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Russian Premier League slips to 53rd slot


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League's calendar change has seen it slip 42 places to 53rd in the annual rankings of the world's strongest football championships, the ... Read more...

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FIFA to rule on Zambia’s protest this month


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), July 4 (IANS) Zambian football's governing body has said world governing body FIFA will adjudicate over its protest on Sudan's fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis ... Read more...

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FIH announces team entries for final Olympic qualifier


April 18th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) With 100 days to go to the 2012 London Games, the world governing body of hockey FIH announced the team entries for the third and final ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football body agrees to pay player’s dues


March 14th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have finally agreed to pay back Italian-based AS Parma midfielder MacDonald Mariga costs incurred while he travelled to honour national team matches.In ... Read more...

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FIFA concerned about Brazil’s preparedness for 2014 World Cup


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has raised serious concerns about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup saying that "things are not moving in Brazil".FIFA's secretary ... Read more...

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FIFA urges Uganda football federation to amend constitution


February 10th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Feb 10 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has urged the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to amend its constitution to avoid internal disputes in the future.Primo ... Read more...

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Warner accuses Caribbean officials of caving in to FIFA


December 24th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Dec 24 (IANS/CMC) Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has accused Caribbean officials of undoing more than three decades of their struggle for respect by caving in to certain ... Read more...

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World polo body hopeful of game getting back to Olympics


December 18th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The Federation of International Polo (FIP), the world governing body of the game, is hopeful the sport will soon return to the Olympics, its president Eduardo ... Read more...

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FIFA bribery probe: Trinidad and Tobago football chief quits


October 29th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Port Of Spain (Trinidad), Oct 29 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF;) president Oliver Camps has resigned after FIFA, the sport's world governing body, announced he was one of ... Read more...

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FIFA ex-vice president to reveal graft within world body


October 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Oct 18 (IANS/CMC) Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has promised to reveal details of corruption within the world soccer body that would "turn stomachs".Warner said in ... Read more...

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FIFA bans Jamaica chief for six months


October 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Oct 15 (IANS/CMC) Football's world governing body FIFA has slapped a six-month ban on Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell for his role in the cash-for-vote scandal and also ... Read more...

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Whistleblower Blazer quits


October 7th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Chuck Blazer is resigning as secretary general of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), just four months after blowing the whistle ... Read more...

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ICC clears Samuels’ bowling action


September 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been cleared to bowl again in international matches -- over three years after he was banned for his illegal bowling action.The ... Read more...

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Hammam turns to Arbitration Court after FIFA rejects appeal


September 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 16, (IANS/CMC) The fall-out from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) cash-for-votes scandal seems set to continue after football's world governing body, FIFA, on Thursday rejected former executive committee member ... Read more...

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No changing false-start rule, says world athletics body


September 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Sep 5 (IANS/CMC) Usain Bolt will have to learn quickly how to deal with the nerves that led to his false-start disqualification in the final of the 100 ... Read more...

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Bahamas pull out of football World Cup due to unfinished venue


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) The Bahamas have pulled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament, football's world governing body FIFA has confirmed. The northern Caribbean side had been scheduled ... Read more...

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FIDE offers Chennai 2013 world chess title clash


August 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) In an apparent bid to mollify India, the International Chess Federation offered Chennai the 2013 World championship title match after the 2012 edition between India's defending ... Read more...

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Absence of Hawkeye can prove costly for England: Flower


July 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower fears the absence of the Hawkeye from the Decision Review System (DRS) could be a major obstacle in their quest to ... Read more...

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FIFA scandal: Caribbean members given 48 hours to reply or face sanctions


July 27th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 27 (IANS/CMC) Regional football bosses have been given 48 hours to comply with FIFA enquiries into the controversial Caribbean Football Union (CFU) meeting in Trinidad and Tobago two ... Read more...

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Caribbean to come under FIFA microscope


July 25th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 25 (IANS/CMC) Some Caribbean football administrators could soon find themselves under FIFA's scrutiny after the world governing body said Saturday it would continue to probe a meeting in ... Read more...

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Governments’ role crucial in Windies cricket, asserts Dominica PM


July 13th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 13 (IANS/CMC) Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says there is a role for regional governments in the management of West Indies cricket but that key questions about ownership ... Read more...

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Prabhakar elected president of chess federation


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) J.C.D. Prabhakar of Chennai and Bharat Singh Chauhan of Delhi were elected unopposed as president and secretary respectively of the All-India Chess Federation at its annual ... Read more...

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FIFA probing Argentina-Nigeria friendly


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona, who is also president of the Argentine football association, is staring at a huge embarrassment after the world governing body's match-fixing unit ... Read more...

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FIA asks Bahrain organisers to decide on Formula One grand prix by May 1


March 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): The FIA, the world governing body of motor sport, has given an ultimatum to the organisers of Bahrain saying that they should decide by May 1 whether they ... Read more...

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Ball-tracking firm Hawk-Eye goes to Sony


March 8th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 8 (ANI): Hawk-Eye, the British-based company that provides ball-tracking technology in tennis and cricket, has been purchased by electronics giant Sony.Financial details weren't disclosed but sections of the British media ... Read more...

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PCB to receive 400,000 dollars for each World Cup match moved from Pakistan


February 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 4(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be paid around 400,000 dollars for every match it was supposed to host in the World Cup 2010, despite not hosting them anymore ... Read more...

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Butt flouts ICC directive, claim reports


January 28th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 28 (IANS) After Mohammad Aamer, another suspended Pakistan cricketer -Salman Butt - has allegedly flouted International Cricket Council (ICC) directives by featuring in a club match in Lahore.According to reports, ... Read more...

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Sehwag backs Umpires Review System


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Indian opener Virender Sehwag has given the thumbs up to the controversial Umpires Decision Review System, which has not been favoured even by his idol Sachin ... Read more...

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BCCI rubbishes English daily report on Raina’s bookie link


October 24th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct. 24 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary N. Srinivasan on Sunday rubbished a London Sunday Times report that suggested that the BCCI has been keeping quiet ... Read more...

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Man, flapping wings, makes 20-sec flying history


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) A man-powered aircraft with flapping wings made aviation history by becoming the first of its kind to fly continuously for almost 20 seconds. The "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight ... Read more...

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First human-powered aircraft achieves sustained flight


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): First human-powered aircraft with flapping wings made aviation history by flying continuously for almost 20 seconds.University of Toronto's "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight on August 2 at the ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich file charges against UEFA investigator


September 16th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Sep 16 (DPA) Bayern Munich have filed charges against European football organising body UEFA's chief investigator in connection with match-fixing allegations. It follows a report to appear in Germany's Stern magazine ... Read more...

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PCB has failed to educate players on spot-fixing: Mani


September 14th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani Tuesday said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has failed to convey ICC's anti-corruption message to its players. Mani said Pakistan cricketers ... Read more...

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PCB failing to get anti-corruption message to players: Ex-ICC president Mani


September 14th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.14 (ANI): Ehsan Mani, the former President of the ICC from Pakistan, has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has failed to get the anti-corruption message through to its players.In ... Read more...

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