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Joy of six as Chelsea lead way in players union’s Team of the Year awards

LONDON: Six stalwarts of Premier League leaders Chelsea have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year. Defenders Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Gary Cahill are joined by midfielders Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard plus striker Diego Costa. The ‘other ...
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Long shadow of Bin Hammam over AFC Congress after new cover-up claims

JAMES M DORSEY —- A senior executive of the Asian Football Confederation allegedly requested, in 2012, that at least one of his subordinates tamper with or hide documents related to enquiries by independent auditors and FIFA into management of the AFC by Mohammed Bin Hammam. The ...
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Premier League trio head for Europa League — the race no-one wants to win

LONDON: The race for England’s two guaranteed Europa League places could hardly be tighter. Liverpool and Tottenham are level with 58 points followed by Southampton (57). Liverpool, now resigned to missing injury-prone England striker Daniel Sturridge for the rest of the season, drew 0-0 at ...
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Michael Van Praag . . . worthwhile campaign trip

Webb under fire again as Surinam comes out in support of Van Praag

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Surinam has come out in support of FIFA presidential challenger Michael Van Praag while taking a public swipe at CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb along the way. That the Surinam Football Association should support Van Praag in his bid to oust Sepp Blatter ...
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Blatter hails AFC and Sheikh Salman en route to Bahrain

ZURICH: Bahrain may be the subject of controversy over its treatment of human rights protesters but FIFA president Sepp Blatter is looking forward to flying to Manama for Thursday’s Asian Football Confederation Congress. This may owe something to promises of Asian support in the FIFA ...
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In their own words: International and national federations, sponsors, bids

PFA Awards 2015 / World Series of Boxing (WSB) / Qatar Olympic Committee / United World Wrestling – Apr 25: AIBA: WSB / SportBusiness Intl Newswire / World Squash Federation / United World Wrestling – Apr 24: iSportconnect / FIFA + Canada 2015 / Soccerex ...
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Qatar considers quitting as sponsor of SportAccord over Vizer attack on IOC

DOHA: The fall-out from Marius Vizer’s incendiary verbal assault on the Olympic movement and its president Thomas Bach continues writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Qatar’s Olympic Committee is to consider whether to scrap its sponsorship of the SportAccord Convention after events in Sochi this past week. The ...
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Kipchoge wins the London marathon but Kenyans lose out in women’s race

LONDON: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon in 2hr 4min 42sec with Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa a suyrprise winner of the woman’s race. The men’s marathon saw Kipchoge finish a mere five seconds clear of Wilson Kipsang with world record-holder Dennis Kimetto completing a Kenyan ...
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Anderson the hero again as England snatch surprise win in second Test

ST GEORGE’S: England finally cracked a jinx of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test. Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded for 307 in ...
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