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Angola and Mauritania play out goalless draw at Cup of Nations

Sunday, 2019-06-30 07:41:49
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Group E - Mauritania v Angola - Suez Army Stadium, Suez, Egypt - June 29, 2019 Angola's Fredy Ribeiro in action with Mauritania's Bessam. (Reuters)
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Angola and Mauritania drew 0-0 in Group E of the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, leaving both sides facing a battle to advance to the knockout stages.

* Cameroon and Ghana, two of the most successful teams in Africa Cup of Nations history, cancelled each other out in a forgettable 0-0 draw in their Group F match on Saturday.

* MotoGP rookie Fabio Quartararo took his third pole position of the season, and second in a row, at the Dutch TT on Saturday with world champion Marc Marquez qualifying only fourth.

* Croatian 14th seed Borna Coric was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon on Saturday, citing an abdominal injury.

* Charles Leclerc put Ferrari on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second fastest for Mercedes but subject to a stewards' enquiry for alleged impeding. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, last year's winner at his team's home circuit, qualified third.

* World number three Karolina Pliskova cruised to her second Eastbourne International title with a 6-1, 6-4 destruction of Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber on Saturday (Jun 29).

* Italy's Lorenzo Sonego won his first career ATP singles title at the Antalya Open in Turkey on Saturday, saving a championship point before roaring back to beat Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1.

* American Taylor Fritz claimed his maiden ATP title in Eastbourne, beating compatriot Sam Querrey 6-3 6-4 in the final on Saturday.

* Sebastian Vettel's hopes of delivering Ferrari's first win of the Formula One season suffered a setback in Austria on Saturday after he had to watch from the pits while team mate Charles Leclerc qualified on pole position.

* US international forward Timothy Weah has left Paris Saint-Germain to join their Ligue 1 rivals Lille, the clubs said Saturday. Weah has signed a five-year contract reportedly worth around EUR10 million with the northern French club.

* Manchester United have signed defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on an initial five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Saturday (Jun 29).

Reuters, CNA