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‘Smart decisions’ led to Canadian Rachel Cliff’s strong debut marathon

'Smart decisions' led to Canadian Rachel Cliff's strong debut marathon

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When Richard Lee noticed Rachel Cliff running "relaxed and easy" during a 25-kilometre tempo run in training, the longtime track coach was convinced she was ready for the next step. Five weeks later, the Vancouver distance runner debuted in the marathon, leading a group of five Canadians in Berlin in two hours 28 minutes 53 seconds…
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Late strikes condemn Tottenham

Late strikes condemn Tottenham

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Inter Milan struck twice late on to secure a stunning 2-1 victory over a crestfallen Tottenham Hotspur in their Group B opener at the San Siro on Tuesday. Mauro Icardi's superb volley levelled the scores in the 86th minute and Matias Vecino headed a stoppage-time winner to give Inter a victory that for most of…
Messi sinks PSV

Messi sinks PSV

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Lionel Messi scored a sensational hattrick as Barcelona kickstarted their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at home to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday although they had defender Samuel Umtiti sent off in the second half. Barca's all-time top scorer Messi broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute at the Nou Camp with…
India survive a scare

India survive a scare

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India survived a scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan's hundred as they battled to a 26-run win over the minnows in the Asia Cup on Tuesday. Chasing a big 286-run target, Hong Kong gave their illustrious opponents a run for their money with an opening stand of 174 runs before collapsing to 259 for…