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  • People take a selfie near a mural depicting Brazilian soccer legend Pele in Santos, Brazil October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
    Pele approaches 80 amid GOAT debate
    SAO PAULO, October 22 (Reuters): Brazilian soccer great Pele, who celebrates his 80th birthday this week, is still revered in his home country even if his once unassailable position as the greatest player of all time is now a matter for hot debate. The Sant
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    Struggling CSK to face arch-rivals MI in do-or-die battle (IPL Match Preview 41)
    Sharjah, October 22 (IANS/GloFans): Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) dream of entering the play-offs had almost been dashed but the defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by Bangalore has handed them a ray of hope. CSK would look to capitalise on this when they face a
  • FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær Pool via REUTERS/Oli Scarff/File Photo
    Manchester United buoyant ahead of Chelsea clash
    LONDON, October 22 (Reuters): Manchester United will approach Saturday's home Premier League clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation after a week which has gone some way to banishing the gloom that was descending on Old Trafford. A
  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and teammates walk out on the pitch before the match REUTERS/Albert Gea/File photo
    Empty Clasico reflects current state of both sides
    MADRID, October 22 (Reuters): In Spain, the words 'El Clasico' are usually a synonym for greatness. The game, which has been moved to an unfamiliar 1600 (1400 GMT) kickoff slot to appease global television markets, is still probably the most-watched ma
  • Barcelona's Ansu Fati in action REUTERS/Albert Gea/File photo
    Spanish newspaper issue apology for Ansu Fati street seller comparison
    MADRID, October 22 (Reuters): Spanish newspaper ABC has issued an apology to Barcelona star Ansu Fati after their match report compared his pace to that of a "black street vendor fleeing the police". The 17-year-old put in an impressive displ
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling Pool via REUTERS/Tim Keeton
    Social media must do more to combat online abuse: Sterling
    (Reuters): Manchester City's Raheem Sterling said social media companies have the technology to tackle online abuse but questioned whether they have the will to do so. Sterling was responding to the results of a Professional Footballers' Association
  • Adam Scott hits from the twelfth tee during a practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports/Files
    Scott withdraws from Zozo after testing positive for COVID-19
    (Reuters): Australian Adam Scott has withdrawn from the Zozo Championship after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said on Wednesday. Scott, the winner of 14 PGA Tour titles, last competed in September's U.S. Open and was expected to be among t
  • Manchester City's Eric Garcia in action with Leicester City's Harvey Barnes Pool via REUTERS/Martin Rickett/Files
    Man City keen to extend defender Garcia's contract: Guardiola
    (Reuters): Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he hopes to convince defender Eric Garcia to extend his contract after handing the 19-year-old a rare start in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League victory over Porto. Spain international Garcia is in th
  • FC Salzburg's Patson Daka in action REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
    Salzburg let Lokomotiv off the hook in 2-2 draw
    SALZBURG, Austria, October 22 (Reuters): Salzburg let Lokomotiv Moscow off the hook when they were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw at home by the Russian side in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Austrian champions were leading 2-1 and completely in c
  • Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman scores their fourth goal REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
    Coman dazzles in Bayern's 4-0 demolition of Atletico
    MUNICH, Germany, October 22 (Reuters): Winger Kingsley Coman scored twice and set up another goal as holders Bayern Munich crushed Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday to stretch their winning run in the competition to 12 gam
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scores their first goal from the penalty spot Pool via REUTERS/Phil Noble
    Manchester City come back for 3-1 win over Porto
    MANCHESTER, England, October 22 (Reuters): Manchester City came from behind to make a winning start in Champions League Group C on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Porto at the Etihad Stadium. City had fallen behind to a fine 14th-minute solo strike from L
  • FILE PHOTO: Racing Point's Lance Stroll wearing a protective face mask ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File photo
    Both Strolls tested positive for COVID-19 after Eifel GP
    LONDON, October 22 (Reuters): Racing Point defended their actions on Wednesday after it emerged that Canadian Formula One driver Lance Stroll and team-owner father Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19 following this month's Eifel Grand Prix. Stroll jun
  • Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
    Rashford to fight on after MPs reject free school meals campaign
    (Reuters): Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays has suffered a setback after members of the British Parliament voted against the provision. England forward Rashford, who has been awarded MBE
  • Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley/Files
    Soccer-Ozil disappointed after being axed from Arsenal's Premier League squad
    (Reuters): Arsenal's out-of-favour playmaker Mesut Ozil said his loyalty to the north London club was not reciprocated after he was left out of their Premier League squad for the 2020-21 season. Ozil, who is under contract with Arsenal until June 2021 a
  • Formula One F1 - Eifel Grand Prix - Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany - October 11, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton poses with a red helmet from Mick Schumacher after winning the race   FIA/Handout via REUTERS
    Hamilton and Mercedes can break records in Portugal
    October 21 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team can make Formula One history on Sunday as Portugal returns for the first time in 24 years on a calendar reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The six times world champion equalled Ferrari great Michael Sch


  • Most people would get COVID-19 vaccine if offered by government or employer: poll
    LONDON, October 21 (Reuters) - Most people would get a COVID-19 vaccine if their government or employer recommended it, results of a global poll showed on Tuesday, amid growing concerns about public distrust of the shots being developed at speed to end the pandemic. Some 71.5% of partic
  • Covid vaccinations make many people anxious worldwide: Study
    London, October 21 (IANS): Scientists have found that many people around the world are 'hesitant' about a Covid-19 vaccine and the reason is strongly related to lack of trust in their government. In a study, published in the journal 'Nature Medicine', the research team v
  • Air pollution may up risk of neurological disorders: Study
    New York, October 20 (IANS): New research adds to the growing body of evidence that air pollution is significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias.
  • China's Sinovac vaccine is safe, Brazil institute says
    BEIJING/SAO PAULO, October 20 (Reuters) - An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech appeared to be safe in a late-stage clinical trial in Brazil, preliminary results showed on Monday. São Paulo's Butantan Institute, one of Brazil's leadi
  • First results of Russian coronavirus vaccine trial may include data from 5,000-10,000 people
    MOSCOW, October 20 (Reuters) - Preliminary results from the late-stage human trial of Russia's main coronavirus vaccine candidate could include data from 5,000-10,000 participants, Denis Logunov, a director at the Gamaleya Institute that developed the vaccine, said on Monday. Russia