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Finnbogason double puts Sociedad into King's Cup last 16 BARCELONA: An Alfred Finnbogason double gave David Moyes's Real Sociedad a 2-0 victory over third tier Real Oviedo and earned them a place in the last 16 of the King's Cup on Wednesday. Oviedo had held Sociedad to a 0-0 draw at home but Real, who fielded a number of reserve players, were on top in front of their own fans, except for a brief spell at the start of the second half. Sergio Canales and Pablo Hervias moved the ball around well for Sociedad on the wings and Finnbogason fluffed a couple of early chances, before the hosts took the lead with a well worked move. Ruben Pardo knocked the ball over the top and Hervias slid it across the penalty area for Finnbogason to score after 28 minutes. Confidence is fragile in San Sebastian at the moment and there was tension in the stands as Oviedo pressed forward ...

Force sign Japanese international Yamada SYDNEY: Dynamic Japanese international Akihito Yamada has signed for Australian Super 15 team Western Force, the club said on Thursday.The try-scoring winger has been recruited for the 2015 season on a one-year contract. He currently plays for the Panasonic Wild Knights, who lead Japan's Top League."I'm really excited to have this great opportunity to play in Super Rugby as a member of the Western Force team," he said.Yamada, 29, has played 10 Tests for the ...
Another win for Raptors, the beasts of the East TORONTO: Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and handed out 12 assists Wednesday to lead Toronto to a 105-89 NBA victory over Brooklyn that made the Raptors the first Eastern Conference team to 20 wins this season.Patrick Patterson and Lou Williams contributed eight points apiece in the fourth quarter and Lowry scored six as the Raptors out-scored the Nets 29-16 in the final frame to pull away for their fourth straight win.Toronto improved to 20-6 and ...
Armitage banned for 12 weeks after abusive rant LONDON: Former England international Delon Armitage has been banned for 12 weeks for abusing spectators after Toulon's European Cup clash with Leicester earlier this month. The 31-year-old wing/fullback will be eligible to play again from March 8, 2015, a European rugby disciplinary hearing said late on Wednesday. "The committee was satisfied that Armitage had directed abusive language at Leicester Tigers supporters after the match, and while it found that his comments were provoked, the committee ...
Liverpool to face Chelsea in League Cup semis LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is relishing the prospect of facing Chelsea in the League Cup semi-finals.Rodgers' side moved into the last four with a much-needed 3-1 win at Championship side Bournemouth on Wednesday and they were paired with Chelsea in the last four draw just minutes after the final whistle at Dean Court.Taking on Chelsea will bring back bad memories for Rodgers after Liverpool famously blew their chance to win the Premier ...
Sterling lifts Rodgers as Liverpool make semis LONDON: Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool swept into the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Championship leaders Bournemouth on Wednesday.Rodgers has endured stinging criticism in recent weeks after Liverpool dropped down the Premier League table and crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages.A dismal 3-0 defeat at arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday prompted Rodgers to admit Liverpool's squad lacked the unity that almost ...
San Lorenzo give Pope something to cheer at Club World Cup MARRAKECH: Libertadores Cup winners San Lorenzo gave their number one fan Pope Francis something to celebrate on his 78th birthday by booking their place in the final of the World Club Cup on Wednesday.The Argentine side needed extra time to see off the hearty challenge of the competition's surprise package Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in Marrakech, and now face star-studded European champions Real Madrid in Saturday's final.Auckland, the Oceania club champions, had already ...

 



 
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