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Olympic London 2012

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Italian Oss leads after opening Tirreno-Adriatico stage ROME: Italy's Daniel Oss is the first leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race after his BMC team won Wednesday's opening team time-trial.BMC, led by one of the race favourites in American Tejay Van Garderen, edged out Etixx-Quick Step by two seconds on the 22.7km course around Lido Di Camaiore. FDJ were third at nine seconds.The Astana team of Italian Vincenzo Nibali, the winner in 2012 and 2013, finished sixth at 15sec.Nibali is likely to face stiff competition from FDJ's Thibaut Pinot and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, the Movistar team-mate of last year's champion, Nairo Quintana.Movistar were 10th at 29sec.Oss will wear the leader's blue jersey on Thursday's 207km second stage from Camaiore to Pomarance.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup LONDON: Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy.A victory over Villa at Wembley would make Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger the first post-war manager to win the FA Cup six times, taking him ahead of Alex Ferguson and level with George Ramsay -- the only boss to have won six FA Cups, with ...

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Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run LONDON: Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal.Brazil forward Neymar and Chilean Alexis Sanchez were the standout players for their sides but were often wasteful after dazzling ...

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Everton's Lukaku has business to finish in Kiev PARIS: The Premier League's sole Europa League survivors Everton are in Ukraine on Thursday aiming to seal qualification for the quarter-finals against Dynamo Kiev.Romelu Lukaku's late penalty at Goodison Park last week gave Roberto Martinez's men a slender 2-1 first leg lead, and the Belgian striker could once again prove the key to furthering Everton's European adventure.Everton warmed up for their 5,500 kilometre away day by brushing aside Newcastle 3-0 on Sunday. Lukaku, the leading ...

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Berahino's fast start dents Saints' Euro bid    WEST BROMWICH: Saido Berahino put a dent in Southampton's bid to qualify for the Champions League as the West Bromwich Albion striker's early goal clinched a 1-0 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.Berahino struck in the second minute to extend Albion's impressive since Tony Pulis took over as manager to one defeat in 10 matches.The result lifted Albion eight points clear of the Premier League relegation zone and left fifth placed Southampton in danger of ...