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Friday, Nov 30

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Football: New David de Gea contract at top of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in tray

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November 30, 2018 3:42 PM MANCHESTER (AFP) - Tying down David de Gea on a long-term deal is a top priority for Jose Mourinho, as he juggles the urgent need to turn around Manchester United's fortunes with longer-term aims.

Goalball, a sport for the visually impaired

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November 30, 2018 3:02 PM This team sport was created in 1946 by Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and German Sepp Reindle to rehabilitate visually impaired World War II veterans.

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NBA: Golden State star Kevin Durant scores 51 points but Warriors still lose to Raptors

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November 30, 2018 1:53 PM TORONTO (REUTERS) - Danny Green made a tie-breaking three-pointer with 2min 7sec to play in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors went on to defeat the visiting Golden State Warriors 131-128 in the National Basketball…

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Golf: World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn to feature at 2019 HSBC Women's World Championship

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November 30, 2018 11:11 AM SINGAPORE - World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn and her sister Moriya will feature at next year's HSBC Women's World Championship at the New Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Football: Arsenal and Chelsea power on in Europa League

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November 30, 2018 6:27 AM PARIS (AFP) - Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday (Nov 29) as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the…

Football: Real Madrid to host all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final

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November 30, 2018 6:21 AM MADRID (AFP) - The Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine arch rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Dec 9, a source close to the Spanish…

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Athletics: Sundown Marathon in bid to raise inclusivity

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November 30, 2018 5:00 AM Being tossed around by waves and getting sunburnt is par for the course for Singapore para-sailor Ng Xiu Zhen but a big part of her training is done on terra firma, which is why she will be running at next year's…

SNOC honoured for Winter Games breakthrough

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November 30, 2018 5:00 AM Singapore sent its first athlete to a Winter Olympics earlier this year and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) was honoured on Wednesday for the progress the country has made.

Next 48 Hours

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November 30, 2018 5:00 AM ABL Singapore Slingers v Macau Black Bears (OCBC Arena, StarHub Ch112/205 & 76.25MHz, 8pm).

Sports World: Chinese 21km race hit by cheating fiasco

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More than 250 runners cheated in last weekend's half-marathon in Shenzhen, including many who took shortcuts, Chinese state media said yesterday, calling it "deeply shameful".

Triple-double makes up for triples trouble

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While Russell Westbrook may be a two-time National Basketball Association scoring champion, in 2015 and 2017, he does have one glaring flaw in his weaponry - three-point shooting.

Club snaps in midswing but 'air shot' counts

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GOLD COAST (Australia); Golfer John Senden's driver snapped on his downswing and he missed the ball in a freak air shot. But the incident sparked controversy at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Football: NFL clubs, players fined and suspended

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November 30, 2018 5:00 AM For the third time in just over 12 months, players from the amateur National Football League (NFL) have been fined and suspended following a violent incident in a game.

Promising future but Ikhsan Fandi needs to move abroad

November 30, 2018 5:00 AM To compare whether V. Sundram Moorthy's overhead kick against Brunei in 1993 or Ikhsan Fandi's bicycle-kick effort over Timor-Leste last week was better is missing the point.

Spurs' guns will blaze in Barca

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his men will travel to Barcelona on Dec 11 in the "belief and faith that they can win" their Champions League clash against the Spaniards.

Frustrated Klopp looks ahead to Napoli 'final'

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November 30, 2018 5:00 AM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP A

Lots to learn from 'incredible' Simeone: Henry

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Fledgling coach Thierry Henry admitted he could learn a lot from Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone, after marvelling at the grizzled 48-year-old manager's boundless energy as his Monaco side lost 2-0 in the Champions League.

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Football: Upstart streaming service DAZN sets sight on Brazilian football

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November 30, 2018 12:22 AM (BLOOMBERG) - Live-sports streaming service DAZN is adding a key battleground to its global expansion with plans to launch in Brazil, just a couple of weeks after announcing a foray into Spain.

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Singapore National Olympic Council honoured with diploma for Winter Olympics breakthrough

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November 29, 2018 8:25 PM SINGAPORE - The Republic sent its first athlete to a Winter Olympics earlier this year and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) was honoured on Wednesday (Nov 28) for the progress the country has made.

Para-sports: Training on land helps improve sailor Ng Xiu Zhen's stamina on water

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November 29, 2018 8:23 PM SINGAPORE - Being tossed around by waves and getting sun-burnt is par for the course for national para sailor Ng Xiu Zhen but a big part of her training is done on terra firma, which is why she will be running at…

Golf: After tiring year, 'worn out' Tiger Woods may play less next season to be always at his best

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November 29, 2018 8:07 PM LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Tiger Woods plans to modify his tournament schedule in 2019 after admitting to being exhausted in the closing stages of his comeback season following spinal fusion surgery.

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Boxing: It's wild and furious as Deontay and Tyson face off ahead of heavyweight title fight

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November 29, 2018 7:42 PM LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury needed to be separated on Wednesday (Nov 28), as tempers boiled over in an explosive final press conference before their heavyweight title showdown.

On your marks, get set, cheat - more than 250 take shortcut in China marathon

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November 29, 2018 7:30 PM SHANGHAI (AFP) - More than 250 runners cheated at last weekend's half-marathon in Shenzhen including many who took shortcuts, Chinese state media said on Thursday (Nov 29), calling it "deeply shameful".

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Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers trade guard Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz: Report

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November 29, 2018 5:25 PM (REUTERS) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are trading guard Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for guard Alec Burks and two future second-round picks, ESPN reported on Wednesday (Nov 28) evening.

Golf: Rare air swing as veteran Aussie John Senden's driver snaps, stroke counted even though no contact with ball

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November 29, 2018 5:23 PM GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (AFP) - Golfer John Senden's driver snapped on his downswing and he missed the ball in a freak air shot that sparked controversy at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast on…

Two US Navy ships pass through Taiwan Strait, opposing China

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday (Nov 28) in the third such operation this year, as the US military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway…

Basketball: Russell Westbrook triple-double sinks Cavaliers, Rockets fall to Mavericks in fourth straight loss

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November 29, 2018 5:01 PM (REUTERS) Russell Westbrook had his 107th career triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-83 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday (Nov 28) night.

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Defeat of Taiwan's ruling party and rising Chinese pressure: Yomiuri Shimbun

In its editorial, the paper shares its concern over the future of Japan-Taiwan relations, with recent election results pointing to lesser support for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Voter…

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Football: Jurgen Klopp relishing Anfield 'final' against Napoli after loss to PSG in Champions League

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November 29, 2018 8:26 AM PARIS (REUTERS) - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp remained positive despite seeing his side slip to a 2-1 defeat at Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday (Nov 28), labelling next month's winner…

Wednesday, Nov 28

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Football: Dortmund reach knockout stage with 0-0 draw against Bruges

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November 29, 2018 6:29 AM DORTMUND, GERMANY (REUTERS) - Borussia Dortmund booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare after a goalless draw against visitors Club Bruges in Group A on Wednesday (Nov 28).