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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

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

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Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

NAIROBI Kenya has increased efforts to root out doping ahead of the Rio Olympics, the Kenyan athletics federation chief said on Friday, rejecting concerns by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it is failing to tackle drugs cheats.

12 Feb 2016

Dzeko ends goal drought as revived Roma rise to third

MILAN Edin Dzeko ended a barren scoring run as he and Mohamed Salah struck in the last six minutes to give revived AS Roma a 3-1 win at Carpi in Serie A on Friday.

12 Feb 2016

Boult grabs two, Australia increase lead further

WELLINGTON Trent Boult struck with two wickets in three deliveries, one of which removed centurion Usman Khawaja, but Australia still extended their lead to 147 runs by tea on the second day of the first test against New Zealand on Saturday.

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Porto win breathless classico as Casillas defies Benfica

LISBON An inspired performance by goalkeeper Iker Casillas and a second-half goal from Vincent Aboubakar helped give Porto a 2-1 win at Benfica in a breathless, end-to-end 'classico' on Friday.

12 Feb 2016

Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

RIO DE JANEIRO International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday.

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