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Warner says scandal may spell doom for Australia career – Tearful pugnacious batsman struggles to talk as he apologized to fans, team-mates

SYDNEY, March 31, (AFP): Former Test vice-captain David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised Saturday over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket. As stand-in captain Tim Paine signalled a new approach with a pre-match handshake …

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Australian cricket in crisis over scandal – Smith cedes Royals captaincy after ball-tampering controversy

JOHANNESBURG, March 26, (AFP): Cricket faces one of the toughest weeks in its history as the backlash grows over Australian ball-tampering, a scandal that could cost Steve Smith not only the Test captaincy but a potential life ban. The Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardian of the laws of the game, …

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Hakuho wins tournament as scandal rocks national sport – Grand champ extends career title to 40

TOKYO, Nov 25, (AFP): Mongolian grand champion Hakuho won the latest sumo tournament on Saturday as Japan’s national sport continued to draw media attention after another top wrestler faced a police probe into an alleged assault. Yokozuna — or grand champion — Hakuho easily shoved Endo onto the ring at …

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Scandal-hit H’wood honors Amy Adams – A-listers pay tribute

HOLLYWOOD, United States, Nov 11, (Agencies): Scandal-hit Hollywood left its woes behind Friday to honor Amy Adams for a glittering career that has seen her go from waitress to five-time Oscar nominee. The 43-year-old — famous for the diversity of her film roles — told AFP ahead of being presented …

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Me too, moi aussi

CURRENTLY, there is a huge uproar around the world over the sexual misconduct scandal involving famous American film producer Harvey Weinsten – co-founder of the film company ‘Miramax’. This producer did not spare actresses from sexual misconduct, obviously in return for giving them roles in the films he is making. …

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Wells in another scandal, this time in auto lending – Bank says scandal may have cost about 20,000 people their cars

NEW YORK, July 29, (AP): Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo is back in hot water for signing customers up for products that they didn’t need or want. This time it’s auto insurance, and the bank says it may have cost about 20,000 people their cars. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo acknowledged late Thursday …

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Scandal-hit BWF number 2 steps down – Delgado ‘excused from his duties’

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5, (AFP): The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) deputy president has stepped down as he fights corruption allegations in his home country of Peru, a statement said on Monday. Gustavo Salazar Delgado, the sport’s number two official behind president Poul-Erik Hoyer, asked to be “excused from his duties”, …

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Embattled S. Korea president: Scandal ‘my fault and mistake’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary display of abject apology during a moment of supreme crisis, South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame Friday for a “heartbreaking” scandal amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious confidante to manipulate power from the shadows. Park also vowed to …

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Beware of the Fancy Bears in Russian doping scandal – Athletes’ representative says anti-doping system ‘not broken’

PARIS, Oct 5, (AP): Somewhere in Russia, computer hackers must be congratulating themselves on a well-executed con. By stealing and then publishing the private medical files of more than 120 international athletes from a World Anti-Doping Agency database, the self-described “Fancy Bears hack team” has diverted attention from Russia’s systemic …

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Kerry Washington feted with parade and roast at Harvard

“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington took home a shiny little pudding pot Thursday after being feted with a raucous parade through Harvard Square and a roast by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization says it named Washington as Woman of the Year because she’s the first …

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