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Olympics Rio 2016: police seek charges against 10 in ticket scalping ring

Last night, police said they needed to interview International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach as a witness after his name appeared several times in emails discovered during the enquiry. It comes as a Judge in Brazil is set to decide whether or not to accept cases against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon . The Irish Times has not been able to confirm either the OCI's original ticket allocation or the final number it was awarded for Rio.

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England Legend Believes Wayne Rooney Should Have Retired After Euro 2016

Sam obviously has years and years of experience". Lallana does appear to be a favourite of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp though, and he has earned regular playing time for England with Roy Hodgson and now Allardyce, prompting some fans to ask just how he continues to have such a key role for club and country.

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Another short work day sees Djokovic into semi-finals

Tennis world Number one Novak Djokovic was taken into the United States open semifinals after France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pull out with an Injury. It showed in the way he often was a step - or more - slow to shots by Monfils, especially passing attempts. "He's one of the few players that I will definitely pay a ticket to watch", Djokovic said .

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Swagger is back for fearsome United, Cole says

He does not go behind your back, he will tell you. "If you're not good enough, you're not good enough". He's been brilliant and I'm hoping he has enough games this season to show everyone how good he is. "It took about a year-and-a-half for Real to get to where we wanted, and from then we were level with Barca I think". That is not to say that City's slick skills will not win out.

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Arsenal is chasing new star as the failed to sign Mustafi

Both players still need to undergo medicals, which could take place in London on Friday. " We had to work very hard to get signings done but we have not got any plans for anyone else now ". With the Premier League's 5.14-billion-pound domestic television rights deal kicking in this campaign, Wenger said he expected an easier close season.

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Golden Rose backs Ryder Cup rookie Pieters

Knox is now seventh in the FedEx Cup standings on the PGA Tour - Henrik Stenson is the next highest European at 21st - and therefore in contention to win the overall title and United States dollars 10million bonus at the Tour Championship, which finishes just five days before plays gets under way at Hazeltine.

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Murray out, Wawrinka reaches US Open semis

Two enthralling matches pushed two proud champions - Andy Murray and Serena Williams - to the brink, requiring a decisive set in both contests and testing their bodies and minds. But the Swiss was looking the fresher as the clock ticked towards and then past 1 a.m. Murray wound up losing 12 of 14 points right after the let call and seven games in a row to drop that set 6-1 and trail 2-0 in the fifth.

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Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert arrested on suspicion of DUI

Just two days after gracing the stage with his fiancée Teyana Taylor following Yeezy's Season 4 fashion show, news reports say Shump was arrested in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence last month. The Cavs didn't go into any great detail in their statement, but they did reveal that they have spoken with Shumpert about the incident. At this time, no court date has been set for Shumpert.

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Ozil on target as Gunners finally fire

The Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal will be broadcast live via live stream only. "They had medicals. We have to finish the paperwork and I don't know exactly when we will announce it but look, I think it could be announced at the beginning of the week".

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Heroics from Hales as England smash world record to win series

Buttler, who had made just one run off his first seven balls, reached his 50 off 22 balls (an England record), while Morgan took 24 to get to his. Joe Root (85) and captain Eoin Morgan (57 not out) also joined England's run rampage at Trent Bridge against some sloppy Pakistan bowling and fielding, with Wahab Riaz (0-110) going for the second worst ever bowling figures in a limited-overs global.

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Zlatan, Guardiola and the grudge that won't be forgotten

But that is Ibrahimovic's only regret in football - the fact that he only worked with the Special One for 12 months. "He knows everything about the game", he said . Former Italy World Cup-winning defender Gianluca Zambrotta, who played with Ibrahimovic at Juventus and AC Milan, said: "Wherever Zlatan plays he does very well".

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Serena makes history as Radwanska and Halep move into last 16

World number 48 Sevastova, who briefly retired in 2013, has matched her best run at a Slam and next faces British 13th seed Johanna Konta who put out Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1. "Definitely feels solid", Williams said. "(Saturday) was a more straightforward win, but not flawless", the No. 6-seeded Williams said. I started to feel better more consistently this year, so I'm always trying to find things to help me feel my best.

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Klopp - I've been waiting so long to play in our living room

Mane, who moved to Liverpool from Southampton at the end of June for a fee that could reportedly rise to a club-record £36m, has started the season very well, which isn't surprising as his pace and power are flawless for Jurgen Klopp's playing style.

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Jason Smyth takes gold medal in men's 100m race

The win completes a hat-trick of Paralympic golds in the event for Smyth, having won in Beijing in 2008 and London 2012, and it brings his Paralympic gold medal haul to five, having also also picked up gold in the 200m event in the last two Paralympics.

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Sarah Storey: Britain star becomes most decorated female Paralympian

Storey, who is competing in her seventh Paralympics , surpassed Grey-Thompson's record of 11 gold medals after successfully defending her C5 3,000m individual pursuit title. "I didn't think I would make it to Rio and I thought it was a bit ambitious but I wanted to give it a go". GB are also guaranteed a medal in the C1-3 3000m individual pursuit after Megan Giglia beat her own world record by clocking 4:03.544.

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US Open: Dominant Novak Djokovic ends Kyle Edmund's excellent run

Edmund, nerves no doubt knocking about in his skull like pots and pans, double-faulted on his second set point but repaired the damage to go a set up just past the first half hour. Championships. Yes, he had taken a pasting from Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 and, yes, he was out of the US Open, but he could sense - as could everyone else - that the past week represented a huge stepping stone.

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Rio police seek charges against 10 in ticket scalping ring

Rio police accuse Hickey of operating the ticket-scalping operation with Ireland's official Olympic Games ticket reseller, Dublin-based PRO10 Sports Management. "These are tickets that were sold for up to $8,000". Mr Hickey, 71, was the most senior Olympic official in Ireland before his dramatic arrest in a Rio hotel room on 17 August.

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Match against England was fixed claims Slovakian defender

A scintillating Adam Lallana broke his England duck with a winning goal in a 1-0 injury time win over Slovakia. Company vehicle, free match tickets and bi-monthly weekend breaks to Eastern Europe? Pundits Jamie Redknapp and Alan Shearer have told the Daily Mail and The Sun respectively that they felt Adam Lallana was the pick of the bunch for England against Slovakia .

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Nishikori stuns Olympic champion Murray to reach US Open last four

Murray's extended discussions with Cicak and another official about the unusual episode came while he dropped 12 of 14 points. Serving for the set (and match), Nishikori's first serve barely missed the line and he double-faulted to go down 0-15.

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Insane call benefits Tribe in 10-7 win over Astros

Gurriel hit his first major league home run a two-run blast off Andrew Miller in the eighth. In a game that included a good deal of confusion and a lengthy delay caused by rain, the Indians eventually prevailed 10-7 against the Astros. "It was a pretty disappointing call for us". Ivan Nova, SP, Pirates - Nova, acquired from the Yankees last month, is proving to be another successful reclamation pitcher for the Bucs.

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US vs. Trinidad and Tobago live stream

For the first half, the Americans looked like they would do everything except score. Klinsmann refused to talk about potentially having to face El Tri in November, reiterating that the US was not through yet. The floodgates opened in the second half. The two-goal cushion changed everything. Jacksonville Armada midfielder Kevan George played the last 14 minutes for Trinidad and Tobago.

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Man Utd loanee Adnan Januzaj vows to silence critics

The winger has shown glimpses of his potential in his four Sunderland appearances so far - including a stunning winning goal against Shrewsbury Town in the EFL Cup. During his season under Moyes at Old Trafford, while the overall campaign was a disappointing one for the club, Januzaj was one of very few players who shone.

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FIFA opens bribery case against Sepp Blatter, 2 others

Blatter has said his earnings were in line with top officials from professional sports leagues around the world. Kattner was sacked as Finance Director and Deputy Secretary General in May after being accused of "breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities".

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Why Alabama hiring Steve Sarkisian is a brilliant move

In today's college football, where run-pass options and read options demand that quarterbacks make lightning-quick decisions before, during and after the snap, minimizing mistakes in that realm is more important than ever. Western Kentucky has been a solid program for several years running and this is a big chance for them to show they belong with the biggest names in college football.

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Jack Wilshere to make Deadline Day loan move from Arsenal

He was picked for Euro 2016 despite not starting a match until the final fixture of last season but has been overlooked by new England manager Sam Allardyce for Sunday's World Cup qualifier in Slovakia. However, Mirror reports Wilshere prefers to stay in the Premier League and preferably in London due to which Crystal Palace emerges as the likeliest destination for the England global.

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Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, US Open 2016 quarter-final

Djokovic had played just six games since he won his first round match in four sets last Monday so was feeling very fresh, but potentially undercooked in terms of match play. He also has fresh legs following his free passes out of the second and third rounds and his quick match Sunday, so Tsonga will be hard-pressed to earn an upset.

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US Open Angelique Kerber Downs Caroline Wozniacki Faces Karolina Pliskova For Title

Open final. With Serena Williams stunned in the last round , Kerber stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium as the provisional WTA World No.1 - she'll assume the top spot when the new rankings are released on Monday. Pliskova said she knew facing Serena would be "a little bit about the same match" as playing Venus. Then Kerber went out and looked like a top-ranked player, winning the first four games en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

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Authorities would rather England win, says Slovakia defender

I had it with me in my pocket. "Sometimes you've just got to stick it out until the last minute and thankfully we got the goal". "I wonder how far it will take us". "It was pretty nerve-racking at the end because the ten men scenario meant we must win", he explained. We dominated the game and finally got what we deserved.

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Colin Kaepernick: Police union threaten to boycott game after quarterback's protests

Around two-thirds of each 49ers home game relies on the Santa Clara Police Department for security, with the rest largely coming from other law enforcement agencies in the area, the station reported . The Santa Clara Police Union has reportedly sent a letter to the 49ers stating that officers may stop working team events unless changes are made regarding Colin Kaepernick's recent protest and behavior.

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Villar powers Brewers past Cubs in series finale

That usually gets Maddon's mind racing, especially with an expanded September bullpen and his awkward history with Hammel, which dates back to their time together as Tampa Bay Rays. Louis Cardinals . The reasoning: Milwaukee presents "entirely different" than a Los Angeles lineup stacked with left-handed hitters, making lefty swingmen Travis Wood and Rob Zastryzny less appealing.

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Karnataka Observes Statewide Bandh Today Over Cauvery Water Dispute

While some of them have said that the issue is baseless, many of them showed their concern over the bandh and the whole controversy around the issue of Cauvery water dispute. Mangaluru city police commissioner, Chandra Sekhar said that security arrangements have been strengthened in the city limits and in case of unwanted activities, stern action will be taken.

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Reliance Jio Launch: TRAI Meets Telcos over Interconnect Issue

Reliance Jio says many of its customers are suffering because the top operators do not provide for sufficient interconnection points. ".Not just Reliance Jio customers or Airtel or Vodafone but for all Indian customers", Nahata said after a meeting with TRAI.

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Mountaineers lose close game in OT to Tennessee

Tennessee wide receiver Preston Williams (7) leaps for a pass as he's defended by Appalachian State defensive back Clifton Duck (22) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. "I think the next thing in our evolution of our program is our players understanding is every team is going to play their best against the University of Tennessee ", said Jones.

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Lewis Hamilton refuses to apportion blame after start costs him Italian GP

The poor start has cost Hamilton dearly with his world championship lead shrinking down to just two points over Rosberg. Wolff said: "In this team, I will never blame anybody - not the driver, not the engineer, nobody". "Well, we'll try. We're working very hard". Much to the delight of the red clad throngs Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari were the best of the rest finishing third and putting a Ferrari driver on the podium to cheered by the thousands of Italian race fans who mobbed the ...

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UFC 203: How the once-arrogant Alistair Overeem earned a title shot

Also on the card is the long-awaited UFC debut of former pro wrestling superstar CM Punk, who at 37 is attempting a transition few would dare attempt. For the last six years, the heavyweight division has been dominated by Dos Santos, Werdum, Overeem and Cain Velasquez. He said he was confident and was not anxious about critical comments Overeem made about Miocic's lifestyle and relaxed disposition after winning the championship.


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