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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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KARACHI -UNS: The Fifth Corporate T-20 Tricket Cup will commence here from June 17. The organizers said on Saturday that eight corporate teams would participate in the contest and prominent players would be seen in action. They said that it would be played at the Moin Khan Academy here up …

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Russia slams doping allegations as ‘deliberate attack’

MOSCOW – Moscow on Thursday slammed new allegations of state complicity in doping just days before the world athletics governing body is to rule on Russia s Rio Olympics participation. A programme aired on Wednesday on German public broadcaster ARD — based in part on …

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Maria Sharapova banned for two years for doping

LONDON: Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year’s Australian Open. In a statement the ITF said the 29-year-old five-times grand slam champion’s …

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Muhammad Ali funeral, his ‘last statement’ to world

LOUISVILLE – The family of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the city of Louisville prepared Monday for his public funeral later this week, which organizers said “The Greatest” helped plan himself as a “last statement” to the world. Former president Bill Clinton, comedian Billy …

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Muhammad Ali seen as face of ‘real Islam

LOUISVILLE (AFP) – At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his hometown say. On Sunday, two days after the three-time heavyweight champion …

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