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Blatter has insisted the payment was part of a legitimate oral contract, but said he would respect the CAS decision, which should be delivered within weeks. Platini, the former head of European football, was also sanctioned by FIFA over the funds. "I'm not sure if a decision hasn't already been made", he said, pledging to tell the truth about the infamous payment "for the umpteenth time".
  • US, Cuban boxers fight for bantamweight gold

    US, Cuban boxers fight for bantamweight gold

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    When Ramirez's hand was raised afterward, Cuba had another two-time gold medalist. With the French team buoyed by Estelle Mossely's gold on Day Fourteen, Ourahmoune looked to press from the off, but Adams also took little time to find her range, outscoring her opponent across the first two rounds to establish a commanding lead.
  • Modern pentathlon recap: Men's and women's fencing ranking round

    Modern pentathlon recap: Men's and women's fencing ranking round

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    The pair are the children of Daniel Esposito, who represented Australia in modern pentathlon at Los Angeles 1984, finishing 51st. Poland's Oktawia Nowacka took the top of the leaderboard with 262 points as she went 27-8. Esposito, though, came storming through the field and turned a seven second deficit to the leader into a 10 second advantage at the third shooting section.
  • Sakshi Malik To Be Promoted As Gazetted Railway Officer

    Sakshi Malik To Be Promoted As Gazetted Railway Officer

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    Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said: "What great news to wake up to!" No not because it was is passion, nope not because he loved it, because he wanted to woe Aarfa, who was a active wrestler for as long as she could remember. Malik previously won the silver medal for India in the women's freestyle 58 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a bronze medal at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha past year.
  • Murray wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold

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    The fourth set would be very tight, with Del Potro having opportunities to push the match to a fifth and final set. "I'll try to adjust to new conditions here, recover well over the next couple days", he said. "Tonight was one of the hardest matches I have played", Murray said. "I've loved staying in the village and spending time around the team and feeling part of something bigger than just your sport".
  • Happy Birthday and a spot in the semis for Walsh Jennings

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    Walsh Jennings has competed in both bikinis and long sleeves both in Rio and in many Olympics past-and Doaa Elghobashy , a practicing Muslim and member of Egypt's women's beach volleyball Olympic team, drew significant attention this year for competing in leggings, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hijab.
  • Rio 2016: Neymar, Gabriel Jesus fire Brazil into final

    Rio 2016: Neymar, Gabriel Jesus fire Brazil into final

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    However, he came back on minutes later. After an uninspired start that prompted some fans to replace his name with Marta's on the famed No. 10 shirt, Neymar is finally showing why he arrived at the Olympics as one of its biggest stars. Having played safely in the defense and answering occasional counterattacks, Honduras was able to catch the opponent on the error at the beginning of the second half thanks to a goal and Alice went into the semi-finals.
  • Rio medalist, '09 US Open champ del Potro has USTA wild card

    Rio medalist, '09 US Open champ del Potro has USTA wild card

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    They nearly went to a fifth set, too, because del Potro served for the fourth at 5-4, but was broken there, then again in the final game. "I was exhausted. Del Potro had different plans. "I will be 33 in four years time, I don't know if I will still be playing at the same level then". Andy Murray is making a habit of accomplishing things that hadn't been done in a while.
  • Team USA looks vulnerable as it heads to quarterfinals

    Team USA looks vulnerable as it heads to quarterfinals

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    Despite being fully dressed and taking part in pregame warm-ups, Parker is "out until the quarterfinals". By comparison to the sometimes slower and more structured National Basketball Association style, top global play is marked by constant passing and player movement as teams work deep into their possessions for better shots.