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Eurosport will show elite European Athletics events until 2019

  Through a press release, Eurosport has announced the extention of its multiplatform rights for elite-level championships organised by European Athletics. The European-wide agreement, acquired from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), covers a series of top athletics events over the next four years. Kicking off with the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam from July 6-10, the agreement also includes the ...

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Arsenal boss Usmanov invests on e-sports

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who invested 80 million euros in competitive video-gaming last year, is seeing the money put to work as the company he backs, ESforce, attempts to dominate the growing sport in eastern Europe. ESforce is hosting eastern Europe’s biggest online-game tournament next month, having lined up Western sponsors and players, according to a statement from the company ...

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FIFA delivered the final ultimatum to the Greek Ministry of Sports

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) received on Tuesday the final letter of warning from FIFA that threatens the Greek football with suspension from all international competitions unless the government complies with its demands by April 15. The two-page letter that has a form of ultimatum to the Greek government consists in three main points: The international federation asks EPO and ...

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Villanova wins NCAA championship at the buzzer! (Video)

Junior forward Kris Jenkins hit a three at the buzzer, and No. 2 seed Villanova won the NCAA men’s basketball national championship in thrilling fashion over No. 1 seed North Carolina, 77-74, at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s the first buzzer-beater on a three-pointer in national championship history. Villanova also became the first team to win the national championship game ...

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Antonio Conte will take up as Chelsea manager after Euro 2016

Antonio Conte has been named Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor as Chelsea manager.  The 46-year-old Italian will take up his role as Chelsea’s first-team head coach on a three-year contract after managing Italy in this summer’s European Championships. Conte said on chelseafc.com: “I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation. I ...

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FIFA will make its own investigation into corruption

FIFA’s independent ethics committee has launched an investigation into one of its own members over allegations related to the ‘Panama Papers’ leak. Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani is the subject of the investigation which will look at alleged links between him and his compatriot Eugenio Figueredo, the former FIFA vice-president who was arrested last year on corruption charges by the ...

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Euroleague honours basketball legend Dimitris Diamantidis

The singular success of Panathinaikos Athens great Dimitris Diamantidis, who has collected more team and individual trophies during his 12-year career than any other player in the continent’s top competition, will be celebrated before his team’s last home game of the Top 16 on Friday when he is officially named a Euroleague Basketball Legend. His adoring fans at Olympic Sports ...

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Europa League runners-up Dnipro banned for one year

Last year’s Europa League runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have been banned from European competitions for one season by UEFA for breaching financial regulations. The Ukrainian outfit are one of three teams, along with Inter Baku from Azerbaijan and Romania’s Targu Mures, to be hit with one-season bans. UEFA said that the bans would apply should the clubs qualify for any European competitions ...

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No common ground between Kontonis and FIFA, UEFA

Greek football’s ban from all international competitions due to the government’s suspension of the Greek Cup appears closer than ever after the fruitless meeting Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis had with a common delegation from the international and European soccer-governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, in Athens on Wednesday. Kontonis sticks to his decision to suspend the competition, following fan clashes ...

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Kontonis ready to receive FIFA and UEFA delegations

Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis said he is open to receiving a delegation from FIFA and UEFA on Wednesday to discuss his decision to indefinitely postpone the Greek Cup competition, but insists his decision to suspend the competition stands. Earlier this month Kontonis postponed the Greek Cup indefinitely for the first time ever. The competition had reached the semi-final stage, but ...

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