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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia have named Portugal's Mariano Barreto as coach, the head of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) said on Wednesday.
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BERNE (Reuters) - European football is more divided today than it was during the Cold War because of the unequal distribution of wealth among its clubs, FIFA...
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Prague in the Czech Republic and Poland have pulled out of the race to host matches at Euro 2020.
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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers can return to competitive racing after a positive drug test caused by some dodgy meat was overturned.
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FIFA urged to back corruption probe

An expert panel commissioned by FIFA wants soccer's governing body to look into corruption allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6...
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David Moyes has thanked his coaching staff for their loyalty to him during his disastrous tenure at Manchester United.
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COLOMBO (Reuters) - The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players ended on Wednesday when the latter agreed to accept 10 percent of the...
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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, convicted in 2011 for fixing football matches, has been arrested in Helsinki, according to Finland's National...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes thanked his predecessor Alex Ferguson on Wednesday for having given him the opportunity to lead...
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David Moyes says he understands Manchester Untied fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.
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Central Coast Mariners have been AFC Champions League when they were beaten 1-0 by Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.
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Malinga named Sri Lanka T20 captain

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been appointed the new captain of the Sri Lanka Twenty20 team until March 2015.
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SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. Brazil had trounced the Spanish world champions. Yet 73,000...
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Andrey Kanchelskis watches events at Old Trafford from afar these days but weighed into the debate over Manchester United's woes this week,...
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The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement that the Saxo-Tinkoff rider had been stripped of his results from the Japan Cup that month but would...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes returned to the club's training ground on Wednesday to help caretaker manager Ryan Giggs...
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Finnish police have arrested a convicted Singaporean match-fixer linked to corruption cases in Europe and Australia, a local newspaper reported.
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Manchester United have called in former midfielder Paul Scholes as a member of interim coach Ryan Giggs' coaching staff.
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan,...
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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers is free to return to the track after the ICU cleared the former world champion of doping.
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The Swede, who won the order of merit in Europe and the Tour Championships in the U.S. last year, has struggled to reach the heady heights so far this season and...
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Sri Lanka's cricket selectors have sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with paceman Lasith Malinga.
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BERNE (Reuters) - Barcelona's ban from transfer market activity, due to last until the end of next season, has been temporarily lifted after the Spanish club...
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Barcelona will be allowed to sign new players as FIFA considers the club's appeal against sanctions for signing overseas youth players.
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Docker cleared by NRL judiciary

Penrith forward Adam Docker will be free to play this weekend after being cleared of a lifting tackle by the NRL judiciary.
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Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe has been suspended for the next three Super Rugby matches after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan.
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid failed to breach Chelsea's wall of resistance at the Calderon and they will now hope for more from their leading marksman...
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ASADA is appealing against the 18-month ban handed to St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad last December.
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Earlier this month, 11 players of the Vietnam Cup winners told police they received around 800 million dong ($37,900) for fixing a March 18 AFC Cup match against...
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