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Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The reclusive former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has called the FIFA ethics report “inconclusive” and asserted that he is safe in Brazil despite a U.S. indictment against him.

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Djokovic off to winning start in Eastbourne

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-3 in his first grasscourt match of the season on Wednesday to reach the third round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

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Jackson and struggling Knicks mutually agree to part ways

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson mutually agreed to part ways a little over three years after the Hall of Famer was brought on to help revive the struggling NBA team, it said on Wednesday.

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Yarnold criticizes omission of Russian sliders from anti-doping checks

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – British Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold has criticized the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) for failing to include any Russian skeleton athletes on the anti-doping checklist.

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America’s Cup foiling technology set to fly beyond racing boats

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – From water taxis that “fly” on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America’s Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its “foiling” catamarans.

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Ex-police chiefs charged over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain’s worst sporting disaster.

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Mallya paves way for F1 team to be a force without India

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Vijay Mallya, who is being pursued by Indian authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, has taken steps that could see India disappear from the name of his Formula One team.

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Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – The pressure Andy Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the defending champion has said.

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Djokovic bumped up to two in Wimbledon seedings

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Three-times champion Novak Djokovic has been bumped up to second seed for next week’s Wimbledon championship despite slipping to fourth in the ATP world rankings while seven-times champion Roger Federer has also benefited.

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Athletics: Fit-again Muir keen on doubling up in London – coach

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Fit-again British middle distance runner Laura Muir is keen to double up at August’s world championships in London, according to her coach Andy Young.

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