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Lata Akbaba double gives Turkey 3-2 Nations League win in Sweden

Tuesday, 2018-09-11 07:10:37
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Football - UEFA Nations League - League B - Group 2 - Sweden v Turkey - Friends Arena, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden - September 10, 2018. (Reuters)
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Turkey's substitute Emre Akbaba got two late goals to snatch a stunning 3-2 win over Sweden in the Nations League as the visitors recovered from two goals down at the Friends Arena on Monday.

* Kosovo clinched their first-ever win in a competitive international by beating the Faroe Islands 2-0 in the Nations League on Monday. Two goals in a six-minute spell after halftime by Arber Zeneli and Atdhe Nuhiu earned Kosovo the points in the League D Group 3 match, which was also the first time they had staged a competitive game in Kosovo itself.

* Adidas said on Monday (Sep 10) it will extend its long-running sponsorship of the Germany Football Association until 2026, in a boost to the organisation’s attempts to recover from a disastrous World Cup.

* Guus Hiddink has been tasked with ensuring China qualify for the finals of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament after the former Real Madrid and Netherlands coach was handed the reins of the country's under 21 team on Monday.

* American golfer Keegan Bradley ended a six-year drought when he won the BMW Championship in a playoff with Justin Rose on Monday, though the Englishman's consolation was to become world number one.

* US Olympic Committee Board Chair Larry Probst will step down at the end of the year and be replaced by board member Susanne Lyons, who until recently was the acting CEO, USOC said on Monday.

* The United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Sunday it would undertake a review of its communication policies after a string of umpiring controversies at the US Open.

* Tony Finau was named by US captain Jim Furyk on Monday as the final member of the team for this month's Ryder Cup against Europe in Paris. Furyk’s choice did not pull any surprises as 28-year-old Finau had top-10s at three majors this year, and has played well during the current FedExCup playoffs.

* Zinedine Zidane has paved the way for a return to management by admitting he expects to take another coaching job soon.

* Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has urged global tennis to affirm its position on coaching during matches following a storm of controversy that erupted during the US Open women's final.

Reuters, CNA