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Jota shows pedigree with terrific treble in Italy

Jota shows pedigree with terrific treble in Italy

(Reuters) - Diogo Jota's superb hat-trick lit up Liverpool's 5-0 Champions League thrashing of Atalanta on Tuesday and served further notice to the club's famed frontline that the Portuguese striker does not intend to play solely a supporting role. Liverpool face...

Former Rugby Australia boss Castle named Sport NZ chief

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Former Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has been appointed as the new head of Sport New Zealand, the national sports body said on Wednesday.Castle will succeed former Olympian Peter Miskimmin when he officially steps down on Dec....

Ramos craving more after netting centenary goal

Ramos craving more after netting centenary goal

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is looking forward to boosting his impressive goal tally after netting a milestone 100th for the club in all competitions to help them secure a vital 3-2 Champions League win over Inter Milan on Tuesday.Ramos, who...

Former wicketkeeper Ronchi named NZ batting coach

Former wicketkeeper Ronchi named NZ batting coach

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Former international wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has been named the New Zealand team's new batting coach, replacing former test batsman Peter Fulton who stepped down to become head coach of first class side Canterbury.Ronchi, who finished his...

City in charge of Group C after 3-0 win over Olympiakos

City in charge of Group C after 3-0 win over Olympiakos

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo were on target as Manchester City made it three wins out of three in Champions League Group C with a 3-0 win over Olympiakos at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.The result leaves City three...

Bayern crush Salzburg 6-2 to make it 14 wins in a row

Bayern crush Salzburg 6-2 to make it 14 wins in a row

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Bayern Munich came from behind to crush RB Salzburg 6-2 with two goals from Robert Lewandowski on Tuesday, stretching their record winning run in the Champions League to 14 consecutive games and leading their group by five points after...

Tsitsipas knocked out of Paris Masters by Frenchman Umbert

Tsitsipas knocked out of Paris Masters by Frenchman Umbert

(Reuters) - Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out of the Paris Masters in the second round when he was beaten 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 7-6(3) by Frenchman Ugo Humbert on Tuesday.Tsitsipas saved three match points in the second set's tiebreak and another one in the...

Jota nets hat-trick as superb Liverpool thrash Atalanta 5-0

Jota nets hat-trick as superb Liverpool thrash Atalanta 5-0

BERGAMO, Italy (Reuters) - Striker Diogo Jota netted his first hat-trick for Liverpool as they thrashed Atalanta 5-0 on Tuesday in a blistering performance to go five points clear at the top of Champions League Group D after three straight wins.Jota's treble continued...

Ajax score early in away win over Midtjylland

Ajax score early in away win over Midtjylland

HERNING, Denmark (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam scored after 47 seconds as they shrugged off disrupted preparations to beat Denmark’s Midtjylland 2-1 away on Tuesday for their first win in Champions League Group D.Brazilian striker Antony opened the scoring inside the...