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NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi and his team mates facing yet another flop. The emphatic Group D victory at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium...

ST PETERSBURG: World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday that moved them to top of Group...

Moscow (TNS): The North American joint bid comprising the USA, Mexico and Canada has won the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The decision was announced...

Madrid (TNS): Spain have sacked coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, just a day after being named Real Madrid manager. The Spanish coach has been sacked...

PARIS: Simona Halep sealed her maiden Grand Slam title with a relentless performance to beat Sloane Stephens and win the French Open. The 26-year-old had...

Paris: Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached his 11th French Open semi-final by ruthlessly turning around his rain-delayed quarter-final against Argentine...

KUALA LUMPUR (DNA): Pakistan beat Malaysia by 23 runs in the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup on Thursday, at Kinrara Academy Oval. Batting first, Pakistan...

LONDON: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola “often has problems with Africans”, says ex-Blues midfielder Yaya Toure. The Ivorian, who left City...

PARIS: Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova because of an injury that affected her serve. The...

SYDNEY (DNA): Former Australian captain Steve Smith admitted he cried for four days after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa that rocked the sport,...

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