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Platini prepares the way to make financial fair play rules . . . more fair

NYON: UEFA president Michel Platini is ready to review financial fair play after continuing criticism that it prevents lower and middle order clubs from rising up the football ladder on and off the pitch writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Speaking in a television interview with BeIn Sports, ...
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Galatasaray fined and told to pay for damage caused by fans at Arsenal

NYON: Turkish club Galatasaray have been fined €50,000 by UEFA and ordered to pay costs for trouble caused by their fans in the Champions League clash in North London on October 1. Flares were exploded in the crowd and damage caused to seating in the ...
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New death in Brazil after fan violence erupts in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO: Violence has returned to Brazil when a 21-year-old man died after clashes before Sunday’s Palmeiras v Santos game. Police say the man was run over by a car after he and other Palmeiras fans went onto a major highway to try to ambush two buses carrying Santos ...
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Nidhal Selmi . . . Tunisian international who abandoned sport for war

Football caught again in a fatal crossfire between Islamic rivals

JAMES M DORSEY: A successful footballer near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed ...
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Even Roberto Mancini is now forced to admit it: ‘The only person who can help Mario Balotelli now is . . . Balotelli’

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- For years Roberto Mancini believed he commanded the essential magic wand to transform Mario Balotelli from wayward problem child to consistent, self-controlled superstar. At Internazionale it had been Mancini who overruled the warnings of the youth coaching staff and insisted on ...
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Federations, sponsors, partners, bidders

iSportconnect / IRB / Doha 2009 / Baku 2015 / ISA / Soccerex Pro Daily / United World Wrestling / World Squash Federation / WBSC / World Bowling Tour – Oct 19: North American Soccer League / USA Rugby / BBL / US Open Squash ...
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Swiss and Ukraine triumph at Baku 2015 mountain bike test event

  BAKU: The Baku 2015 European Games Mountain Bike test event was hailed a resounding success as Switzerland’s Martin Fanger and Ukraine’s Iana Belomoina claimed victory.   Fanger, 26, won the men’s race in a time of 1:37.52 with a dominating performance to finish first ahead ...
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Aguerre outlines his vision for surfing ahead of ISA re-election bid

—- After presiding over 20 years of elite competition and global development as president of the International Surfing Association, Fernando Aguerre will stand for re-election at the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games on Saturday in Punta Rocas, Peru. An Argentinian born entrepreneur and founder of the Reef action sports brand, Aguerre is a pioneer of ...
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London 2012 gold medallists top final Greco-Roman rankings

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY: A trio of gold medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games and five first-time world champions top the final United World Wrestling rankings for Greco-Roman. Hamid Soryan (Iran) and Mijain Lopez Nunez (Cuba) won their sixth and fifth world titles at 59kg and 130kg, ...
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