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Host Russia’s World Cup stars are all cleared of doping suspicion by FIFA

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: FIFA has shut down the main strand of its investigation into concerns over doping in Russian football. The decision, three weeks ahead of the start to the World Cup finals, will be greeted with some scepticism given the enormity of the shadow of ...
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Southgate confirms Kane to captain England at World Cup in Russia

LONDON: Manager Gareth Southgate has named top scorer Harry Kane as England’s captain for the World Cup finals in Russia. Southgate said: “Harry has some outstanding personal qualities. He is a meticulous professional and one of the most important things for a captain is that they set ...
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CONCACAF to spread Gold Cup finals beyond US borders next year

MIAMI: CONCACAF has confirmed the 15 United States-based venues that will host the 2019 Gold Cup. Matches will also be played in Central America and the Caribbean for the first time, with those venues set to be announced in the coming months. That ‘caring, sharing’ ...
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Infantino . . . not a prayer of pushing through club competition upgrade

Infantino forced to backtrack over revamp of Club World Cup

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- FIFA president Gianni Infantino appears to be retreating for the time being over one central plank of the $25bn deal to reorganise the world football federation’s competitions. Opposition from within European federation UEFA to the proposal for an expanded and revamped ...
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Messi has one more week to wait for confirmation of fifth Golden Shoe

LONDON: Lionel Messi is one week away from confirmed at top spot in the ESM European Golden Shoe standings for the continent’s leading league marksman writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Spanish league concluded last weekend with Messi established out in front for what would be a record ...
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UEFA: AC Milan referred to CFCB Adjudicatory Chamber for decision

NYON:  The Investigatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has decided to refer Italian club AC Milan to the Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB for breach of the Financial Fair Play regulations, in particular the break-even requirement. After careful examination of all ...
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Journalist among eight killed in Jalalabad cricket stadium bomb attack, 50 hurt

AIPS / JALALABAD: At least eight people have been killed in back to back bomb attacks on Ramadan night-time cricket tournament in Afghanistan. ASJF Member and organizer of the Ramadan Peace tournament Hedayatullah Zaheer was among those killed while ASJF regional Office manager Qarar Azizi ...
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Supreme Court’s ruling opens door to legalised sports betting in US

SAMINDRA KUNTI – AIPS: In a landmark decision the US Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited sports gambling, thus clearing the way for American states to legalise betting on sports. The Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a ...
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Popov dives in with late bid to succeed Zhukov as Russian Olympic chief

MOSCOW: Alexander Popov, four times an Olympic swimming gold medallist, has emerged as candidate to take over the presidency of the tarnished Russian Olympic Committee. Popov, 46, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee following his membership of the athletes commission between 2008 and ...
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