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Keane leaves Aston Villa post LONDON: Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has left his role as assistant manager of Aston Villa with immediate effect, he announced in a statement released by the club on Friday.The 43-year-old is also currently employed as the assistant to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and he explained that juggling the two roles was proving too difficult."Ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much," said Keane, who was employed by Villa in July to provide assistance to manager Paul Lambert."It isn't fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I've made this decision. I'd like to thank Paul for giving me a great opportunity to come to a brilliant football club."I've really enjoyed my experiences at Villa and I wish the management team, the players, the supporters and the club nothing but the best going forward."Keane's announcement follows a period when ...

Leader Chalmers bids for third Australian Open crown SYDNEY: Two-time winner Greg Chalmers sunk seven birdies on the way to the outright lead in the Australian Open with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott poised to swoop after Friday's second round in Sydney.The Australian left-hander, who won his national open in 1998 and 2011, swept to the front with two birdies in his final four holes at The Australian course to finish at five-under 66.Dallas-based Chalmers, at five-under 137, held a one-shot lead over ...

Craig derails Pakistan after Hafeez's best SHARJAH: Off-spinner Mark Craig took seven wickets to derail Pakistan on the second day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Friday after Mohammad Hafeez fell three short of his double hundred.Craig ended the day with best figures of 7-94 -- his first five-wicket haul -- which sparked a collapse as Pakistan lost seven wickets for 70 runs after resuming at 281-3.At lunch New Zealand had made seven without loss with Brendon McCullum ...

Tributes continue as world comes to terms with tragedy WELLINGTON: Cricket scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Friday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna's in 1994.The 25-year-old died on Thursday, two days after he suffered a horrendous and 'freak' injury when he was struck in the neck by a short-pitched ball from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott in a first-class game at the ...

Pakistan and New Zealand players mourn Hughes's death SHARJAH: Pakistan and New Zealand teams and officials on Friday observed a minute's silence and wore black armbands to join the world in mourning young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.Hughes, 25, died Thursday from a rare head injury after a devastating on-field blow in a first-class match in Sydney, leaving the whole cricketing world in a shock.Pakistan and New Zealand teams abandoned the second day's play in the third and final Test on Thursday after the ...

Mourinho in search of Sunderland revenge SUNDERLAND: Jose Mourinho will attempt to overturn a landmark defeat when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit Sunderland this weekend.The last time the two clubs met was in April when Gus Poyet's Sunderland's side -- then rooted at the foot of the table -- pulled off a shock win at Stamford Bridge.Defeat brought an end to Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten home league run in two spells as Chelsea manager and helped derail the Blues title bid.Mourinho's side ...

Young reveals United's faith in Van Gaal MANCHESTER: Manchester United's Ashley Young believes the club can start to look beyond the top four spot they now occupy such is the confidence manager Louis van Gaal has instilled in the side.For the first time this season, United are among the Premier League's Champions League qualification places.Last Saturday's 2-1 win at Arsenal means United have now lost just one of their last seven games following the club's worst start to a season since 1986.United ...


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