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UEFA lifts threat to exclude Marseille from European competition

ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA has lifted its threat to ban Olympique de Marseille from European competition if there is a repeat of the violence which marred their Europa League campaign last season.

Other Sport

Olympics - IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban two days ahead of Asian Games

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag.

Tennis

Wang lifts first WTA title in Nanchang after Zheng retirement

(Reuters) - China's second seed Wang Qiang claimed her first WTA title after her compatriot Zheng Saisai was forced to retire injured trailing 7-5 4-0 in the Jiangxi Open final on Sunday.

Football

In World Cup, Musa Lifts Nigeria and Helps Argentina Too

Nigeria reinvigorated its World Cup campaign — and gave a boost to Argentina’s — with a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd, Russia, on Friday. Ahmed Musa had both goals.

Football

Japan's World Cup win over Colombia lifts mood after quake

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Wednesday basked in the glow of its World Cup soccer team's historic win over Colombia, a victory that has lifted the nation's mood after an earthquake struck its second-biggest metropolis Osaka.

Football

Salah's return lifts Egypt ahead of Russia test

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russia got their World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but face an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt, who should be revitalised by the return of their talismanic striker Mohamed Salah.

Football

Greece lifts Superleague ban, matches to resume

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek government on Tuesday ordered the lifting of the suspension for Superleague matches after more than two weeks following the pitch invasion of a gun-carrying club president.

Squash

Egypt’s Nour lifts Windy City crown

PETALING JAYA: Egyptian Nour El Tayeb made a stunning comeback as she nailed the Windy City Open squash championships crown.

Football

Asensio lifts stuttering Real Madrid at Leganes

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio struck an 89th-minute volley to give the floundering European champions a badly-needed 1-0 win at Leganes on Thursday in a King's Cup quarter-final first leg.

Cycling

WADA lifts suspension of France anti-doping laboratory

(Reuters) - France's main anti-doping laboratory has had its suspension lifted after it corrected its "deficiencies", the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday.