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Fans of Jerusalem club fed up with racism form new outfit

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A group of Jerusalem soccer supporters who were fed up with the behaviour of their fellow fans have turned their backs on the club they followed and set up a friendlier, more tolerant outfit.


‘Ronaldinho and friends’ to play exhibition matches in Pakistan

KARACHI: Eight of football’s biggest stars, including Brazilian hero Ronaldinho, will play two exhibition matches in Pakistan this weekend in hopes of attracting more players from the cricket-mad country.


Sutherland defends scrapped tour as Socceroos travel to Bangladesh

PERTH (Reuters) - Australia's cricket chief has defended the postponement of a test tour of Bangladesh in the wake of the decision by the country's football team to play a World Cup qualifier in the South Asian nation this week.

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U.S. concerned about threats to Sochi Olympics, offers help

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is concerned Islamist militants may be preparing attacks aimed at disrupting the Winter Olympic games in Sochi in February and is offering closer cooperation on security with Russia despite strains earlier this year.

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Little sympathy in Pakistan for disgraced cricketers

CHANGA BANGYAAL, Pakistan: The mother of one of the Pakistani cricketers disgraced in a bribery scandal said on Wednesday her teenage son's actions were understandable because he was still a child.

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Twenty20 World Cup triumph vital for Pakistan’s recovery

KARACHI: Former Pakistan players hailed the side's Twenty20 World Cup win and hoped the victory can go some way towards unifying the troubled nation and restore its position on the international cricket map.

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Mexico Olympics’ men of clenched fists honoured

The hand that John Carlos once raised in a gloved fist was bare, the long fingers spread wide. 'People didn't want to understand what the fist meant,' he said.

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India hockey coach quits after failure in qualifier

India's field hockey coach Joaquim Carvalho resigned yesterday after the eight-time Olympic champions failed to qualify for the Beijing Games.

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It's just cricket, not war: Shaharyar

Pakistan team manager Shaharyar Khan has warned spectators to keep their emotions under control during today#8217;s highly-charged World Cup clash between his side and India.