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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

ZURICH Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile soccer official to be kicked out of the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial damage" to its scandal-plagued governing body.

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Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

NAIROBI Kenya has increased efforts to root out doping ahead of the Rio Olympics, the Kenyan athletics federation chief said on Friday, rejecting concerns by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it is failing to tackle drugs cheats.

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Dzeko ends goal drought as revived Roma rise to third

MILAN Edin Dzeko ended a barren scoring run as he and Mohamed Salah struck in the last six minutes to give revived AS Roma a 3-1 win at Carpi in Serie A on Friday.

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Voges cashes in as Australia forge huge lead

WELLINGTON Adam Voges continued to capitalise on an early reprieve by scoring his fifth test century as Australia eased to 463 for six by the close of the second day's play of the first match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Saturday

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Malaysia in talks over 2017 A-League entry - report

KUALA LUMPUR The Football Association of Malaysia have held discussions about sending a team to play in the Australian A-League next year, former Socceroos striker Dave Mitchell has said.

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Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

RIO DE JANEIRO International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday.

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