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  • South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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  • South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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  • South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimise the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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  • South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimise the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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  • Cricket: England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

    BRISBANE (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the opening Ashes test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday, with the hosts confirming opener David Warner and batsman Shaun Marsh were fit to play.

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  • Soccer: New faces out to ensure it's not same old England story

    LONDON (Reuters) - England's World Cup odysseys since triumphing for the only time on home soil in 1966 have largely ended in deep anti-climax and the odd near-miss but this sorry saga has never usually stopped a nation buying into tired hype surrounding the national team.

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  • Soccer: Will the real South Korea please stand up?

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea have followed a dismal qualifying campaign with some morale-boosting friendly performances against quality opposition so it is anyone's guess which side will show up for the World Cup next year.

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  • Japan saddled with big World Cup hopes

    TOKYO (Reuters) - They might be in the weakest pot, but expectation will be high in Japan when they compete in their sixth successive World Cup next summer.

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  • Soccer: Nigeria to take exciting crop of young talent to Russia

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria are the only one of Africa's five representatives from the last World Cup who return for the 2018 edition in Russia and will be looking to better their place in the last 16 in Brazil.

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  • Ashes 2017: Australia vs England first Test, day one

    The expectation is that the pitch will quicken up as the match goes on and it certainly doesn't look too rapid so far on this opening morning.

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  • Soccer: Queiroz seeks longer World Cup run from improving Iran

    (Reuters) - Iran secured back-to-back World Cup qualification for the first time in the country's history as Carlos Queiroz and his team sealed the nation's fifth appearance at the finals with relative comfort.

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  • As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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  • Andersson springs surprise to take Sweden to Russia

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden manager Jan Andersson and his players have stunned pundits at home by overcoming some sizeable hurdles to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, beating Italy in a thrilling playoff to make it to the finals for the first time since 2006.

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  • Soccer: Eriksen to bear weight of Denmark's World Cup hopes

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Denmark's playmaker Christian Eriksen, having scored the goals that got his country to Russia including a hat-trick in a 5-1 playoff demolition of Ireland, will bear the weight of the nation's expectations at next year's World Cup.

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  • Soccer: Talented Croatia seek to emulate class of 98

    (Reuters) - Having reached the 2018 World Cup after a patchy campaign during which they sacked coach Ante Cacic, Croatia will head to the 32-team tournament in Russia hoping to emulate the Balkan nation's 1998 success when they made the semi-finals.

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  • UPDATE 1-Cricket-England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

    * Australia captain Smith confirms Warner, Marsh fit to play (Adds details, quotes, byline)

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  • Cricket-Test Series Australia v England line-ups

    Nov 22 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between Australia and England on Thursday in Brisbane, Australia England won toss and decided to bat Australia: Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Steven Smith (capt), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jake Ball, James Anderson

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  • Cricket-England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

    BRISBANE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the Ashes series-opening test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday.

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  • Ashes 2017: Australia v England: first Test, day one – live!

    Live updates from the first day of the Ashes series at the GabbaEmail Geoff here or Tweet him with your musingsRob Smyth: what England can learn from the Gabba in 1986Guardian writers give their predictions for the series 11.15pm GMT “Evening Geoff, and thank you in advance for being my special nighttime friend throughout the next few weeks,” says a saucy Patrick. Which incidentally is also the name of a local seafood dish in Massachusetts. “In 2010 I was on my gap yah, living and working in...

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  • Australia vs England, first Test: live Ashes scoreboard

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  • Wolves pull clear in Championship with drubbing of 10-man Leeds

    • Assombalonga scores both goals in Middlesbrough win over Birmingham• Nuhiu scores late equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday at Ipswich Wolverhampton Wanderers moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after a 4-1 drubbing of 10-man Leeds United. Barry Douglas put Wolves on course for their seventh win in their last eight games in the 15th minute before Ivan Cavaleiro doubled the advantage after 26 minutes. Continue reading...

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  • Ben Stokes sends England good luck video message as Ashes series begins without him

    Ben Stokes sent a good luck message to England just hours before they began their Ashes campaign in Brisbane.

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  • Lazy Manchester City still not a threat to Europe elite, claims Yaya Toure

    Given complacency is perhaps the biggest threat to Manchester City this season it is not surprising to learn that manager Pep Guardiola accused his players of being sloppy and lazy as they made hardwork of beating Feyenoord in the Champions League.

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  • Neymar leads the charge again in PSG’s repeat rout of Celtic

    Brendan Rodgers said this mauling by Paris Saint-Germain brought more encouragement than Celtic’s seven‑goal thrashing by Barcelona last season. Moussa Dembélé fired the visitors into a first-minute lead but that only riled the home side, who reacted to the concession of a first goal in this season’s Champions League in style. A Neymar double was followed by goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé before the break and the Ligue 1 leaders, who had won 5-0 at Parkhead in September, were just...

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