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FA urges action against internet trolls after threats to Carney

LONDON: The Football Association has urged police to tackle abuse on social media after rape and death threats were made to England midfielder Karen Carney. Chelsea’s Carney, 31, received the messages on Instagram after Wednesday’s Champions League win over Fiorentina. The user has been removed from ...
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Leeds owner on retreat over internet TV challenge to Saturday blackout

LONDON: Internet broadcaster Eleven Sports has backed down – for the time being at least – in its dispute with the English football authorities writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The company had contravened the UEFA Saturday afternoon blackout rule aimed at protecting live match attendances by showing ...
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Uruguayan clubs tell CONMEBOL to kick ex-FA chief Valdez off FIFA Council

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay’s clubs have urged CONMEBOL to remove former national federation president Wilmar Valdez as one of delegates to the council of world governing body FIFA writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Valdez, a millionaire businessman, withdrew his bid for re-election to the AUF presidency in August after ...
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The rivals: Saudis' Adel Ezzat and AFC supremo Sheikh Salman

Asian battle launched as election pressure drives worried Salman to change the rules

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- The head of Asian football is so concerned his own FA will not back him for re-election that he is changing the rules. Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa wants to stand, at next April’s Asian Football Confederation Congress, for ...
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New Zealand FA chief quits over women’s team bullying scandal

AUCKLAND: Deryck Shaw has resigned as president of New Zealand Football after accepting he failed to deal appropriately with a bullying scandal in the national women’s team. In July, 13 players refused to play for the team, forcing Andreas Heraf to resign as head coach ...
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FIFA holds Compliance Summit with member associations and confederations

  —- As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen good governance and promote ethical conduct across the international football community, FIFA held its second Compliance Summit at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 and 18 October. The two-day gathering saw professionals from ...
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Europe Rugby supremo to head IOC’s evaluation panel for 2026

BUENOS AIRES/LAUSANNE: Octavian Morariu, the president of Europe Rugby, will head the International Olympic Committee’s bid evaluation comission for the 2026 Winter Games. Morariu has been named even though it is not yet certain that any of the three likely bids will go through with ...
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Bridgestone the latest multinational to sign up for IPC sponsorship

—- The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Bridgestone Corporation have announced a collaborative agreement that makes the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer the organisation’s seventh worldwide Paralympic partner.Already a Worldwide Olympic Partner through to 2024, Bridgestone now has global rights to promote and support ...
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Mary Bono resigns USA Gymnastics leadership after only four days

COLORADO SPRINGS: USA Gymnastics has plunged deeper into confusion with the resignation, after only four days, of Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer. The appointment of the 57-year-old former Congresswoman had been excoriated by high-profile gymnasts including Olympic gold-medal winners Simone Biles ...
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