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Arsenal look to rekindle title push at Bournemouth BOURNEMOUTH: Arsene Wenger believes up to six clubs are still involved in the Premier League title race and admits his Arsenal side must end their frustrating recent run if they are to revive their challenge.Wenger's side travel to face Bournemouth on Sunday looking for a first league win in five games.The midweek scoreless home draw with Southampton meant the Gunners have taken just three points for the last four games to leave them in fourth place, five points adrift of leaders Leicester City.And alarmingly for the manager, the north London club have failed to score in their last three league games.With the title race the most open it has been in years, Wenger acknowledges his side cannot afford to lose more ground.The Arsenal manager said: "We are in a position where we have to come back first - to win games - which we haven't been doing recently. We have ...


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Van Gaal circled by Chelsea managers past and present LONDON: Manchester United's tentative resurgence will be tested this Sunday when Louis van Gaal pits his side against a Chelsea team slowly finding their feet under his countryman Guus Hiddink.It is only two weeks since United were booed off at Old Trafford after a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton, but consecutive wins -- 3-1 at Derby County in the FA Cup and 3-0 at home to Stoke City in the league -- have convinced Van ...

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Hahn grabs Phoenix lead ahead of Fowler, Lee LOS ANGELES: James Hahn fired a bogey-free six-under par 66 on Friday to grab the lead in the second round of the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open ahead of Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee.Korean-American Hahn had a 10-under total of 132 after 36 holes at TPC Scottsdale.World number four Fowler fired a 68 while New Zealand's lee carded a 66 for 133.Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Ireland's Shane Lowry -- who shared the first-round lead with ...

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Late Santner blast gets New Zealand to 281-9 WELLINGTON: A late 45 by Mitchell Santner rescued the batting for New Zealand, allowing them to post 281-9 in the second one-day international against Australia in Wellington on Saturday. Santner put on a 61-run partnership with Adam Milne (36) to ensure a respectable total after the home side struggled for runs for most of the innings. Australia need to win in Wellington to send the series into a third-match decider after New Zealand won the ...

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Kennaugh retains overall as Murphy wins stage 3 MELBOURNE: American cyclist John Murphy won the third stage of Australia's Herald Sun Tour in a photo finish on Saturday, but Britain's Peter Kennaugh maintained his overall lead ahead of the final ride.Murphy (United HealthCare) closed out the stage which ended in a sprint after a straightforward race, just pipping Italian Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo)."It was a really close finish with Bonifazio," admitted Murphy after the 146.2-kilometre ride from Traralgon to Inverloch in Victoria state."Definitely pretty ...

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Bradley seals Celtics' stunning win over Cavs LOS ANGELES: Boston's Avery Bradley drilled a three-pointer as time expired as the Celtics rallied to stun NBA Eastern Conference leaders Cleveland 104-103 on their home floor on Friday.The Celtics snatched the victory after trailing by five points in the final 20 seconds.The Cavaliers, led by superstar LeBron James, had trailed by seven with four minutes to play. But they appeared to have gained control for good when guard J.R. Smith grabbed an offensive rebound ...

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Altidore's late header lifts USA over Canada LOS ANGELES: Jozy Altidore headed in the game-winner in the 89th minute in the United States' 1-0 win over Canada here on Friday in a friendly international football match.Substitute Ethan Finlay, who came on in the 88th minute, delivered the cross that resulted in Altidore's goal, which gave the United States their second last-gasp victory in as many matches.On Sunday, it was Steve Birnbaum's 90th minute header that lifted the USA to a 3-2 friendly ...