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Real Madrid news: “We will see the great from Gareth Bale again,” claims president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has insisted the club will not ‘forget’ Gareth Bale and insists the player will be ‘great’ again. Welsh superstar Bale has had tremendous success at the Bernabeu since joining in 2013 from Tottenham for a then world-record £86million. Unfortunately for the winger, injuries have also taken their toll across the last two seasons, limiting his appearances while the likes of Isco and Marco Asensio showcase their talents. But, in an interview with El Espanol, Perez was…

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The Night When Bernie Was President

On a recent evening, about two dozen Bernie Sanders supporters and assorted bons vivants crammed into the World Money Gallery, a boxcar-size events space on Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The occasion was the President Sanders Film Festival, at which four films would be shown. The gallery’s walls were decorated with glittery paintings of Sanders. “Better With Bernie—Baruch Hashem,” one read. Red and blue balloons floated at the ceiling, election-party-style; above the drinks table hung a large banner advertising “Bernie Sandwiches.” Amanda Mercado and Zachary Darvish, the festival’s organizers, stood…

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi facing corruption probe over World Cup media rights

PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi with world record signing Neymar Thursday, October 12, 2017 The office of the Swiss attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi and former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in relation to World Cup media rights. The new proceedings have arisen from an ongoing investigation into Valcke for alleged acts of “criminal mismanagement” concerning the awarding of World Cup media rights to certain countries. In a statement, the Swiss attorney general said the new proceedings involved suspected cases of bribery, fraud and…

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News: World Travel Awards president Cooke welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of Europe Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke has been welcomed to St. Petersburg ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2017. The red carpet event will take place in the prestigious Marble Hall in the Russian Museum of Ethnography tomorrow evening, September 30th. In the build up to the event, Cooke, was welcomed to the city at an event hosted at Journalist House and attended by Andrey Mushkarev, chairman, Saint-Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development. Also in attendance were World Travel Awards vice presidents Chris Frost and Sion Rapson, as well as Ekaterina…

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Trump NFL row: US president urges fans to boycott games

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has urged a boycott of the National Football League (NFL) to force teams to punish players who protest during the national anthem. In a growing row with the sports world, Mr Trump repeated that such players should be fired or suspended. The remarks have been condemned as “offensive” and “divisive”. Mr Trump’s comments can be seen as an attempt to appeal to core supporters, the BBC’s North America reporter Anthony Zurcher says. This is a fight Mr Trump relishes,…

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Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US anthem. High-profile football players as well as basketball star LeBron James openly criticised Mr Trump in response. One NFL team owner said Mr Trump’s comments were “offensive” but Mr Trump has gone on to repeat his criticism. Warning: This article contains language some readers may find offensive. What did Mr Trump say? Media playback is…

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Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick banned from football for six years by FIFA's ethics committee

Gordon Derrick has overseen the Caribbean Football Union since 2012 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has been banned from all football-related activities for six years by FIFA’s ethics committee. Derrick, who is also the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda FA, has been found guilty of six different breaches of FIFA’s ethics code, including offering and accepting bribes, mismanaging funds and abusing his position. A director of the Antigua Commercial Bank, Derrick replaced the notorious Jack Warner as CFU boss in 2012 and…

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