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Ukraine twins banned for life

Ukrainian twins Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for match fixing.

AGENCIES, Oct 17 2018

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Halep basks on WTA lead glory

Romania’s Simona Halep said she was enjoying her position on top of the world standings after she secured the year-end WTA No 1 spot for the second consecutive year.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Rohr expects tough rematch

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend. Odion Ighalo, the former Watford striker now at Chinese club Changchun Yatai, bagged a hat-trick as Nigeria thrashed Libya 4-0 in the southern town of Uyo on Saturday.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Kompany’s dad first black mayor

Pierre Kompany, the father of Manchester City captain and Belgian international defender Vincent, became Belgium’s first black elected mayor on Monday after his party topped the poll in the Brussels suburb Ganshoren.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Turan can face more than 12 years jail

Turkish prosecutors on Monday charged Barcelona player Arda Turan over a brawl with a prominent singer, asking for the footballer to be sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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Malta club offers Bolt contract: Reports

Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said on Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the signing.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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I can handle criticism: Loew

Two days after the latest humiliating defeat, Germany coach Joachim Loew seemed to have regained his poise as he faced the media on Monday ahead of a match against France.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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Impressive England crush Spain

Raheem Sterling scored twice as England delivered one of their finest victories of the modern era by beating Spain 3-2 in Seville on Monday. 

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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Russia WC added $14 billion to economy

The 2018 World Cup added more than $14 billion to the Russian economy, more than one percent of the country’s gross domestic product, tournament organisers said in Doha on Tuesday.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Keino among 7 charged over Olympics graft

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Kipchoge Keino was one of seven Kenyan officials charged Monday in a scandal involving the mismanagement of funds during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Dawson ruled out of series

Spinner Liam Dawson has been withdrawn from the England squad in Sri Lanka after sustaining a right side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.

REUTERS, Oct 17 2018

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Johnson retains golf’s top spot

United States golfer Dustin Johnson continued to lead the World Golf Ranking released on Monday, followed by England’s Justin Rose, as the top 10 players all held their positions this week.

AGENCIES, Oct 17 2018

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Pressure grows on America’s new gymnastics boss

Olympic champion Aly Raisman slammed USA Gymnastics’ choice of interim president on Monday as pressure mounted on the embattled organization to rethink the apppointment.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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Villa boss backs Terry

New Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has backed John Terry to make a big impact after the former Chelsea star joined the Championship club’s coaching staff.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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Lyon rattles Pak in Abu Dhabi

Nathan Lyon snared four wickets in six deliveries as Pakistan’s top order crumbled against the Australian offspinner on the opening morning of the second cricket Test, slumping to 77-5 at lunch.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Oct 17 2018

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De Villiers included in T20 draft

South African batting star AB de Villiers was on Monday named among 12 leading players for South Africa’s new Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament.

AFP, Oct 17 2018

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Proteas’ WC plans take shape

South Africa’s time for experimentation ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup is coming to an end, according to coach Ottis Gibson.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Oct 17 2018

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