Category: Sport

Chelsea want to ‘win everything’ next season, says Kante

Chelsea want to ‘win everything’ next season, says Kante

Premier League champions Chelsea will challenge for all four major trophies next season, midfielder N’Golo Kante said after picking up the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Player of the Year award. Chelsea sealed the title with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last Friday and can add to their Premier League glory when they play the FA Cup final against […]

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Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue

Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue

An Indian man working on a Qatar World Cup stadium where rights groups say labor abuses have occurred, died of a heart attack this month in an incident the tournament’s organizers said on Thursday was not due to his working conditions. Carpenter Jagdesh Kumar, 54, fell unconscious on May 4 about half an hour after leaving Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium, […]

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Motor racing – Triple crown: Monaco or F1 championship?

Motor racing – Triple crown: Monaco or F1 championship?

If Fernando Alonso were to beat the odds and win the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, the double Formula One world champion will be one step away from the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’. That much is certain. But there is still some debate about what three jewels actually feature in a crown only ever worn by one man. “I’ve won […]

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Pletcher confident of Derby winner at Preakness

Pletcher confident of Derby winner at Preakness

Trainer Todd Pletcher oozed confidence over his Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming on Thursday after early morning training at Pimlico ahead of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. “The horse is doing unbelievably well in the two-week turnaround,” Pletcher said at Pimlico’s annual Alibi Breakfast ahead of the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown for three year olds. “The way […]

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Johnson tames gusting winds to challenge for lead

Johnson tames gusting winds to challenge for lead

World number one Dustin Johnson battled through tricky afternoon winds to post a three-under-par 67 and challenge for the lead after the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas on Thursday. “It was really difficult today, the way it was blowing hard and it was gusty,” Johnson told Golf Channel after moving within three shots of co-leaders […]

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Sharapova vows to ‘rise up again’ after French Open snub

Sharapova vows to ‘rise up again’ after French Open snub

Maria Sharapova said on Wednesday she remains fully committed to making a successful comeback from her doping ban following a decision by the French Open to deny her a wild card entry. Sharapova was widely expected to be fast-tracked into the year’s second grand slam tournament, which she has won twice, but the French Tennis Federation (FFT) took the unexpected […]

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Nacho suspension lifted hours before Celta game

Nacho suspension lifted hours before Celta game

Real Madrid’s decision to name suspended defender Nacho for their squad for the crucial trip to Celta Vigo on Wednesday has been vindicated after the Spanish football association’s appeals committee overturned his ban. Nacho, who scored with a quick free kick in Real’s 4-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday, was booked in the 80th minute for arguing with Joaquin Correa, […]

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Coach Jones ‘plays by the rules’ on England call ups

Coach Jones ‘plays by the rules’ on England call ups

England head coach Eddie Jones will “play by the rules” when calling up players and continue to select the best available, regardless of how they qualify to represent the country. The Australian defended his decision to call up New Zealanders Willi Heinz, Jason Woodward, and Denny Solomona, and South African Nick Schonert for training ahead of England’s match against the […]

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Reading’s playoff final among my best achievements – Stam

Reading’s playoff final among my best achievements – Stam

Reading manager Jaap Stam considers his team’s progression into the Championship playoff final as one of the biggest achievements of his career, he said after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Fulham (2-1 on aggregate) in the semi-finals. Stam, 44, who joined Reading before the start of the season, previously captured numerous trophies as a player at PSV, Ajax and Manchester United, […]

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Germany to use ‘prospect squad’ in Confederations Cup

Germany to use ‘prospect squad’ in Confederations Cup

World champions Germany will be without over half a dozen stalwarts, including Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, at next month’s Confederations Cup, to give them a longer summer break ahead of their World Cup title defence. Coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday the 2018 World Cup in Russia was the goal and the June 17-July 2 Confederations Cup […]

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