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Ceferin adds his voice to doubts over use of VAR at World Cup finals

NYON: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has added his voice to scepticism about over-hasty introduction of video refereeing at the World Cup finals next June and July writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Gianni Infantino, the former UEFA general secretary who is now had of world federation FIFA, has ...
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Robinho sentenced to nine years in jail in Italy for sexual assault

  MILAN: Robinho, the former Brazil, Manchester City and Real Madrid forward has been sentenced in Milan to nine years in prison in his absence for sexual assault. The 33-year-old was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old woman along with five other men at a ...
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Best yet for Russia finalists Senegal in the latest FIFA World Ranking

ZURICH: The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers have left their mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers. The Lions of Teranga have risen to 23rd – their highest-ever position on ...
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Carlo Tavecchio: Tried to avoid the inevitable

Tavecchio out as Italian president in wake of ‘Apocalypse Azzurri’

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Carlo Tavecchio has quit as president of the Italian football federation after the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifying failure climaxed his disastrous leadership of the domestic game. Tavecchio, an unreconstructed old-school director who took over from Giancarlo Abete after the 2016 European ...
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IOC sanctions four [more] Russian athletes as part of Oswald Commission findings

LAUSANNE: TODAY, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) HAS PUBLISHED NEW DECISIONS FROM THE OSWALD COMMISSION HEARINGS, WHICH ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SOCHI 2014 FORENSIC AND ANALYTIC DOPING INVESTIGATIONS. AS A RESULT, TWO RUSSIAN BOBSLEDDERS, OLGA STULNEVA AND SOCHI 2014 GOLD MEDALLIST ...
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World Olympians Association: WOA Patron HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco joins OLY ranks

Monaco: World Olympians Association Patron, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, has joined thousands of Olympians around the world in gaining OLY post-nominal status for his achievements as an Olympian.   His Serene Highness, who represented Monaco in bobsleigh at five consecutive Olympic Winter Games from Calgary ...
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IOC bans four more Russians from Games for life over Sochi 2014 doping

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has banned another four Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games from the Olympics for life for doping, including skeleton gold medallist Aleksandr Tretiakov. The decision was taken on the recommendation of the Oswald Commission and also resulted in ...
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Team GB on track for more success in Tokyo, PyeongChang, says UK Sport

LONDON: British athletes are on course for their most successful modern Summer and Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 and PyeongChang 2018, high performance agency UK Sport has said. Closing the World Class Performance Conference in Manchester on Wednesday, UK Sport Director of Performance Chelsea ...
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Olympic gymnastics doctor faces US prison after admitting sexual assault charges

DETROIT: The former United States Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care. He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for US Gymnastics and Michigan ...
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