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Unidentified Gunman Kills Nine Soccer Fans in South Sudan

JUBA, Nov 7 – At least nine people were killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman opened fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend, a police spokesman said on Monday. The motive for the attack on Saturday night in Juba’s southwestern suburb of Gure

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Olympics: Police in Kuwait Raid Football Association Offices

DOHA, Aug 10 – Police in Kuwait raided the country’s Football Association (FA) headquarters late on Tuesday, a week after the Gulf state lost a Swiss court case against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has banned the country from international competitions. “Police and other government authorities visited the Kuwait FA headquarters. Kuwait Olympic Committee

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Body of Indian Climber Found on Everest, Fourth Fatality in a Week

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 27 – The body of an Indian climber was found on the upper slopes of Mount Everest, raising the death toll on the world’s tallest mountain since it was re-opened to expeditions this spring to four. Sherpas searching for two Indian climbers missing since last Saturday located the body of

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Doping-British Doctor Alleges He Doped 150 Sportsmen

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said it was “deeply concerned and shocked” by a Sunday Times report in which a British doctor alleged he had prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to 150 sportsmen including several Premier League footballers. The paper said Dr Mark Bonar claimed his “clients” included an England cricketer, British Tour

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Cricket: ICC Launches Corruption Probe on Hong Kong Team

By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, March 7 – Cricket’s world governing body (ICC) said on Monday that its anti-corruption unit was probing the Hong Kong team but ruled out any match-fixing angle to its investigation. A day after ICC anti-corruption unit head Ronnie Flanagan revealed the case in Mumbai, the ruling body’s chief executive Dave

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West Indies Cricketer Fined for “Disrespecting” Reporter

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 5 – West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined A$10,000 ($7,197) by the Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 team for asking an Australian TV reporter out on a date and directing personal comments at her during a televised pitchside interview. Gayle had earlier suggested Monday’s incident was a “simple joke” that

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