Newcastle lead race to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon

  • NEWCASTLE: Newcastle United appear to have stolen a march on European giants Juventus and Arsenal by lining up a deal to sign Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes. Arab News understands that while the player’s current club, Olympique Lyonnais, have publicly stated a deal has yet to be finaliz...
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Bublik cuts short Wawrinka's return to ATP Tour after injury

  • MONTE CARLO: Stan Wawrinka lost to Alexander Bublik in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday as the three-time Grand Slam champion played his first ATP Tour match in 13 months. Wawrinka, who won the Monte Carlo title in 2014, was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 by Bublik on his return f...
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FIFA warned CAS of World Cup chaos if Russia played

  • GENEVA: Letting Russia try to qualify for the World Cup risked doing “irreparable and chaotic” harm to the competition, FIFA successfully argued at sport’s highest court. The legal debate between FIFA and Russia’s soccer federation was published Tuesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, ...
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Atletico seal Champions League qualification after win over Elche

  • MADRID: Atletico Madrid secured qualification for the Champions League on Wednesday as a 2-0 victory away at Elche guaranteed their place in La Liga’s top four. Matheus Cunha and Rodrigo De Paul were both on target as Atletico pulled six points clear of Real Betis in fifth, with two games lef...
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Tug-of-war over: With Mbappe staying, PSG lay first brick in rebuild

  • PARIS: Kylian Mbappe’s decision to reject Real Madrid and commit to Paris Saint-Germain for three more seasons marks the start of a large rebuilding project at the French league champion. Since Qatari investors took over in 2011, PSG have been a dominant force in France but have consistently ...
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Senegal coach wants AFCON games delayed to boost World Cup buildup

  • JOHANNESBURG: Senegal coach Aliou Cisse wants the September Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers postponed to allow the five countries representing the continent at the World Cup to play friendly matches. Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia have qualified for the Nov. 21-De...
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Serena Williams gets door from Raducanu in Cincinnati opener

  • CINCINNATI: Serena Williams bowed out of the WTA/ATP Cincinnati Masters at the first hurdle on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to US Open champion Emma Raducanu as the end of her glittering career looms ever closer. Williams, who last week indicated that she is planning to retire after this ...
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Thiem triumphs in Winston-Salem Open after top seed Dimitrov retires

  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.: Dominic Thiem, playing in his first tournament on American soil since winning the 2020 US Open, defeated top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open after Dimitrov retired because of dizziness. Dimitrov was leading the match 6-0, 2-4 at the ti...
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Cameron Smith claims first LIV Golf title at Chicago

  • Chicago: Reigning British Open champion Cameron Smith of Australia won his first LIV Golf title on Sunday, holding off Dustin Johnson and Peter Uihlein down the stretch to win the Chicago Invitational. The 29-year-old from Brisbane fired a 3-under par 69 to finish on 13-under 203 in the 54-ho...
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Poland’s Lewandowski taking symbol of Ukraine to World Cup

  • WARSAW: Robert Lewandowski increased his support for Ukraine on Tuesday when the Poland captain pledged to take an armband in the country’s blue-yellow flag colors to the World Cup in November. Lewandowski first showed his opposition to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine within days of ...
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