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Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
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Family affair as Serena makes long-awaited return

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Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday alongside elder sister Venus after the United States sealed a decisive victory over the Netherlands in their defence of the Fed Cup. It is Serena’s first competitive match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, and the first time the
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Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

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Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Mohamed Salah capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to put Liverpool in front in the third minute, taking his tally to
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Crystal Palace fight back to draw relegation tussle with Newcastle

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Luka Milivojevic’s second-half penalty secured a point for Crystal Palace as they recovered from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Sunday. Mohamed Diame gave Newcastle the lead from a corner midway through the first half when he slotted the ball in at the far post
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Pique silences Espanyol critics to keep Barca unbeaten

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Gerard Pique headed home a late equaliser for Barcelona against Catalan rivals Espanyol to earn his side a 1-1 draw in Cornella and maintain their unbeaten La Liga record on Sunday. The defender, whistled throughout after making provocative comments which upset Espanyol fans after Barcelona knocked their rivals out of the King’s Cup in January,
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Mourinho tells United to forget Sanchez and focus on Burnley

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Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United’s league campaign when they visit Burnley on Saturday. Victory for Mourinho’s team at Turf Moor would cut leaders Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the Premier League to nine points — the first time their lead has
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Simone Biles: ‘I was abused’ by USA gymnastics doctor

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Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles revealed on Monday she was sexually abused by disgraced former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, who was last month jailed for 60 years on child porn charges. In a statement posted on Twitter, Biles said she had wrestled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal
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Chinese FA warns clubs over Aubameyang ‘bidding war’

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China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund attacker, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing
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Wigan denied by late Bournemouth goal

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Premier League Bournemouth survived a giant-killing in the FA Cup third round on Saturday by equalising in added time at home to League One (third tier) leaders Wigan Athletic. Cup winners in 2013, the year they were relegated from the top flight, Wigan led 2-0 at halftime. Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg put them ahead
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Aguero double keeps City’s quadruple hopes alive

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Manchester City kept alive their chances of winning four trophies this season, coming back from a goal down to beat Burnley 4-1 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday with two goals from Sergio Aguero. The runaway Premier League leaders, who are also in the last-16 of the Champions League and semi-finals of the
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