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Italian PM wants ‘more guarantees’ before Serie A return

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday said he needs “more guarantees” before the green light can finally be given for the resumption of Serie A after a two-month lockdown…

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‘I struggled to breathe:’ Dybala reveals coronavirus nightmare

Juventus star Paulo Dybala revealed Friday how he “struggled to breathe” after contracting coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.   The Argentine international announced last Saturday he…

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A plane carrying the Olympic flame arrives before Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan.   The flame,…

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Japan’s Abe pledges Olympics to go ahead despite virus havoc

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting events worldwide fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Abe pledged Japan…

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English Premier League suspended until April 4

The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including Arsenal manager MikelArteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. “Following a meeting…

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Thailand’s Amateur Weight-lifting Association committee quits over doping scandal

The executive committee of the Amateur Weight-lifting Association of Thailand has resigned en masse ”to show responsibility” after a former Thai Olympic bronze medallist told German TV that Thai weight-lifters…

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Fans gather to mourn the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at a mural near Staples Center

Grieving Lakers return to training after Bryant’s death

The Los Angeles Lakers, reeling from the death of team icon Kobe Bryant, “want to represent what Kobe was about” as they press ahead with the NBA season, coach Frank…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 06, 2008 Kobe Bryant of US attends a practice session at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. – NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board and plunging the sports world into mourning. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

ALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) — Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greats whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with…

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Sergio Aguero will die scoring goals according to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the Argentine broke two more Premier League records at the weekend

Aguero breaks the record scoring goals in the Premier League

Sergio Aguero, fresh from breaking two more goalscoring records in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa, will “die scoring goals”, according to proud Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.   The…

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger (centre) believed he was the victim of racist chanting during his side’s 2-0 win at Tottenham last month

Investigation finds no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea’s Rudiger

Tottenham confirmed on Monday that a club and police investigation has found no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger.   The German defender complained that he was…

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Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Saud, President of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority, speaking during a press conference in December about the 2020 Dakar Rally

Saudi uses sports ‘soft power’ as lever of influence

Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Dakar Rally this month is just the latest international sporting event to take place in the kingdom as part of a multi-billion-dollar push to boost…

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Football racism inquiry call after Spurs-Chelsea clash halted

The Professional Footballers’ Association called for a government inquiry into racism in football after Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win at Tottenham on Sunday was marred by alleged racist comments from…

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12-year old “Milk” wins world drone racing championship again

  12-year old Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong from Thailand has won the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final (women’s division) for the second year in a row. The competition…

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E-sports become a serious business

Once perceived as a mere recreational pastime, e-sports will be included in the multi-sport 30th SEA Games for the first time this year, reflecting growing popularity of e-sports which has…

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Kenya’s Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge on Saturday made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park. With an unofficial time of…

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Japan wins the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

In an energetic, almost two hour final against Thailand today (Sunday), Japan won the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, hosted by South Korea since August 18th. Japan opened the match…

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(Photo) Alexander Albon Ansusinha/F1 website

Alexander Albon to drive for Red Bull in Belgium

The Formula 1 website released the surprising news this afternoon (August 12th) that the Thai-British driver, Alexander Albon, will replace Pierre Gasly’s in the Red Bull team for the mid…

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Thailand wins 2 golds in Asian mountain bike race in Lebanon

Vipavee “Petch” Deekaballes, 28, has won a gold medal for Thailand in women’s individual 2.1 km downhill cycle racing with a time of 4.44.125 min, beating Sirapassorn Chardkamnerd, who won…

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‘I am fully committed to taking the Thai team to the World Cup’ – Akira Nishino

The new Head Coach of Thailand’s national football team, the ‘War Elephants’, spoke in public for the first time, at Friday’s media conference at the New Otani in Tokyo, following…

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(Photo) Akira Nishino/AFP

It’s now official – Akira Nishino appointed head coach

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) announced on its website on Wednesday (July 17th) that Mr. Akira Nishino, the former chief of Japan’s national football, has now been officially appointed…

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(Photo) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland’s Roger Federer/REUTERS (Andrew Couldridge)

Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth…

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(Photo) Simona Halep kisses the Venus Rosewater Dish/AFP

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final…

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(Photo) Akira Nishino as Japan’s coach at World Cup – Group H – Japan vs Senegal – Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia – June 24, 2018/REUTERS (Max Rossi)

Nishino likely to become head coach of Thailand’s football team – Somyot

Speaking after watching the Bangkok-Sukhothai Thai league game at Thammasat Rangsit on Saturday night, Pol. Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung, president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), said that, if a…

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(Photo) Tears of a champion: Rafael Nadal/AFP

History man Nadal sweeps to ‘incredible’ 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title  

Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria’s Dominic Thiem. The 33-year-old…

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(Photo) The king of France: Rafael Nadal celebrates his semi-final win over Roger Federer/AFP

‘Incredible’ dream: Nadal faces Thiem for 12th Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal admits the prospect of winning a 12th Roland Garros title and 18th major on Sunday would have once just seemed liked an “incredible” dream in a career so…

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Warriors outlast Raptors to square NBA Finals at 1-1

TORONTO, June 2 (Reuters) – The two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors used a massive third quarter to overcame a sluggish start and secure a 109-104 win over the Toronto…

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Liverpool beats Tottenham 2-0 to win sixth European title

Liverpool has defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to win its sixth European title. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick in the second minute…

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Raptors hold off Warriors to win Game 1 of NBA Finals

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored a career-playoff-best 32 points and added eight rebounds and five assists as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 118-109 Thursday night in the…

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Hazard double powers Chelsea to Europa League title

Eden Hazard scored twice and then admitted it was his parting gift as the Belgian’s brace helped Chelsea sweep away Arsenal to win 4-1 in the Europa League final in…

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History man: Novak Djokovic reacts after winning the 2016 final against Andy Murray/AFP

Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. However,…

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(Photo) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal/Reuters

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

ROME (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6…

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Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany with the winner’s trophy after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager

LONDON (Reuters) – Belgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City and joining Anderlecht as player-manager after helping the Premier League club to become the…

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Novak Djokovic is a four-time Italian Open winner.

Djokovic and Nadal to meet in Rome final, Konta faces Pliskova

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won on Saturday to set up an Italian Open final meeting, while British number one Johanna Konta booked a final clash with…

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Quotes of the day

“Football can be very beautiful and it can be very cruel. We have had to experience that today.” Erik ten Hag, Ajax Amsterdam coach, after his team’s spectacular loss to…

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Thai court to hear Bahraini extradition request for footballer

The Thai Criminal Court yesterday agreed to hear the public prosecutor’s request for an extradition of jailed footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who fled his home country in Bahrain amid political…

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Ratchanok Intanon retains Malaysia Masters 2019

Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand poses with her gold medal at the podium after winning over Carolina Marin of Spain in the women’s singles final at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament…

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Bahraini footballer detained 60 days awaiting extradition to Bahrain  

The Criminal Court today ordered a former Bahraini national footballer detained for 60 days pending an extradition process after the Bahraini government had requested his extradition to face charges of…

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“Nong Milk” wins drone racing championship in Hong Kong

Eleven-year-old school girl Wanya “Nong Milk” Wanpong brought fame to Thailand for the second time in less than two weeks when she won a 9-nation international drone race at an…

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Officials lit the 2018 Asian Games torch during the torch relay in Bandung, West Java province on August 11, 2018. Jakarta and Palembang will host some 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the Asian Games, which will be held from August 18 to September 2.

Thai athletes among early arrivals for 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta

Thai athletes are among as many as 20 contingents which will participate in the 2018 Asian Games and have begun to occupy the Athlete Village in Kemayoran area, Central Jakarta,…

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France crushes Croatia 4-2 to reclaim World Cup

France’s players celebrate as they hold their World Cup trophy during the trophy ceremony at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia…

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Belgium sends Brazil home with a shocking 2-1 victory

Belgium kicked favorite Brazil out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory last night to face France in the semi-finals. The Belgians took a shocking lead in the 13th…

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Russia ousts Spain in penalty shootout

Russia defied all odds to force Spain to a penalty shootout that saw it edge out the former World Cup champion to occupy a spot in the quarter finals.   Igor…

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