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At least 21 athletes suspected of blood doping - German prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 21 athletes from eight nations across five sports are suspected of blood-doping linked to a German doctor who was arrested as part of an Austria-Germany doping raid last month, Munich's state prosecutor Kai Graeber said on Wednesday.


Hurricane of change is blowing through anti-doping - Tygart

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A hurricane of change is blowing through the world anti-doping system in the wake of the Russian scandal to the benefit of clean athletes, the United States' top anti-doping official said on Wednesday.

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Police raid Melbourne Cup-winning trainer's stables

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police raided the stables of Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption and the possible use of electric-shock devices on horses.


Rondon hands slick Newcastle 1-0 win at Huddersfield


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Tough capital clash for Blues

THE London derby at Wembley Stadium today has the makings of an intriguing clash between two sides in the English Premier League’s top-four.


Belgian soccer club Mouscron raided over fraud suspicions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investigators raided Belgian soccer club Royal Excel Mouscron on Wednesday and detained three people suspected of funnelling illicit funding from offshore companies and illegally obtaining a licence to operate as a professional club, prosecutors said.


PSG march on with record 12th successive win

PARIS (Reuters) - French champions Paris St Germain beat Lille 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday to break the record for the best start to a season in Europe's top five leagues with their 12th successive win.


Chelsea keep perfect record with 2-0 win over Bournemouth

Sept 1 (Reuters) - - Chelsea stretched their perfect Premier League start to four games after second-half goals from substitute Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard gave them a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth on Saturday.


Russian police told to keep lid on bad news during World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's interior ministry has ordered police to withhold negative news from the media during the soccer World Cup and instead report successes such as crimes being solved, two police sources said on Thursday.


France seek thumping win over Australia to quash doubts

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - France head into their World Cup opener against Australia in Kazan on Saturday sweating on the fitness of fullback Djibril Sidibe and under pressure to deliver an emphatic win to erase doubts about the cohesion of a team of brilliant individuals.