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Starting stutter, but Moyes is focused

David Moyes would consider it a job well done if he could achieve a quarter of predecessor Alex Ferguson’s success at Manchester United, after the Scot began his reign at the club with a disappointing 1-0 loss in Bangkok on Saturday.

Randy Travis still critical after surgery

Grammy-winning country music singer Randy Travis is still in critical condition following emergency surgery earlier this week, after suffering a stroke in a Texas hospital, his spokesman said on Friday.

Rooney to head home

Manchester United manager David Moyes said there was no point in risking Wayne Rooney on the team’s tour of East Asia, which is why the injured striker was returning home just hours after arriving in Bangkok.

Top-flight Italian clubs snared in ’fixing case

Italian Serie A clubs Lazio and Genoa, lower league side Lecce and eight players have been referred to a disciplinary tribunal over allegations of match-fixing in the 2010/11 season, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday.

Rudisha’s world title defence in doubt

David Rudisha’s defence of his world 800 metres title in Moscow next month is in doubt because of a knee injury, the Kenyan’s coach said on Wednesday.

Pak cop had stopped Osama’s car for speeding, and let him go

Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not caught thanks to the incompetence of Pakistan’s secuirity services, an official report into his killing said Monday.

Zara Phillips, hubby expecting 1st baby


The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips and her husband, rugby player Mike Tindall are expecting their first baby in the New Year, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday.

Pitlane safety under scanner

Formula One faced calls for improved pitlane safety after a cameraman was hit and injured by a bouncing wheel that came off Mark Webber’s Red Bull during Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

Belgian docs develop IVF tech that is much cheaper

Belgian doctors have developed a low-cost version of test-tube baby technology for use in developing countries, where sophisticated Western systems are unaffordable for most couples.

Venezuela offers Snowden asylum

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret US spy programmes.

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