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Arsenal cruise to 3-0 Europa League win over Dundalk

Friday, 2020-10-30 10:12:24
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Soccer Football - Europa League - Group B - Arsenal v Dundalk - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain- October 29, 2020 Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring their first goal. (Reuters)
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A flurry of goals either side of halftime from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe gave Arsenal a comfortable 3-0 Europa League win over Irish side Dundalk on Thursday that puts them top of their group after two games.

* Belgian league leaders Antwerp secured a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan extended their unbeaten run to 23 games as they won 3-0 against Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday (Oct 29).

* Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura has tested positive for COVID-19 ten days before he was due to take part in an international meet seen as a major test of Tokyo's capacity to hold events ahead of next year's Olympics, organisers announced on Thursday.

* All domestic football in Indonesia has been suspended until early 2021, the country's football association said on Thursday.

* Alun Wyn Jones will become the most capped player in test history when he leads a much-changed Wales in their Six Nations finale against Scotland in Llanelli on Saturday. Lock Jones will earn a 149th cap, including nine for the British & Irish Lions, and move ahead of former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw on the all-time list.

* The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has charged 13 unnamed Barbarians players for a breach of COVID-19 protocols that led to the cancellation of a non-cap match against England at Twickenham last weekend. The breach arose when players left their hotel rooms and had dinner in a restaurant without the permission of organisers.

* England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) warned on Thursday (Oct 29) that it could lose £145 million (US$189 million) in revenue in the short term in its “mid-case” scenario, but managed to keep its annual operating losses for 2019-20 within budget despite the impact of COVID-19.

* Novak Djokovic feels Italian teenager Jannik Sinner leads the pack of ‘Next Gen’ players with the potential of becoming a future world number one, the Serbian said after all but securing his year-end top ranking with a win in Vienna on Wednesday.

* Organisers of next year’s New Zealand Open golf tournament have had to cancel the event because of the uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.