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PSG make light of Mbappe, Neymar absence in Parc stroll

Saturday, 2018-09-15 07:14:45
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PSG’s French forward Moussa Diaby celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between PSG and Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on September 14, 2018. (Photo: Getty)
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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday (Sep 14). Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net.

* UK Athletics (UKA) chief executive Niels de Vos will leave his role at the end of this month after 11 years in charge, with strategy and partnerships director Nigel Holl taking up the position on an interim basis. During De Vos' tenure, Britain won 13 Olympic medals in athletics, including six gold, at the last two Games in London and Rio de Janeiro.

* MU manager Jose Mourinho turned on the media once more on Sep 14 as he launched a detailed defence of his use of England international striker Marcus Rashford. That led to questions over whether Mourinho was making the most of Rashford's abilities as he has struggled to hold down a regular place in the United side where he faces stiff competition from Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.

* Australian former MotoGP rider Anthony West has been suspended provisionally after failing a dope test for the second time in his motorcycle racing career. The governing International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) said in a statement on Friday that the 37-year-old had tested positive at a Supersport World Championship race at Misano, Italy, on July 8.

* Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has opened the door for former captain John Terry to return to Stamford Bridge as part of his coaching staff. Terry left Stamford Bridge after 22 years' service in June 2017 for a season-long stint with Aston Villa and rejected a move to Spartak Moscow this week.

* The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday that its compliance review committee (CRC) had recommended the reinstatement of Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, which has been suspended since 2015 over alleged state-backed doping.

* A FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms to the soccer transfer system.

* Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest practice time for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday but the Finn's team mate Sebastian Vettel suffered a frustrating start to the weekend in his bid to overhaul championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Reuters, CNA