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Leicester City to honour late chairman with statue

Saturday, 2018-11-10 07:34:27
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General view of a banner displayed in the stadium depicting Leicester CIty's late Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. (Reuters)
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Leicester City will honour their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a statue outside the Premier League club's King Power Stadium following his death in a helicopter crash last month.

* Raheem Sterling has committed his long-term future to Manchester City after signing a three-year contract extension with the Premier League champions on Friday (Nov 9). The 23-year-old is now tied to City until 2023, with reports earlier this month claiming his extended contract would be worth £300,000 (US$389,000) per week.

* Argentina's biggest clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in the most highly anticipated Copa Libertadores showpiece in history on Saturday as the Buenos Aires rivals clash in the first leg of a final that has captivated soccer fans.

* Esperance midfielder Saad Beguir scored either side of halftime to help the Tunisian side win the African Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Al Ahly of Egypt in the second leg of the final to claim the trophy 4-3 on aggregate on Friday.

* Darren Cahill, the coach of world no. 1 and French Open champion Simona Halep, said Friday he will take a break from tennis in 2019 for family reasons. The 53-year-old Australian helped the Romanian star to a maiden Grand Slam triumph at Roland Garros in June as well as a year-ending world top spot to crown their four-year partnership.

* US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates will launch an 'Our Global Goals' partnership with the Japan Sports Agency and Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers in an effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

* World number seven Petra Kvitova has been left out of the opening day's action of her Czech team's Fed Cup final against the United States in Prague due to sickness.

* The United States will send out three debutants to defend their Fed Cup crown against a powerhouse Czech Republic side that suddenly looks vulnerable after being hit with injury and illness.

* The Singapore national team clinched a shock victory on Friday (Nov 9) after beating Indonesia 1-0 in its opening match of the AFF Suzuki Cup, with a first-half strike from skipper Hariss Harun.

* Paris Saint-Germain said on Friday (Nov 9) it would deliver the results next week of a probe into claims that players were subject to racial profiling by club recruiters.

* Roger Federer would like the ATP Finals to remain in London beyond 2020 unless there is a compelling case to move the tournament. The Swiss has won two of his record six titles at the event at London's O2 Arena where the ATP's prestigious season-ender has been playing to packed crowds since 2009.

Reuters, CNA