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Dortmund's Philipp sidelined with knee injury

Berlin, Dec 6 (IANS): Borussia Dortmund's Maximilian Philipp will face a lengthy spell at the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury, the Bundesliga club confirmed in an official statement. The 23-year-old striker fell on his knee and had to be carted off the pitch earl...

Peru must break down New Zealand defence: Jefferson Farfan

LIMA: Peru forward Jefferson Farfan said his team will try "every way possible" to break down New Zealand's defence when they meet in the decisive leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff here on Wednesday. The Blanquirroja and the All Whites played out a goalless draw in the f...

Croatia book place in 2018 football World Cup

Athens, Nov 13 (IANS): Greece and Croatia played to a goalless draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium at Piraeus, near Athens, in the second leg of the qualifying football play offs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Greeks needed to turn around a 1-4 deficit from the first-leg ...

NBA: Yao not pursing purchase of Rockets

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Yao Ming, a delegate and a former NBA player arrives near the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing (The Sports Xchange) - At some p...

NBA-Yao not pursing purchase of Rockets

July 21 (The Sports Xchange) - At some point the Houston Rockets will be under new ownership but former center Yao Ming will not be involved. On Friday, the Hall of Fame center ended speculation...

World Cup boost for Asia

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa said Asia's size and economic might merited more than its current allocation of four guaranteed spots, which is expected to rise to eight. Chinese state medi...

Pinnick list gains of FIFA’s 48-world cup slots

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said that his board supported FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup format from 32 to 48 teams because of its ‘many gains,...

We deserve more World Cup slots, says Asian boss

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Asia's size and economic might merited more than its current allocation of four guaranteed spots, which is expected to rise to eight. sia’s football c...

‘We deserve more World Cup slots’

Asia's football chief said the region "deserves more slots" at the World Cup, as Fifa's decision to expand the tournament to 48 teams from 2026 was cheered in countries from China to New Zealand....

Rio Olympics: United States Brianna Rollins wins women's 100m hurdles gold medal

secured the women's 100m hurdles gold medal at the as the United States claimed each of the top three places in final. Rollins, who turns 25 on Thursday, gave herself the perfect birthday gift b...

Chinese shooter Zhang Mengxue captures China's first gold of the 2016 Rio Olympics

Chinese shooter Zhang Mengxue captures China's first gold of the 2016 Rio Olympics Scoring 199.4 points from her 20 shots, 25-year-old first-time Olympian Zhang Mengxue secured China's first gol...

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