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Nigerian football officials charged with $9.5million fraud

Three Nigerian football officials have been charged with fraud after allegedly diverting $9.5m in FIFA grants for personal use, the country's anti-corruption unit said on Thursday.

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Wimbledon brings in final set tiebreak

Wimbledon will introduce a final set tiebreak starting from next year's Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), organisers said on Friday.

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Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Engulfed in turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo will look to pick up where he left off on the pitch as Juventus host Genoa in Serie A on Saturday before next week's trip to his former club, Manchester United, in the Champions League.

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Serena's coach calls for on-court coaching

Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the centre of Serena Williams' infamous US Open final meltdown, on Thursday called for on-court coaching to be allowed at all events.

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Sterling value rises as Man City prepare for Burnley test

Raheem Sterling will return to Premier League action for Manchester City against Burnley on Saturday with a spring in his step after ending his international goal drought in style.

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Soweto derby sold out

Stadium Management SA (SMSA) on Friday confirmed that match tickets for the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on October 27 at FNB Stadium has already been sold out.

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Abbas floors Australia to seal series win for Pakistan

Seamer Mohammad Abbas tore through the Australian batting order, claiming his second five-wicket haul of the match as Pakistan sealed a 373-run victory in the second and final test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

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Barcelona, Real scrap for revival as Clasico looms

Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot avoid heading into next week's Clasico under pressure but each have two games to lift the mood at least, ahead of the pivotal clash at the Camp Nou.

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Isner toughs out 3-set win in Stockholm

John Isner was taken all the way by fellow American Bradley Klahn before winning his first match of the week at the Stockholm Open on Thursday.

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Friends of Benzema suspected of attempted kidnapping

Associates of Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, are suspected of involvement in an attempted kidnapping with the aim of recuperating money owed to the star player, French news site Mediapart reported on Thursday.

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