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LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Clippers continued their domination of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday (Friday in Manila) by routing their cross-town rivals 108-92 and spoiling the NBA debut of second-overall pick Lonzo Ball. Blake Griffin had 29 points and 12 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan tallied 14 points and…

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JEJU, South Korea: World No.4 Justin Thomas saw his three-shot overnight lead quickly blown away in gusting winds in Friday’s second round of the CJ Cup on Jeju Island. American Luke List leads the elite 78-man field at the US PGA Tour’s first-ever event in South Korea after he compiled…

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DOHA: A Qatari woman who created ripples by appearing on television without a headscarf has broken new ground as a jockey in the conservative Gulf country, where men usually hold the reins. Maryam al-Subaiey has defied expectation and tradition — as well as any fear of controversy — to pursue…

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PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain will unleash star strike duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on bitter foes Marseille for the first time this weekend in the latest installment of France’s most heated but increasingly lopsided rivalry. With a six-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and three wins from three in…

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LONDON: Chelsea are beset by injury problems and low morale as the troubled champions look to get their Premier League title defense back on track against Watford on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Antonio Conte’s side have not won in the last three matches in all competitions, unexpectedly losing 2-1 at…

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PARIS: Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday (Friday in Manila), while Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade. Nabil Fekir’s penalty put French side Lyon ahead early on…

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ZURICH: FIFA on Thursday reached a deal it hopes will lead to footballers union FIFPro withdrawing its complaint to the European Commission over “transfer market madness”. World football’s governing body FIFA plans to launch an investigation into transfers after this summer’s record-breaking window sparked renewed unease at FIFPro. Neymar’s staggering…

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SEOUL: South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction…

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TOKYO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed…

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