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Paradorn to report for national service

Thai tennis star Paradorn Srichaphan will report for military service today after years of avoiding conscription by arguing he works as a teacher at a Bangkok school, officials said.

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Paramedics strike over Olympic bonus

Greece's paramedics walked off the job yesterday to demand a bonus for working long hours during the Olympic Games, saying they would continue their strike until the government backs down.

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Beats of the beach rock Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) - Pounding music, raunchy dancing, Mexican waves, svelte Russian blondes in bikinis -- it's just not what you expect on the doorstep of Number 10 Downing Street.


Gibraltar's historic UEFA debut more than just a game

LISBON (Reuters) - A red British post box was erected in the tiny enclave to mark its huge achievement, summed up in the inscription: "Gibraltar Football Association - 54th member of UEFA, 24th May, 2013".


Realistic Gibraltar aiming for small-scale success

ALMANCIL, Portugal (Reuters) - Despite having only three professional players, UEFA new boys Gibraltar are sowing the seeds to make sure they will not be subject to humiliating defeats, Gibraltar FA Chief Executive Officer Dennis Beiso said.


Furious Kenyans threaten to defect over taxes

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Top Kenyan athletes may consider defecting to other countries if the east African nation goes ahead with plans to tax athletes' earnings, they said on Wednesday.

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Throw out the 'goyang kaki' mentality in M-League

No renowned football league in the world has regular two to three week breaks throughout its entire season. In contrast, our football leagues will occasionally take these long breaks, thus breaking any momentum teams have established.


Former FIFA watchdog member Watson jailed for seven years

MIAMI (Reuters) - A former member of world soccer body FIFA’s financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said.

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Brazil's Olympic marketing campaign victim of government paralysis

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Images of Brazilian beaches, samba and football should by now be lighting up television sets and adorning metro stations around the world, tempting tourists to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in August.


Gomez leaves Besiktas due to political situation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Germany forward Mario Gomez is leaving Turkish champions Besiktas due to the volatile political situation in the country, he said on Wednesday.