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Asamoah Gyan hits out at ‘lies’ after loan move collapses

Asamoah Gyan has taken a dig at Reading FC after his move to Madejski Stadium collapsed. The Ghana captain flew into England on Sunday for talks over a move to Royals and underwent a medical on Monday. But the club pulled the plug on the loan deal from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG after the frontman failed a medical. Gyan has …

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Anti-doping leaders demand Wada overhaul with clean sport ‘at crossroads’

An overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has been proposed in a bid to restore trust in international sport. The leaders of 17 national anti-doping organisations met at a special summit in Copenhagen this week. The group says the fight for clean sport is now “at a crossroads”. Damning reports into Russian state-sponsored doping, which led to a partial …

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South Korea swimming manager resigns over hidden camera scandal

South Korea’s national swimming team manager has resigned as an investigation takes place into the alleged installation of hidden cameras to take pictures of female athletes. Ahn Jong-Taek said that, as manager, he felt responsible for the “shameful” incident. Police plan to question a member of South Korea’s Rio Olympics team, according to Yonhap news agency. A former swimmer has …

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US Open 2016: Serena Williams eases past Ekaterina Makarova in New York

Serena Williams showed no sign of the shoulder injury that disrupted her US Open preparation as she dismissed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets. The top seed faced a tricky first-round opponent in Makarova, Russia’s world number 29, but won 6-3 6-3. Williams, 34, will monitor how her shoulder reacts ahead of her second-round match against Vania King. “I’ll have to …

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FA charge Aguero with violent conduct

The Argentine attacker could miss his side’s meeting with Manchester United after he appeared to elbow West Ham’s Winston Reid  Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct after an elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid. The Argentina international is now facing a suspension that would rule him out of the upcoming …

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Rooney to quit England after 2018 World Cup

Wayne Rooney will end his England career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the striker said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old made his announcement at a news conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday when will set a new record for an England outfield player, ahead of David Beckham, by winning his 116th cap. “Come Russia …

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New time slots for Champions League matches to arrive in 2018/19 season

Following on from the Champions League format changes that were approved last week, Europe’s premier club competition is also set to introduce new time slots. Currently all matches – with the exception of those held in far-eastern countries such as Russia and Kazakhstan – kick off at 20:45 CET, but under the new proposals some games would kick off at …

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Brazil court orders temporary release of jailed former IOC executive

A Rio de Janeiro court on Monday ordered the release of the jailed former top European member of the International Olympic Committee, Patrick Hickey, pending further investigation into charges that he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets. After a request by lawyers for Hickey, who was also the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, the court said …

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Paco Alcacer passes Barcelona medical

Barcelona are one step closer to finalizing the transfer of Paco Alcacer from Valencia after the player passed his medical on Monday morning. Having completed the tests at the club’s Ciudad Deportiva, the forward’s move is expected to be made official in the coming hours. The price tag for the 22-year-old is believed to be around 30 million euros, although …

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