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Allardyce future as England boss in jeopardy after ‘sting’ comments

LONDON: The Football Association is awaiting further details of conversations Sam Allardyce held with undercover reporters after the emergence of video appearing to show the recently-appointed England manager making a variety of controversial comments. An embarrassing Euro 2016 exit at the last-16 juncture to Iceland ...
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Prince Ali says it’s ‘shameful’ of FIFA to shut down anti-racism task force

AMMAN/LONDON: FIFA’s decision to disband its anti-discrimination task force has been criticised by Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan and by the UK pressure group Kick It Out writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The formal decision to scrap the panel was taken by FIFA only last ...
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Samoura insists that FIFA is not giving up on fight against racism

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Secretary-general Fatma Samoura has sought to explain and defend FIFA’s perceived own goal of clumsily disbanding its anti-racism task force. It emerged at the end of last week that a panel set up during the latter years of Sepp Blatter’s increasingly derided ...
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Sheikh Salman . . . in the eye of the storm

AFC confusion after congress calls off elections in protest at FIFA ethics bar on Qatari

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Asia’s football federations have effectively passed a vote of no confidence in FIFA and its ethics committee after forcing the scrapping of the AFC’s election congress in Goa, India. Anger at an order from Zurich barring Qatari Saoud Al-Mohannadi from standing ...
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AFC statement on events in Goa and decision to call off elections

GOA: The Asian Football Confederation issued the following statement after its extraordinary election congress was called off following a vote against the agenda: . AFC Member Associations voted overwhelmingly today to postpone the AFC Extraordinary Congress 2016 held in Goa, India. The AFC Member Associations voted ...
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Team Sky boss says Wiggins was entirely within the TUE rules over steroid

LONDON: Cycling’s Team Sky supremo Sir David Brailsford has defended the use by Sir Bradley Wiggins of a banned steroid before races. Britain’s most decorated Olympian took the anti-inflammatory drug triamcinolone for allergies and respiratory issues under the terms of the therapeutic use exemptions system. TUEs ...
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Nicklaus leads the tributes after death of golfing great Arnold Palmer at 87

NEW YORK:  Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest and certainly the most influential of golfers, has died aged 87. Palmer died at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was undergoing heart tests. The United States Golf Association called calling him “golf’s greatest ambassador”. During ...
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You’re all doing a great job, Bach tells Sheikh Ahmad and Asian Council

DANANG, Vietnam: Thomas Bach has praised the Olympiuc Council of Asia and its president – and his ally – Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah for the success of Asia in the global Olympicmovement. The president of the International Olympic Committee, addressing the 35th OCA general assembly in ...
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