LONDON: England overcame an awful start to roar back superbly and overwhelm Australia 37-21 at Twickenham on Saturday to complete a perfect year of 13 victories under coach Eddie Jones.

(Football) Spanish taxman investigates Ronaldo revelations

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 23:42

MADRID: Spanish tax authorities are investigating reports that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo hid 150 million euros ($160 million) from image rights in tax havens.

(Football) Guardiola apologises for Man City meltdown

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 23:29

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola issued an apology after his side lost their cool and were reduced to nine men during Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

(Football) Costa keeps Chelsea flying as Man City lose their cool

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 22:46

MANCHESTER: Diego Costa starred as Premier League leaders Chelsea roared back to win 3-1 on Saturday in an ill-tempered game at Manchester City, who had Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho dismissed.

(Football) Bayern hit form as Ancelotti adopts Pep's tactics

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 22:42

BERLIN: Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti took a leaf out of predecessor Pep Guardiola’s book as the Bavarian giants’ hit form in a 3-1 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

(Football) Klopp hints at Sakho sale

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:36

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could sell exiled Mamadou Sakho in January after admitting the French defender is no longer in his first-team squad.

(Football) Agency denies tax evasion by Ronaldo and Mourinho

By Reuters - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:15

PARIS: The football agency Gestifute has denied that clients including Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho are involved in any tax evasion after a media consortium reported that they had used tax havens to handle tens of millions of euros in earnings.

(Football) Puskas finalist Faiz often watched Messi, Ronaldo freekicks on YouTube

By Bernama - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:05

JERLUN: Mohd Faiz Subri, who is the frontrunner for this year’s FIFA’s Puskas Award, often watched clips of freekicks taken by football superstars like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on YouTube, said his father Subri Kadir.

(Formula One) Verstappen a double winner again at FIA awards

By Reuters - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 18:18

VIENNA: Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen collected two special awards for the second year in a row at the International Automobile Federation (FIA)’s gala prize-giving ceremony on Friday.

Uncatchable Bolt swoops for sixth IAAF award

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 17:28

MONACO: Usain Bolt, winner of a sixth IAAF Athlete of the Year award on Friday, remains a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals that have mired the sport in recent times.

(Football) Hamsik targets Maradona's goal record at Napoli

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:32

MILAN: Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik set his sights on Diego Maradona’s record haul of 115 goals for Napoli after hitting his 104th goal for the southerners in a 3-0 romp over Inter Milan on Friday.

(Football) Desperate Barca primed to end Madrid's unbeaten streak

By AFP - Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 09:00

BARCELONA: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes his side remain the team to beat in Spain but admits that victory over leaders Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday is paramount to their title chances.

How Faiz scored the wonder goal, who is Puskas?

By Bernama - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 23:54

KUALA LUMPUR: It all started on Feb 16, this year at a Super League match against Pahang, when Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri’s effort which appeared to have defied physics, left the goalkeeper rooted to the ground as the ball curled from an impossible angle into the right corner of the net.

(Football) FIFA nominates Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann for best of 2016

By AFP - Friday, December 2, 2016 - 23:32

PARIS: FIFA on Friday said it had nominated Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to battle it out for the accolade of world player of the year.