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Tennis: France edge Romania to set up Fed Cup final against Australia

56 min 13 sec ago
ROUEN: France defeated Romania 3-2 in a thrilling Fed Cup semi-final on Sunday (Apr 21) to set-up a November final against Australia. Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the deciding doubles to claim the winning point for two-time ...

Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious divides

1 hour 9 min ago
COLOMBO: The Easter Sunday attacks on three churches in Sri Lanka mark a devastating escalation of violence against a Christian minority that has been targeted in the past, but never to such brutal and deadly effect. Ethnic and religious violence has plagued Sri Lanka for decades, with a 37-year ...

Football: Warnock scores Salah tumble '9.9' amid latest diving accusation

1 hour 12 min ago
CARDIFF: Mohamed Salah could not have "got much higher off the diving board" according to Cardiff manager Neil Warnock after the Egyptian won a penalty in Liverpool's 2-0 win in the Welsh capital on Sunday (Apr 21). Salah was grappled inside the area by Cardiff captain Sean Morrison, but the ...

Football: Klopp praises Liverpool's will to keep chasing down Man City

1 hour 22 min ago
CARDIFF: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded his side's desire to cede no ground in the title race by beating relegation threatened Cardiff 2-0 on Sunday (Apr 21) to return to the top of the Premier League. Georginio Wijnaldum's opener just before the hour and James Milner's penalty secured a ...

Football: Manchester City and Liverpool's Premier League run-ins

1 hour 22 min ago
LONDON: Liverpool lead Manchester City in the Premier League title race by two points, but the destiny of the title remains in City's hands as they have a game in hand. Here, AFP Sport looks at who both sides have still to face in the run-in: Liverpool Apr 26: Huddersfield (home) May 04 ...

Liverpool's halftime chat inspired key Wijnaldum goal

1 hour 52 min ago
CARDIFF, Wales: Liverpool's 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday restored their two-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race but their inspired breakthrough goal came only as the result of a halftime chat about set pieces. Juergen Klopp's side had been struggling to create ...

Madagascar president announces constitutional referendum

2 hours 4 min ago
ANTANANARIVO: Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has called a May 27 referendum on changing the constitution, to do away with the country's Senate and give more powers to the regions. Rajoelina made both issues part of his campaign platform in the run-up to his election in December. A ...

Zidane hails hat-trick hero Benzema as world's best nine

2 hours 27 min ago
MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema as the best number nine in world football after the French striker hit a hat-trick in the 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Sunday. Benzema's treble took him to 21 La Liga goals for the season, moving him to second in ...

PAOK crush Levadiakos to clinch Greek league title after 34 years

2 hours 32 min ago
Undefeated PAOK secured their first Greek league title in 34 years with a game to spare after crushing Levadiakos 5-0 on Sunday.

Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president

3 hours 10 min ago
KIEV: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been elected president of Ukraine twice - first as a character in the popular TV show "Servant of the People", now for real. The 41-year-old performer's bid started out as a long shot but, on the back of popular discontent with the political class, he sent ...

Marcelo dismisses suggestions he is unhappy at Madrid

3 hours 17 min ago
Real Madrid defender Marcelo said on Sunday that rumours about him leaving the club were false and insisted that he was happy there.

Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

3 hours 26 min ago
DUBAI: Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday (Apr 21), days after the United States designated the elite group a foreign terrorist organisation. The TV station did not give a ...

Tennis: France, Romania head for Fed Cup semi-final decider

3 hours 31 min ago
PARIS: Veteran Pauline Parmentier defeated a hobbling Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 to pull France level at 2-2 in their Fed Cup semi-final with Romania on Sunday (Apr 21). The result sent the tie in the northern city of Rouen into a deciding doubles after world number two Simona Halep had ...

Mudslide kills 14 in Colombia

3 hours 36 min ago
BOGOTA: At least 14 people were killed and five others injured by a mudslide that buried eight houses early on Sunday (Apr 21) in southwestern Colombia, authorities said. A search was underway for any others who might be trapped under rubble. The injured were being treated at hospitals near the ...

Football: Benzema's hat-trick fires Real Madrid past Bilbao

3 hours 43 min ago
MADRID: Karim Benzema made it 30 goals for the season on Sunday (Apr 21) as he led the way again for struggling Real Madrid with a hat-trick that shot his side to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. Benzema has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dreary campaign for the European ...

Comedian Zelensky secures Ukraine presidency in landslide victory

3 hours 51 min ago
KIEV: A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday (Apr 21), exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country's political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president on ...

Lyon beat Chelsea but semi-final tie still open

3 hours 52 min ago
Five-times Women's Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais claimed the early advantage after they beat Chelsea 2-1 at home in their semi-final first leg on Sunday.

Football: Sloppy Arsenal's top four bid rocked by Palace

3 hours 52 min ago
LONDON: Arsenal's bid for a top four finish in the Premier League suffered a major setback as Crystal Palace punished their sluggish display to claim a shock 3-2 win on Sunday (Apr 21). Unai Emery's side paid the price for a defensive horror show at the Emirates Stadium to leave their hopes of ...

Palace punish sloppy Arsenal in 3-2 win at the Emirates

4 hours 2 min ago
Crystal Palace put a dent in Arsenal's Champions League qualification hopes after strikers Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha made the most of defensive errors in a 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Liverpool back on top after 2-0 win at Cardiff

4 hours 2 min ago
Liverpool regained their place at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday that restored their two-point lead over Manchester City.

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