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Malmo sign Peru defender Yotun on three-year deal STOCKHOLM: Defender Yoshimar Yotun swapped South America for Scandinavia on Tuesday, leaving Peruvian champions Sporting Cristal for Swedish title holders Malmo on a three-year deal.Yotun, who can also play on the wing, joins a Malmo side which finished bottom of a Champions League group this season that also contained Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Olympiakos Piraeus."With his speed and technique he has the good qualities that are needed to become an important player," the Swedish club's sporting director Daniel Andersson said in a statement.The 24-year-old Yotun has won 34 caps for Peru.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Nations Cup quarter-finals moved over pitch concerns MALABO: This weekend's African Nations Cup quarter-finals have been moved away from the small Equatorial Guinea towns of Ebebiyin and Mongomo due to concerns over the pitches.Saturday's quarter-final between the host nation and Tunisia, scheduled for the 5,000-capacity Estadio de Ebebiy?n, has been shifted to Bata, the Confederation of African Football said on Tuesday.It will be played as the second match in a double-header also involving the derby between Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.Sunday's ...
Troon may be ready to allow women members LONDON: Royal Troon, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota along with Muirfield and Royal St George's, may start allowing women members in time for the 2016 championship."Royal Troon Golf Club announced today it will shortly undertake a comprehensive review to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future," it said in a statement on Tuesday."The recommendations from this review will be presented to the membership for their consideration. It was ...
Kenya resolve players' pay dispute NAIROBI: The Kenyan Rugby Union have settled a pay dispute with their top sevens players who have agreed to return to action in next month's Wellington and Las Vegas series.The disagreement over contractual payment has had some significant consequences for Kenya, with team coach Paul Treu quitting and other KRU officials forced to resign due to poor performances in the opening three rounds of the competition.Four of the players, including ace winger Collins Injera, will ...
Czechs to miss Kvitova, Safarova in Fed Cup opener   PRAGUE: Holders the Czech Republic will miss their top players Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova for the Fed Cup first-round tie in Canada on February 7-8, team captain Petr Pala said on Tuesday.Pala said on the team's Facebook page he had called up world number 20 Karolina Pliskova, 68th-ranked Tereza Smitkova, 107th-ranked Denisa Allertova and doubles specialist Lucie Hradecka."I believe Kristyna Pliskova will be a real leader" after reaching the finals at Sydney and the ...
Composed Murray ends Kyrgios run to reach Open semis MELBOURNE: Andy Murray's used his greater experience to master exciting Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios and reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, with the Scot content with where his game is at.The British sixth seed, a three-time runner-up, downed the unseeded 19-year-old 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 in 2hr 5min and will face seventh seed Czech Tomas Berdych for a place in Sunday's final.The Scot was far too composed and steady for the mercurial Kyrgios and ...
Renard plays down Toure expectations before crunch game MALABO: Getting Yaya Toure to reproduce his club form at international level is a near impossible task, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard admitted on Tuesday.The reigning African footballer of the year was deployed deep in midfield in the Elephants' 1-1 draw with Mali in Malabo at the weekend, far away from the position in which he so often hurts opponents when starring for English champions Manchester City.The younger of the Toure brothers has not had ...


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