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Top seeds Paire: Shapovalov reach Winston-Salem semis

LOS ANGELES: Top seeds Benoit Paire and Denis Shapovalov reached the semi-finalsof the weather-hit ATP Winston-Salem Open on Friday, seeking a confidence-boosting title as they build towards the US Open. France’s Paire, ranked 30th in the world, survived an erratic second set to beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 6-3. He booked a semi-final meeting with American Steve Johnson, who downed Australian John Millman 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4. Paire is seeking his third title of 2019 …

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Premier League: Wesley inspires Villa to end three-year win

BIRMINGHAM: Wesley fired Aston Villa to their first Premier League win for over three years as the Brazilian´s maiden goal for his new club inspired a 2-0 victory against Everton on Friday. After losing to Tottenham and Bournemouth in their first two games, Villa finally got their campaign up and …

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United fans will back Pogba after racist abuse: Solskjaer

MANCHESTER: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Manchester United fans to rally around Paul Pogba after he suffered racist abuse on social media in the wake of his penalty miss against Wolves. United supporters have promised to show their backing for Pogba when the France midfielder returns to Old Trafford for the …

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12 upcoming cricketers at NCA invites by PCB

12 upcoming cricketers at NCA invites by PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has invited 12 emerging cricketers from all over the country for attending the Emerging Players High Performance Skill and Training Programme, which commences here from 23 August at the National Cricket Academy. The two-week-long camp goes down as the third and final phase of the NCA’s high …

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Ronaldo Says Messi ´made me better player

LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him “a better player” and that he enjoys a “healthy” rivalry with the Argentine great. However, Portuguese star Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, admitted …

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