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ASIAN CUP: Goal scoring average up as tournament heads into second round

ABU DHABI: The 2019 Asian Cup has reached the partway mark with the end of the group stage and mini break before the second round kicks off the knockout stage. The 36 matches over the last 13 days saw their fair share of drama and ...
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Investigative journo who helped bring down football boss murdered in Ghana

ACCRA / AIPS: Ghanaian undercover journalist Ahmed Divela Hussein-Suale was shot and killed in Madina, a suburb of Ghana’s capital Accra, on Wednesday night. Hussein-Suale was a leading member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, a firm established by award-winning Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. ...
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Spanish league claims 8.7pc attendance rise over the top two divisions

MADRID: The Spanish league has announced a record-breaking total attendance of 7,520,225 for the top two divisions of in the first half of the season. This is the first time that the total attendance across LaLiga and the Segunda División has broken the seven million ...
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Eagles of Lisbon . . . Benfica were European champions twice in the 1960s

Benfica promise ‘full co-operation’ after arrest of self-confessed football hacker in Hungary

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Benfica have offered all possible help to the Portuguese authorities after the arrest of a man alleged to have undertaken a massive hacking attack on football in general and the record champions in particular. Rui Pedro Goncalves Pinto, who has been detained ...
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UEFA report details European football’s journey to profitability

  NYON: UEFA has released its tenth club licensing benchmarking report on European club football – authoritative overview of 700 top-division clubs highlights profits and record revenues and shows 10-year trends. UEFA has released the tenth edition of its annual club licensing benchmarking report on ...
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WADA says Moscow mission has obtained data it wanted — at second attempt

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The World Anti-Doping Agency has claimed that its three-person inquiry group have finally accessed all the data demanded from the notorious Moscow laboratory. WADA’s contentious reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA was thrown back into confusion last month when a five-strong ...
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Varnish loses fight for ‘employee status’ against UK Sport and British Cycling

LONDON: Jess Varnish, cycling’s former European team sprint champion, has lost her employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport. The case had threatened to impact how UK Sport offers grants to British athletes in future, potentially forcing the body to introduce benefits and increased ...
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Stockholm and Milan hand in their bid files to IOC for 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has received candidature files from Stockholm-Are (Sweden) and Milan-Cortina (Italy)* for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Octavian Morariu, chair of the evaluation commission, said: “With these two traditional sports countries as candidates, we see the very positive impact of the Olympic ...
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