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London: English Premier League Clubs Enjoyed Record Profits Last Season, According To A Report Published Saturday By Financial Consultants Deloitte. The Report Said The Premier League Made A Collective Pre-Tax Profit Of £0.5 Billion ($0.7 Billion, 0.57 Billion Euros) Almost Three Times The Previous Record Of £0.2 Billion In 2013/14.…

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PARIS: There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Saturday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais. The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause — worth no less than 300 million euros ($368 million)…

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Amman: Australia’s forward Samantha Kerr (left) vies for the ball against Japan’s midfielder Mizuho Sakaguchi during the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Finals match between Japan and Australia at the King Abdullah II Stadium in the Jordanian capital Amman on April 20, 2018. Japan defeated Australia 1-0 to win the cup.…

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PARIS: France is set to back Morocco in the north African country’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the president of the French Football Association said on Saturday. “FIFA are visiting Morocco this week to check if the pitches are ready and whether, on a technical level, Morocco can…

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LOS ANGELES: Former British Open champ Zach Johnson played his way into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Texas Open, reeling off four straight birdies en route to a seven-under 65. The 42-year-old has a history at this event, having won back-to-back titles in 2008…

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LOS ANGELES: Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn, who is seeking her first win on the USLPGA Tour, fired a bogey-free five-under 66 to take a one stroke lead after the second round of the LA Open. Moriya started quickly on the back nine on Friday (Saturday in Manila) with two birdies in…

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RABAT: Former Solheim Cup player and 15-year tour veteran Gwladys Nocera tearfully announced her retirement on Thursday before revealing she is four months pregnant. Gwladys Nocera AFP PHOTO Nocera, a 14-time champion on the Ladies European Tour, made her announcement on the eve of the Lalla Meryem Cup which she…

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WASHINGTON: With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned governments to avoid harming trade and investment, which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. AFP PHOTO IMF chief Christine Lagarde said escalating trade tensions could reverberate through…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Inflammatory stories masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace. Borrowing from US President Donald Trump’s political playbook, government heads with an authoritarian streak are…

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