Sports World: Ichiro Suzuki reaches 3,000-hit mark

Ichiro Suzuki reaches 3,000-hit mark

LOS ANGELES • Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins became the 30th Major League Baseball player to reach the 3,000-hit milestone on Sunday, a statistic that is considered the best measure of hitting excellence and physical endurance.

Suzuki, 42, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael Palmeiro (Cuba) as the only members of the 3,000-hit club born outside the United States.

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Mancini leaves Inter, de Boer to take over?

MILAN • Inter Milan said yesterday that their coach Roberto Mancini is leaving, citing a "mutual agreement" amid reports that the Italian club's new Chinese owners decided that fresh blood is needed to rejuvenate the team. The Italian is tipped by the media to be replaced by Dutch coach Frank de Boer.

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Young Schumacher hit by controversy

BERLIN • Mick Schumacher, the 17-year-old son of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, suffered a controversial blow in his bid to win the German Formula 4 championship at the Nurburgring on Sunday.

The German teenager is second behind Australia's Joey Mawson in the championship, but officials hit him with a drive-through penalty, deeming the German made contact with his rival during the second of three races. He is now trailing Mawson by 46 points with six races left.

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Klopp boycotts The Sun after expose

LONDON • Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp says he will no longer speak to reporters from The Sun after the British tabloid carried an article about the private life of defender Dejan Lovren, detailing how the Croat missed June's Euro 2016 to try and save his marriage.

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