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Blow to Saudis’ Newcastle deal as WTO pinpoints TV piracy link

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The controversial £300m Saudi purchase of Newcastle United is on the brink of collapse after the findings of a World Trade Organisation investigation. A report, leaked several weeks of its scheduled release, reportedly states that the Saudia state is behind the pirate television ...
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Haiti FA supremo suspended by FIFA over sexual abuse allegations

ZURICH: FIFA has suspended the president of Haiti’s football federation for 90 days pending an investigation into allegations he sexually abused teenage girls at the national training center. Yves Jean-Bart, 73, categorically denies accusations that he raped several young female footballers at a training facility ...
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Chelsea may step up to title after women’s season is called off by the FA

LONDON: England’s 2019-20 Women’s Super League and Championship season has been ended with immediate effect. The competitions were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now a decision has been taken not to try to restart, but to instead focus on preparations for ...
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MoAuba . . . the smile of a champion

Meet MoAuba — the world champion who can teach Kylian Mbappe a thing or two

FATIMA VELARDE / AIPS —- He is German, 23 years old, and has gone from playing at home with his brother to being asked by football world champion Kylian Mbappé and other world-class players for advice on how to improve their game. Mohammed ‘MoAuba’ Harkous ...
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Back to action? Europe’s state of non-play

LONDON: Professional football leagues around Europe are gearing up for a return to action following the novel coronavirus stoppage but some are more advanced than others. This roundup was compiled by the Reuters agency: GERMANY The Bundesliga restarted on May 16 and games were played without ...
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British Cycling

GREAT BRITAIN CYCLING TEAM RETURN TO TRAINING IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES — With 421 days to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, members of the Great Britain Cycling Team have now been given access to the HSBC UK National Cycling ...
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Wimbledon shutout adds up to top tennis loss, says latest assessment

LONDON: The cancelled Wimbledon championships have been the biggest casualty on the tennis calendar so far despite the $139m compensation from their insurance cover. That is more financially damaging than the postponements of the French Open at Roland Garros and United States Open . Jake ...
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Olympics cannot be postponed for a second time, concedes Bach

LAUSANNE:  The Olympic Games in Tokyo – postponed until next year – will have to be scrapped if even that rescheduling proves impossible because of the coronivirus pandemic, according to Thomas Bach. The president of the International Olympic Committee was speaking in an interview with ...
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London 20212 para gold medallist banned for four years for doping

—- The International Paralympic Committee has banned the former Paralympic champion Para powerlifter Esther Oyema for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation.    The Nigerian, who won gold at London 2012 in the Women’s 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for a ...
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