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Rodgers lands Lovren from Saints but Remy deal is a write-off

LONDON: Liverpool have completed the £20m purchase of Southampton defender Dejan Lovren but the bid to sign France striker Loic Remy has collapsed. The 25-year-old Croatia centre-back, has agreed a four-year contract and is the third Saints player to move to Anfield during this transfer ...
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Strip Russia of 2018 World Cup to punish Putin over Ukraine, insists Clegg

LONDON: Nick Clegg, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, wants Russia stripped of host rights to the 2018 World Cup finals because of the policies which contributed to the air crash disaster in eastern Ukraine writes KEIR RADNEDGE. A total of 298 passengers and crew died when ...
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Van Gaal goes to Hollywood, already doing it his way

WASHINGTON: Louis Van Gaal has made his presence felt at Manchester United in a big way, less than a fortnight after wrapping up his Dutch Odyssey at the World Cup finals in Brazil. The two weeks have been a sharp learning curve for not only ...
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Moscow's Luzhniki: Expecting to welcome the world

For all those sporting refuseniks . . . The 20 reasons why no-one should ever have hosted the World Cup

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- A handful of German politicians have been joined over the weekend by Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, in a coalition whose ambition is to see Russia stripped of hosting the 2018 World Cup finals. Apart from the sports/politics or politics-in-sport ...
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In death, football fan turned soldier embodies Israeli-Palestinian gap

JAMES M DORSEY: In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli, a 21-year old football fan, embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank and makes achievement ...
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Sport at work: Federations, organisers, sponsors, partners, bidders, officials . . .

FISA . . . NASL . . . Tampa Bay Rowdies . . . International Judo Federation – Jul 27: FILA . . . World Baseball Softball Confederation . . . US Soccer / WNT – Jul 25: IJF . . . IOC . . ...
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AIPS-Europe takes ‘freedom to report sport’ plea to European Parliament

  DAVID AERT, J-P SAVART, MARINA WITTE / AIPS-Europe: AIPS Europe has decided to take action against a threat to sports media press freedom. On October 7, it will approach the petitions committee of the European Parliament with the intention of safeguarding the freedom to ...
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Hamilton sparks way up to third and closes in on Rosberg

  BUDAPEST: Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes car threatened a fire in qualifying, was on fire in driving terms to finish third in the Hungarian Grand Prix. His team-mate and world title rival Nico Rosberg finished fourth after Hamilton held him off in a dramatic last ...
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FISA: 23-nation medal spread at 2014 World Rowing U-23s

VARESE / PR: The 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy began with a large and enthusiastic field of 800 athletes and ended with the new 2014 under-23 World Champions being crowned. The performances showed why these are the ...
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