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Swiss arrest top global football officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

ZURICH - Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global football on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.

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Australia aim to get up West Indies 'noses' with bouncers

MELBOURNE - Caribbean pitches may no longer have the zing to excite express pacemen but Australia will still look to soften up West Indies with a barrage of bouncers in the upcoming test series, bowling coach Craig McDermott has said.

Australia 6:02am BST

All Black Carter back in number 10 shirt for Crusaders

WELLINGTON - All Blacks flyhalf Daniel Carter will make just his third Super Rugby start of the season in the number 10 shirt this weekend after being named in the Canterbury Crusaders side to face the competition-leading Wellington Hurricanes.

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Thais target football gold, Indos just want to play

SINGAPORE - At the Southeast Asian Games, the men's football gold medal carries more weight than any of the other 400 on offer in a region where football bragging rights are the most priceless of commodities.

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Australia's Ashes task harder after Bayliss appointment

SYDNEY - There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining the Ashes this year got a little bit harder after the appointment of wily compatriot Trevor Bayliss as England's new head coach.

Australia 4:48am BST

Bale pledges to come back stronger for Real next season

MADRID - Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has promised to "come back stronger" next season and quashed media speculation he might leave the club he joined in 2013 for a world record fee.

26 May 2015

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