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Tebas demands total clear-out at Spanish federation in wake of Villar arrest

MADRID: Spanish league president Javier Tebas has demanded a total clear-out of directors and officials linked to the jailed federation president Angel Maria Villar writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Villar, long-serving RFEF leader and a senior vice-president of world federation FIFA and European governing body UEFA, was ...
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FIFPro demands UEFA action over fans’ dressing room attack on player

AMSTERDAM: International players’ union FIFPro  has urged European federation UEFA to open disciplinary proceedings against two clubs over an attack on a player in the dressing rooms at a Europa League tie writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Nikola Trujic, a 25-year-old Serb winger, was attacked immediately after ...
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Chelsea wrap up £60m purchase of Morata from Real Madrid

LONDON: Chelsea have completed the £60m signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a five-year-deal. The Spain forward scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Juventus. The 24-year-old won La Liga and the Champions League, but the majority of his appearances were ...
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Infantino . . . positive reaction to CAF changes

Wind of change blowing through Africa as Ahmad’s ‘new’ CAF switches Nations Cup to summer

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Europe’s top clubs will be thrilled – as is Gianni Infantino – by the seasonal scheduling changes being introduced from 2019 by the African football confederation. Recommendations from a brain-storming two-day session in Rabat, Morocco, among delegates from the African national ...
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FIFA Confederations Cup . . . in numbers

ZURICH: FIFA has released a guide detailing the main facts and figures that combined to make up the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. All stats, relating both to event on the field and behind the scenes, check out FIFA’s exclusive guide, a few tasters of which ...
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LA 2024

250 young Angelenos dream of Olympic legacy at Youth Idea Exchange Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4Rpm6o LOS ANGELES - 250 young Angelenos gathered today, July 21, 2017, in Downtown LA for an aspirational convening on how the next generation can benefit from a future Olympic and ...
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Sheikh Ahmad ally Al-Musallam in firing line again on eve of FINA Congress over commissions claims

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Just at the wrong time for the international aquatics federation the latest sports commissions scandal is coming home to roost. With the World Swimming Championships about to begin in Budapest, scrutiny has fallen on Kuwaiti Husain Al-Musallam who is not only FINA ...
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IOC members’ gold ‘Chain of Honour’ going under the hammer in Boston

BOSTON: A remarkable ‘Chain of Honour’ worn by of the International Olympic Committee members is being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. The rare chains of office for members of the International Olympic Committee were presented by the German organisers of the 1936 Berlin Olympics and ...
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Ennis-Hill to receive third world gold in London after Chernova fails at CAS

LAUSANNE/LONDON: Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will receive her record-equalling third world heptathlon gold medal in a ceremony at the World Championships in London – six years after winning the event in Daegu. The 2011 result was confirmed on Tuesday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ...
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