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  • Salazar not surprised by Farah decision

    Alberto Salazar was never in any doubt that Mo Farah would stick by him despite the doping allegations surrounding the American coach. Salazar last week issued a lengthy rebuttal of almost 12,000 words denying the claims by BBC Panorama and US...

  • Sporting briefs

    Casillas: Iker Casillas is “flattered” by interest from Roma as “one of the best clubs in Europe,” said the Real Madrid man’s agent. The story emerged in Spanish newspaper As yesterday that veteran goalkeeper Casillas was a target for the...

  • Sports round-up

    Motor Racing: Brazilian Nelson Piquet junior became the first Formula E champion yesterday as the new electric series wrapped up its debut season with a race that had the crowd making more noise than the cars. Piquet, whose father and namesake was...

  • Argentina reach semis after shootout victory

    Argentina reach semis after shootout victory

    Four years after his miss in a penalty shootout sent Argentina spinning out of the Copa America, Carlos Tevez slammed home the winning spot-kick against Colombia yesterday to book his country’s place in this year’s semi-finals. After a goalless...

  • Uruguay complain over Jara finger incident

    Uruguay’s FA will raise a formal complaint against Chilean de-fender Gonzalo Jara for provoking striker Edinson Cavani by sticking his finger up his backside during the hosts’ 1-0 Copa America quarter-final win. The complaint to the South American...

  • Blatter tells paper ‘not a candidate for presidency’

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a newspaper interview yesterday that he will not stand as a candidate to remain the head of world soccer’s governing body at a special elective congress of member associations which he called for earlier this...

  • Abu Dhabi seal Volvo Ocean Race double

    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, completed the Volvo Ocean Race double yesterday when their sixth place in the final in-port race in Gothenburg was enough to secure victory. On Monday, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing claimed the main...

  • Tevez to return to Boca Juniors

    Tevez to return to Boca Juniors

    Argentina forward Carlos Tevez is to leave Juventus after two seasons in which he has revived his career and will rejoin Boca Juniors, the club where he started out and remains a cult figure. The 31-year-old will cut short his three-year contract...

  • Nishikori feels no pressure ahead of first major bid

    Nishikori feels no pressure ahead of first major bid

    Kei Nishikori has shrugged off the pressure of being Japan’s highest-seeded player at Wimbledon in the Open era and believes he is getting closer to the levels of the world’s top players. US Open runner-up Nishikori is the fifth seed in the men’s...

  • Canizares hopes for good solution to Casillas position at Real Madrid

    Santiago Canizares is hoping his former Spain team-mate Iker Casillas can find some peace after a turbulent two years at Real Madrid. Casillas’s future at Real is in doubt with the club thought to be interested in acquiring Manchester United...

  • I’ve never felt better before Wimbledon, says Federer

    Roger Federer has not won a grand slam title since 2012 and he is at that age when he keeps getting asked about his retirement plans. Rather than looking back on a stellar career that has earned him a record 17 grand slam titles, the 33-year-old...

  • Will Cech help Gunners bounce back?

    Will Cech help Gunners bounce back?

    A few weeks ago I wrote about David de Gea’s impending move to Real Madrid and how it will not be the tragedy some Manchester United fans fear. Partly this is because they have a more than capable replacement in Victor Valdes just waiting to take...

  • Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Tyson Gay is back on top as America’s 100 metres champion, but he had to run down teenager Trayvon Bromell for the honour at the US World Championships trials on Friday. The victory, in 9.87s, returned the 32-year-old Gay to the World...

  • United States girls too strong for China

    United States girls too strong for China

    The United States maintained their record of having reached every semi-final of the women’s World Cup after their 1-0 win over China yesterday set up a last four encounter with Germany. The Americans came into the quarter-final in Ottawa missing...

  • Powell storms to 100m win, Fraser-Pryce sets mark

    Former world record holder Asafa Powell surged to the 100 metres title at the Jamaican national trials on Friday in a time of 9.84 seconds, while 2011 world champion Yohan Blake failed to make it out of his semi-final. In the women’s final, double...

  • Firmino put under pressure says Babbel

    Firmino put under pressure says Babbel

    Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel believes a “brutal” £29m transfer fee puts new signing Roberto Firmino under immediate pressure. On Wednesday, the Reds confirmed the arrival of the 23-year-old Hoffenheim forward in a deal which will see...

  • Games has put Azerbaijan on world map – organisers

    Games has put Azerbaijan on world map – organisers

    The success of the inaugural European Games has put Azerbaijan on the world and European map, according to minister of youth and sport Azad Rahimov. “The first European Games will go down in sporting history,” Rahimov said. “I’m very proud of what...

  • Portugal reach the final after trouncing Germany

    Portugal reach the final after trouncing Germany

    Luis Figo and Rui Costa may have stumbled in the U-21 European Championship final 21 years ago, but it will take a lot to stop Portugal’s current crop from triumphing if their mauling of favourites Germany is anything to go by. What was supposed...

  • Mo Farah sticks with Salazar

    Mo Farah has announced he will stand by Alberto Salazar following his coach’s response to doping allegations. The British distance runner says he believes in the evidence provided by Salazar, the American who coached him to two Olympic and three...

  • Blazer’s role to get Hollywood treatment

    Actor-director Ben Affleck is to help produce a feature film about the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, the author of an upcoming book said yesterday. Affleck and his friend since childhood, actor Matt Damon, will be among the producers of...

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