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‘1905 Original’ All Blacks shirt smashes world record

CARDIFF, UK, Oct 9, (AFP): The jersey of New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher from their legendary 1905 Test against Wales smashed the world record price for a rugby shirt on Friday. The black shirt, embroidered with a silver fern, sold to a British buyer for £180,000 ($276,000/243,000 euros) at an …

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Sepp Blatter fights suspension amid FIFA turmoil

ZURICH, Oct 9, (Agencies): FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said Friday as world football’s sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) became the latest …

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Kuwait threatened with FIFA ban

ZURICH, Oct 8, (RTRS): Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body FIFAhas given the Kuwait Football Association until next week to avoid the …

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‘Sepp faces suspension’ – 90 days

ZURICH, Oct 7, (RTRS): FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces a 90 day suspension from football if the governing body’s ethics judge backs a prosecutor’s recommendation, a close friend and former advisor to Blatter told Reuters on Wednesday. Blatter’s long-term confidant Klaus Stoehlker said the decision by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on …

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‘Form a panel to tackle sports rows’ – Al-Mezyad to chair

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yacoub Al-Sane’ has issued a decision to form a judicial panel at the Court of First Instance which will arbitrate on sports disputes in the country. According to an official statement issued by Ministry of Justice, …

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Americans use 2nd-half surge to beat Panama – Mora helps Cuba tie Canada 2-2

COMMERCE CITY, Colorado, Oct 7, (AP): Sluggish in the first half, the Americans needed some kind of catalyst. So the team called on Jerome Kiesewetter and Jordan Morris, ending their nights off. Kiesewetter sparked the offense with a goal and an assist in the second half, and the United States …

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Kuwait, S. Korea stress world and Asian qualifier

The coaches of both Kuwaiti and South Korean football teams stressed here Wednesday the significance of their Thursday match which is part of the fourth round of Group 7 of world and Asian cup qualifiers. They shared the same view during a joint press conference that they would have an …

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Omani sailor Alawi lost at sea

PARIS, Oct 7, (AFP): Coastguards have launched a search for an Omani sailor lost at sea off the coast of Croatia after falling overboard on Wednesday, his Musandam-Oman Sail team announced. The captain of the Oman-based multihull boat, Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, raised the alarm at 0305 GMT after Mohammed Al …

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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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