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IAAF confirms ban on Russia's track and field athletes in Rio

The global governing body for athletics on Wednesday stood behind its ban on Russia's track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow's attempts to get the team readmitted.

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Former German FA chief Niersbach to challenge FIFA ban

BERLIN Former German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach will appeal against a one-year ban by world football's governing body FIFA, he said on Wednesday.

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FA Cup to allow fourth substitute in extra time

Teams progressing to the latter stages of the FA Cup next season will be allowed to field a fourth substitute in extra time, the English Football Association (FA) announced on Wednesday.

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Gomes seals 'dream move' from Valencia to Barcelona

Barcelona have completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia in a deal that could eventually be worth 70 million euros (£58.6 million), the Spanish champions said on Wednesday.

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Spain optimistic about 'critical' problems at Olympic village

Spanish Olympic team chief Cayetano Cornet is hopeful that "critical" conditions at the Olympic village in Rio will drastically improve in time for the arrival of the bulk of his country's delegation on Friday.

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Guardiola denies any weighty problems in City squad

Manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that a small number of Manchester City players turned up for pre-season training overweight but stressed the importance of keeping players fit ahead of the new Premier League season.

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