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Chinese Magnate To Buy English Soccer Team Aston Villa

Britain Football Soccer - Watford v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Vicarage Road - 15/16 - 30/4/16Aston Villa fans hold up a bannerReuters / Toby MelvilleEDITORIAL USE ONLY.

A Chinese magnate has agreed to buy historic English football club Aston Villa, the latest in a series of investments from China into football worldwide as President Xi Jinping looks to make the country a global powerhouse in the sport.

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England Will Host Day-Night Test, Says Board Chief

Australia's David Warner fields the pink ball during the first day of the third cricket test match against New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/DAVID GRAY

The concept of day-night test found a new taker in England with board chairman Colin Graves confirming the country will host a twilight test.

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Canny Sevilla Retain Iron Grip On Europa League Trophy

Football Soccer - Liverpool v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final - St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland - 18/5/16Sevilla celebrate with the trophy after the game Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo

Sevilla conjured up a dazzling comeback to clinch a record third successive Europa League title on Wednesday, flooring Liverpool with a 3-1 victory that showed why the Spanish side have become masters of Europe's second-tier competition.

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Shades Of 1990 For Van Gaal As United Face Palace Again

Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Barclays Premier League - Old Trafford - 17/5/16Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal applauds fans during a lap of honour after the gameAction Images via Reuters / Carl Recine

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal goes into the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on Saturday facing echoes of the 1990 showpiece between the two sides that proved so pivotal in the career of Alex Ferguson.

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Cheika To Abstain From Hayne Hunt For Wallabies

Australian head coach Michael Cheika waves during warm up before the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham in London, Britain October 31, 2015. REUTERS/HENRY BROWNE

Michael Cheika is happy to talk to Jarryd Hayne if his mission to play rugby sevens with Fiji at the Olympics falls through but the Wallabies coach will not go out of his way to woo the former National Football League player.

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Sochi Doping Allegations Could Show Unprecedented Criminality - IOC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach talks to journalists following a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of Pierre de Coubertin at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS

Allegations of Russian doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics would represent a shocking new dimension and an "unprecedented level of criminality", if proven to be true, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

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John Terry Signs New One-Year Contract To Stay At Chelsea

John Terry has ended speculation over his future by signing a new one-year contract with Chelsea. The 35-year-old captain’s current deal was set to expire on 30 June but an agreement has been reached for the defender to stay on at Stamford Bridge under the new manager, Antonio Conte, next season.

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Bodybuilders Muscle Up For Mr Malaysia Crown

SIBU: A total of 92 bodybuilders from throughout the country will converge on Sibu for the Mr Malaysia Bodybuilding Contest at Kingwood Hotel, May 23 – 24.

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Villa To Be 'Most Famous Club In China' After US$87m Swoop

Pic: AFPLONDON: Aston Villa revealed ambitions to become the most popular team in China after Harvard-educated businessman Tony Jiantong Xia snapped up the relegated club for a reported US$87 million.

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Leicester Owners Now Want Thailand To Qualify For World Cup

Pic: AFPBANGKOK: Leicester City’s billionaire owners say they hope to use the Premier League winners to nurture young football talent with the aim of Thailand qualifying for the World Cup within a decade.

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