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Neymar sees red but Cavani rescues point for Paris SG in Marseille

PARIS: Neymar was sent off for the first time since his transfer from Barcelona as Paris Saint-Germain scrambled for a 2-2 draw with Marseille in the French league. Edinson Cavani’s stoppage-time free-kick rescued a point in the third minute of stoppage time at the Stade ...
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Ashworth position at FA ‘untenable’ after Sampson storm, says Rabatts

LONDON: Dame Heather Rabatts has said she thinks Dan Ashworth’s position as the Football Association’s technical director is now “untenable” after last week’s Parliamentary hearing into the Mark Sampson affair. As Rabbatts, who had been the first woman to serve on the FA board until ...
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Spurs turn on style to sink Liverpool as Maradona and FIFA come to town

LONDON: FIFA’s The Best awards show is being staged in London tomorrow after Tottenham and Liverpool paraded the best – and the worst – of the Premier League to entertain VIP guest Diego Maradona at Wembley. Tottenham thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in a hugely entertaining duel ...
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Bartomeu . . . treading a delicate tightrope

Barcelona president Bartomeu insists club’s future lies in the Spanish league

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- Barcelona, diplomatically, have indicated they want it both ways as tension builds in the Catalan  capital over the Spanish government’s stated intention of ‘taking over’ the running of the region. FC Barcelona have always been considered the most high-profile social flagbearer ...
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Strength of numbers helps build Premier clubs’ Champions League momentum

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Five years have passed since an English team, Chelsea in Munich against FC Bayern, last reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. This has been a very different era to the 1970s and early 1980s when English clubs featured in ...
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UEFA disciplinary commission decisions

—- The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions: Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Celtic FC and Paris Saint-Germain (0-5), played on 12 September in Scotland. Charges against Celtic FC: • Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA ...
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Whistleblower claims 10,000 athletes doped in Chinese medals strategy

BERLIN: Up to 10,000 sports competitors were subjected to doping in China in the 1980s and 1990s according to the latest whistleblower. Xue Yinxian, now 79 is a Chinese doctor who told her story in an ARD television documentary in Germany where she has sought ...
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Rio prosecutors lay formal charges against Nuzman, Diack over IOC vote

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s former Olympic supremo Carlos Artur Nuzman and ex-world athletics boss Lamine Diack have been formally indicted by Rio de Janeiro prosecutors over vote-rigging accusations concerning the award of 2016 host rights. According to the indictment Nuzman and Sergio Cabral, the former governor ...
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Irish Olympic Council ends deal with company in Rio 2016 tickets controversy

DUBLIN: The Olympic Council of Ireland has is terminating its contract with THG Sports, the British company at the centre of the Rio 2016 ticketing scandal. The council has said that Mr Justice Finnegan, a retired Supreme Court judge, had overseen mediation to prematurely scrap ...
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