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World football rocked as top officials held in U.S., Swiss graft cases

ZURICH - Seven of the most powerful figures in global football faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups. | Video

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Olympic champ Park allowed back in pool from Monday

SEOUL - Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan, serving an 18 month ban for doping, will return to action in a public pool in Seoul on Monday after parents of local school children allowed him to join a class, local media reported.

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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.

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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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No criminal proceedings against Lanka officials in sex bribe

COLOMBO - Three male officials have been identified in the sex bribe scandal that rocked Sri Lankan women's cricket but there are no grounds or evidence to justify criminal proceedings against them, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.

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