Real Madrid win at Mallorca while resting players for Man City trip. Atletico beat Girona

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BARCELONA, Spain: Real Madrid ground out a 1-0 win at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Saturday while resting top players ahead of their decisive Champions League game at Manchester City. Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni scored the only goal three minutes after halftime. The victory on the Mediterranean island increased Madrid’s commanding lead of the league … Read more

Haaland scores as Man City rout Luton 5-1 to go top of the Premier League

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MADRID: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti predicted Friday that Kylian Mbappe and football’s other brightest young stars would bounce back strongly after disappointing showings in the Champions League. All four quarterfinal first leg matches thrilled supporters this week but some of the brightest names in the game were below their best on the biggest stage. … Read more

Fernandes double not enough for Man Utd win at Bournemouth

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BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom: Manchester United’s chances of Champions League football next season took another battering as Bruno Fernandes’ double could only salvage a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday. Twice the Cherries led through Dominic Solanke and Justin Kluivert and Bournemouth were denied the opportunity to win the game at the death after a controversial … Read more

Real Madrid and Man City draw 3-3 in frantic 1st leg of Champions League quarterfinals at Bernabeu

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MADRID: Three goals in the first 14 minutes. Back-and-forth attacking. Stunning second-half strikes. It was an instant classic between the newest Champions League rivals, with Real Madrid and Manchester City drawing 3-3 in a frantic first leg of the quarterfinals on Tuesday. “I imagine the fans enjoyed a game like this, with six goals,” City … Read more

Man United and Liverpool draw 2-2 after late Mohamed Salah penalty

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MANCHESTER: Mohamed Salah scored an 84th-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw for Liverpool at Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. The title challengers had looked like suffering a first defeat in the league since February after two stunning goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo put United ahead at Old Trafford. Luis Diaz … Read more

10,000 miles and 352 days later, a UK man reaches his goal of running the length of Africa

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‘Oppenheimer’ finally premieres in Japan to mixed reactions and high emotions TOKYO: “Oppenheimer” finally premiered Friday in the nation where two cities were obliterated 79 years ago by the nuclear weapons invented by the American scientist who was the subject of the Oscar-winning film. Japanese filmgoers’ reactions understandably were mixed and highly emotional.Toshiyuki Mimaki, who … Read more

De Bruyne feels the love of Guardiola by sparking Man City’s comeback in 4-2 win over Crystal Palace

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Why Al-Shabab’s Ivan Rakitic is ‘the happiest guy in the world playing football’ LONDON: Jose Mourinho once called Ivan Rakitic, who joined struggling Saudi Pro League giants Al-Shabab in January, “fantastic” and “one of the most underrated players in the world.”The rich praise from The Special One underscores what a significant coup Al-Shabab achieved in … Read more

Guardiola still deciding over Haaland, De Bruyne returns for Man City

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Why Al-Shabab’s Ivan Rakitic is ‘the happiest guy in the world playing football’ LONDON: Jose Mourinho once called Ivan Rakitic, who joined struggling Saudi Pro League giants Al-Shabab in January, “fantastic” and “one of the most underrated players in the world.”The rich praise from The Special One underscores what a significant coup Al-Shabab achieved in … Read more

Liverpool go back to top of Premier League. Man United stunned by 4-3 loss at Chelsea

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RIO DE JANEIRO: US football magnate John Textor will be tried by Brazil’s top court for sport for ignoring orders to provide evidence for his claims that the Brazilian league is plagued by match-fixing, officials said Wednesday. Textor, whose teams include Brazilian club Botafogo, will go on trial on April 15 before a disciplinary panel … Read more

Ukraine jails man who guided deadly pizzeria strike

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NEW DELHI: Despite religious tensions running high in India, Sikhs and Hindus in Malerkotla district take pride in hosting iftars for their Muslim neighbors, as they support and join them in Ramadan celebrations. The district in Punjab emerged from a 15th-century state established by Sheikh Sadruddin, a leader of the Sherwani tribe from Afghanistan. A … Read more