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Stripping Mongolian Coaches Banned

PARIS: A pair of Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped — one down to his underwear — in protest during the Rio Olympics were handed three-year bans on Wednesday.

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London The Perfect Choice For Euro 2020 Climax: New UEFA President

Pic: ReutersLONDON: New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes London is the perfect choice to stage the climax to Euro 2020 after 12 other cities across the continent host earlier matches, he said on Wednesday. Under the controversial format being used for the tournament's 60th anniversary, those cities will stage four games each with the semi-finals and final at Wembley in the English capital.

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New Mayor Kills Off Rome's Bid For 2024 Olympics

Pic: ReutersROME: Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement.

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Messi Goes Off Injured As Barca Held By Atletico

Pic: ReutersBARCELONA: Barcelona failed to capitalize on Real Madrid dropping points against Villarreal as the La Liga champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, while talisman Lionel Messi limped off with a groin injury.

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Manchester Rivals Win To Tee Up Fourth Round Tie

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Manchester City continued their imperious start to the season with a 2-1 win over Swansea City to reach the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday but it was a testing night for rivals United who eventually overcame Northampton Town 3-1.

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Japan's Fukuhara Announces Marriage To Fellow Olympian Chiang

Japan's Olympic medalist Ai Fukuhara and fellow table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh of Taiwan announced their marriage on Wednesday.

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Frenchman Lestienne Banned After Accepting Betting Charges

French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspended for seven months and fined $10,000 after admitting to charges of betting on 220 matches, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Ryan Lochte On 'Dancing With The Stars' Incident: 'I Wanted To Quit'

Ryan Lochte (Pic: Wikimedia)

As an Olympic champion, Ryan Lochte is not the kind of man who throws in the towel during a competition. But he admits there was a brief period following his drama-filled "Dancing with the Stars" debut last week when he considered hanging up his ballroom shoes.

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Brownlee Brothers: Triathlete Alistair Hauls Jonny Over Finish Line

Jonny & Alistair Brownlee (Pic: Getty Images)

Jonny and Alistair Brownlee give a whole new meaning to the phrase "brothers in arms."

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Floyd Mayweather Says Fight With UFC's Conor McGregor Will Not Happen

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a bout with mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor.

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