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Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham: Late Balotelli strike settles five-goal thriller

The Italian struck in the final 10 minutes to earn Brendan Rodgers’ side all three points against the north Londoners, despite Spurs twice coming from behind at Anfield Mario Balotelli scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool to earn the Reds a 3-2 win over Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday. Balotelli has endured a …

Pencak silat will make Asian Games’ maiden show in 2018

Indonesia’s traditional martial art, pencak silat, will make its debut as one of the sports in Asian Games when Indonesia hosts the 18th edition of quadrennial multi-sport showcase in 2018. Pencak silat, which has proven to be a gold mine for Indonesia at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, is among six non-Olympic sports included on …

Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even with a cold. Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat No. 18-ranked Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and advance to the last four …

Sharapova reaches Australian Open final for 4th time

Maria Sharapova has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in a lopsided semifinal on Thursday. The second-ranked Sharapova needed 10 minutes to hold in her opening service game, fending off two break points. She responded to the only service break against her in the first …

Neymar: Ronaldo should be punished

The Ballon d’Or winner was sent off on Saturday for kicking out at Edimar Fraga and though his rival sympathises with his reaction, the Brazilian says he should be banned Barcelona star Neymar says he understands Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration boiling over after he was shown a red card during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Cordoba. …

Real Madrid: We have not broken Fifa rules

Jan 26, 2015 23:05:00In an official statement, the European champions said they have provided all requested information and hit out at ‘unfounded and speculative’ reports accusing them of wrongdoing Real Madrid are adamant they have fully complied with Fifa rules despite world football’s governing body opening an investigation against them over the acquisition of several foreign …

South Korea storm past Iraq into Asian final

South Korea stormed into the Asian Cup final with a clinical 2-0 victory over Iraq on Monday, avenging a painful defeat at the same stage eight years ago. Goals from Lee Jeong-Hyeop and Kim Young-Gwon did the job for the Koreans, who dominated a wet semi-final in Sydney to move a step closer to ending …

Valencia beats Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in Spain

Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but it still has a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on Feb. 4. Elsewhere, Malaga came from …

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them to complete convincing wins Sunday and move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set before winning the last eight games of her 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round victory over No. 21-seeded Peng Shuai, advancing her to …