Sports

Football: Argentina’s Zabaleta announces retirement

October 16, 2020

Argentine right-back Pablo Zabaleta on Friday announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.   Zabaleta has played for San Lorenzo, Espanyol, Manchester City and West Ham United during his 18-year club career.   “After 18 years as a professional footballer, I took the decision to retire from playing football. These have been […]

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Manchester leads north England revolt against lockdowns

October 15, 2020

The mayor of Greater Manchester is leading a revolt in northern England against local lockdown measures the national government in London wants to impose, saying the north of England would not be a “sacrificial lamb.”   Speaking at a news conference, Andy Burnham refused to back Greater Manchester being put into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, […]

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Coronavirus hobbles basketball game in Europe

October 13, 2020

A Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball game Tuesday will not take place because of “multiple” coronavirus cases.   “The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 3 game between LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens that was scheduled to be played on Tuesday, October 13, will not take place,” organizers said in a statement.   “Multiple […]

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Nations League: Spain top League A Group 4

October 11, 2020

Spain has defeated Switzerland 1-0 to top League A Group 4 in UEFA Nations League with seven points.   Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal’s goal brought the victory at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Saturday.   Germany follows with five points, Ukraine three while Switzerland sits at the bottom of their group with one […]

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Russia wins U17 Volleyball European Championship gold

October 10, 2020

Russia beat Turkey to win the final of the CEV U17 Volleyball European Championship 2020 on Friday.   Turkey’s women’s national team won the first set 25-20 but Russia clinched three sets 25-16, 25-12, 25-23 to win the encounter in Montenegro’s capital Podgorica.   The Russian women’s team won the gold medal, Turkey returned with […]

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Tennis: Novak Djokovic advances to French Open final

October 10, 2020

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic advanced to the French Open final after eliminating Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece on Friday.   The world’s top-ranked player beat Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 in the semifinal match.   The 2016 French Open champion will face 12-time tournament champion Rafael Nadal in the men’s final Sunday.   Source: Anadolu Agency […]

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Olympiacos beat Panathinaikos in Greek derby basketball

October 10, 2020

Oympiacos beat Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 78-71 on Friday in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 2.   Oympiacos Piraeus’ Georgios Printezis led all scores with 17 points at the Athens’ O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, also known as OAKA.   American guard Shaquielle McKissic scored 10 points and Bulgarian forward Sasha Vezenkov added nine points […]

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NBA: Heat win Game 5 in NBA Finals

October 10, 2020

The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 late Friday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to force a Game 6.   The Eastern Conference champions now trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Western champions in Orlando, Florida where games resumed in August after the season was suspended in March due […]

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