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Fifa reforms passed: Salary disclosure, limit on president’s term, women’s football (BBC)

Fifa reforms passed: Salary disclosure, limit on president's term, women's football (BBC)
The Fifa president will be limited to three terms in office, in a raft of reforms passed by world football’s governing body as it aims to recover from a corruption crisis. A new council will replace the current executive committee, featuring a female representative from each confederation. Later on Friday, Fifa will elect a new president to succeed Sepp Blatter. Four candidates remain in the... 

French Open underway after rain delay

French Open underway after rain delay
PARIS (Reuters) – Play finally got underway at the French Openafter light rain delayed the start of first-round action on Tuesday with impatient spectators blocked from the Roland Garros courts on yet another gloomy Parisian day. The sun made a brief appearance on Monday as all matches went to completion, but the expected return of rain forced organisers to delay the start of play by more... 

IPL scam: Six bookies arrested in Goa

IPL scam: Six bookies arrested in Goa
New Delhi/Panaji, May 28 (IANS) Six bookies allegedly involved in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal were arrested by Goa Police Monday. Delhi Police picked up another two bookies from Hyderabad and one from Greater Noida late evening. “Ketan Chavera, Amit Papat, Ritesh Patel, Paresh Asad Kota, Sandeep Asad Kota and Nikunj Lalan were arrested from a beach resort in Candolim... 

Hull City promoted: Steve Bruce says players deserve success

Hull City promoted: Steve Bruce says players deserve success
Hull City promoted: Steve Bruce says players deserve success Manager Steve Bruce said Hull deserved their promotion to the Premier League after showing “guts” on a dramatic final day of the Championship season. The Tigers, held to a 2-2 draw by champions Cardiff, finished two points ahead of third-placed Watford, who lost 2-1 at home to Leeds. Leading 2-1, Hull missed a late penalty... 

Giro d’Italia 2013: Mark Cavendish wins first stage in sprint finish

Giro d'Italia 2013: Mark Cavendish wins first stage in sprint finish
Giro d’Italia 2013: Mark Cavendish wins first stage in sprint finish GIRO D’ITALIA Dates: 4-26 May (13 and 20 May are rest days) Coverage: Live commentary on the final hours of each stage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or online; live text commentary on BBC Sport website Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia in a dramatic sprint finish... 

Amir Khan secures hard-fought win over Mexican Julio Diaz

Amir Khan secures hard-fought win over Mexican Julio Diaz
By Ben DirsBBC Sport at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield Amir Khan demonstrated new-found maturity and tremendous powers of recuperation to come through a stormy encounter with Julio Diaz in Sheffield. In his first bout in Britain for two years, the Bolton fighter was well on top until the fourth round, when he was floored by the Mexican’s left hook. But Khan, 26, recovered well and stood up to... 

Amlin Challenge Cup: Perpignan 22-25 Stade Francais

Amlin Challenge Cup: Perpignan 22-25 Stade Francais
PERPIGNAN (13) 22 Tries: Guirado, Hook Pens: Hook 4 STADE FRANCAIS (9) 25 Tries: Lyons Cons: Porical Pens: Porical 6 Jerome Porical kicked two penalties in the last six minutes to send Stade Francais into the final of the Amlin Challeng Amlin Challenge Cup e Cup. Welsh fly-half James Hook kicked a penalty to put Perpignan 22-19 ahead with just 13 minutes remaining in the all-French tie. Porical’s... 

Luis Suarez: Panel criticises Liverpool striker’s reaction

Luis Suarez: Panel criticises Liverpool striker's reaction
Luis Suarez did not appreciate “the seriousness” of biting Branislav Ivanovic when he argued against a long ban, says a Football Association panel. The Liverpool striker accepted a three-game violent conduct ban, but claimed the incident did not deserve more. However when he was banned for 10 games he decided not to appeal. The FA’s written reasons for the ban stated it should send... 

English batsman hits six sixes in one over

English batsman hits six sixes in one over
LONDON (Reuters) – Lancashire’s Jordan Clark has become only the fifth batsman to hit six sixes in one over during a professionalcricket match. The English County said in a statement on Wednesday that the 22-year-old had achieved the feat in a Championship Second XI game against Yorkshire to join an illustrious list of names. Former West Indies all-rounder Garfield Sobers was the first... 

बलात्कारी को कड़ी सजा देने के मामले में भिन्न-भिन्न मत सामने आ रहे हैं। फांसी और बधियाकरण के सुझाव भी उछाले गए हैं। Om Thanvi

बलात्कारी को कड़ी सजा देने के मामले में भिन्न-भिन्न मत सामने आ रहे हैं। फांसी और बधियाकरण के सुझाव भी उछाले गए हैं। Om Thanvi
 OM THANVI फांसी के सुझाव के विरोध में आज यह दलील पढ़ने को मिली कि फांसी की सजा के प्रावधान ने क्या हत्याओं में कमी ला दी है? मैं भी बुनियादी तौर पर फांसी की सजा के... 

India can still avoid suspension – IOA official By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI | Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04pm IST (Reuters)

India can still avoid suspension - IOA official    By Sudipto Ganguly  MUMBAI | Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04pm IST  (Reuters)
India can still avoid suspension – IOA official   By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI | Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04pm IST (Reuters) – Indian Olympic Association (IOA) can still avoid an Olympic suspension by calling off its controversial December 5 election, its secretary general Randhir Singh told Reuters on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will propose the suspension to its... 

Proteas strike back after being dismissed for 225 (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

Proteas strike back after being dismissed for 225 (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)
By Nick Mulvenney PERTH | Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm IST (Reuters) – Australia dismissed South Africa for 225 despite another dogged rearguard action from Faf du Plessis before moving nervously to 33-2 at the close of play on a thrilling first day of the third test at the WACA on Friday. The overhauled Australian pace bowling unit had reduced the tourists to 6-75 with five quick wickets around... 
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