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  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a news conference after the CONMEBOL ordinary congress in Luque
    Blatter calls on Iran to allow women … Reuters - 9 minutes ago

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable. … More »Blatter calls on Iran to allow women …

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a news conference after the CONMEBOL ordinary congress in Luque

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable. "When I travelled to Iran in November 2013, I was not only confronted with huge popular enthusiasm from football but also a law forbidding women from …

  • Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in action against Simone Bolelli of Italy during their Davis Cup World Group first round match in Astana on March 6, 2015
    Kukushkin gives Kazakhs lead in Italy … AFP News - 12 minutes ago

    Mikhail Kukushkin put Kazakhstan 1-0 up in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Italy on Friday, beating Simone Bolelli in straight sets in Astana. Kukushkin … More »Kukushkin gives Kazakhs lead in Italy …

    Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in action against Simone Bolelli of Italy during their Davis Cup World Group first round match in Astana on March 6, 2015

    Mikhail Kukushkin put Kazakhstan 1-0 up in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Italy on Friday, beating Simone Bolelli in straight sets in Astana. Kukushkin won his first meeting with Bolelli 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 6-2 on the hardcourts of the National Tennis Centre in two hours 22 minutes.

  • West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels walks from the ground after being run out in the World Cup Pool B match against India in Perth on March 6, 2015
    India on course for World Cup quarters … AFP News - 15 minutes ago

    Defending champions India are on course for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after dismissing the West Indies for just 182 in their Pool B clash in Perth. India, … More »India on course for World Cup quarters …

    West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels walks from the ground after being run out in the World Cup Pool B match against India in Perth on March 6, 2015

    Defending champions India are on course for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after dismissing the West Indies for just 182 in their Pool B clash in Perth. India, who had won all three of their previous group games, ripped through the West Indies' top order after losing the toss at the WACA ground. The West Indies were …

  • Olympique Lyon's Lacazette reacts after his team scored against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Gerland stadium
    Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, … Reuters - 16 minutes ago

    Ligue 1 top scorer and France international Alexandre Lacazette will not be sold at the end of the season, according to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas. … More »Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, …

    Olympique Lyon's Lacazette reacts after his team scored against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Gerland stadium

    Ligue 1 top scorer and France international Alexandre Lacazette will not be sold at the end of the season, according to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas. Lacazette, who has netted 21 league goals this season, said on the club's TV channel on Thursday that "if the president asks me to leave, I'll have to leave …

  • Brumbies down Force to spoil return … Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - ACT Brumbies spoiled a try-scoring return to Super Rugby for Wallabies winger Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins with a 27-15 bonus point victory over Western Force … More »Brumbies down Force to spoil return …

    (Reuters) - ACT Brumbies spoiled a try-scoring return to Super Rugby for Wallabies winger Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins with a 27-15 bonus point victory over Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday. The Brumbies ran in three tries in the first half through Rory Arnold, Joe Tomane and Ben Alexander and Nic White grabbed …

  • Double Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming of China (left) and Thailand's IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng pose during the official weigh-in on the eve of their fight in Macau, on March 6, 2015
    China's boxing star Zou confident … AFP News - 23 minutes ago

    China's Zou Shiming declared Friday that he would achieve his "dream" of becoming world champion against Amnat Ruenroeng, predicting that the IBF flyweight bout in Macau … More »China's boxing star Zou confident …

    Double Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming of China (left) and Thailand's IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng pose during the official weigh-in on the eve of their fight in Macau, on March 6, 2015

    China's Zou Shiming declared Friday that he would achieve his "dream" of becoming world champion against Amnat Ruenroeng, predicting that the IBF flyweight bout in Macau would be a "great show". Both fighters made the 112lb flyweight limit with no drama and promised an explosive 12-round contest between the two undefeated …

  • Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot Reuters - 26 minutes ago

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing … More »Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing out to wrestling. "We have to undertake another bidding process," International Wushu Federation (IWUF) executive vice president Anthony Goh was quoted as …

  • India's bowler Mohammed Shami celebrates the dismissal of West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth
    Shami takes three as India bowl out … Reuters - 31 minutes ago

    Fast bowler Mohammed Shami returned from injury to torment the West Indies batsmen with three wickets as India bowled out the Caribbean side for 182 in their World Cup … More »Shami takes three as India bowl out …

    India's bowler Mohammed Shami celebrates the dismissal of West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth

    Fast bowler Mohammed Shami returned from injury to torment the West Indies batsmen with three wickets as India bowled out the Caribbean side for 182 in their World Cup Group B match at the WACA on Friday. West Indies captain Jason Holder (57) hit his second half-century and highest in one-day internationals to give his …

  • Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao (right) and his coach Freddie Roach talk during a pre-fight press conference in Shanghai on August 26, 2014
    Roach slams reports of 'armed guards' … AFP News - 31 minutes ago

    Freddie Roach denied media reports published Friday that he had ordered armed guards to protect Manny Pacquiao at his Hollywood gym. The UK's Daily Mail newspaper reported … More »Roach slams reports of 'armed guards' …

    Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao (right) and his coach Freddie Roach talk during a pre-fight press conference in Shanghai on August 26, 2014

    Freddie Roach denied media reports published Friday that he had ordered armed guards to protect Manny Pacquiao at his Hollywood gym. The UK's Daily Mail newspaper reported that Roach had personally ordered security guards at his Wildcard gym in Los Angeles to carry guns "so people respect them" as Pacquiao trains in the …

  • Pakistan's Jamshed reacts as Zimbabwe's Williams celebrates his dismissal for one run during their Cricket World Cup match at the GABBA in Brisbane
    Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan … Reuters - 32 minutes ago

    A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to … More »Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan …

    Pakistan's Jamshed reacts as Zimbabwe's Williams celebrates his dismissal for one run during their Cricket World Cup match at the GABBA in Brisbane

    A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to how to solve their opener problem. Pakistan's troubles started when all-rounder and regular opener Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out with a calf muscle injury …

  • Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat plays against China's Lin Dan during their men's singles round of 16 badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena
    Indonesia struggling to nurture another … Reuters - 34 minutes ago

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when … More »Indonesia struggling to nurture another …

    Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat plays against China's Lin Dan during their men's singles round of 16 badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, Taufik remains Indonesia's last singles world champion in 2005. With Olympic qualification …

  • Under the hammer: Parma flogging the crown jewels as crumbling club sinks like the Titanic
    Under the hammer: Parma flogging the … GOAL.com - 36 minutes ago

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Gialloblu are over €100 million in debt and could cease to exist at a bankruptcy hearing on March 19 unless significant investment is found More »Under the hammer: Parma flogging the …

    Under the hammer: Parma flogging the crown jewels as crumbling club sinks like the Titanic

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Gialloblu are over €100 million in debt and could cease to exist at a bankruptcy hearing on March 19 unless significant investment is found

  • Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore … Reuters - 36 minutes ago

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC … More »Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore …

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going bogey-free for the second straight day to reach nine-under for the tournament. The world number two and overnight …

  • South Korea's Park In-Bee, pictured in action in Incheon in October 2014, is joint top of the leaderboard at the HSBC Women's Champions after the second round on March 6, 2015
    Last-gasp birdie keeps South Korea's … AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    A last-gasp birdie kept Park In-Bee on top at the HSBC Women's Champions on Friday as world number one Lydia Ko fought through one of the "craziest" rounds of her life. … More »Last-gasp birdie keeps South Korea's …

    South Korea's Park In-Bee, pictured in action in Incheon in October 2014, is joint top of the leaderboard at the HSBC Women's Champions after the second round on March 6, 2015

    A last-gasp birdie kept Park In-Bee on top at the HSBC Women's Champions on Friday as world number one Lydia Ko fought through one of the "craziest" rounds of her life. Park, demoted to second in the world by Ko, 17, was trailing Spain's Carlota Ciganda by a stroke heading into the 18th but she holed her third birdie to …

  • From pubs to portfolios: Messi and the footballers building a secure future
    From pubs to portfolios: Messi and the … GOAL.com - 45 minutes ago

    The Barcelona superstar is part of a growing trend of players who are preparing for life after hanging up their boots by making shrewd investment decisions More »From pubs to portfolios: Messi and the …

    From pubs to portfolios: Messi and the footballers building a secure future

    The Barcelona superstar is part of a growing trend of players who are preparing for life after hanging up their boots by making shrewd investment decisions

  • Bradford City - Reading Preview: Giant-killing Bantams eye first semi-final in over 100 years
    Bradford City - Reading Preview: Giant-killing … GOAL.com - 48 minutes ago

    Victories over Chelsea and Sunderland booked a first quarter-final place in 39 years and now Phil Parkinson will look to go one better against the struggling Championship … More »Bradford City - Reading Preview: Giant-killing …

    Bradford City - Reading Preview: Giant-killing Bantams eye first semi-final in over 100 years

    Victories over Chelsea and Sunderland booked a first quarter-final place in 39 years and now Phil Parkinson will look to go one better against the struggling Championship outfit

  • Athletic - Real Madrid Betting: Back Ancelotti's men to win a high scoring encounter
    Athletic - Real Madrid Betting: Back … GOAL.com - 59 minutes ago

    The visitors have fared well in Bilbao over the last decade and our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides expects Los Blancos to win with over 2.5 goals scored in the gam … More »Athletic - Real Madrid Betting: Back …

    Athletic - Real Madrid Betting: Back Ancelotti's men to win a high scoring encounter

    The visitors have fared well in Bilbao over the last decade and our La Liga expert Phil Kitromilides expects Los Blancos to win with over 2.5 goals scored in the game

  • The Tottenham thinktank driving QPR's survival bid
    The Tottenham thinktank driving QPR's … GOAL.com - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Former Spurs employees Chris Ramsey, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Bond and several academy coaches are part of the new vision for the west London club as they prepare for Saturday's … More »The Tottenham thinktank driving QPR's …

    The Tottenham thinktank driving QPR's survival bid

    Former Spurs employees Chris Ramsey, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Bond and several academy coaches are part of the new vision for the west London club as they prepare for Saturday's clash

  • Marotta: Juventus is the best place for Pogba
    Marotta: Juventus is the best place … GOAL.com - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    The Bianconeri chief was dismissive of agent Mino Raiola thinking he had sway over the midfielder's future, whom he believes will stay in Turin More »Marotta: Juventus is the best place …

    Marotta: Juventus is the best place for Pogba

    The Bianconeri chief was dismissive of agent Mino Raiola thinking he had sway over the midfielder's future, whom he believes will stay in Turin

  • India's Ravindra Jadeja drops a catch off West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth
    India v West Indies highlights Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    PERTH (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool B match between India and West Indies at the WACA on Friday. West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. … More »India v West Indies highlights

    India's Ravindra Jadeja drops a catch off West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during their Cricket World Cup match in Perth

    PERTH (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool B match between India and West Indies at the WACA on Friday. West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. - - West Indies innings 1st over - Mohammed Shami starts the bowling for India and Dwayne Smith cuts him through point for the first boundary of the innings. …