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THE LATEST: Former FIFA VP Jack Warner leaves jail in ambulance, Trinidad official says

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The Latest on FIFA developments: 11:48 p.m. (2148 GMT, 5:48 p.m. EDT) Former FIFA vice-president... (more...)

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THE LATEST: Judge orders arrests of 3 Argentine businessmen in FIFA corruption case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The Latest on FIFA developments: 9:39 p.m. (1939 GMT, 3:39 p.m. EDT) Following a U.S.... (more...)

THE LATEST: Judge orders arrests of 3 Argentine businessmen in FIFA corruption case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The Latest on FIFA developments: 9:39 p.m. (1939 GMT, 3:39 p.m. EDT) Following a U.S.... (more...)

39 more Indian athletes included in TOP scheme

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) — The sports ministry on Thursday selected another 39 Indian athletes who will get assistance... (more...)

Top golfers for Louis Philippe Cup

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) — The Karnataka Golf Association in Bengaluru will from June 11 to 13 host the fourth Louis... (more...)

Olympic speedskater Denny Morrison plots his comeback after motorcycle accident

By Donna Spencer THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating... (more...)

Rupinder, Uthappa dropped from Indian hockey team

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) — Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and midfielder S.K. Uthappa were on Tuesday dropped... (more...)

Indian women’s hockey team announced for World League Semi-Final

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced an 18-member national women’s team for the Hockey... (more...)

Air quality improved in Beijing ahead of Olympic vote

Beijing, May 22 (IANS) — Beijing’s air quality has improved as the vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host... (more...)

Fit-again Blake taking it slow as Rio beckons

Kingston (Jamaica), May 22 (IANS) — Former World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is back to full fitness but says he... (more...)

Olympic rings light up Rio

Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) — The most iconic symbol of the Olympics is decorating the host city of the 2016 Games.... (more...)

Rio scraps Olympic water polo venue

Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) — A venue scheduled to host water polo at the Rio 2016 Olympics has been dropped from... (more...)

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