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Froome survives first race since crash

SAITAMA (Japan): Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome successfully completed his first competitive ride since his horror crash in June on Sunday before hot-tailing his way across Tokyo to…

Cannavaro on the brink at Guangzhou

SHANGHAI: Fabio Cannavaro’s two-year reign as Guangzhou Evergrande coach appears to be all but over after captain Zheng Zhi took temporary charge of the Chinese Super League leaders yesterday. The…

Manchester City look to Spurs

LONDON: Manchester City have the chance to exert some short-term pressure on runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool this weekend as Manchester United look to end their away day blues. Jurgen Klopp’s…

Atletico Madrid hope Simeone has answers

MADRID: Atletico may need time to adjust after a summer of change but even this early in the season old problems are casting doubts over their Spanish title challenge.  After 77…

VAR confusion reigns in Premier League

LONDON: Three months into the Premier League’s first season using VAR, confusion and anger abounds, from managers, players and fans, at the inconsistent use of the technology. England’s top flight was the…

Tiger Woods shares lead

INZAI: The second round of the US PGA Tour’s inaugural Zozo Championship in Japan was postponed on Friday because of heavy rain with Tiger Woods and Gary Woodland leading the…

Hong Kong critics beaten in targetted attacks

The men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods  —  one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed…

Electoral test for Germany’s AfD

ERFURT: Germany’s far-right AfD party faces a key test of support in a state election in former communist east Germany on Sunday, following national outrage over a deadly shooting at…