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MILAN (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned a decision by European soccer body UEFA to ban AC Milan from next season’s Europa League competition, saying the Italian club’s finances had improved after a recent ownership change. UEFA said last month that AC Milan did not meet a break-even requirement under…

(Reuters) – Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman became Pakistan’s first double centurion in one-day internationals, when he smashed 210 off 156 deliveries against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Friday. The 28-year-old pushed on after registering his third ODI century to surpass Saeed Anwar’s previous record of 194 against India at Chennai in May 1997. Zaman smashed 24…

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood delighted the home galleries by surging through the field early in the British Open second round on Friday. The umbrellas were up and the waterproofs out as rain greeted the players at the start, in complete contrast to the blue skies and sunshine that have been…

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo kept Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton off the top of the German Grand Prix practice timesheets by four thousandths of a second on Friday. The early pace on a hot morning at Hockenheim will have provided some consolation to the Red Bull driver, who faces a battle…

TOKYO (Reuters) – The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony. Tickets for many events start at the symbolic price point of 2,020 yen ($17.96) but these are only…

BOURG D’OISANS, France (Reuters) – Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has called for calm after a number of incidents tarnished the 12th stage up to the iconic Alpe d’Huez on Thursday. Italian Vincenzo Nibali sustained a fractured vertebra when he crashed about four kilometres from the top of the 13.8-km climb after being hit…

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Formula One has published a tender which would see the sport switch to lower-profile tyres from 2021 when other rules are also due to change. Tyre blankets, used to raise temperatures for better grip and performance before cars leave the pits, are also set to be banned. Previous attempts to get…

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – TJ Perenara’s second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Wellington Hurricanes as they beat the Waikato Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday. Perenara’s five-pointer gave the Hurricanes a 25-17 lead and some much-needed belief for the final quarter of an intense…

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has urged team mate Eden Hazard not to leave the Premier League club amid reports that the Belgium forward is bound for Real Madrid. During the World Cup in Russia, Hazard revealed he was considering leaving the club he had joined from Lille in 2012 but Fabregas has…

(Reuters) – Newcastle United’s primary goal of retaining Premier League status next season has been made more difficult due to the club’s lack of transfer activity, manager Rafa Benitez has said. The Spaniard has often alluded to Newcastle’s poor transfer business, saying earlier this week that the club must “wheel and deal” as they chase…


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