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Premier League clubs vote to bring VAR into the action next season

LONDON: Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the ...
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Hail and winning farewell for Rooney as England defeat United States 3-0

LONDON: England great Wayne Rooney got a heartfelt send-off and first-hand glimpse of the future as debutant Callum Wilson completed a comfortable win for Gareth Southgate’s experimental side against the United States. Focus on number 10 switched from Downing Street to Wembley on Thursday evening ...
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Discovery boss Dinnage to take over from Scudamore at Premier League

LONDON: Discovery television executive Susanna Dinnage is to take over from Richard Scudamore as ceo of the English Premier League when he steps down at the end of the year. Dinnage, who had been in line last year for the role of chief executive of ...
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Eduardo Li Sanchez . . . conditional freedom

Li free to go home to Costa Rica after latest FIFAGate judgment

NEW YORK: Eduardo Li, one of the ‘Zurich Seven’ has been sentenced to two years of conditional freedom by the Eastern District Court in New York for his role in the FIFAGate corruption scandal writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The former president of the Costa Rican football ...
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Change on the way or a one-off gesture? Iranian women fans allowed in to watch Champions League Final

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Iranian authorities appear to have taken a cautious step forward in response to years of campaigning by allowing an estimated 800 women football fans into the Azadi (Freedom) Stadium in Tehran for the second leg of the Asian Champions League Final. ...
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New setback for IOC and Olympic ‘message’ as Calgary votes No to 2026 bid

TORONTO: Residents of Calgary have voted decisively against the city bidding to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2026. A total of 304,774 votes split resulted in 171,750 against or 56.4pc. The ‘yes’ voge accounted for 132,832, or 43.6pc. The gap between the two camps ...
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Spanish government orders full sports respect for Kosovo after karate row

LAUSANNE/MADRID: The International Olympic Committee has welcomed an order from the Spanish government that Kosovo sportsmen and women should be treated with all the correct protocol and courtesies at events in the country  writes KEIR RADNEDGE. This follows problems at the World Karate Championships in Madrid ...
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Nicholl poised to step down after ‘incredible’ 20 years at UK Sport

LONDON: Liz Nicholl CBE, Chief Executive Officer of UK Sport, the nation’s high performance sport agency, has announced plans to step down next summer after what will then be 20 years in a leadership role at UK Sport, nine as CEO. Nicholl joined UK Sport in ...
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