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Games officials meet for 2022 vote as Boston withdraws

KUALA LUMPUR - The International Olympic Committee started a week-long session in Malaysia on Tuesday, where the selection of a host for the 2022 Winter Olympics and checks on new reforms took an early backseat to Boston's withdrawal from the 2024 race.

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Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba joins Montreal Impact

- Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for the Montreal Impact, the club announced on Monday as the Ivorian joined a growing list of famous international players in Major League Football.

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Putting touch has deserted me, says Poulter

WOBURN, England - Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a 'miracle' Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him.

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Barca, Bilbao face fines for politically-motivated whistles

BARCELONA, July 27 - Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and the Spanish football federation face fines over politically-motivated whistles and banners during last season’s King’s Cup final at the Nou Camp, the Spanish government said on Monday. The national anthem was drowned out and there were anti-Spanish flags and chants from the crowd during the match won by Barca last May. The clubs come from the separatist regions of Catalonia and the Basque Country and both had been warned that they cou

27 Jul 2015

South Africa’s first post-isolation captain Rice dies

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's first captain of the post-isolation era Clive Rice died on Tuesday after battling a brain tumour, local media reported.

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FIFA says person 'from outside football' to head reforms body

ZURICH - Scandal-plagued FIFA responded to criticism of its new reforms task force on Monday by saying an "independent person from outside of the game" should head the group.

27 Jul 2015

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