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Late Crouch winner earns Stoke first victory since August

STOKE CITY 2 SOUTHAMPTON 1 Sept 30 (Reuters) – Substitute Peter Crouch scored a late winner as Stoke City beat Southampton 2-1 on Saturday to claim their first Premier League victory since August. The imposing former England forward poked home from close range in the 85th minute, 15 minutes after …

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Late Richarlison header earns Watford a point at West Brom

(Reuters) – WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 WATFORD 2 A late injury-time header from Richarlison sealed a dramatic comeback for Watford as they held West Bromwich Albion to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Saturday. West Brom went ahead at the Hawthorns with striker Salomon Rondon scoring his first …

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Sharapova takes revenge on Sevastova in Beijing

(Reuters) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova avenged her U.S. Open loss to Anastasija Sevastova with a 7-6(3) 5-7 7-6(7) victory over the Latvian in the China Open first round on Saturday. The 30-year-old Russian, returning to court for the first time since her fourth-round exit at Flushing Meadows, …

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Kagawa's record goal gives Dortmund win at Augsburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Shinji Kagawa became the top Japanese scorer of all time in the Bundesliga when he chipped in the winner in Borussia Dortmund’s nervous 2-1 victory at Augsburg on Saturday. Dortmund, who wasted a second-half penalty, bounced back from their midweek home loss to Real Madrid in the …

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Another win gives Mickelson all-time record at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson won the 25th Presidents Cup match of his career on Saturday, a record one better than fellow American Tiger Woods. Mickelson achieved the mark when he teamed up with Kevin Kisner to beat the International duo of Jhonattan Vegas and Emiliano Grillo …

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Motor racing – Vettel smiling through the pain of qualifying last

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel still had a smile on his face after qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, as the German put on a brave face despite the pain of the latest setback to strike his championship challenge. The Ferrari driver, trails Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton …

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SIC: Haas claim document for RM1.24mil is fake

SEPANG: Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali has confirmed that a document seeking US$295,000 (RM1.24mil) compensation by Haas Formula One (F1) team from SIC which went viral on social sites today is fake. The document claimed SIC had to pay Haas driver Romain Grosjean who got …

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Two more for Kane as Spurs hit four at Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD, England (Reuters) – Harry Kane’s stunning September continued with two goals, including a brilliant solo strike, in Tottenham Hotspur’s impressive 4-0 Premier League win at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday. The victory lifted Spurs into third place in the table ahead of this weekend’s games and marks the first …

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China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’

BEIJING: China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season. The association said on its website that Villas-Boas was fined 40,000 yuan ($6,000) as well as barred from the touchline for …

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O.J. Simpson set for imminent release from Nevada prison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Onetime “Trial of the Century” defendant O.J. Simpson could be freed as early as Sunday from prison in Nevada, where he has been held since 2008 for a botched robbery, but the time and place of his release remain secret, his plans largely unknown. Simpson, 70, …

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