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LAST_UPDATEWed, 28 Sep 2016 9am

FAT To Probe Allegations Of Drug Abuse Among U-16 Players

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BANGKOK: The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is set to launch a probe into allegations of drug abuse and indiscipline among its under-16 players.

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Three M'sian Shuttlers Advance To Quarterfinals Of Polish International Meet

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KUALA LUMPUR: Three Malaysian shuttlers cruised into the quarterfinals of the Polish International Badminton Challenge after escaping two hurdles in the preliminary round of the tournament held at Bosir Sport Hall in Poland, late Friday (early Saturday Malaysia time).

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Johnson-Thompson Splits With Coach Holmes: Times

Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson has split with coach Mike Holmes after she failed to turn her potential into a heptathlon medal at last month's Rio Olympics, according to the Times.

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Soccer: I'm The Worst Manager In The History Of Football, Says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sarcastically labeled himself the worst manager in the history of football after he faced criticism following a recent slump in form.

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Spanish Court Reopens Fraud Investigation Against Neymar

Spain's High Court said on Friday it had reopened a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer player Neymar over his transfer to Barcelona from Santos, after an appeal by the public prosecutor.

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Motorcycling: Iannone Withdraws From Aragon MotoGP Race

Ducati rider Andrea Iannone pulled out of the Aragon MotoGP race after a fractured vertebra caused him lingering pain in Friday practice.

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Mourinho Feud Is ‘Prehistoric’, Leicester’s Ranieri Says

The Portuguese called Ranieri ‘a loser’ when he replaced him at Chelsea during his first stint in England. ― Reuters picLONDON: Claudio Ranieri has become the latest Premier League manager to bury the hatchet with Jose Mourinho, with the Italian describing his feud with the Manchester United boss as “prehistoric” ahead of Leicester City’s trip to Old Trafford tomorrow.

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Lukaku Set To Return For Everton’s Clash Against Bournemouth

Romelu Lukaku who has bagged four league goals this season, missed Everton's 2-0 League Cup defeat to Norwich on Tuesday with a toe injury. ― Reuters picLONDON: Striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to return for Everton's Premier League clash at Bournemouth this weekend, manager Ronald Koeman has said.

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Premier League ‘B’ Teams, Non-English Clubs Ruled Out Of League Revamp

In May, the EFL asked clubs to consider a reorganisation of English football into five divisions of 20 teams each from the start of the 2019-20 season. — Reuters picLONDON: The English Football League, which has 72 members, has ruled out Premier League B teams and ‘non-English’ clubs being part of league football as part of a proposed revamp of the English game.

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United’s Clash Against Rivals City A ‘Perfect’ Cup Draw, Says Rooney

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne hits the post during their Premier League match against Manchester United at the Old Trafford, September 10, 2016. — Reuters picMANCHESTER: Manchester United will have a perfect opportunity to redeem themselves against neighbours Manchester City when the sides clash in the fourth round of the League Cup, captain Wayne Rooney has said.

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