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Napoli won't buckle, says Higuain, as Juve clash looms MILAN: Gonzalo Higuain says Napoli have no intention of buckling under pressure as they continue their quest for a first Scudetto in 26 years with a hotly-anticipated visit to champions Juventus on Saturday.In a Serie A weekend that could also be decisive for Fiorentina and Inter Milan, who face off in Florence on Sunday, Napoli travel to Turin looking for their second victory over the Old Lady this season.It would see Maurizio Sarri's league leaders stretch their advantage over Massimiliano Allegri's men to five points, and send the southern city of Naples into an even bigger frenzy as the dream of a first league title since the heady days of Diego Maradona draws closer to reality. After Saturday's clash Napoli will have 13 games to show they are worthy of succeeding Allegri's four-time defending champions. Higuain, who is looking to emulate his legendary compatriot Maradona, said Napoli's ability not to ...


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Celtic will respond to Aberdeen challenge: Deila GLASGOW: Celtic manager Ronny Deila is confident his players will respond in the right fashion as they face up to a tough Scottish Premiership title challenge from Aberdeen.The Hoops only top the table on goal difference, albeit with a game in hand, after slipping to a 2-1 defeat by the Dons at Pittodrie on their last league outing.That defeat came just three days after Celtic's League Cup semi-final defeat to Ross County, who are the ...

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'Lazarus' Biggar primed for Scotland showdown CARDIFF: Dan Biggar has recovered from injury to boost Wales as they look to continue their Six Nations dominance over Scotland.The outside-half limped out of last weekend's 16-16 draw with Ireland after just 20 minutes with an ankle injury, but is fit to start at the recently renamed Principality Stadium on Saturday.Biggar's recovery has allowed head coach Warren Gatland to pick an unchanged side as Wales go in search of their ninth straight win over ...

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Wales v Scotland Six Nations teams CARDIFF: Teams for Saturday's Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Cardiff's Principality Stadium (1650 GMT kick-off):Wales (15-1)Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Tom James; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric, Sam Warburton (capt); Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris; Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Rob EvansReplacements: Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Gareth AnscombeScotland (15-1)Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Duncan Taylor, Tommy ...

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Waugh hits back in Warne row SYDNEY: Steve Waugh Friday hit back at Shane Warne after he reignited a long-running feud between two of Australia's greatest players, saying he was doing his job as captain when he dropped the leg-spinner in 1999.Earlier this week, Warne blasted his former teammate and skipper as "the most selfish cricketer I've played with", still holding a grudge after Waugh axed him for the final Test on a tour of the West Indies 17 years ago, ...

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Vunipola applauds bonding as England target Italy win MILAN: England No. 8 Billy Vunipola has applauded a more relaxed approach to team bonding that has kept World Cup flops England on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam ahead of Sunday's clash with Italy in Rome.England's failure to get past the World Cup group stages last autumn prompted a change in management and philosophy that saw the Red Rose begin this year's Six Nations with a battling 15-9 win over Scotland last week.Although ...

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New Zealand out for 183 against Australia WELLINGTON: New Zealand were all out for 183 just before tea on day one of the first Test against Australia in Wellington on Friday.Mark Craig top scored with an unbeaten 41 while Corey Anderson made 38.For Australia, Josh Hazlewood took four for 42, Nathan Lyon three for 32 and Peter Siddle three for 37.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016