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CHAMPIONS LGE: Messi back in the hat-trick groove as Barcelona floor PSV

NYON: Lionel Messi reminded the international game that he remains a powerful force for brilliance with the hat-trick with which Barcelona opened their Champions League campaign in a 4-0 win over PSV Endhoven. Messi will not feature, for the first time in a decade, among ...
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Barcelona supremo hints at halt to LaLiga plan to stage league match in US

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- The prospects of a Spanish league game being played in the United States any time soon have receded after cautionary comments from Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and criticism from FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Taking a LaLiga match to the US ...
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Two children among five fans killed in Champions crowd crush in Angola

LUANDA: Five fans – including two children – were killed and seven were hurt in a crowd crush in Luanda after Saturday’s African Champions League tie between Primeiro de Agosto and TP Mazembe. A statement from the Angolan Ministry of Youth and Sports said confusion ...
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Ivan Gazidis . . . swapping red and white for red and black

Gazidis heads out of Arsenal to take up challenge of rebuilding Milan

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING: Ivan Gazidis has resigned as chief executive of Arsenal to take on a similar role at former world, European and Italian champions AC Milan. Gazidis, 54, joined Arsenal in January 2009 and the club has confirmed that he is expected to leave ...
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Endgame? WADA urged by its own committee to reinstate the Russian anti-doping agency

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- An end may be in sight to world sport’s confusion over the Russian doping scandal. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent compliance review committee has recommended that the executive committee should vote next Thursday to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). A ...
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IOC seals deal for Allianz to become Olympic Games sponsor up to 2028

LAUSANNE:  Insurance group Allianz has signed up as a sponsor with the International Olympic Committee’s TOP programme. The sponsorship period will cover the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the Olympic Winter Games 2026 and the Olympic Games LA 2028. A ...
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AIPS 2019 Congress confirmed for January in Olympic capital Lausanne

LAUSANNE/AIPS: Lausanne, the home of the AIPS headquarters and the Olympic capital will be the host of the 82nd AIPS Congress. The dates of a important edition of the annual gathering of the international sports press, national association members and guests have been confirmed for ...
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Scott quits WADA committee over change of heart on RUSADA

MONTREAL: Former Olympic champion Beckie Scott has resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s compliance review committee after its decision last week to recommend reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA. The committee appeared to soften its requirements to end the three-year stand-off which has brought chaos ...
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