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PREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle beat West Ham to cling on as Hull go down

LONDON: Hull City were relegated on the final day of the 2014-15 season after being held goalless by fourth-placed Manchester United while Newcastle double-locked safety by defeating West Ham United 2-0. Elsewhere Arsenal formally clinched third place with an easy 4-1 home win over West ...
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Scudamore cheers competitive power of the Premier League on final day

LONDON: Premier League ceo Richard Scudamore has hailed the strength in depth of the competition on the closing day of the season. Scudamore said: “Chelsea are worthy winners and the hallmark of the season has been the competitiveness and the integrity of each match which ...
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Barcelona tribute to Xavi as Madrid mark Ronaldo’s latest goals extravaganza

MADRID: Camp Nou stood in tribute to Xavi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo snatched his eighth hat-trick of the season as the Spanish league wrapped up. Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez was substituted to a standing ovation as his final Spanish league game ended in a ...
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Juventus celebrate double delight as Benitez bows out from beaten Napoli

TURIN: Juventus concluded their fourth successive Italian league title-winning season in triumph by winning their final home game of the season 3-1 against Napoli. This was expected to be Rafa Benitez’s last game as Napoli coach. He has been strongly linked with the coaching role at Real Madrid ...
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Adrian 'Panadero' Napolitano . . . freed on bail

‘Pepper spray’ hooligan released on bail as Boca bid to escape Copa ban

ERIC WEIL in BUENOS AIRES: The mastermind of the pepper spray attack on River Plate players which forced the abandonment of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final clasico has been identified as Boca Juniors hooligan fan Adrian Napolitano. Napolitano and his lawyer have appeared before a judge ...
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Platini says FFP is staying but it’s goodbye to the age of austerity

NYON: Michel Platini has insisted that no major changes are planned for UEFA’s financial fair play regulations after speculation he promoted with a suggestion of an imminent “relaxation” of the rules writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The French president of the European football federation had set a ...
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In their own words: International and national federations, sponsors, bids

International Judo Federation – May 23: AIBA + World Series of Boxing / Kazakhstan NOC / AFDP + AFC + One World Play / Boston 2024 / HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein / Kick It Out /  International Council of Arbitration for Sport – ...
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Pressure on Vizer after Peru quits as host to 2017 World Combat Games

LIMA: Marius Vizer’s grip on the SportAccord presidency has begun to weaken after Peru withdrew as host to the 2017 World Combat Games writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The Games should have been one of the most high-profile events under the SportAccord banner. Instead Vizer must find ...
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Luck smiles on Rosberg in Monaco after Hamilton’s pit stop muddle

MONTE CARLO: Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third successive year after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was foiled by a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen. This was Rosberg’s second win of the season after his victory two weeks ago in Spain. ...
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Swimming chief is baffled by Vizer’s declarations of war on Bach and IOC

KEIR RADNEDGE in LAUSANNE: Swimming chiefs, among the first to lead the avalanche out of SportAccord, remain baffled by the behaviour of its president Marius Vizer. The Romanian, head of both arms of SportAccord – the comvention and the umbrella association of international federations – ...
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