Author name: Paul P Hanaphy

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Milner: Liverpool “stood up to good test” in 1-0 Newcastle win to keep Premier League title hopes alive

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita scoring against Newcastle in Liverpool's 1-0 Premier League win.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has hailed the strong character of his teammates for beating a stubborn Newcastle side that put up a “good test” 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Manager Jürgen Klopp made five changes following his side’s …

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Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix promoter “guarantees” race’s future in face of axe rumours 

A sign at Monaco's Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Photo via Automobile Club de Monaco.

Michel Boeri, President of Monaco Grand Prix promoter Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM), has said that he “guarantees” the race will continue to feature on the Formula 1 calendar for years to come.  Made ahead of Monaco’s traditional pre-race meeting, …

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Bruno Fernandes double fires Portugal past spirited North Macedonia to qualify for 2022 Qatar World Cup 

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes after scoring a goal in the World Cup qualifier against North Macedonia.

Two clinical finishes from playmaker Bruno Fernandes either side of half-time was enough to see Portugal beat minnows North Macedonia 2-0 at Porto’s Estádio do Dragão on Tuesday night and qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.  North Macedonia kept …

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Leclerc snatches Bahrain pole from Verstappen in first qualifying of new Formula 1 season

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc collecting his award after beating Max Verstappen to pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has pipped the newly-crowned world champion Max Verstappen to the first pole position of the 2022 season at the Bahrain International Circuit. Over a qualifying session that saw a reshuffling of much of last …

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Havertz snatches dramatic late winner against Newcastle to lift gloom at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz after scoring a late winner against Newcastle in the Premier League.

German playmaker Kai Havertz grabbed a last-gasp winner for Chelsea against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday, to ease tension around the club amid its mounting off-field financial problems. After the European champions’ future was thrown into doubt …

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De Bruyne double fires Manchester City to 4-1 win as United lose ground in top-four race 

Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrating his first goal against Manchester United.

Manchester United’s aspirations of finishing in the Premier League’s top four took yet another blow on Sunday afternoon, as a dazzling display from Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne helped local rivals Manchester City beat them 4-1.  With Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke …

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Haas Formula 1 team scraps Mazepin and Uralkali deals over Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Former Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin.

The Haas Formula 1 Team has announced the termination of Russian driver Nikita Mazepin’s contract over his country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  Since Russia launched a full-scale assault on Ukrainian territory on February 24, 2022, the sporting community has increasingly …

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