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Super Bowl circus kicks off

ATLANTA (AFP) – Rival quarterbacks Tom Brady and Jared Goff declared themselves raring to go on Monday as the final countdown to the Super Bowl got under way with the traditional opening night media circus. A day after the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams touched down in Atlanta, the teams who will […]

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Super Bowl: Patriots vs Rams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City, 37-31, for the AFC […]

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NFL: Eagles pip Bears

CHICAGO (AFP) – Defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia edged the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Chargers ousted Baltimore from the championship chase in two NFL playoff thrillers Sunday. Bears kicker Cody Parkey clanked a 43-yard field goal attempt off the left upright and crossbar with five seconds remaining as the Eagles sealed a 16-15 […]

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New match-fix scandal hits Indonesia football

JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesian football’s long-running struggle against corruption has been reignited with authorities promising a new crackdown after a senior official was caught trying to bribe a coach, the latest scandal in a league scarred by mismanagement and deadly hooliganism. But, dogged by years of match-fixing, violence and corruption rife at all levels of […]

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Not a path of roses: Real Madrid suffers heavy defeat; Juventus loses

MADRID (AFP) – Real Madrid head coach Santiago Solari said that his team’s efforts to rediscover their best form would not be a “path of roses”, after the club’s heaviest-ever European home defeat against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday. The Champions League holders crashed to a 3-0 loss to the Russians at the Santiago Bernabeu, although […]

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Liverpool wins

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Liverpool wins

PARIS (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal and a stunning late save from goalkeeper Alisson saw Liverpool edge into the Champions League knockout stage after a tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday, while Lucas Moura’s late strike saw Tottenham progress with a draw at Barcelona. Last year’s runners-up Liverpool knew victory by two goals […]

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