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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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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

Despite concerns, full steam ahead for Russia World Cup

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - The preliminary round draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia marked both a first and last step on the road to the finals.

27 Jul 2015

Indian Chand cleared to compete after CAS ruling

MUMBAI - Indian sprinter Dutee Chand feels her life is back on track after being cleared to race following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) ruling on gender testing guidelines.

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Aboriginal Goodes takes break after fan abuse

MELBOURNE - Adam Goodes, a champion Aboriginal footballer and a former Australian of the Year, has been given time off by his Sydney Swans team after suffering months of jeering from spectators in the country's premier sports competition.

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Van Gaal seeking galactico touch for resurgent United

LONDON - Louis van Gaal wants to recruit a new galactico match-winner for Manchester United in a bid to fulfil his ambition of bringing another Premier League title to Old Trafford before he walks away from the club in two years.

27 Jul 2015

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