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LJUBLJANA: New UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin has been a high profile lawyer and likes to take a risk but had no record in football until he took over Slovenia’s his football federation in 2011. The 48-year-old has often appeared on Slovenian television speaking for high-profile defendants represented by his family…

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PARIS: The Leicester City fairytale has another chapter after they eased to a 3-0 away win in their Champions League debut on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), as Monaco beat Tottenham at Wembley in front of a record crowd for an English club. On a night of goals, Sergio Aguero hit…

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A struggling Far Eastern University (FEU) will face fourth seed University of the East (UE) in the first division of Ang Liga at the San Beda College Football Field on Saturday. The Tamaraws, still winless with just two draws and a loss, will jump into the fray against the Red…

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The Philippine Under-19 National Football Team will be battling host Vietnam in the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) U19 Championship today at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi. Vietnam is currently on top of the group standings with a win and a draw. The Philippines-Vietnam match is at 8 p.m.…

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PARIS: Barcelona’s lethal MSN—Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar—dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). There was no rain but there was a flood of goals at the Camp Nou, where…

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ATHENS: UEFA on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) elects a new president after the banning of Michel Platini with Slovenian football leader Aleksander Ceferin the favorite to take on the task of easing tensions with Europe’s leading clubs. The Slovenian Football Federation chief is in contention with Dutch rival Michael van…

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University of the Philippines (UP) remains unbeaten in the 14th season of Ang Liga after defeating University of Batangas (UB), 2-0, at the San Beda College Football Field, Manila on Sunday. The Fighting Maroons improved their record to four wins for a total of 12 points in the first division…

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PARIS: Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli struck twice on his Nice debut to help his new side defeat Mediterranean rivals Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Balotelli, signed on a free transfer after being allowed to leave Anfield, converted a seventh-minute penalty to open the scoring…

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SWANSEA, United Kingdom: Antonio Conte launched an impassioned defense of brilliant but controversial forward Diego Costa after the Italian dropped his first points in English football as Chelsea were held 2-2 at Swansea City. The Spanish international scored his team’s two goals on Sunday, was booked and was also on…

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