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Pellegrini still has self-belief

LONDON: Manuel Pellegrini said Friday he’d no reason to fear for his future as Manchester City manager despite recent results all but scuppering the club’s Premier League title hopes this season. Wednesday’s 2-2 home draw with struggling Sunderland, which just a few days after City’s 3-2 defeat away to leaders Liverpool, left Pellegrini’s men six…

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Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

LONDON: Chelsea are confident veteran defender John Terry will “amicably” agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said Friday. Former England centre-back Terry has reportedly been offered a new contract by the west London club but on half his current salary. However, Hollland denied any talk of a tense atmosphere…

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Cibulkova scrapes into Malaysian Open semis

KUALA LUMPUR: World number 10 Dominika Cibulkova narrowly beat Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas Friday to advance into the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open. The Slovakian top seed struggled against sixth seed and world number 93 Diyas, losing the first set before eventually gaining the upper hand for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 win. Cibulkova, 24, who is…

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Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

FUKUSHIMA: Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling to overcome…