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Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

Kabul - Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.

Leicester City footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai

Bangkok - Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral

Bangkok - The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in mourning garb to pay tribute to the ...

Italian football legends take on refugee team in match for solidarity

Rome - Former Lazio and AS Roma football stars clinched a 4-1 victory over a team of young migrants on Saturday in a match to raise public awareness of the plight of refugees in Italy.

The strange case of Mexico’s ‘artificial earthquake’

When Mexico celebrated its World Cup victory over Germany, the enthusiasm was so massive that it registered on seismographic equipment in Mexico.

Rome goes crazy over miracle comeback against Barca

Rome - Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive Tuesday night as Roma knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League after a miracle comeback.

'Footquakes': Messi really does make the Earth tremble

Vienna - It's a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don't believe it? Ask Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona.

Review: ‘Early Man’ has fun with one of the world’s oldest sports Special

‘Early Man’ is a hilarious, prehistoric adventure that dates the “early man united” back to the Bronze Age in a movie that will tickle football fans.

War amputee footballers tackle, shoot, score in rebel-held Syria

Idlib - At the referee's whistle, the young forward leans on his crutches and punts the football with his only leg, kicking off a match between war amputees in Syria's battered northwest.

Vaccine could protect football players from concussion

To coincide with the Superbowl, a science-meets-sport news story has been announced. United Neuroscience, a spinout of vaccine-maker United Bioscience, has reported that it is developing a drug designed to inoculate the brain against CTE.

S.African football president denies raping ex-MP

Johanesburg - South Africa's football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault.

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Five things to know about Iceland

Reykjav - From its unique history to its passion for chess, books and football, here are five things to know about Iceland, which votes in legislative elections on Saturday: - Crime -Contrary to the dark goings-on in Nordic noir literature, Iceland is a tranquil...

Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Damascus - Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment Tuesday as their war-torn country's hopes of qualifying for its first ever football World Cup were dashed during extra time against Australia.

Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Damascus - Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment on Tuesday as their war-torn country's hopes of qualifying for a first ever football World Cup were dashed during extra time against Australia.

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Paris - Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday.

Two die in S. Africa football stadium crush

Johanesburg - Two people were killed in a crush of football fans on Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, police and officials said.

Eight dead in Senegal football stadium crush: minister

Dakar - Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday, the sports minister told AFP, as a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a panicked stampede.

Migrants in limbo power Niger football club

Agadez - As Africa's smuggling capital, a dusty city in central Niger has found its local football team boosted by an unexpected influx of new players: migrants in limbo awaiting passage to Europe.

Paulinho under fire in China over ads with porn star

Bejing - Brazilian international Paulinho was chastised Saturday by the Chinese football federation after promoting a betting company with a porn star -- two sectors banned in the communist country.

Statistician predicts who will win the Super Bowl

A statistician armed with a sophisticated computer program has made a call as to who will win the Super Bowl. He is predicting that the Atlanta Falcons to win the 51st staging of the contest.

Former England football manager Graham Taylor has died

Graham Taylor, who managed the England football (soccer) team, as well as the major league clubs Watford and Aston Villa, has died at the age of 72.

Eddie George discusses Heisman trophy, partnership with Wendy's Special

New York - NFL star Eddie George chatted with Digital Journal about his Heisman trophy win, as well as his partnership with Wendy's High School Heisman.

MLS Cup: TFC defeated by Sounders in penalty kick showdown

Toronto Football club fans endured a lot to make it to the MLS Cup this year. Unfortunately, however satisfying it is to make it to the big game, TFC came away empty handed.

NFL clears Steelers after report of under-inflated footballs

On Sunday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the New York Giants grew "suspicious" of the Pittsburgh Steelers after two take-aways in a Week 13 game and tested the PSI levels of the two footballs.

China names Marcello Lippi as national team coach

Bejing - Former World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been named to lead China's national side following the resignation of Gao Hongbo, the Chinese Football Association announced Saturday.

Review: Football player Tyler DeMeo scores five impressive touchdowns

High school senior and football player Tyler DeMeo has a major reason to celebrate. He scored five touchdowns for his high school.

Spanish football chief's niece found dead in Mexico after kidnapping

Madrid - A niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead Tuesday in Mexico after she was abducted and held for ransom for several days, Spain's foreign minister said.

Greece raises 246 million in grueling TV tender

Atenas - Greece raised 246 million euros ($274 million) on Friday by auctioning four private TV licenses in a marathon bid dominated by shipowners, including the boss of the country's top football club."For the first time in the history of the land...

Chatting with NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis: Stryker Ambassador Special

New York - NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion Jerome Bettis chatted with me about being an ambassador for Stryker Orthopaedics.
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