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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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Euro 2016 hopeful Gudjohnsen joins Solskjaer's Molde

OSLO Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed a two-year deal with Norwegian side Molde as he bids to secure a place in Iceland's 2016 European Championship squad.

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Meal vouchers and water feed FIFA jamboree as austerity bites

MIAMI As the princes, sheikhs and diplomats who would rule world football filed into a Miami airport hotel it struck an incongruous tone, a world away from the opulent jamborees of popular myth.

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Morris magic helps South Africa level series

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 12 A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left.

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LA heat to test Rio hopefuls in U.S. marathon trials

LOS ANGELES Unseasonably high temperatures will challenge runners at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials on Saturday with the top three finishers in the men's and women's races earning spots on the United States Olympic team.

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Valencia's Neville staying calm in 'eye of the storm'

MADRID Valencia's embattled manager Gary Neville says there is no panic in the dressing room despite an alarming slide down the table and a growing winless run in La Liga.

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