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Roberto Carlos quits Turkey's Sivasspor ISTANBUL: Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos on Sunday resigned as coach of Turkish top flight side Sivasspor after a succession of poor results, reports said.The board met immediately after Saturday's 0-2 defeat to Istanbul's Basaksehir and then with Carlos himself on Sunday morning where it was mutually agreed he should quit, Turkish sports daily Fanatik said.He is expected to leave Sivas, a major city in central Turkey, by Monday evening, online news site Radikal added. The reports said that Sergen Yalcin, one of the most celebrated Turkish footballers of recent decades, had been appointed as his successor. Most recently, Yalcin had until 2014 been managing Gaziantepspor.Roberto Carlos, who won renown in the Brazilian national team for his stunning free kicks, took on the Sivasspor job in 2013 after ending his playing career at Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.He helped Sivasspor to an impressive fifth place in the league in 2013. However ...

Ronaldo returns home for statue unveiling LISBON: World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his home town of Funchal on Madeira on Sunday to attend the unveiling of a statue sculpted in his honour.The Real Madrid star travelled to the Portuguese island from Marrakech where on Saturday he helped his club lift the Club World Cup, their fourth trophy of 2014."This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me," said an emotional Ronaldo at the ceremony ...

Hirscher overtakes Klammer with giant slalom win ALTA BADIA: Austria's triple overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher claimed Sunday's giant slalom in Alta Badia to overtake his legendary compatriot Franz Klammer in number of World Cup wins.This fourth success of the season took Hirscher's tally to 27, one clear of Klammer, the former Olympic champion who dominated the downhill discipline in the 1970s."I may have beaten Klammer's total but he only had downhills to compete in, and so, for the time being, ...

Goergl wins Val d'Isere super- G VAL-D'ISERE: Elisabeth Goergl beat fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger in the women's World Cup super-G at Val d'Isere on Sunday as Lindsey Vonn crashed out.Vonn was seeking to follow up Saturday's downhill win in the French Alps which put her to within one of Annemarie Moser-Proell's all-time World Cup record of 62.But as the American snow queen's record-equalling bid failed to take off Goergl was celebrating a tight five hundredths of a second win over Olympic ...

Dundee United victory ends Celtic's winning run DUNDEE: Dundee United moved up to second in the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 win over leaders Celtic to end the Hoops' eight game winning run on Sunday.With just one win in their past 21 matches against the Glasgow giants the odds were stacked against United before kick-off.Nadir Ciftci opened the scoring for United in the fifth minute with a superb strike before setting up Stuart Armstrong to head home a second in the 65th ...

Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup KARACHI: Dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year's World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.The 34-year-old led Pakistan for the last three one-day internationals in the series which they lost 2-3 against New Zealand this month, after regular captain Misbah-ul Haq was ruled out due to injury.He smashed a match-winning 61 in the first match and followed that up with 55 and 49."I will retire ...

Perth go six points clear after City win Melbourne derby SYDNEY: A stoppage time goal from Erik Paartalu gave City the spoils in a frenetic Melbourne derby that prevented Victory from closing on A-League leaders Perth Glory in Round 11 action over the weekend.The tall midfielder rose at the near post after 91 minutes of deadlock at the Rectangular Stadium on Saturday to head home Mate Dugandzic's cross and send half of the 26,372 crowd into frenzied celebration.The win handed Kevin Muscat's Victory side their ...


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