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How Klopp brought even more than Fenway, Liverpool and the Kop knew

LONDON: Liverpool did not know precisely how much they were getting when they brought in Jurgen Klopp. Above all, American owner John W Henry and his Fewnway Sports Group saw a manager who had provided the sort of realistic challenge to Bayern Munich which they wished ...
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Garber is handed four more years in charge by Major League Soccer

—- Major League Soccer has extended its commissioner Don Garber’s contract for a further five years, keeping him in the league’s top job until at least the end of the 2023 season. Garber, 61, assumed the post in August 1999, three years after the formation ...
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CAF chief Ahmad says unhappy Bility is out on his own with criticism

CAIRO: African football supremo Ahmad has hit back at fierce criticism from Liberia’s Musa Bility writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Earlier this month, Bility quits two positions within the African Football Confederation because he had no confidence in the leadership of Madagascar’s Ahmad who was “leading this ...
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Supreme conflict: Ceferin and Infantino

UEFA goes back on the attack ahead of FIFA showdown over Infantino’s $25bn ‘new deal’

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- UEFA has fired a powerful warning shot across the bows of Gianni Infantino over his contentious competitions revamp but left FIFA’s president valuable room for compromise at a showdown meeting next month. The world federation supremo angered Europe’s governing body last spring ...
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Out of sight, out of mind . . . how VAR is putting goal-line assistants out of work

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- In all the excitement over this week’s appearance of VAR one significant consequence went unnoticed: the disappearance of Michel Platini’s army of additional assistant referees. This week UEFA brought forward its implementation of video assistance for match officials from next season’s ...
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Laureus: And the winners are . . .

  ·      Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic wins fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, equalling athletics icon Usain Bolt’s Laureus record             ·      Gymnastics sensation ...
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IOC studies request for unified Korean teams to enter Olympic qualification

  LAUSANNE: One year after the successful Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has led discussons on further sports cooperation between the South and North Korea. During this tripartite meeting, the IOC and the two Korean delegations, composed of representatives of their ...
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New strategy from UK Sport with Paris and Los Angeles medals in view

LONDON: UK Sport has set out ITS blueprint for the future of Olympic and Paralympic sport with its Future Strategy. The new strategy, which will come into force in April 2021 for the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic cycles, has been ...
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IOC ‘Olympic House’ will be opened officially on Olympic Day in June

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will officially inaugurate its new headquarters on 23 June during the celebration of Olympic Day. In 2019 this symbolic day will mark the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC. The inauguration of Olympic House will ...
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