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Robinho: Brazil Striker Given Prison Sentence For 2013 Rape

Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013.

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MAP Hopes To Popularise Powerlifting Among Malaysians

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PETALING JAYA – Newly formed Malaysian Association for Powerlifting (MAP), aims to make the sport the next popular sport in the country.

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Kim Swee Calls Up Four U-19 Players For 2018 U-23 AFC Cup Training

Datuk Ong Kim Swee.

KUALA LUMPUR – National Under-22 squad coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee has called up four national under-19 (U-19) squad players to undergo centralised training to prepare for the 2018 U-23 Asian Football Confederation Cup in China, next January.

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Pahang Declines AFC Cup Offer Over Technical, Financial Factors

KUANTAN,  Nov 23 –  The Pahang decision to turn down an offer to play in the Asian Football  Confederation (AFC) Cup next year was made after studying several aspects including the technical and financial factors.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: How Afoty Nominee Helped Put Gabon On The Map

Pic: Getty Images (After Borussia Dortmund won this year's German Cup, beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final, the scorer of the decisive goal was pictured celebrating with his family.)After Borussia Dortmund won this year's German Cup, beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the final, the scorer of the decisive goal was pictured celebrating with his family.

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Northern Ireland Open: Home Favourite Mark Allen Crashes Out

Pic: Getty Images (Mark Allen lost the last two frames of his evening session match against Tian Pengfei.)Mark Allen is out of the Northern Ireland Open after losing a final frame decider to China's Tian Pengfei.

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Anthony Joshua V Joseph Parker Bout 'Won't Happen At 35%', Says Eddie Hearn

Pic: Getty Images (Anthony Joshua's last bout saw him stop Carlos Takam at Cardiff's Principality Stadium in October)Anthony Joshua "would love to fight" Joseph Parker but promoter Eddie Hearn says Parker will not receive the 35% share of the revenue he is asking for.

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Iceland Set For New World Cup Chapter In Footballing Saga

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Iceland will become the smallest country ever to take part in the World Cup finals when they travel to Russia next year as the saga of outsized footballing success continues for the nation of just over 300,000 people.

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Germany Brimming With Confidence Ahead Of Title Defence

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: World champions Germany expect nothing less than a fifth World Cup triumph in Russia next year, with coach Joachim Loew pointing to an abundance of player choices as his main weapon.

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Argentina Aim To End Trophy Drought But Goals A Problem

Pic: ReutersArgentina came close to ending their long trophy drought by reaching the World Cup final in Brazil ago but there has been little progress since then and the burden of improvement is now firmly on the shoulders of new coach Jorge Sampaoli.

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