Thursday , September 20 2018


FIFA and Adidas ties in spotlight – WC graft claims

BERLIN, Oct 21, (AFP): Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA. At the heart of the latest graft claims to rock …

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PSG host Real in top clash, Sevilla in Man City’s way – Man Utd back in Moscow after six-year absence

PARIS, Oct 20, (AFP): Real Madrid travel to Paris Saint-Germain in the plum clash of Wednesday’s Champions League matches as improving Manchester City host Sevilla and Borussia Moenchengladbach desperately seek a first win at Juventus. AFP Sport runs the rule over the games being played in Champions League Groups A, B, …

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Kwon nets winner Al Ahli reach ACL final

DUBAI, Oct 20, (Agencies): Kwon Kyung-won scored in stoppage time to send Dubai’s Al Ahli through to a first Asian Champions League (ACL) final after a 3-2 win in the home leg of their last-four encounter against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal on Tuesday. The South Korean’s deflected effort in the …

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FIFA move unconvincing, unjustifiable, says Kuwait – Clubs reject suspension

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20 (KUNA): Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Monday blasted the FIFA for its recent decision to ban Kuwait from participation in international soccer activities. “The decision is utterly unconvincing and unjustifiable. It’s an uncalculated punishment …

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FIFA reconfirms presidential election in Feb 2016 – Platini’s status uncertain; reform plan would curb presidency

ZURICH, Oct 20, (Agencies): FIFA decided Tuesday to stick with its presidential election date in February, as uncertainty surrounded Michel Platini’s candidacy and Asia’s top soccer official edged closer to entering the race. With no clear timetable for Platini to challenge his provisional suspension, officials who have supported the UEFA …

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Pakistan ‘not optimistic’ about playing India: Khan – Indian opener Sehwag announces international retirement

NEW DELHI, Oct 20, (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief said Tuesday he was not optimistic about resuming ties with India after hardline Hindu activists sabotaged talks between the two sides. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan was due to meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank …

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2015 RS:X World Championship officially open – Ceremony held at Millennium Resort Mussanah

MUSCAT, Oct 19: The Sultanate of Oman officially welcomed the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships to its shores with a ceremony at the Millennium Resort Mussanah, part of the purpose-built Olympic-standard sports village that 140 athletes (82 men and 58 women) from 42 different countries will call home for the …

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Indian activists storm BCCI over Pak talks – ICC exploring cricket inclusion in Olympics 

MUMBAI, Oct 19, (AFP): Dozens of activists stormed the Mumbai offices of India’s cricket board on Monday to disrupt planned talks on resuming matches against Pakistan, the latest protest by hardline Hindu activists in the city. Around three dozen supporters of the Shiv Sena party barged into the headquarters of …

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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row – Soccer body’s leaders meet amidst latest scandal storm 

PARIS, Oct 19, (Agencies): UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich …

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Logano triumphs at Kansas Speedway – ‘That’s good, hard racing’ 

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Oct 19, (AP): Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Logano had nothing to lose. Kenseth had just about everything. So when Logano …

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