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Swiss prosecutors investigating Germany football icon Franz Beckenbauer

The Attorney General of Switzerland named Beckenbauer, a World Cup victor as a player and manager with West Germany, as one of four men facing criminal proceedings. Three of the suspects are past or current members of FIFA' ruling committee: Beckenbauer, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach . In the cases of Beckenbauer, Zwanziger and Schmidt, suspected irregularities included "possible undue payments and contracts to gain an advantage in the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and the ...

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Government congratulates Semenya on Olympic gold

Their conclusion, that Semenya's high level of the hormoneis meets the IAAF's classification of hyperandrogenism, is particularly upsetting to Black South Africans, who are haunted by the legacy of a woman who died 200 years ago this year. "I think that tonight is all about performance". Semenya, who appeared barely out of breath at the finish, popped a South African flag onto her shoulders and took a leisurely jog around the stadium to celebrate her first major title since her world ...

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Cowboys might place Romo on IR

Romo will have another MRI exam this weekend before the Cowboys make a final decision on his status. The Cowboys need to decide whether they will carry Romo on the active roster for the first part of the season while he is recovering. You've got to have him through the 53-cut before you put him on designated return, if we wanted to consider that. I think this was a freak accident. The guys across the other side of the football are fixing to give him a big dose of reality, I think.

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NFL to announce Thursday that 2017 draft headed to Philly

She said Chicago "submitted interest and have had discussions with the NFL about staying in the mix" for the event, which the league wants to rotate among cities . The Eagles do have their first round pick in 2018. Philadelphia is now one of 13 teams not to have won a Super Bowl. Julie Coker Graham , CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, said a fund-raising effort would soon be underway to raise the city's portion.

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Michail Antonio secures West Ham's first Premier League win at new ground

Ireland global Arter received a first-half booking for dissent, and was shown a second yellow in the 77th minute for cynically pulling down Cheikhou Kouyate. Manager Slaven Bilic said Carroll would be out for "several weeks" in a television interview on Sunday. "I told the players they would start at 150 percent, but with players of the quality of Cristhian Stuani we were able to score a first goal like that, which opened up the game".

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Allardyce ponders England recall for Terry

Hart has been dropped at Manchester City by new manager Pep Guardiola and looks set to leave the Etihad before the end of the transfer window. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he has no influence over John Terry's global future.

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Speedo Ends Deal With US Swimmer Ryan Lochte After Rio Controversy

The decisions to sever relationship with Lochte was the result of a week-long controversy that led to Lochte and three other athletes to be questioned by Rio police after Lochte alleged they were robbed at gunpoint after a night of partying.

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Kaepernick's decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

Kaepernick said he will continue to sit, "When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it supposed to represent in this country is representing people that it supposed to I'll stand". Now, if you ask me would I do that? "I had a real problem with it", he said. I think that's what he's doing. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said that "players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem".

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Cowboys' Dak Prescott lined up for Week 1 start

But that's more wishful thinking as even Garrett acknowledged that the Cowboys expect Romo back "during the season", making rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott the team's opening day starter. Romo missed 12 games last season with a shoulder injury he suffered in the early part of the season and then aggravated soon after his return to action.

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LSU's Miles: Fournette's recent ankle soreness not an issue

When asked if he wants as many carries as he can get, Fournette said: "It doesn't matter". But while the All-American running back says he cares about only one achievement - "my main goal is to win the national championship, nothing less", Fournette said before Monday's practice - he argues that there are still numerous individual records available to place in his crosshairs this fall.

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Chelsea player ratings following tight Watford victory

With Antonio Conte at the helm, the Blues have won their opening two league games of the campaign. The Blues had beaten West Ham on Monday with a late Diego Costa strike, and the Spain worldwide produced the goods three minutes from time against Watford as Conte's side came from behind to win 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

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McGregor outpoints Diaz at UFC 202

Amidst endless speculation as to whether McGregor will make the drop to featherweight again, White has aid that McGregor will need to face Aldo, or he will be stripped of the belt. Diaz III. They were supposed to battle again at welterweight at the landmark UFC 200, but that bout was canceled after McGregor announced his retirement and refused to meet with media.

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All Black Franks cleared of gouging despite Cheika fury

Stephen Moore's wayward efforts looked like he was throwing it to the All Blacks on objective. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said after his side's 29-9 loss that he had seen the incident and that he thought the match citing commissioner would examine it further.

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Patriots' Tom Brady will make preseason debut Friday

We all know what Jonathan Stewart does well, so seeing Whittaker, Artis-Payne and Wegher get some quality time in the backfield would be great. Garoppolo got off to a slow start for the third consecutive game, managing a first down on just one of his first four possessions.

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Premier League 28 August 2016

However, West Ham's new Olympic Stadium is lovely and it should allow the Hammers to move to the next level, certainly financially, but there was huge embarrassment on Thursday night as Bilic's side were dumped out of the Europa League by Astra Giurgui.

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Zaza to West Ham a done deal, says chairman's son

Let's get this one out of the way early because, frankly, I don't view it as a valid excuse. But the move has come too late to make the West Ham squad for their Premier League trip to Manchester City this afternoon. As a result, The Hammers will again miss out on a group stage spot in the UEFA Europa League for the second consecutive season. "Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, we're going to know more on Saturday".

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Root leads England to second consecutive win against Pakistan

The pair put on 77 for the sixth wicket. Morgan's knock on his Middlesex home ground ended a run of 23 worldwide innings without a fifty for him. Earlier, there were a few anxious glances as Root collided with team-mate Adil Rashid as he took a catch in the outfield, but the Yorkshire batsmen laughed off any injury concerns.

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Arsenal close to signing defender, striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the transfer will be of great help to his limited forward line. With the Manchester clubs spend a combined $400 million, Wenger said "it was a odd transfer market - I expected it to be easier than ever but it was more hard than ever".

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Northampton get home draw against Manchester United in EFL Cup

The first official twist of the season saw last week's heroes Liverpool defeated by newly promoted Burnley, so of course the #FilthyFellas got stuck in. "We will make changes but not big changes", the German said . Watford has taken the lead in both of its Premier League game so far this season, but ended up coming away with just a single point at Southampton and no points from last week's visit of Chelsea .

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Kenya Olympic officials arrested over alleged mismanagement

Wario, who was questioned on Wednesday by detectives investigating allegations of corruption and mismanagement relating to Kenya's Olympics performance, said facilities management parastatal Sports Kenya would take over responsibility and organise fresh elections to the Olympic committee.

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Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell praised by Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers believes his players took "a huge step and got their rewards" and will be all the better for coming through such a nervy and fraught experience. Speaking to www.celticfc.net, a delighted Tierney commented: 'Madness, that's all I can say to describe that. They're back in Europe's elite - where Celtic belong.

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'Everyone knows my best position' - Sturridge unhappy at wide role

Sturridge, 26, faces competition for the central striking berth this season, with Roberto Firmino preferred in that position during the early stage of 2016-17. "When he's not involved anymore in defending, you need a smart striker that takes the centre-back out of the protection position for the opposition into a place where he doesn't feel comfortable".

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Zidane reason behind my best season, says Ronaldo

In the land of the high-rollers, Welsh football is already guaranteed to be toasting one success as the Champions League draw officially marks the start of the road to Cardiff, the stage of this season's final. Have your say in the comments section below. The France global has been nominated alongside Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale .

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Floods in India kill 40, force hundreds of thousands from their homes

More than 26,400 people have so far been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from the flood-ravaged areas in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and other states. They said at least 17 people died in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Bihar and nine in Uttar Pradesh from drowning, electrocution and injuries from house collapses.

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Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp's Comments After Liverpool's 4-3 Victory at Arsenal

Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Danny Welbeck are all nursing long-term injuries while Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud all sat out the Liverpool game due to a lack of match fitness. "Now we have to focus on the next game, step by step and keep going", he concluded. BBC pundit Garth Crooks reckons Liverpool could get relegated - yes, you did read that right - unless they sell left-back Alberto Moreno.

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Team USA loses to Italy in Men's Volleyball semi-final

Matt Anderson did a bit of everything for the U.S. He led the team with 25 points, 18 from spikes, but he also scored five off serves and two from blocks. "We just have to regroup and see if we can play a hard volleyball match against another great team, whoever it is", USA coach John Speraw said. There was no way back for Italy and there were jubilant scenes after Brazil sealed a seventh gold of the Games.

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Hornets boss frustrated at costly mistakes against Chelsea

The Hornets went ahead when Adlene Guedioura's cross evaded both Troy Deeney and Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the middle, before falling for Capoue , who took a touch before drilling it home. But within a minute Miguel Britos' clipped ball over the top put Jose Holebas in behind the Chelsea defence on the left side of the penalty area and the Greek's low drive was blocked by the legs of Thibaut Courtois.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Nine Australians come to sticker end at ticketgate

The athletes knew they were using tampered accreditations but Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller says it's not their fault. Australian Olympic media boss Mike Tancred confirmed that Australian athletes were being questioned by police.

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Mount Notre Dame grad wins bronze in Rio

All 12 Americans were forced to step up and play in her absence, and the United States of America got a big performance off the bench from Karsta Lowe, but it wasn't enough. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. "It cuts deep", he said. Now, the Americans plan to take the example from beach stars Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, who lost in the semifinals to Brazil before bouncing back for bronze.

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Nigeria beat Honduras 3-2 to win bronze

The African nation won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games with a 3-2 victory over Argentina. Honduras should be proud of what they accomplished to get this far themselves, though they would certainly much rather be celebrating their first-ever Olympics medal in football.

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Sandusky takes stand during appeals hearing

During the 2012 trial, eight men testified that Sandusky sexually abused them while serving as assistant coach for Penn State under coach Joe Paterno , who was sacked as a result of the scandal. The hearing also delved into questions about the identity of the young man known as Victim 2, who former Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary testified was abused by Sandusky in a team shower in 2001.

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Nebraska Man Repeatedly Insults Cat After Mistakingly Eating Four Pot Brownies

As the Omaha World-Herald tells it, the Omaha dad, 53, found brownies that belonged to his adult children in the back of his auto while unloading groceries. One of the kids came home while police were at the house and told officers the brownies belonged to the siblings. Police in Omaha, Nebraska, were called to the scene of an alleged marijuana brownie overdose August 16.

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Weather forecast weighs on soybeans; corn, wheat rise

At 10:36 a.m. CDT (1536 GMT), Chicago Board of Trade November soybean futures were down 16-1/4 cents at $9.99-3/4 a bushel. A global glut of Wheat and expectations for a record Corn harvest in the United States supressed buying in the grains .

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Olympics-Triathlon-Brownlee retains title in British family 1-2

A victory made in Leeds , years of training and sacrifice culminated with Alistair surging so far clear that he was able to collect two flags in the closing stages as he slowed to a jog and sauntered across the line five seconds ahead of his gutsy and gallant sibling.

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Gymnastics: Biles wins women's vault gold

While Douglas hasn't yet spoken out about her seemingly salty stare down during last night's event , this isn't the first controversy she's faced - and it may not be the last. Previous year she became the first woman to win a "three-peat" of all-around golds at the worlds. Biles earned 15.866 on the vault, 14.966 on the asymmetric bars and 15.433 on the balance beam.

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To split snaps with Zaire against Texas

Both players had their moments in 2015. "They are both outstanding, they both make plays, they are both playmakers". "My ultimate decision was I can't put one of those guys on the sideline against Texas", Kelly said. One of the most anticipated quarterback battles of college football's preseason won't be settled in the preseason. "It's much easier playing one". But we are in the business of winning.

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Cole delighted to see Pogba back at Man United

After spending €185 million (R2.75 billion) on the new faces, a couple of players will have to leave the Old Trafford before the window closes. Not only does Pogba's deal set the expectations high for next season, it also sends out a message of Mourinho's intent to win titles with his exciting new side.

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Pogba can shine in deep role for Man Utd - Parlour

Emerging from the shadows, Paul Pogba - a red devil emblazoned on the side of his head - removed his hood, looked straight into the camera and uttered the words Manchester United fans had been waiting to hear: "I'm back". He'll step in as the dynamic midfielder that the club has desperately needed over the past few seasons. At the same time, this is Jose Mourinho we're talking about.

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Murray reaches Olympic final

Neither showed any physical weakness in a three-hour contest that was played in a raucous din and which ended with Del Potro flat on the court after a 5-7 6-4 7-6 (7/5) victory. "I'm expecting a tough match". He was able to wear down Del Potro's weaker backhand and frequently drew the tired Argentine into the net with deftly placed drop shots as the contest wore on.

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Kyle Fuller Injury: Updates on Bears CB's Knee and Return

Floyd has looked sharp even against some of the Patriots' first-string offensive players, and even successfully covered tight end Martellus Bennett a few times. "We don't want to lose him, because he's a big part of what we do". "I think it's just the competitiveness", Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan said after Tuesday's practice.