Category: Tennis

Totti landmark, but ageing star is on borrowed time

Totti landmark, yet ageing star is on borrowed time

Milan (AFP) – It should have set the bells ringing around the red & yellow half of the Italian capital, yet reactions to Francesco Totti's 300th career goal for Roma on Sunday have been unashamedly muted.

"Well done to our captain for your 300th goal ! What an achievement ! Major respect," screamed a message posted on Twitter by club teammate Antonio Rudiger.

For its sincerity, Rudiger's message was spot-on. But it was Roma's failure to beat Serie A minnows Sassuolo, in a 2-2 draw, that stole the headlines from the veteran forward's achievement.

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Singapore's 'match-fixer extraordinaire' jailed for four years

Singapore's 'match-fixer extraordinaire' jailed for four years

Singapore (AFP) – A Singaporean man described by state prosecutors as "a criminal match-fixer extraordinaire" was sentenced to four years in jail Monday for conspiring to rig a match in the recent Southeast Asian Games.

Rajendran R. Kurusamy, 55, pleaded guilty to charges of bribing the manager & players of East Timor's under-23 football team to lose a preliminary match against Malaysia scheduled for May 30 in Singapore.

He had offered Sg$15,000 ($10,651) to team manager Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes & Sg$4,000 each to seven East Timor players to lose the game.

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Soccer-Champions Ghent finally find some winning form

Soccer-Champions Ghent finally find some winning form

BRUSSELS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Champions Ghent finally found some winning form by adding to the woes of Standard Liege with a 4-1 victory in the Belgian league on Sunday.

Anderlecht moved back into second place yet lost ground on surprise leaders Oostende after a 1-1 draw at Charleroi. They now have 15 points, four behind Oostende, who won on Saturday.

Ghent sit in a cluster of four clubs a further point back as they ended a sequence of draws with a convincing triumph.

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Soccer-Uruguayan championship results and standings

Soccer-Uruguayan championship results & standings

Sept 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Uruguayan championship matches on Sunday

Sunday, September 20

Montevideo Wanderers 0 Juventud 1

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Soccer-Serie A results and standings

Soccer-Serie A results & standings

Sept 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday

Sunday, September 20

AS Roma 2 Sassuolo 2

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Soccer-Marseille v Lyon game interrupted by crowd trouble

Soccer-Marseille v Lyon game interrupted by crowd trouble

PARIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Ligue 1 game between Olympique de Marseille & Olympique Lyonnais was interrupted on Sunday after fans threw bottles on to the Stade Velodrome pitch.

Referee Ruddy Buquet sent the players to the dressing rooms in the 62nd minute with Lyon leading 1-0 following Alexandre Lacazette's first-half penalty. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results and standings

Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results & standings

Sept 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Colombian championship Liga Aguila II matches on Sunday

Sunday, September 20

Cucuta 4 Jaguares 0

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Soccer-Schalke teenager Sane punishes wasteful Stuttgart

Soccer-Schalke teenager Sane punishes wasteful Stuttgart

BERLIN, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 needed the touch of talented teenager Leroy Sane to overcome struggling VfB Stuttgart 1-0 on Sunday & move up to fourth place while leaving their opponents in joint last place after their fifth loss in five games.

Stuttgart, German champions in 2007, were by far the better side throughout creating at least a dozen clear scoring chances, yet lacking the killer touch & being repeatedly denied by Schalke keeper Ralf Faehrmann they extended their worst ever start to the Bundesliga.

Schalke, with a total of 10 attempts on & off target compared to Stuttgart's 26, required one quick break to score with 19-year-old Sane latching on to a deep pass from Max Meyer, shaking off one defender & firing in with his left foot.

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Bayern's emphatic Darmstadt win thrills Guardiola

Bayern's emphatic Darmstadt win thrills Guardiola

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich's emphatic 3-0 win at Darmstadt delighted coach Pep Guardiola as the Bavarian giants went top of the Bundesliga just three days after their Greek odyssey.

Borussia Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday & Bayern took their chance to go top of the league with a fifth straight win with goals by Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman & Sebastian Rode on Saturday.

Having beaten Olympiakos 3-0 in Greece on Wednesday to open their Champions League campaign with a win, the Bavarian giants knuckled down to see off Darmstadt, who are back in Germany's top flight after a 33-year absence.

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Soccer-Hungarian championship results and standings

Soccer-Hungarian championship results & standings

Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Hungarian championship matches on Saturday

Saturday, September 19

Diosgyor 3 Puskas Akademia FC 2

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