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Diego Maradona cheers FIFA arrests, warns Sepp Blatter next


Buenos Aires, May 28: Argentine football great Diego Maradona applauded the arrest of top FIFA officials in an anti-corruption sting, and warned that Sepp Blatter, the president of world football’s governing body, may be next. Maradona said he was “enjoying” the news of the arrest of seven officials, including two FIFA vice-presidents, in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel ...

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England vs New Zealand 2nd Test: England expects more from Ben Stokes


Leeds (UK), May 28: Ben Stokes will find himself the centre of attention when England face his native New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley on Friday. His 85-ball hundred, the fastest Test century ever scored at Lord’s in terms of balls faced, played a key role in turning the tide of the series opener, which England won by ...

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6 FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges


London : Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early today upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said. The New York Times reported that FIFA officials were arrested.“The bribery suspects – representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms – are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments ...

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Pakistan fans miss Indian cricket team, want home series with neighbours


Islamabad : As international cricket returns to Pakistan, fans in the South Asian country are happy and in a festive mood. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, the sole venue for the Zimbabwe series 2015, has turned into a fortress with security personnel guarding every corner. But what is heartening to see is the presence of fans in huge numbers. The jam-packed stadium ...

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Hockey : Rupinder Pal Singh, SK Uthappa excluded from Indian squad


New Delhi, May 26: Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and midfielder S.K. Uthappa were on Tuesday dropped from the Indian hockey team which will take part in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be played in Antwerp, Belgium, from June 20 to July 5. Four players — Rupinder, Uthappa, forwards Mandeep Singh and Satbir Singh — were dropped in ...

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