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Russia accepts IAAF ban

MONACO The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from the sport in the wake of widespread doping revelations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.

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Scandal-plagued FIFA watches sent to charity, to be sold

ZURICH Football world body FIFA, mired in the worst graft scandal in its history, is giving 48 Swiss watches worth up to $25,000 each to a children's football charity after a year cajoling officials who received them from Brazilian football authorities to give them up.

1:57pm GMT

Grealish axed from Villa squad for off-field behaviour

BIRMINGHAM, England Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been dropped from the squad for Saturday's Premier League game against Watford as punishment for his off-field behaviour, manager Remi Garde said on Thursday.

1:02pm GMT

Everton's Baines could play first game of season against Bournemouth

LIVERPOOL, England Leighton Baines is physically ready to play his first game of the season when Everton travel to Bournemouth on Saturday, but manager Roberto Martinez is concerned the injury may have affected the left-back's confidence.

12:43pm GMT

India sense victory after South Africa crumble

NAGPUR, India India need eight wickets to clinch the four-test series against South Africa after their spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, wreaked havoc on a turning track on the second day of the third test on Thursday.

11:43am GMT

FIFA criticises Singapore's decision to free suspected match-fixer

ZURICH FIFA is "very disappointed" at Singapore's decision to free Dan Tan Seet Eng, named by the Interpol as "the leader of the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate".

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