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Arsenal slump to first home defeat by Brighton

06 Dec 2019

LONDON Arsenal lost to Brighton & Hove Albion at home for the first time ever on Thursday night as goals by Adam Webster and Neal Maupay lifted the visitors to a 2-1 victory in the Premier League.

Six-wicket Archer gives England advantage over Australia

13 Sep 2019

LONDON Jofra Archer took six wickets as England's bowlers gave their side a handy lead on the second day of the final Ashes test, reducing Australia to 225 all out in reply to their own first innings score of 294 at the Oval on Friday.

Bangladesh captain bids farewell to World Cup with praise for mighty Shakib

06 Jul 2019

LONDON Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza singled out batsman Shakib Al Hasan for praise after the side's final match at the Cricket World Cup on Friday, a 94-run loss to Pakistan at Lord's.

South Africa's players despondent after early World Cup elimination

23 Jun 2019

LONDON South Africa's players expressed bitter disappointment and even embarrassment after their elimination from the World Cup was ensured by their loss to Pakistan at Lord's on Sunday but they said they would learn lessons and return stronger.

Afghanistan captain Naib rues missed chance to beat giants India

22 Jun 2019

SOUTHAMPTON, England Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said he was disappointed but not too downhearted after his team, the minnows of the World Cup, lost narrowly to cricket giants India in the final over of their group stage match on Saturday.

Cricket-New Zealand coach sees no advantage from abandoned match against India

13 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England New Zealand coach Gary Stead said he saw no advantage to his team's World Cup group stage match against India being abandoned due to rain on Thursday, despite the Indians looking like the team to beat after their opening wins over South Africa and Australia.

Morgan says fielding let side down in Pakistan loss

04 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England England captain Eoin Morgan said the side let themselves down with poor fielding in their 14-run loss to Pakistan in the World Cup at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Rafa's Newcastle thrash relegated Fulham 4-0 on final day of season

12 May 2019

LONDON, May 12 Already-relegated Fulham's season in the Premier League came to an end with a whimper rather than a bang on Sunday as they were hammered 4-0 at home by Newcastle United.

Arsenal-Valencia Europa League tie still 50-50 say managers

03 May 2019

LONDON Arsenal may have beaten Valencia 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday but both managers believe the tie is still very much up for grabs.

Arsenal take 2-0 advantage over Napoli in Europa League

12 Apr 2019

LONDON An Aaron Ramsey strike and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal gave Arsenal a 2-0 victory over Napoli in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday - and a rare and valuable clean sheet to take to Italy in a week's time.

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