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Klopp sees Chelsea, Arsenal in EPL title hunt

Madrid: Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said he was not excluding Chelsea or Arsenal from English Premier League (EPL) title contention despite trailing the Reds by 11 points in the standings. Liverpool is set to end the first round of the 2018-2019 EPL season atop the standings since it has a four-point advantage over second-place Manchester


Mbappe elected French Player of the Year

Paris: French football talent Kylian Mbappe has been elected French Player of the Year, the France Football magazine has announced. The World Cup winner Mbappe, who had spent his 20th birthday just five days ago, finished atop in the vote ahead of Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann. The latest laurel was another recognition for Mbappe’s breakthrough

Alvarez defeats Fielding, wins third world boxing title

New York: Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez was crowned the new World Boxing Association super middleweight world champion after he defeated Englishman Rocky Fielding in a knockout in the third round at Madison Square Garden here. Alvarez focused his attacks almost exclusively on Fielding’s body, and scored four knockdowns in all, amid loud cheers from the pro-Mexican

Belgium crowned 2018 hockey World Cup champions

Bhubaneswar: Olympic silver medallists Belgium clinched their maiden World Cup title after beating three-time champions Netherlands in sudden death after the shootout in the pulsating gold medal match at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. Belgium have now become the sixth nation to lift the World Cup. After playing a goalless draw in regulation time, the

Sindhu breaks jinx to win World Tour Finals title

Guangzhou (China): India’s P.V. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the season finale at the BWF World Tour Finals 2018 badminton tournament here on Sunday. Sindhu defeated title favourite Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-17 in the women’s singles final, reports Efe. The straight games win is special for the star Indian shuttler, who has


Barcelona decide not to play La Liga game in US

Madrid: The plans of the Spanish football league to play one game a season in the United States look to be in ruins after FC Barcelona said they were no longer willing to play what was scheduled to be the first game in early 2019. Barca were to play their away game against Girona in Miami

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands, Belgium in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium scored

Kipchoge, Ibarguen named IAAF Athletes of the Year

Monaco: Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds,