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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

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

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Tennis Integrity review to take at least a year

LONDON An independent review panel (IRP) will take at least a year to investigate allegations of corruption in tennis and the effectiveness of existing procedures, the sport's governing bodies said on Friday.

Tennis 3:37pm GMT

Schwartzel surges into contention at Tshwane Open

PRETORIA Four birdies and an eagle helped propel home favourite Charl Schwartzel to within two shots of the lead after a flawless 64 in the second round of the European Tour’s Tshwane Open on Friday.

5:47pm GMT

Rio gold would be the ultimate, Theisen-Eaton says

An Olympic gold medal in Rio will be about as close to perfection as a heptathlete can come these days, top Games contender Brianne Theisen-Eaton believes.

5:48pm GMT

McLean returns at fullback for Italy

Luke McClean returns at fullback in Italy's only change to their starting side for Sunday's home Six Nations match against England.

4:02pm GMT

Sri Lanka's Perera grabs hat-trick against India

Sri Lankan paceman Thisara Perera became the fourth cricketer to claim a hat-trick in Twenty20 internationals in the second match of the three-game series against India on Friday.

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