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Concern over World Cup fan violence surfaces after new incidents

MUNICH/BILBAO: Fears  over the possibility of hooligan trouble at the World Cup in Russia in June and July have been revived after two separate incidents across Europe writes KEIR RADNEDGE. A Russian fan accused of violence at the 2016 European Championship finals in France has been ...
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Guardiola faces FA charge for wearing ‘political’ yellow ribbon

LONDON: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Football Association for “wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon” and hence breaching kit and advertising regulations. Guardiola said in November he wears the ribbon to support imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia. The ...
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FIFAGATE: Panama company fined for bribing Costa Rica football boss

NEW YORK: Fall-out from the FIFAGate scandal has seen a Panama-based fined for bribing Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rica football federation. Li is awaiting sentence later this year on corruption charges arising out of the investigation undertaken at the behest of the ...
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Pep Guardiola . . . winning return to Wembley?

Revved-up City poised to bring Guardiola his first English trophy

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Manchester City’s squad of super-competitive players were only handed extra motivation for defeating Arsenal in tomorrow’s League Cup Final when they tumbled out of the FA Cup to third division Wigan on Monday. Pep Guardiola’s runaway Premier leaders dominated the entire game, ...
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Wow! Remarkable tribute to the one and only original Gilles

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . —— The late Gilles Villeneuve numbers among a Formula I elite whose names lives on though they never won the world championship. That was an ...
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BOA Team GB: PyeongChang 2018 Day 14

It’s not to be for curling rink Team Muirhead as they lose their semi-final while Emily Sarsfield is all smiles after making her Olympic ski cross debut.   Curlers defeated 10-5 by Sweden and now face Japan in the bronze medal match tomorrow Emily Sarsfield ...
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Jean-Marie Weber: ‘Banquo’s ghost’ at the grand sports feast

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY: He did not affect to the stern arrogance of Joao Havelange, the bouncy bonhomie of Sepp Blatter or the godfatherly twinkle of Juan Antonio Samaranch. But, in his way, Jean-Marie Weber was as significant in the advance of sports business as any of ...
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Second Russian is named as having tested positive at Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG: Another Russian competor has tested positive for an unspecified banned substance at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She waas confirmed by officials as Nadezhda Sergeeva, who finished 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh earlier this week with Nadezhda Paleeva. The disclosure of ...
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Russia awaits decision on Closing Ceremony after curler stripped of medal for doping

PYEONGCHANG: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Winter Olympics bronze medal after being found guilty of doping. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russians allowed to compete as neutrals at the Games despite the country being banned for previous doping offences. Krushelnitsky’s ...
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Terho and Randall replace Pengilly and Ruggiero on IOC athletes’ commission

PYEONGCHANG: Emma Terho from Finland (ice hockey) and Kikkan Randall from the United States (cross-country skiing) have been elected to the International Olympic Committee’s athletes commission by fellow competitors at the Winter Games. With a record participation rate of 83.86 per cent, athletes at the ...
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