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Football 16 Nov 2016 | 1:03 PM

Second half brilliance lifts Brazil over plucky Peru

LIMA (Reuters) - An outstanding performance from Gabriel Jesus helped Brazil to a 2-0 win over Peru on Tuesday and moved the five times World Cup winners four points clear at the top of the South American qualifying group for Russia 2018.

Football 24 Oct 2016 | 5:37 AM

Two-goal Keita lifts Bundesliga newcomers Leipzig to second

BERLIN (Reuters) - Naby Keita scored twice, the first a brilliant solo effort, to give Bundesliga debutants RB Leipzig a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen and lift them into second place on Sunday.

Football 23 Oct 2016 | 12:13 AM

Sublime Shaqiri double lifts Stoke to win at Hull

Oct 22 (Reuters) - Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri netted two fine goals to lead his team to a comfortable 2-0 win at struggling Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Football 21 Oct 2016 | 2:35 PM

Pogba double lifts United, Inter joy for De Boer

LONDON (Reuters) - Paul Pogba repaid some of his world record transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United rediscovered their early-season shine, cruising to a 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce to go top of their group on Thursday.

Golf 15 Oct 2016 | 10:04 AM

'Stella' round lifts Mickelson at Safeway Open

(Reuters) - Fans who bought tickets to the Safeway Open hoping to watch Tiger Woods instead got a pretty good show from Phil Mickelson in northern California on Friday.

Cricket 02 Oct 2016 | 11:35 PM

Du Plessis ton lifts South Africa to big win over Australia

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A century from stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis lifted South Africa to a huge 142-run win over Australia and a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series at The Wanderers on Sunday.

Football 16 Sep 2016 | 8:47 PM

CAS lifts Real ban on signing foreign minors on appeal

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid have won a small victory in their dispute with FIFA over the illegal signing of under-age foreigners after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) temporarily lifted its ban on appeal.

Other Sport 18 Aug 2016 | 12:37 PM

Brazil judge lifts injunction on public funds for Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-led oil company, Petrobras, may buy marketing rights for the cash-strapped Paralympic Games set for September, a source involved in the negotiations told Reuters on Wednesday.

Golf 30 Jul 2016 | 9:42 AM

Big finish lifts Streb to share PGA Championship lead

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Unheralded Robert Streb fired a record-equalling 63 to share a two-shot lead with Jimmy Walker after the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday, with heavyweights Jason Day and Henrik Stenson lurking nearby.

Golf 20 Jun 2016 | 7:23 PM

Oakmont triumph lifts Johnson up to third in rankings

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson's maiden major triumph at the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont on Sunday lifted the American back into the top three of the world golf rankings for the first time since his Chambers Bay meltdown of a year ago.