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FIFA bans Blazer for life

Posted by on 09/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Football, Sports, World

FIFA bans Blazer for life

FIFA bans Blazer for life

ZURICH: FIFA yesterday ordered a life ban against Chuck Blazer, a central figure in the corruption scandal that has engulfed world football, for taking millions of dollars in bribes. “Mr Blazer committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA […]

US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted by on 08/07/2015
Filed under Football, Sports

US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

FRISCO: Clint Dempsey didn’t view a wild sellout crowd as a pro-Texas bunch celebrating two goals by what amounts to a hometown kid. The East Texas native thinks American soccer supporters are a lot more fervent than that now. Dempsey scored twice on headers not far from where he trained as a youth, and the […]

Australian gored in Pamplona bull-run

Posted by on 08/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Other Sports, Sports, Top Stories, World

Australian gored in Pamplona bull-run

Australian gored in Pamplona bull-run

Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

Posted by on 08/07/2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

BARCELONA: Barcelona will keep more than 60 million euros ($65 million) of talent on the sidelines for six months having signed Turkish international Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal knowing that they cannot play until next year. More big money deals could follow. A FIFA ban on making official signings until January 2016 has not stopped […]

Murray to face Federer in semis

Posted by on 08/07/2015
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Murray to face Federer in semis

Murray to face Federer in semis

LONDON: Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 10th Wimbledon semi-final yesterday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win over French 12th seed Gilles Simon. The second seed will face either Andy Murray or Vasek Pospisil, in what will be his 37th Grand Slam semifinal, for a place in Sunday’s title match. The 33-year-old Swiss, bidding to […]

Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight belt

WASHINGTON: Floyd Mayweather was Monday stripped by the World Boxing Organization of the welterweight world title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao two months ago in what was dubbed “the fight of the century”. Mayweather had failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying the $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he […]

Messi devastated by new final defeat

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Messi devastated by new final defeat

Messi devastated by new final defeat

BUENOS AIRES: Lionel Messi has told of the pain of losing the Copa America final after the football superstar faced criticism in his native Argentina. Messi finally posted a statement on his facebook account late Monday having hidden his devastation at losing another major final since the 4-1 penalty shootout defeat by Chile on Saturday. […]

Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Football, Sports

Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

WASHINGTON: Carli Lloyd has the personality and grit to become the next advertising sensation but the World Cup star should start aggressively hitting the market because of the limited interest in women’s soccer in the United States, analysts said on Monday. Lloyd had three goals in the first 16 minutes to lead the Americans to […]

Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

COLOMBO: Younus Khan’s epic unbeaten 171 guided Pakistan to their highest successful run chase yesterday, the tourists easing to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to clinch the three-match series by a 2-1 margin. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (59 not out) blasted Jehan Mubarak for a six to seal Pakistan’s first test series win in Sri Lanka […]

Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

Posted by on 07/07/2015
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

Proteas cruise home in second Bangladesh T20

DHAKA: Spinners Eddie Leie and Aaron Phangiso shared six wickets between them as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take the two-match series 2-0 in Dhaka yesterday. Debutant leg-spinner Leie claimed 3-16 and left-arm spinner Phangiso took 3-30, as Bangladesh were all out for 138 runs with five […]

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona race

Posted by on 06/07/2015
Filed under Other Sports, Sports

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona race

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH: A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 a.m. local time yesterday, filled with dread after Dillon’s car sailed upside down into the fence then shot back onto the […]

Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

Posted by on 06/07/2015
Filed under Cricket, Sports

Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

Starc promises ‘no respite’ for England

LONDON: Mitchell Starc has told England there will be no let-up when they face Australia’s pace attack in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff tomorrow. The left-arm fast bowler took nine wickets in Australia’s final warm-up match as they defeated county side Essex over the weekend and Starc is now set to be an increasingly […]