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Deep pockets and diplomacy, Korean Chung set for FIFA race

SEOUL - A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea's Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race.

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Almaty says not snowed under by issues facing Beijing

KUALA LUMPUR - Organisers of Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics fired a thinly veiled shot at Beijing's proposed plans on Thursday, offering a sneak preview into their strategy to win selection ahead of the Chinese capital.

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Johnson, Rose to light up Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG - Dustin Johnson will make his Hong Kong Open debut in October, joining a field that will also include former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, the organisers said on Thursday.

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English FA back Platini's FIFA presidency bid

LONDON - The English FA have thrown their weight behind Michel Platini's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

29 Jul 2015

Booing of aboriginal athlete sparks heated race debate in Australia

SYDNEY - Months of relentless booing of Aboriginal football great and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes has ignited an uncomfortable public debate in Australia about race and how the country treats its indigenous citizens.

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Mourinho targets Benitez over wife's messy remark

LONDON - Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard's wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese.

29 Jul 2015

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