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World soccer rocked by suspension of Blatter and Platini

ZURICH - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.

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Pakistan wary of England's Ali as test series looms

ABU DHABI - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday identified England all-rounder Moeen Ali as a major danger to his team’s hopes of winning the three-test series starting next week in the United Arab Emirates.

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Barcelona's Messi, father face trial on tax fraud charges

MADRID - A Spanish court ordered Lionel Messi and his father Jorge on Thursday to stand trial in a tax fraud case and the state attorney said Barcelona FC's star player should serve a jail sentence of up to 22 months if found guilty.

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Alonso commits to McLaren but more pain ahead

SOCHI, Russia - Fernando Alonso eased concern about his Formula One future on Thursday by saying he would definitely be racing for struggling McLaren next year and in 2017.

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'Pest' Vardy makes defenders' lives miserable, says Schlupp

- Premier League defenders hate playing against Jamie Vardy because the Leicester City forward's relentless pressing makes him a real "pest", club team mate Jeffrey Schlupp has said.

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Scotland braced for game of their lives against Samoa

LONDON - Scotland's players are prepared for the biggest game of their careers when they face Samoa in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday needing victory to reach the quarter-finals.

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