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IAAF decision means Russian track and field banned from Olympics: ministry

MOSCOW: Russia’s sports ministry on Friday said that a decision by the IAAF to keep in place a ban means its entire track and field team will miss the Rio Olympics. “We are extremely disappointed by the IAAF’s decision to uphold the ban on all …

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Putin questions how Russians ‘beat up’ English football fans

MOSCOW -UNS : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a “disgrace” but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger English presence. “The fighting between Russian fans with the English, that is a disgrace,” Putin …

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France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin in Euro 2016

The far-right leader of the Russian footballer supporters’ association is being thrown out of France following violence at the England-Russia Euro 2016 match in Marseille. Alexander Shprygin is among 20 Russian fans being deported. They were detained on Tuesday while travelling from Marseille to Lille …

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Schweinsteiger seals German win over Ukraine

LILLE -UNS – World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille. Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos s …

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Brazil crash out of Copa America after Peru upset

NEW YORK -UNS : The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru — and out of the tournament. The defeat left Brazil struggling to digest their worst performance in the Copa …

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Russia faces Uefa probe after England match violence

Jump media playerMedia player helpOut of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionFootage appears to show Russian fans charging at England supporters Uefa has begun disciplinary proceedings against Russia’s Football Union after “totally unacceptable” scenes at Saturday’s England-Russia game. Footage …

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Euro 2016: Clashes in Marseille ahead of England-Russia match

MARSEILLE -UNS : English and Russian soccer fans hurling bottles and chairs clashed with each other and French riot police in Marseille on Saturday ahead of their teams´ opening Euro 2016 match. There were also scuffles between visiting fans and locals in the narrow streets …

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Ronaldo strikes shoot-out winner as Real crowned kings of Europe

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo added the finishing touches as Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for an 11th time with a 5-3 penalties victory over Atletico Madrid, after a 1-1 draw in the Champions League final on Saturday. Two years after reviving Real’s bid for …

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Real edge past City to set up all-Madrid final

MADRID, Spain: Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years after overcoming Manchester City 1-0 in their semi-final second leg on Wednesday. Brazilian midfielder Fernando deflected Gareth Bale’s cross into his own net after 20 …

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Football: Niguez stunner hands Atletico slender lead over Bayern

MADRID (AFP) – A sensational solo effort from Saul Niguez handed Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 advantage over Bayern Munich from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday (Apr 27). The Spanish under-21 international skipped past four Bayern …

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