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July 25, 2015 4:59 am gmt |
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Oman’s fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued Thursday when they qualified for next year’s World Twenty 20 in India. A five-wicket win over Namibia at the ICC qualifying event in Malahide near Dublin saw the Gulf minnows reach their first major international tournament. Victory also...
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July 24, 2015 11:34 am gmt |
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived in St Petersburg yesterday (Thursday), making his first official trip abroad since announcing in June that he would step aside amid the worst crisis in his federation’s history. Blatter will be at tomorrow’s (Saturday) draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifying c...
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July 23, 2015 12:28 pm gmt |
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Carlos Chavez, the arrested head of Bolivia’s soccer federation, arrived in Santa Cruz yesterday (Wednesday) where he will serve time in one of Latin America’s most violent prisons to prevent him from fleeing ahead of his trial over corruption charges over a reported $400,000 in diverted ...
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July 23, 2015 11:06 am gmt |
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Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich appeared in a Swiss court yesterday (Tuesday) to face drink driving charges after he caused an accident involving three cars in May 2014 which left no one injured. His alcohol blood level was almost three times over the drink-driving limit, according to Swiss ...
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July 23, 2015 8:56 am gmt |
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An official report into the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has said it was worth £740 M to the Scottish economy. It also estimated Glasgow itself gained £390m. Over the years 2007-14, averages of 2,100 jobs were created, over half of them in Glasgow. The report said the games were delivered on time ...
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July 23, 2015 6:52 am gmt |
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South Korean golfer and two-time PGA Tour winner Bae Sang-moon has lost his attempt to delay his military service. All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to complete two years of military service between the ages of 18 and 35. Bae had hoped to delay his service to continue his golfing career, b...
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July 22, 2015 9:36 am gmt |
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The U.S. Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that cleared baseball player Barry Bonds of obstruction of justice in a probe over steroids, effectively ending the long criminal prosecution of the sport’s career home run leader. The case involved testimony Bonds, 50, gave to a gra...
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July 22, 2015 9:17 am gmt |
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Taunton hosts the first of three one-day internationals as England return to action for the first time since beating New Zealand down under in February. England skipper Charlotte Edwards expects a fiercely-contested summer against the World Cup holders. “This is the biggest series I have probab...
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July 21, 2015 12:32 pm gmt |
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the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Michel Platini has not decided whether to run for the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) presidency despite enjoying widespread support in football, a UEFA spokesman said Monday. The election for a new FIFA president w...
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July 21, 2015 4:57 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka crumbled under extreme pressure inserted by Pakistan bowlers to hand over a 135 run win to Pakistan to take a 2-1 lead in the five match ODI series’ third match played under lights at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday not before an unfortunate incident took place as a spectator close...
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July 20, 2015 12:28 pm gmt |
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Two-times former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho Gaucho said his legs were shaking with desire to play his first match with Fluminense Soccer Club, as the Maracana stadium roared with cheering fans welcoming the newest signing on Sunday (July 19). “As I was saying just now, I have a real ur...
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July 20, 2015 11:55 am gmt |
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Australian Feliks Zemdegs took the Rubik´s Cube world title for the second year on Sunday (July 19) at the tense and sweat-dripping 2015 World Championship finals which reunited the world´s meanest “speedcubers” in Sao Paulo. Zemdegs came in with a cool second win, completing the traditio...
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July 20, 2015 5:37 am gmt |
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Rahul Dravid had said that the India ‘A’ stint is an exciting phase in any young player’s career. And there was unanimous agreement from four of his wards — K.L. Rahul, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron and Shreyas Iyer — who spoke to the media here on Saturday. The first four-day match against Australia ‘A’ ...
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July 20, 2015 3:32 am gmt |
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German giants Bayern Munich prepared for their match against Inter Milan in Shanghai on Sunday (July 19), the second match of their pre-season China tour. Pep Guardiola’s side, who were beaten in the Champions League semi-finals by the coach’s former team Barcelona in May, will play the I...
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July 19, 2015 4:38 pm gmt |
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Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has undergone back surgery, a close aide told media on Saturday (July 18), the latest in a series of recent health problems afflicting the 74-year-old former player. Pelé, whose given name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, has been at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in S...