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FIFA's ethics panel suspends Blatter and Platini

ZURICH - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.

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Woburn wizard Fitzpatrick conjures a magical 64

WOBURN, England - Young gun Matthew Fitzpatrick fired six birdies and an eagle to sprint to the top of the leaderboard with a seven-under-par 64 in the British Masters first round on Thursday.

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Pakistan wary of England's Ali as test series looms

ABU DHABI - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday identified England all-rounder Moeen Ali as a major danger to his team’s hopes of winning the three-test series starting next week in the United Arab Emirates.

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Barcelona's Messi, father face trial on tax fraud charges

MADRID - A Spanish court ordered Lionel Messi and his father Jorge on Thursday to stand trial in a tax fraud case and the state attorney said Barcelona FC's star player should serve a jail sentence of up to 22 months if found guilty.

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Jordan beat Asian champions Australia, Iran held

SINGAPORE - Jordan stunned Asian champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday to throw open their World Cup qualifying group after handing the Socceroos their first loss of the campaign.

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Ireland favourites but France bullish, says Ouedraogo

CARDIFF - Ireland are the best team in Europe but a string of good results have lifted French hopes ahead of Sunday's Pool D decider at the Rugby World Cup, according to flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo.

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