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O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly nine years in prison O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly nine years in prison
CARSON CITY, Nev. – O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday, clearing the way for the former football star and actor to be released from a Nevada prison as soon as Oct. 1. Simpson, 70, will be a free man for the first time since 2007, when he was arrested for a Las Vegas robbery that led to his being sentenced to a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 33 years. "I’ve done my time, I’d jus...
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FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal without Cristiano Ronaldo for Mexico play-off FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal without Cristiano Ronaldo for Mexico play-off
Moscow:European champions Portugal will have to make do without captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they seek the consolation of a third-place finish in Sunday's Conderations Cup play-off against Mexico. The Real Madrid star was excused from the squad following Wednesday's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the semi-finals, returning home to meet his newborn twins. The 32-year-old, who already has...
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ICC asks fans to resell semi-finals tickets in fear of 'no-show' Indian fans ICC asks fans to resell semi-finals tickets in fear of 'no-show' Indian fans
Fans who no longer plan to attend the Champions Trophy semi-final between England and Pakistan in Cardiff on Wednesday have been urged to put their tickets on the official re-sale site in a bid to prevent empty seats at the ground. When spectators bought tickets for the one-day tournament, they were asked to specify a team preference by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Of those that ...
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Diving bans: Football Association approves retrospective action Diving bans: Football Association approves retrospective action
Players who dive in English football will face bans from next season under new Football Association regulations. Under the new rules, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will review footage each Monday looking for cases of simulation. Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension. The FA also announced it has passed r...
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FIFA hears Messi appeal against four-match Argentina ban FIFA hears Messi appeal against four-match Argentina ban
ZURICH: Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s appeal against his four-match international ban for insulting a match official was being heard by FIFA on Thursday, a source close to soccers governing body said. Messi did not travel to FIFA headquarters in Zurich for the hearing but Spanish media said he would make his defence in a video conference call. The FIFA Appeal committee was not expected to...
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Maria Sharapova: Russian beats Roberta Vinca on return from doping ban Maria Sharapova: Russian beats Roberta Vinca on return from doping ban
Maria Sharapova won on her return to action after a 15-month doping ban as she beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, who was suspended last March after testing positive for meldonium, beat the Italian 7-5 6-3. There was no noticeable bad reception for the 30-year-old, who responded well to losing her first service game to take a tight opening set in Stuttg...
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Gayle, Pietersen among marquee players for South Africa’s new T20 league Gayle, Pietersen among marquee players for South Africa’s new T20 league
JOHANNESBURG: Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen are among several big names to have signed up for the new T20 Destination League in South Africa which is set to take place later this year. Apart from Gayle and Pietersen, Cricket South Africa have also signed up Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy on Thursday (April 13) as the marquee internati...
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Misbahul Haq announces retirement from international cricket Misbahul Haq announces retirement from international cricket
Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced his retirement from the international cricket. Speaking at a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the 42-year-old said that he is pulling the curtains on his international career. “I am announcing my retirement from international cricket,” said Misbah. “The upcoming series against West Indies will be my last.” He furth...
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Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan fast bowler suspended for a year by PCB Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan fast bowler suspended for a year by PCB
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been banned for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing. The 7ft 1in bowler was one of three players suspended following an anti-corruption investigation focused on the Pakistan Super League. Six months of the ban will be suspended if Irfan, 34, fulfils certain conditions imposed o...
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Virat Kohli: India captain says friendships with Australia players are over Virat Kohli: India captain says friendships with Australia players are over
India captain Virat Kohli says his friendships with Australia players are over after their heated Test series. India won the final match of the four-Test series to secure a 2-1 victory. Prior to the first Test in Pune, Kohli spoke warmly of the tourists' players, saying he was "really good friends with all these guys off the field". But asked after Tuesday's eight-wicket win in Dharamsala...
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