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April 6, 2016

Swiss police raid UEFA headquarters

Nyon (Switzerland), April 6: The Swiss police raided the headquarters of European football's governing body UEFA on Wednesday in the wake of FIFA president Gianni Infantino denying any wrongdoing after leaked documents suggested he signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery.Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, as owners of Cross Trading, bought TV rights for Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price. The 2006 contract was signed off by…

Manchester City defender Demichelis accepts FA betting charge

London, April 6: Manchester City's Argentine defender Martin Demichelis has accepted the charges of "misconduct" levelled against him by the Football Association (FA), for flouting betting rules.The Argentina international, 35, is alleged to have committed 12 breaches of the FA rule E8 concerning football matches between January 22 and 28 this year, repors Efe. The player is currently in Paris with his English side to face Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Over the coming…

India begin Azlan Shah campaign with scratchy 2-1 win over Japan

Ipoh, Malaysia, April 6: India's hockey team defeated Japan 2-1 in a scratchy opening match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Wednesday.Harmanpreet Singh (25th minute) converted a penalty corner to bring India level 1-1 after Kenji Kitazato put Japan ahead in the 17th minute. India put up a better show in the second half, ushered in by the clinical finish from captain Sardar Singh in the 32nd minute. While this game would have helped the Indians to shed the initial apprehension, especially playing…

Real Madrid’s honorary president says Ronaldo should not be sold

Madrid, April 6: Real Madrid's honourary president Paco Gento said on Wednesday that there is no way the football club should sell its Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, this summer.Ronaldo's future with Los Blancos has been the subject of speculation in recent months, with potential offers from Paris Saint-Germain and his former club Manchester United who are said to be considering making a huge bid when the transfer window opens this summer, reports Efe. Ronaldo has had a wobbly season but now he is the top…

Lahiri looks to adding zing to season at Masters

Augusta (Georgia), April 6: India's Anirban Lahiri will look to putting a fresh lease of life into his golfing season when he tees off at the 80th Masters here on Thursday.Lahiri, who has been playing at the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour in the United States for the first time as a full-term player, hasn't had the start he wanted. The 28-year-old has only one top-25 finish in 10 tournaments. In the Asian Tour, he failed to defend his Indian Open title, finishing third in New Delhi. Recently, he…
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