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Football: Prosecutors urge conviction in FIFA trial

New York - US prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict three wealthy South American former soccer officials "on all counts" in the face of "overwhelming" evidence, delivering closing arguments Wednesday at the FIFA corruption trial.

Kohli-Sharma set to marry in Italy: reports

New Delhi - India cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to media reports on Sunday.

Chatting with Bubba Sparks: Veteran pole vaulter Special

Veteran pole vaulter Bubba Sparks chatted with Digital Journal about his career in pole vault (which exceeds five decades), as well as his advice for aspiring athletes.

Andrew Kurka talks Team Hartford and 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics Special

Paralympian Andrew Kurka chatted with Digital Journal about Team Hartford, as well as the digital transformation of skiing.

Surprise witness at FIFA trial — singer Kevin Jonas

New York - Boy band star Kevin Jonas testified Thursday as a surprise witness for the prosecution at the FIFA corruption trial.

Olympic ban opens chasm between Russia's athletes and leaders

Moscow - The International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Games over state-orchestrated doping has created an unprecedented split between the country's athletes and politicians.

FIFA trial hears of dancing, private jet, massages

New York - A Brazilian businessman told a US Federal Court on Wednesday that he helped set up a huge bribe to South American football officials to secure the rights for a new tournament.

Olympic ban sparks outrage in Russia

Moscow - The head of Russia's Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, told the IOC on Tuesday that punishing clean athletes was "unjust and immoral", with the move to ban Russia from the Winter Games sparking outrage in the country"Punishing the innocent is unjust...

Russian sports fans 'sad' about Olympic ban

Moscow - Confused and dejected, Russian sports fans expressed their disappointment Tuesday over the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban the country from the 2018 Winter Games.

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

New Delhi - Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog.

Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions

Toukyo - International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region.

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

New Delhi - Hazardous smog interrupted the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Sunday, with players wearing face masks as air quality dipped in the world's most polluted capital city.

Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg talks Swim Academy Special

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and backstroke swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg chatted with Digital Journal about his swimming career, and the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy.

Hong Kong athlete says coach abused her as teen

Hong Kong - A top Hong Kong hurdler Thursday accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her when she was a schoolgirl, the first high-profile woman in the socially conservative city to tell of abuse as part of the #MeToo movement.

Brazil footballers remembered one year after plane crash

La Uni - Two army helicopters scattered flower petals over a town square Tuesday as part of sad tributes to the upstart Brazilian football team Chapecoense, most of whose players died in a plane crash exactly a year ago.

McLaren says Russia risks worse doping sanctions

Eindhoven - Richard McLaren, who produced two reports on Russian sports doping, said on Tuesday that the country is risking heavier punishment with its continued denials of state involvement.

Israeli chess players could make history at Saudi tourney

Jerusalem - Israeli chess players could make history by participating in a tournament in Saudi Arabia after the international chess governing body on Tuesday said it was pushing to allow it to happen.

Widows struggle year after Brazil football team wiped out

S - Fabienne Belle had already been floored by the news that her husband was killed in the air crash that wiped out Brazil's Chapecoense football team. Then one day, without warning, she received his old suitcase in the mail.

Chapeco football club rises from ashes of air disaster

S - A year after Brazil's Chapecoense football club was all but wiped out in an air crash on their way to play the game of their lives, the team is winning again -- and daring to think of the future.
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