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Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

Islamic State has Euro 2016 in its sights, German spy chief says

 Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said. The comments from Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's Federal Office...

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Russian official says tennis star Sharapova may not play again

Russian official says tennis star Sharapova may not play again

Maria Sharapova may not play again after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the president of the Russian tennis federation was quoted as saying on Thursday. Shamil Tarpishchev told the R-Sport news agency that Sharapova’s situation was “bad”. The five-times grand slam...

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Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid beat Manchester City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 1-0 thanks to an own goal in the first-half on Wednesday to line up a Champions League final against city rival Atletico Madrid. The winner came after Gareth Bale’s superb strike from a tight angle in the 20th minute deflected off defender Fernando,...

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Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Atletico Madrid made it through to their second Champions League final in three seasons on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich in Germany saw them win their semi-final on away goals. Bayern came into the second leg at the Allianz Arena trailing 1-0 from the first leg but Xabi...

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Anas Mahmoud refuses to celebrate Silver Medal winning in solidarity with Aleppo

Anas Mahmoud refuses to celebrate Silver Medal winning in solidarity with Aleppo

Reporting by Elaph Qaddah; Translation by Rana Abdul (Zaman al-Wasl)- The free Syrian team for swimming garnered a silver medal in the Qatar International swimming championship for open water in Doha on Friday. The international athlete, Anas Mahmoud, won the silver medal in the 1500-meter...

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 Free Syrian team for Karate wins bronze medal

Free Syrian team for Karate wins bronze medal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The first participation of Free Syrian Team in the Open European Championship for Karate ended on Monday with a bronze medal through Olympic champion Ali al-Baroudi after great tournaments. Al-Baroudi told Zaman al-Wasl, he competed with senior champions and won the...

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Mahrez named English football's Player of the Year

Mahrez named English football's Player of the Year

Leicester City's Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez on Sunday became the first African player to be named English football's Player of the Year, as voted for by his fellow professionals. The 25-year-old French-born Algerian international, outstanding in Leicester's incredible charge towards the...

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Without regime umbrella, Syrian athletes participate in Open European Championship for Karate

Without regime umbrella, Syrian athletes participate in Open European Championship for Karate

(Reporting by Elaph Qaddah; Translation by Rana Abdul) (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian sport has brought back to the headlines again after the World Karate Federation has agreed on the participation of the Free Syrian team, group of athletes who defected Syrian regime, in the Open European...

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Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has died on Thursday at age 68. The Cruyff Foundation said on its website that he passed away in his house in Barcelona. He had been receiving cancer treatment. In February, he had said he felt as if he was "leading 2-0 at halftime" against the disease....

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Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after doping failure

Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after doping failure

Russia's sports minister Tuesday said he hoped to see tennis star Maria Sharapova back on court after she failed a dope test at the Australian Open. "I feel sorry for Masha. I hope that we will see her back on court and we are prepared to support her," minister Vitaly Mutko told state-run TASS...

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FIFA elects Swiss Infantino to lead it out of era of scandal

FIFA elects Swiss Infantino to lead it out of era of scandal

Swiss soccer executive Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport's world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed Sepp Blatter. "We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the...

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Greek footballers stage pitch sit-in over migrant deaths

Greek footballers stage pitch sit-in over migrant deaths

Second-division football players in Greece held a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the spiralling death toll among migrants trying to reach the European country by sea. Players from rivals AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos sat on the field and observed two minutes of silence...

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Sole survivor of Dawabsheh family set to meet Ronaldo

Sole survivor of Dawabsheh family set to meet Ronaldo

Ahmad Dawabsheh, the sole survivor of the Palestinian family whose house was burned down by Israeli extremists last year, told Anadolu Agency that he is looking forward to meeting his favorite football player Cristiano Ronaldo. “He is the best player, but I only see him on TV,”...

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Platini pulls out of FIFA race, vows to clear name

Platini pulls out of FIFA race, vows to clear name

Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini vowed to clear his name of sleaze allegations and slammed outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter as he pulled out of the race to lead football's world body. Platini told French sports newspaper L'Equipe that he would concentrate on fighting his eight-year ban...

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 Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane replaces Rafael Benitez as coach

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane replaces Rafael Benitez as coach

Real Madrid sacked coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge on Monday with club legend Zinedine Zidane replacing the Spaniard. "We have taken the difficult decision to rescind the contract of Rafael Benitez as coach," said Madrid president Florentino Perez. "The...

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FFF suspends Karim Benzema from France national team

FFF suspends Karim Benzema from France national team

(as)- The France Football Federation has provisionally suspended Karim Benzema from the France national football team following his implication in a case of alleged blackmail against Les Bleus teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema is being investigated by the French judiciary on suspicion of...

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The Appeals Board confirms Real Madrid’s Copa elimination

The Appeals Board confirms Real Madrid’s Copa elimination

(as)- The Spanish Football Federation’s Appeals Committee confirmed Real Madrid’s disqualification from the Copa del Rey on Thursday, witth the club being eliminated from the tournament last week by the RFEF’s Competition Committee for illegally fielding Denis Cheryshev. The Appeals...

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Benzema:

Benzema: "I’m being treated as if I were a criminal"

(as)- Karim Benzema spoke to French national television channel TF1 to give his side on the ongoing extortion case involving Olympique Lyon player, Mathieu Valbuena. The Madrid placer acknowledged that he feels "like a criminal" and is confident that all will be resolved for the...

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