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Lennon wants Bolton to stay up in tribute to Gartside LONDON: Manager Neil Lennon wants his Bolton team to pay tribute to long-serving chairman Phil Gartside by avoiding relegation from the Championship.Three months after poor health forced him to step aside from his role at the club, Gartside died from cancer aged 63 on Wednesday.Gartside joined the board of his childhood favourite team in 1988 and became chairman 11 years later, guiding the club through its best years in recent memory.With Gartside in charge the Trotters spent 11 seasons in the Premier League from 2001, reached the 2004 League Cup final where they lost to Middlesbrough, and played multiple times in Europe.After their agonising final day relegation from the top flight in 2012, Bolton have struggled with financial difficulties and are now four points from safety in the Championship and facing a winding-up order. That case has been put back until February 22 and Bolton have hit a good run ...


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West Indies to meet India in U-19 World Cup final DHAKA: West Indies recorded a hard-fought three-wicket win over hosts Bangladesh to set up a final against India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka on Thursday.All-rounder Shamar Springer orchestrated the win with an unbeaten 62 off 88 balls and 2-36 as the young Caribbean side reached 230-7 in 48.4 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 226-9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.The final will be held at the same venue on February 14.Skipper Shimron Hetmyer ...

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Messi returns after kidney stone treatment BARCELONA: Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Thursday after receiving treatment for kidney stones which affected his participation in December's Club World Cup.The Argentine superstar had tests "to assess the development of kidney stones," Barca reported.Messi missed Wednesday's 1-1 Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg draw with Valencia, with the Catalan side prevailing 8-1 on aggregate.The five-time World Player of the Year is due to start Sunday's Liga clash with Celta Vigo at the ...

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Man United set £500 million revenue target LONDON: Manchester United expect to make over £500 million ($719.5 million, 635.2 million euros) in the 2016 financial year, the club announced on Thursday, despite continued underperformance on the pitch.Second-quarter revenues rose by 26.6 percent to a record £133.8 million, with commercial revenues up 42.5 percent to £66.1 million and broadcasting revenues climbing 31.3 percent to £37.3 million.Sponsorship revenue also rose by £1.6 million, keeping the club on track to generate between £500 million and ...

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Thailand's Thitiphun soars into lead in Bangladesh Open DHAKA: Thailand's Thitiphun Chuayprakong fired a flawless five-under-par 66 to take the lead after the second round in the $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open on Thursday.Placed second overnight, the 23-year-old Thai carded five birdies to take a two-shot lead over South Korea's Soomin Lee and finish the day on 11-under-par 131 at the Kurmitola Golf Club.Overnight co-leader Lee trailed in the second place with a two-under par 69 while Indian trio Chikkarangappa S. (66), Shubhankar Sharma ...

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Jones praise, Stadio Olimpico crowd won't cow Canna MILAN: Italy fly-half Carlo Canna insists he won't be cowed by praise from Eddie Jones, or the Stadio Olimpico crowd, when the Azzurri host England looking to cause a Six Nations upset on Sunday.Until last year, Canna was plying his trade with second division side Fiamme Oro before making a career-defining switch to Pro 12 outfit Zebre.On his Six Nations debut in Paris last week, the 23-year-old was one of the highlights of an Azzurri ...

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Former number one Henin to coach Ukraine's Svitolina KIEV: Former world number one Justine Henin of Belgium is set to serve as a coaching consultant to Ukraine's top player Elina Svitolina, local media reported Thursday."I'm very happy that Justine will join our team," Ukrainian sports website www.tennis.sport.ua quoted Svitolina, 21, as saying.The contract of the 33-year-old Belgian says that she will act as a special consultant to Svitolina, currently ranked 21st in the world."It's too early to say anything for the moment as ...