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November 24, 2015

ISL: Chennaiyin thrash Delhi, climb to 4th spot

Chennai, Nov 24: Jeje Lalpekhlua struck twice as Chennaiyin FC produced a stellar display to thrash Delhi Dynamos FC 4-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday evening.Jeje found the net in the 40th and 54th minutes after Mendoza Valencia (17th minute) and Bruno Pelissari (21st) had given the hosts an early 2-0 lead. Chennaiyin, who were lying at the bottom of the ISL table a couple of matches ago, have now climbed to the fourth spot with 16 points from 12 games. Delhi on the…

FIFA ethics committee calls for lifetime ban on Platini

Paris, Nov 24: The investigatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee has asked for a lifetime ban on Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) president Michel Platini for his involvement in corruption, lawyers of the French football official said on Tuesday.The decision of the ethics committee will be officially announced in December, reports Efe. To follow the recommendation of the investigators would mean the end of Platini's career in football bureaus at a time when the Frenchman is running for the FIFA…

Africa athletics body defends ex-IAAF chief Diack over doping, fraud

Nairobi, Nov 24: The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) believes its officials are targeted negatively in the fight against doping that is bedevilling track and field discipline at the moment.CAA believes embattled International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) former president Lamine Diack of Senegal is being condemned without trial for abetting doping, reports Xinhua. "For some days, the African athletics family is living some particularly difficult moments due to allegations against some of its…

Bundesliga side Stuttgart sack head coach Zorniger

Stuttgart, Nov 24: German football club VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday announced the dismissal of head coach Alexander Zorniger with immediate effect.Three days after the surprising 0-4 loss to bottom side FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga, Stuttgart reacted with the dismissal of Zorniger, who took the reins in May after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, reports Xinhua. "Especially how we lost last Saturday gave us to think. We analysed the impact of the defeat on the team and coaching stuff and came to a decision…

MoU signed to establish SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy

Hyderabad, Nov 24: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with badminton coach Pullela Gopichand to establish a SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy here on Tuesday.The academy is being established for optional utilisation of the facilities being developed with National Sports Development Fund assistance at PGBF. SAI shall also utilise the facilities at the academy for national training camps, competitions, etc, according to a release. The academy will select 50 shuttlers in a…
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