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Arsenal's Ramsey injured on Wales duty ANDORRA LA VELLA: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could miss his side's showdown with Manchester City on Saturday after Wales manager Chris Coleman revealed that he had twisted his ankle on international duty.The 23-year-old sustained the injury during the latter stages of Wales's 2-1 win away to Andorra in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, putting his participation in Arsenal's home game with City in doubt."He got a kick and there was a twist in his ankle," Coleman told journalists after the game."Hopefully he'll be OK for Arsenal at the weekend, but we'll have to see what the next 24 to 48 hours hold."Wales required two goals from Gareth Bale, including a late free-kick, to see off an Andorra side who had lost their previous 44 competitive games.The Real Madrid forward was critical of the artificial 3G pitch, which had been the subject of scrutiny in the build-up to the ...

Nishikori loses US Open, wins $940,000 bonus TOKYO: Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori may have lost the US Open final, but he has won a $940,000 special bonus from a sponsor delighted about seeing its brand splashed across screens worldwide.Fast Retailing and its charismatic President Tadashi Yanai will each give 50 million yen to the 24-year-old tournament runner-up, who lost in straight sets to Croatian giant Marin Cilic.The casual-clothing firm, which operates the Uniqlo brand, saw a run on shirts worn by ...
Australia angry over tanking claim SYDNEY: Australian basketball authorities have angrily denied claims the national team deliberately lost a group match at the World Cup, calling the allegations "insulting" and "downright wrong".Basketball's ruling body FIBA on Monday launched an investigation into Australia's 91-83 defeat to Angola in Spain over suspicions they wanted to lose to avoid playing the United States."It is widely suspected that Australia lost that game in order to avoid having to face the reigning world champions USA ...
Meyer throws rookie flyhalf Pollard into deep end WELLINGTON: South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has thrown rookie Handre Pollard to the wolves, naming him starting flyhalf against the All Blacks for their pivotal Rugby Championship clash in Wellington on Saturday. With the tournament hanging in the balance after three rounds, the promise of three-cap Pollard has been preferred to the lethal boot and experience of seasoned flyhalf Morne Steyn, who has been dumped from the team altogether. The only omission from the matchday ...
Top-seeded Venus wins Quebec City WTA opener QUEBEC CITY: US top seed Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the WTA tournament at Quebec City on Tuesday with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph over Canada's Francoise Abanda.The 19th-ranked American, coming off a third-round exit at the US Open, connected on only 59 percent of her first serves but won three-quarters of those points, including five aces, on the way to dispatching her 17-year-old rival in 85 minutes.Next in the path of the ...
Thai fans urge junta to boot out FA chief BANGKOK: Tens of thousands of football fans have signed a letter urging Thailand's junta to kick out the nation's controversial soccer chief, one of the organisers of the petition said Tuesday.During his seven-year tenure as president of the Football Association of Thailand, Worawi Makudi has survived a series of scandals and been re-elected three times to remain at the heart of Asian football. On Monday a letter signed by 50,000 fans from across the country ...
United set to announce record revenues LONDON: Football giants Manchester United are set to announce record revenues of around £420 million ($676 million, 523 million euros) for last season when they publish their annual results on Wednesday.Figures are also expected to include £25m in profit, aided by worldwide sales of two million replica shirts.The results should also include details if the pay-off to former manager David Moyes, sacked less than one season after succeeding long-serving and multiple trophy-winning boss Alex Ferguson ...

 



 
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