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Sports

Brazil face World Cup qualifying ‘clashes’ without star Neymar – Endless postmortems

In this file photo, Barcelona’s Neymar (center), vie for the ball with Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah (right), during a Champions League Group E soccer match between Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain on July 20, 2015. (AP) SAO PAULO, Oct 6, (AFP): Much has changed …

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Jail sought for Messi’s father

MADRID, Oct 6, (RTRS): Spain’s public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) for Lionel Messi’s father Jorge in a tax fraud case. The prosecutor reiterated that Lionel Messi should not have to face charges for allegedly defrauding …

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FIFA wants me banned for 19 yrs: Chung – Hong Kong fined by FIFA over booing fans

SEOUL, Oct 6, (Agencies): FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon said Tuesday the ethics committee of football’s governing body wants him banned for 19 years and slammed the move as a bid to “smear” his election campaign. The South Korean tycoon said that FIFA president Sepp Blatter, himself the target of …

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Kuwait Steel, Body Building, HEISCO into semis – H.P.I. Hyperians outlast KEO

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: H.P.I. Hyperians, Kuwait Steel, Body Building and HEISCO won their inter-company quarter-final matches Friday afternoon at the ongoing PBLK 4th Conference basketball tournament at the Khaitan Sports Club. H.P.I Hyperians’ Borj Alisbo finished with 30 points including 53-pointers while Ric Bumagat scored 18 with forward Ramos …

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Doc refutes claim Iran broke gender rules

TEHRAN, Oct 6, (AFP): A FIFA medical officer on Tuesday rejected media reports that Iran had broken rules by fielding women footballers, winners of a recent Asian championship, who were actually men. Days after Iran triumphed at the inaugural Asian Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia, reports emerged that eight of …

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Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in derby draw with Real, CR7 – Leaders Villarreal beaten by struggling Levante

MADRID, Oct 5, (Agencies): Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto struck late to rescue a 1-1 La Liga draw against Real Madrid on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to set a new club scoring record. Vietto slotted the ball home with seven minutes to go after Karim Benzema …

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Evans’ rape conviction sent to CA

LONDON, Oct 5, (AFP): British footballer Ched Evans’ conviction for rape has been referred to Britain’s Court of Appeal, a body that investigates alleged miscarriages of justice announced on Monday. The former Wales striker, who maintains his innocence, was released from prison last year after serving half of a five-year …

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South Africa win T20 series after crowd trouble – Seamer Morkel leads the way for Proteas

CUTTACK, India, Oct 5, (AFP): Seamer Albie Morkel led the way with three for 12 as South Africa thumped India by six wickets in the violence-hit second Twenty20 match in Cuttack on Monday to clinch the series. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir and seamer Chris Morris chipped in with two wickets each …

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Parliament ‘will’ confront FIFA with sport law facts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: The Parliament Office held a meeting on Monday during which it discussed authorizing MP Abdullah Al-Mayouf and MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji to attend the meeting scheduled to be held in Lausanne City on Saturday, Oct 10 and Sunday, Oct 11 in which the two parts of the …

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Asif-led Pakistan ‘clinch’ third decisive ODI against Zimbabwe – Afridi slams Australia over Bídesh tour

HARARE, Oct 5, (AFP): Offspinner Bilal Asif outlined his potential value to Pakistan ahead of upcoming games against England as his five-wicket haul clinched the third and decisive one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Monday. Playing in just his second ODI, Asif decimated the Zimbabwe line-up with …

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