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04 / 24 / 14

Russia's Human Rights Commissioner VLADIMIR LUKIN "has been re-elected as the president of the country's Paralympic Committee after its most successful Winter Games in history." Lukin has presided over the Paralympic Committee since '96. The re-election will take Lukin through the 2018 PyeongChang...

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Golfer RORY MCILROY is "angry" at suggestions he must play golf for Ireland at the Olympics. An attempt by Royal & Ancient CEO PETER DAWSON to ease McIlroy's dilemma over which country to opt for in '16 "was firmly dismissed" by McIlroy. McIlroy: "I think Rule 41 in the Olympic Charter state ...

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05/03/13
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Sky Sports' RACHEL BROOKES : "19 years ago today I was sat on a tall stool in my parents kitchen watching the San Marino GP while the rest of the family were outside" International Field Hockey Player EDI TUBAU : "Cesc sólo te pediré una cosa, que corras y te dejes los cojon ...

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05/02/13
Amaechi: Coming Out In EPL Challenging

Former English basketball player JOHN AMAECHI said that it "is easier for a gay sportsman to come out in the NBA than it would be in the Premier League," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. Amaechi, who had two spells in the NBA between '95 and '03, "revealed that he had been in con ...

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05/02/13
Armstrong To Remain In Record Books

Tour de France Race Dir CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME said that cycling will not scrub drug cheat LANCE ARMSTRONG out of history, "but will leave his disgraced name in record books as a reminder for vigilance against doping," according to Iain Payten of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Prudhomme's view came&nb ...

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05/02/13
Bayern Munich President Shows Remorse

Bayern Munich President ULI HOENEß , who is under investigation for suspected tax evasion, "has shown remorse in an interview with Germany's weekly newspaper Die Zeit," according to the HANDELSBLATT. Hoeneß said that a Swiss bank account held by him and at the center of the ...

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05/02/13
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The PGA Tour has cleared VIJAY SINGH, a three-time major winner, of doping offenses after the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed the deer antler spray Singh admitted to using was not "prohibited unless a positive test results" ( THE NATIONAL, 5/1 ). ... Boxer AUDLEY HARRISON has announced his ...

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05/02/13
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The Marylebone Cricket Club announced that former Middlesex and England captain MIKE GATTING will take over as president Oct. 1, succeeding MIKE GRIFFITH ( GUARDIAN, 5/1 ). ... Outgoing Leeds Chair KEN BATES will take up a three-year presidency at Elland Road starting July 1, club owner GF ...

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05/02/13
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London Times' ASHLING O'CONNOR : "So Hans-Joachim Eckert closes the ISL case cos all the bad guys have resigned and the rules weren't in place at time. That's ok then" German NHL Buffalo Sabres player CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF : "Way to exciting game at the end though, was worried there for a m ...

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05/01/13
Spanish Doping Doc Sentenced

Spanish doctor EUFEMIANO FUENTES , "the central figure in the Operation Puerto probe into a doping ring in cycling," got a one-year prison term on Tuesday as the judge ordered all evidence from the case to be destroyed, according to Mark Elkington of REUTERS. Fuentes -- "who is unlikely to be jaile ...

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05/01/13
Whyte Allegedly Kept Cash From Rangers

Scottish Third Division Rangers captain LEE MCCULLOCH revealed that concerns over former club Owner  CRAIG WHYTE 's competency at running the club "had arisen just two months into his tenure," according to the SCOTSMAN. Writing in his autobiography, McCulloch "claims that Whyte held back" &p ...

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