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  • Platini appears before top tribunal to appeal six-year ban

    Platini appears before top tribunal to appeal six-year ban

    By Brian Homewood LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini appeared before sport's highest tribunal on Friday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer and said he was optimistic he would win his case, with FIFA … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter. The UEFA president did not speak with reporters Friday after arriving for an 8 a.m. (0600 … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

    Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

    The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games has come to the United Nations office in Geneva, where officials say a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world. The flame, which was lit in Greece last week, … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • FIFA appoints committee to take over Guinean federation

    FIFA will appoint a normalization committee to take control of the Guinean soccer federation after what it calls ''internal wrangles'' brought all competitions in the West African nation to a halt. FIFA says the committee will be made up of between … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Serena Williams withdraws from Madrid Open with flu

    Serena Williams withdraws from Madrid Open with flu

    (Reuters) - Women's world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open because of flu, the organisers said on Friday. "Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I've been battling the flu and I'm not at 100 percent. I … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago