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Spain clinch World Cup spot with slick win over Albania

Spain clinch World Cup spot with slick win over Albania

By Richard Martin Undated, Oct 7 (REUTERS) Spain sealed their place in the 2018 World Cup as Group G winners after storming to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday with a ruthless first half display, while nearest challengers Italy were held to a draw by Macedonia. Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno marked his first international start by opening the scoring in the 16th minute, chesting down an outrageously stylish pass from Isco to swivel and fire into the top corner. Real Madrid midfielder Isco then shot high into the net in the 23rd to complete an equally impressive move of short floor passes between David Silva and Koke, while Thiago Alcantara scored the third three minutes later with a thumping header from a pinpoint cross from debutant Alvaro Odriozola. The only downside for Spain was a shaky performance from Gerard Pique, who was booed by large sections of the Alicante crowd every time he touched the ball following his support for last Sunday's referendum on Catalan independence and was substituted by Lopetegui after an hour was up. REUTERS JW0726

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CFI announces Indian cycling team for Commonwealth Games 2018

24 Feb 2018 | 1:19 PM

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) has announced the 9 member (5 women, 4 men) cycling team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2018, scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Galmarini upgrades to men's PGS gold in Pyeongchang

24 Feb 2018 | 1:14 PM

* Galmarini wins PGS gold, bettering Sochi silver
* Home favourite Lee takes silver
* Lee wins host nation's first snowboarding medal
* Kosir matches bronze medal from four year's ago
By Jack Tarrant
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini upgraded his silver medal from four years ago when he held off the challenge of South Korea's Lee Sang-ho to win gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

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Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

24 Feb 2018 | 12:48 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break for victory and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to take the gold medal in a gruelling 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race, Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games, on Saturday.

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Skiers say gripping team event looks like it's here to stay

24 Feb 2018 | 12:46 PM

By Mark Trevelyan
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Alpine skiing's first ever Olympic team event threw up enough surprises and excitement on Saturday to suggest that the parallel slalom format will be back at future Games, even if some of the world's best skiers decided to give it a miss.

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Ice Hockey-No NHL? Can't always have caviar, says IIHF head

24 Feb 2018 | 12:20 PM

By Dan Burns
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) The men's ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavour, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.

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