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SOFIA - The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has fined first division club Marek Dupnitsa after receiving notification from European soccer's governing body UEFA about suspicions of match fixing.


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PRETORIA - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. | Video


Russia on track for World Cup 2018, say FIFA inspectors 6:07pm BST

MOSCOW - FIFA has said it is happy with the progress being made by hosts Russia ahead of the 2018 World Cup after the governing body's inspection committee carried out its first official visit.


Van Gaal's United not good enough, says Neville 12:41pm BST

LONDON - After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville.

New William Hill CEO enjoys strong start to reign 10:29am BST

LONDON - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said it expected operating profit this year to come in at the top end of market forecasts after the soccer World Cup helped boost its third-quarter results.


Turan shrugs off criticism of Atletico style 3:09am BST

MADRID - Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan does not care what people think about their football so long as they are successful, he said ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at home to Malmo.


QPR striker Taarabt hits back at Redknapp over fitness 12:25am BST

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers striker Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp who called him overweight and unfit at the weekend.

NZ Rugby Union cancel Maori All Blacks' match in Singapore 20 Oct 2014

WELLINGTON - The maligned pitch at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid.

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