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  • World Cup - Rio prepares unit to quell protests

    January 22, 2014 9:44 PM 14

    Hooligans beware. Brazil's football capital is creating a special police unit to thwart any trouble on the streets during this year's World Cup soccer tournament and prevent a repeat of last year's violent protests. Rio de Janeiro state officials say the 500-man unit trained in crowd control will be deployed in Brazil's second-largest city, playing host to the most games

  • Commonwealth Games: Lack of interest in hosting future Games

    January 22, 2014 7:46 PM 9

    The Commonwealth Games Federation is concerned about a lack of interest from member countries in hosting future Games. So far, no member country has expressed serious interest in hosting the 2022 event ahead of a March deadline. A CGF spokesman said an Extraordinary General Meeting was being held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, at which "issues will be fully

  • Prosecutor asks Ribery to be cleared in sex trial

    January 22, 2014 4:27 PM 22

    A prosecutor asked on Wednesday that French soccer internationals Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema be discharged of solicitation of an underage prostiture. "It is impossible for the accusation to prove that Franck Ribery was aware" that Zahia Dehar, a prostitute-turned-fashion model, was under 18 – the age of majority in France, prosecutor Jean-Julien

  • Athletics - Jeptoo faces tough challenge to keep her London crown

    January 22, 2014 1:27 PM 13

    Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo will face a strong challenge for her London Marathon crown as the Olympic champion, the world champion and one of the greatest distance runners of all time line up against her on April 13. Olympic champion Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia, world champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya and double 10,000m Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia

  • International cricket hangs in the balance

    January 22, 2014 8:21 AM 16

    Jean Smyth | Today, 09:24 JOHANNESBURG – The Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Dave Richardson, has told EWN Sport that reports of a proposal being presented to the ICC Board which would see India, Australia and England seemingly take control of international cricket are premature. Cricket South Africa President Chris

  • Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

    January 22, 2014 3:13 AM 18

    A U.S. congressman who was in Sochi on Tuesday to assess the situation said he was impressed by the work of Russian security forces but troubled that potential suicide bombers had gotten into the city, despite all of the extraordinary security measures. “We know some of them got through the perimeter,” Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the U.S. House

  • Formula 1 - McLaren will not have new title sponsor for car launch

    January 21, 2014 7:03 PM 13

    The McLaren Formula One team have not found a new title sponsor to replace telecoms group Vodafone in time for this week's launch of their latest car. McLaren are in talks with potential partners but are not certain whether they will be able to bring in a title sponsor this year after the telecoms group dropped out at the end of last season

  • Not good resting star players, says coach Alberts

    January 21, 2014 10:59 AM 17

    Sarawak coach Robert Alberts said the star players should be frequently in action to maintain their consistency and to be at top form to represent the country. — AFP picKUCHING, Jan 21 — The action of some teams in the Super League to monopolise a large number of the national players will give a negative impact to the national football squad, said Sarawak

  • Athletic Bilbao 4-2 Real Valladolid: Hosts battle back to boost top-four hopes

    January 20, 2014 11:49 PM 10

    The Basques were a goal behind at half time but fought back in style to claim a convincing victory at San Mames on Monday night Athletic Bilbao moved back into the top four of La Liga with an entertaining 4-2 win over Real Valladolid. The hosts' unbeaten home record at San Mames appeared to be under threat when relegation-threatened Valladolid took the lead through

  • XOX targets a million more users

    January 20, 2014 11:49 PM 43

    KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21, 2014): XOX Bhd, the only listed mobile virtual network operator in Malaysia, aims to increase its subscriber base by one million users this year from the 300,000 active subscribers it currently has, said its group CEO Ng Kok Heng. "There are two factors to growing our business that is, subscribers and average revenue per user (ARPU)