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Zlatan strikes as PSG down United CHICAGO: Manchester United's pre-season US tour ended on a losing note here Wednesday as French giants Paris Saint-Germain claimed a 2-0 victory to clinch the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament.First-half goals from Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were enough to give the Ligue 1 side the win on a sweltering evening at Chicago's iconic Soldier Field stadium, home of the NFL Chicago Bears. United had been aiming to maintain their 100 percent record after registering wins over Club America, San Jose Earthquakes and European champions Barcelona in their three previous games.However, the English Premier League giants were undone by two goals from PSG which highlighted the defensive frailty of Louis van Gaal's squad, which has been bolstered by several high-profile signings this summer.United began promisingly, stroking the ball around comfortably and probing for openings against the Parisian defenders. The Red Devils got the ball in the net after 22 minutes ...

We are coming to attack, Nigeria warn Congo JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria have vowed to attack Congo Brazzaville in their Pointe-Noire fortress this weekend and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football tournament appearance.The west Africans take a fragile 2-1 lead into the second leg of a third-round qualifier for the 2016 Rio Games and coach Samson Siasia has revealed his game plan."We will attack because we want to win in Congo -- not avoid defeat," the 47-year-old former national team striker told reporters.A ...

Bangladesh solid after Steyn reaches landmark DHAKA: South African paceman Dale Steyn struck early to take his 400th wicket at the start of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka Thursday before the hosts rallied to reach 75-1 at lunch.Opener Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 63 after Tamim Iqbal had become Steyn's 400th victim in Test cricket in the fifth over of the day.Imrul was unbeaten on 28 while Mominul had reached 35 at ...

Van Gaal worried by De Gea after United loss CHICAGO: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal conceded that uncertainty surrounding David De Gea was "not favorable" as the Premier League giants ended their US tour Wednesday with a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.De Gea, who is reportedly Real Madrid's top summer transfer target, gave a shaky goalkeeping display as the French champions exposed United's defense with soft first-half goals by Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Van Gaal is hopeful United will retain the services of ...

Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad TOKYO: Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design.In the latest public relations blow to Tokyo after plans for its $2 billion Olympic stadium were ditched, a Belgium-based designer took to social media to register surprise over the similarities between the logos."Striking when you know the Liege Theatre logo has been regularly shared on Pinterest," Studio Debie wrote ...

Australia 136 all out against England BIRMINGHAM: Australia were dismissed for just 136 by England after winning the toss on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.James Anderson took six for 47 in 14.4 overs, including a spell of four for seven in 10 balls after lunch, having gone wicketless with match figures of none for 137 in Australia's crushing 405-run win in the second Test at Lord's.Meanwhile fast bowler Steven Finn had figures of two ...

England 133-3 against Australia BIRMINGHAM: England were 133 for three in reply to Australia's first innings 136, a deficit of three runs, when rain forced an early close to the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Joe Root was 30 not out and Jonny Bairstow one not out after Ian Bell made 53 on his Warwickshire home ground.Earlier, James Anderson took his Ashes-best figures of six for 47 as Australia, who won the toss, were ...


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