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Manchester City race 11 points clear after dismissing United at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER: Manchester City are – almost – out of sight at the top of the Premier League. In defeating closest pursuers United at Old Trafford by 2-1 they raced 11 points clear at the top of the table and established a record of 14 successive ...
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Rooney and Everton make Liverpool pay for selection and defensive mistakes

LIVERPOOL: Everton, snatching a surprise point at Anfield in the Merseyside derby, demonstrated perfectly how Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can be stopped: stifle their attack and wait for their defence to make the inevitable silly mistake. The 1-1 draw, one-sided in terms of Liverpool possession, raised questions ...
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European politicians criticise FIFA for undermining its own ethics operation

ZURICH: Gianni Infantino’s presidential own goal concerning FIFA’s ethics watchdogs has come back to haunt him yet again in the shape of a highly-critical sports governance assessment to the Council of Europe writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Last spring, at Infantino’s behest, the world football federation’s congress sacked ...
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Mark Tuitert: a winner in Vancouver, now a winner in Brussels

Cracks in the façade of sport as we know it as European Commission makes example of ISU

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- The European Commission has insisted that its damning ruling against restrictive practices by the International Skating Union concerns only one specific case in one specific sport. But the implications of its decision that skaters have a right to compete in events ...
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Conte admits title defence is all over after derby defeat by Hammers

LONDON: The prospects of Carlo Ancelotti making an ahead-of-schedule early return to Chelsea increased sharply after Antonio Conte admitted that retaining the Premier title had been rendered impossible by a 1-0 derby defeat at West Ham. Not only was the result a disappointment, against struggling ...
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IOC: Vonn does the triple

—- Unstoppable US skiing star Lindsey Vonn pledged her support to the next generation of young athletes today as she announced she would be returning as a Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Ambassador for the third time. Lindsey will assume the role for the Lausanne 2020 ...
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Games ban is IOC discrimination against Russian athletes, says Usmanov

LAUSANNE: Alisher Usmanov, president of the International Fencing Federation, has written to the International Olympic Committee urging it to reverse its decision to bar Russian from competing under their own flag at the PyeongChang Winter Games in February. On Tuesday the executive board of the IOC, ...
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Putin keeps IOC guessing over Russian response to PyeongChang ban

MOSCOW: Russia has apparently decided to play a long game following the decision of the International Olympic Committee to ban its formal participation in the PyeongChang Winter Games next February writes KEIR RADNEDGE. IOC and PyeongChang had been waiting on tenterhooks for the reaction from ...
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Lebedev demands Russian withdrawal from Winter Games after IOC ban

MOSCOW: Igor Lebedev, the deputy speaker of the Duma, has said that Russia should withdraw from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next February rather than accept the “humiliation” meted out by the IOC. On Tuesday the executive board of the International Olympic Committee ordered that ...
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