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Chelsea moves 2 points clear of Man City at top of EPL Premier League

Oscar put Chelsea ahead in 43rd minute before setting up Diego Costa's second-half strike

LONDON: (AP) – Chelsea overcame a difficult start to beat Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, moving two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Manuel Pellegrini s side was held to a 1-1 draw at Everton. Oscar put Chelsea ahead in the 43rd ...

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I’ll leave if players don’t back me – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

MADRID (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique claimed he hadn t been affected by rumours that he could become the latest high-profile exit from the Camp Nou should his side fail to beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday. However, the 44-year-old said he would step down after just seven months in the ...

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Germany’s Severin Freund wins ski flying World Cup in Austria

German ski jumper Severin Freund beat Four Hills Tour champion Stefan Kraft of Austria

TAUPLITZ, Austria: (AP) – German ski jumper Severin Freund beat Four Hills Tour champion Stefan Kraft of Austria in difficult weather conditions to win a ski flying World Cup event on Saturday. From a lowered start because of strong winds, Freund jumped 227.5 and 210 meters to gain a total ...

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Hirscher dominates to win World Cup giant slalom; Ligety 7th

Marcel Hirscher

ADELBODEN, Switzerland: (AP) – Overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria swept to victory in a giant slalom on Saturday, denying Frenchman Alexis Pinturault an emotional win. Hirscher extended his morning lead to finish in a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 39.11 seconds, beating Pinturault by 1.13. Pinturault ...

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PIA, WAPDA to face-off in final of PSO National Hockey Championship on Sunday


KARACHI: PIA and Wapda will contest the final of the 61st PSO National Hockey Championship at the Nawaz Sharif Hockey Stadium, Sialkot on Sunday. The first semi-final between PIA and NBP was a thrilling affair as the match went into the sudden death stage of the penalty shootouts after scores were ...

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Muhammad Faheem upstages top seed Raheem in final

Jubilee Insurance National Junior U21 Snooker Championship final

KARACHI: Seventh seed Muhammad Faheem stunned top seed Abdul Raheem with a 6-4 win in the Jubilee Insurance National Junior U21 Snooker Championship final on Saturday to lift the winner’s trophy title at a local hotel in Karachi. The first frame set the tone for a close match as Faheem pipped ...

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English Premier League: Liverpool extend unbeaten run to five games

OFF THE MARK-OVIC: Markovic opened his account for the Reds in their 1-0 win over the Black Cats, scoring his first Premier League goal since his £20 million transfer from Benfica last summer. PHOTO: AFP

SUNDERLAND:(AFP) Serbian Lazar Markovic claimed his first Premier League goal as Liverpool continued their recent upturn in results with a deserved 1-0 win at struggling Sunderland on Saturday.  The £20 million close-season signing from Benfica scored the only goal in the ninth minute to consolidate Brendan Rodgers’s side in eighth ...

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Pakistan Premier League (PPFL) top scorer eyes short-term contract in Africa

rasool-Pakistan Premier League (PPFL)

KARACHI: Chitral-based striker Muhammad Rasool is not only the top scorer at the Pakistan Premier League (PPFL) with 22 goals in 20 games this season, but has also caught the eye of the clubs in Ghana and Zimbabwe, with offers coming in for the K-Electric member to play for them. The ...

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