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AFRICAN NATIONS CUP: Quick-fire Bounedjah ends Algeria’s 29-year title drought

CAIRO: Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time in their history after a lucky early goal saw them beat Senegal 1-0 in the final in Cairo. It took Algeria just two minutes to take the lead with a lucky deflection ...
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Sports court orders that ‘Messi shirt-burning’ ban on Rajoub must stand

LAUSANNE: Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Football Association, has failed to overturn a one-year FIFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Rajoub, whose tirades have made him a familiar figure at the world federation’s congresses in recent years, went ...
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Premier League TV programming hits new worldwide peak of 3.2bn

LONDON: The Premier League reached a global audience of 3.2bn for all programming during the past season, a six per cent increase on the previous campaign. Working in partnership with industry analyst Nielsen, England’s top-flight soccer league also found that the cumulative audience for live ...
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Algeria's players celebrate with coach Djamel Belmadi

Algerian crackdown casts a shadow over African Nations Cup triumph

JAMES M DORSEY —- It took authorities in Algeria barely two weeks to charge Algerian  fan Samir Sardouk and sentence him to a year in jail for harming the national interests of his country. He was convicted for shouting: “There is no God but Allah, ...
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We’re here to help Africa stand on its own feet, says Infantino after FIFA takeover of ‘suffering’ CAF

CAIRO: Gianni Infantino has insisted that FIFA has stepped into African football only to help and has rejected a claim the world federation has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards its crippled governing confederation. Last month the CAF executive asked for help after a string of scandals ...
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Fenerbahçe sanctioned for failure to comply with settlement agreement

NYON: The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Adjudicatory Chamber has determined that Fenerbahçe (TUR) failed to comply with the break-even target for the reporting period ending in 2018 as required by the settlement agreement, which they entered into on 20 May 2016.   As ...
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Drama all the way for England’s cricketers, Djokovic and Hamilton

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- On one of the most dramatic days in modern British sport Novak Djokovic won a historically astonishing Wimbledon tennis final, England defeated New Zealand with an astounding last-ball run-out in a super-over shootout and Lewis Hamilton extended his world title lead ...
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Setback for IOC as sport’s supreme court lifts Olympics ban on Mutko

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned a decision by the International Olympic Committee to ban former Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko from involvement in or at the Games. In 2017 the IOC excluded Mutko from “any participation in all future ...
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Athletics can help lead the way in sport for health revival, says Ridgeon

LONDON: Jon Ridgeon has committed the IAAF to doing its part to address a slide in global sports participation which is endangering the health of future generations and of organised sport. In a keynote address to the Sports Decision Makers Summit in London on Wednesday, the ceo ...
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