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Prague, Poland, pull out of Euro 2020 contention

Prague and Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland on Wednesday withdrew from the race to stage matches at Euro 2020 ahead of Friday's deadline for candidates' bids.

Forlan takes Cerezo into Asia's last 16

Diego Forlan (L) of Japan's Cerezo Osaka celebrates after scoring a goal after against China's Shandong Luneng FC during their AFC Champions League group E first round match at the Jinan Olympic Sports Centre in Jinan, northeast China's Shandong province. (AFP)

Uruguay star Diego Forlan struck a precious winner to take his new club Cerezo Osaka into the AFC Champions League last 16 at the expense of China's Shandong Luneng Wednesday.

Sacked Moyes 'proud' of Man United tenure

Manchester United manager David Moyes. (AFP/File)

David Moyes declared on Wednesday that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal.

FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R), Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos (2ndR), Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano (L) and Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrating after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. (AFP/File)

FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban.

Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter

Henrik Stenson of Sweden watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (AFP/File)

Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime.

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.

Ahmad, Caine win season opener

Ahmad, Caine win season opener

Oman Racing Team drivers Ahmad al Harthy and Michael Caine made a perfect start to their 2014 British GT Championship title bid with victory in the first round of the season at the Oulton Park International Circuit, UK, on Monday.

Gavignet’s crew takes third spot

Oman Sail’s M34 international team, led by French skipper Sidney Gavignet, sailed into a creditable overall third place and showed steady progress throughout the April 17-21 competition as the 36th Spi Ouest France Intermarché concluded on Monday following some intense races involving 408 crews in La Trinite-sur-Mer, France.

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