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Wednesday cover: Al Ain on good footing in Asian Champions League

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  August 20, 2014

The National's Sport c over for the Wednesday, August 20 issue, featuring UAE club Al Ain, out to a 2-0 lead after the first leg of their quarter-final tie with Saudi side Al Ittihad in the Asian Champions League.

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Norway’s 15-year-old Martin Odegaard to debut against UAE

Agencies   |  August 19, 2014

Odegaard, a member of Norwegian champions Stromsgodset, will be the youngest callup to the Norway national team next week when they play the UAE.

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F1 youth movement goes full throttle with 16-year-old Max Verstappen

Agence France-Presse   |  August 19, 2014

Toro Rosso has announced the teenager will get a drive with them next season, making the Dutch son of ex-F1 driver Jos Verstappen the youngest driver in F1 history.

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Tuesday cover: Diego Costa and Chelsea begin by beating Burnley

Matt Smith   |  August 19, 2014

The National’s Sport cover for the Tuesday, August 19 issue, featuring Diego Costa and Chelsea handing Jose Mourinho a season-opening win over Burnley.

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No need to dunk football after NFL touchdown when you can just leap into the stands

Aaron Gray   |  August 18, 2014

I love the Lambeau Leap. I like that players are even doing it in other stadiums now. But why ban the goalpost dunk and not the Lambeau Leap? Is this an anti-baskteball move by the NFL?

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Monday Cover: Who needs Luis Suarez when Liverpool have Raheem Sterling?

Matt Smith   |  August 18, 2014

The Sport front page of The National on Monday, August 18, 2014, features Raheem Sterling as he celebrates his goal against Southampton. In the other match, David Silva converted as the reigning league champions rolled past Newcastle United 2-0.

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Premier League champions usually open season with three points

The National Staff   |  August 17, 2014

Manchester City begin their bid to retain the English Premier League title on Sunday at Newcastle United. Ahead of the game, here is a look at how the champions have opened up in the past five seasons.

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Sunday Cover: Stormy start for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford

Matt Smith   |  August 17, 2014

The Sport front page of The National on Sunday, August 17, 2014, features a disgruntled Louis van Gaal following Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Old Trafford.

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21 reasons why this Swede should update his YouTube highlights video

Aaron Gray   |  August 14, 2014

Manzizila scored almost at will for Kongo United as they beat Balrog Botkyrka Sodertaelje – who had three players sent off – 30-0 in their Division Seven league clash. Maybe it is time he updated his highlights video on YouTube.

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Thursday Cover: English Premier League boosted by injection of new blood

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  August 14, 2014

The Sport front page of The National on Thursday, August 14, 2014, features Cesc Fabregas, the Chelsea midfielder, in action during a pre-season friendly against Olimpija Ljubljana at Stozice Stadium in Slovenia, last week.

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