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New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around

ZURICH - Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia's shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.

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U.S. Ryder changes a "shrewd" move, says Europe's McGinley

NEW YORK - Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were "shrewd" moves.

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New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season

- Major League Soccer, having struck a last-minute labour deal to avoid a players strike, can now focus on opening its loudly-heralded 20th season this weekend with plenty of new faces.

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Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years

MILAN - Mohamed Salah kept up his excellent Fiorentina form by netting twice, including an outstanding solo effort, in a 2-1 Italian Cup win that handed Juventus their first home defeat for two years on Thursday.

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Analysis - Russians lose big spender tag over tumbling rouble

MOSCOW - Two years after Russian clubs spent a record 112 million euros in their February transfer window, teams have had to face the stark reality they no longer have access to bottomless coffers due to the rouble's collapse.

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Coyle out to prove foreign coaches can thrive in MLS

- Scottish manager Owen Coyle, who takes charge of Houston Dynamo this season, believes that with the right approach there is no reason why a foreign manager can't succeed in Major League Soccer.

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F1 pre-season testing

Formula One pre-season testing in Spain.

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Best of Super Bowl XLIX

Highlights from Super Bowl XLIX.

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