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Former footballers jailed for match-fixing in Norway Former footballers jailed for match-fixing in Norway
A Norwegian appeals court on Wednesday sentenced two former football players and a punter to prison in a match-fixing case involving two third division teams. The case dates back to two matches in June, 2012. In the first game, Follo lost 4-3 to Ostsiden having led 3-0 with just 25 minutes to go. In the second game, Asker lost 7-1 to Frigg Oslo despite being favourites to win. Following a co...
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Five fairy-tale sports stories with unhappy sequels Five fairy-tale sports stories with unhappy sequels
Premier League champions Leicester City’s shambolic defence of their title leaves them in real danger of relegation. However, they would not be the first to have seen a fairy tale sporting success quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are the five other examples: Boxing — Buster Douglas James ‘Buster’ Douglas tamed the fearsome ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson in Tokyo in 1990, the 42/1 outsider inflicting h...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic coy on Manchester United contract extension Zlatan Ibrahimovic coy on Manchester United contract extension
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to commit his future to the Premier League club despite the Swede saying he has fulfilled the requirements needed to extend his contract. The 35-year-old has silenced critics who suggested he may struggle to adapt to the pace and intensity of the English game, scoring 20 goals since moving to Old Trafford from Paris St Germain on a free trans...
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Defending champions Bengaluru FC held by lowly Minerva Punjab Defending champions Bengaluru FC held by lowly Minerva Punjab
Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC dropped their first points at home this season after a fortuitous goal allowed Minerva Punjab FC claim a point with a 1-1 draw at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. The point leaves the Blues on fifth position with 11 points from seven games. Sunil Chhetri's fourth goal in as many games seemed like doing the job for Bengaluru, before a harmless looking cross from K...
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Angry Lee Chong Wei lashes out at Malaysia association Angry Lee Chong Wei lashes out at Malaysia association
Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei was on Wednesday threatening to cut ties with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as relations become strained in the wake of the world number one's latest injury. The 34-year-old will be out for weeks after he slipped at the new Academy Badminton Malaysia on Saturday, missing next month's prestigious All England Championship where he would have been gunning ...
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Haddin's stunning 73 helps Islamabad beat Peshawar in PSL2 opener Haddin's stunning 73 helps Islamabad beat Peshawar in PSL2 opener
Defending champions Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the opening match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition at Dubai Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Chasing a revised total of 173 in 18 overs to win the first match, Misbahul Haq-led unit achieved the target with two balls to spare, courtesy former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin’s breathtaking 73 o...
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New ODI captain Sarfraz likely to lead in all three formats New ODI captain Sarfraz likely to lead in all three formats
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has been named as ODI captain after Azhar Ali decided to step down from the role on Thursday. Sarfraz, who has impressed while leading Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators as well as the Pakistan T20I team, will take over with immediate effect; meaning that he will be captaining the side in Pakistan’s next assignment to the West Indies. ...
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Lehmann confesses Australia yet to work out how to stop Kohli Lehmann confesses Australia yet to work out how to stop Kohli
MELBOURNE: Australia coach Darren Australia admitted that his side has yet to work out a plan to foil India captain Virat Kohli beyond bowling well and hoping for some “luck” against the in-form batsman. Kohli was man-of-the-series against England, plundering 655 runs off their bowlers at an average of 109.16 to comfortably top the batting charts during the 4-0 win in November and December. ...
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Barca close in as Real fixture called off Barca close in as Real fixture called off
Lionel Messi struck another trademark free-kick as Barcelona moved to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo. However, that match has been called off after strong winds damaged Celta’s Balaidos stadium and left it unsafe to hold the ga...
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Roger Federer`s Grand Slam titles Roger Federer`s Grand Slam titles
Roger Federer defeated Rafeal Nadal to capture his record-extending 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. Here is his full list of Grand Slam final victories: Year, tournament, opponent, score 2003 - Wimbledon - Mark Philippoussis - 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) 2004 - Australian Open - Marat Safin - 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 6-2 2004 - Wimbledon - Andy Roddick - 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (...
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