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Like Messi, Neymar To Face Trial For Corruption

BEVERLY HILLS, February 20, (THEWILL) – Brazilian player Neymar, his former club Santos, and Barcelona FC will stand trial in Spain on corruption charges over his transfer in 2013 from the Brazilian team after losing a final appeal. The case relates to a complaint from Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40 per cent of Neymar’s transfer rights claiming that ...

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Russia’s Ambassador To United Nations Dies In NYC At 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was rushed to a hospital in New York, where he died, Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told ...

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Mark Clattenburg Dumps England For Saudi Arabia

BEVERLY HILLS, February 17, (THEWILL) – Famous referee, Mark Clattenburg, has quit the English Premier League (EPL) and has now taken up a job with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) to continue his career in Saudi Arabia. This was contained in a statement by the Professional Match Official Limited (PGMOL) which praised Clattenburg, who took charge of his first ...

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Bayern Humiliates Arsenal

BEVERLY HILLS, February 15, (THEWILL) – Arsenal’s Champions League hopes lie in tatters at the last-16 stage following a 5-1 first-leg humiliation at Bayern Munich. The Gunners, who have been eliminated in the first knockout round of the competition in each of the last six seasons, twice by Bayern, not only conceded five goals but over 75% possession in Germany. ...

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Bayern Humiliates Arsenal

BEVERLY HILLS, February 15, (THEWILL) – Arsenal’s Champions League hopes lie in tatters at the last-16 stage following a 5-1 first-leg humiliation at Bayern Munich. The Gunners, who have been eliminated in the first knockout round of the competition in each of the last six seasons, twice by Bayern, not only conceded five goals but over 75% possession in Germany. ...

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Barcelona Thrashed 4-0 By PSG In Champions League Huge Defeat

BEVERLY HILLS, February 15, (THEWILL) – Barcelona are on the verge of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2007 after a humiliating 4-0 thrashing by Paris Saint-Germain. The manner of the defeat has sent shockwaves through Spain as PSG battered Barcelona from start to finish to take a huge advantage into the second leg ...

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Nigeria Plans Asset Sales, Spokesman Denies Reported Amount

Feb 14 Nigeria will sell some national assets to reduce the burden on government budgets and help pull the economy out of recession, according to official documents, but a ministry spokesman on Tuesday disputed a reported amount. Africa’s biggest economy relies on crude oil exports to fuel its economy, but low global prices and militant attacks on the southeastern Delta ...

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Nigeria To Offer Work For Illegal Refiners In Quest For Peace

Nigeria needs to offer work to people who make a living from illegally refining oil in the Niger Delta in order to achieve peace there, the African oil-producing nation’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday. The government has been holding talks with militants to end attacks on oil pipelines which cut the country’s output by 700,000 barrels a day ...

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Maradona Joins FIFA For Clean Football

BEVERLY HILLS, February 10, (THEWILL) – Napoli legend, Diego Maradona, has announced that he will work with FIFA for “clean and transparent football”. The former Argentine captain has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game’s global governing body FIFA. The ex-Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona forward, 56, was a harsh critic of disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who ...

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US Wrestlers Planning To Travel To Iran Despite Travel Ban

USA Wrestling said Monday that the U.S. still plans to compete next month in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from the U.S. by an executive order from President Donald Trump. USA Wrestling’s Rich Bender told The Associated Press that the Americans have “every intention” of traveling to Kermanshah for the men’s freestyle World Cup ...

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Roger Federer Wins Australian Open, Defeats Rafael Nadal

BEVERLY HILLS, January 29, (THEWILL) – Roger Federer has defeated Rafael Nadal in five outstanding sets before a rapturous Rod Laver Arena crowd in the Australian Open 2017 final The 35-year-old Swiss star prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 against the 30-year-old Spaniard, coming from a break down in the fifth set to claim his 18th major title. “I am ...

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Arsenal Manager Wenger Banned From Touchline For 4 Games

The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Burnley in the Premier League. The FA says Wenger “used abusive and/or ...

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Italian Police Arrest Ring Leaders Trafficking Girls From Nigeria

SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, (THEWILL) – Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which ...

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Nadal Wins, Keeps Prospects Of Roger-Rafa Final Alive

Another Roger vs. Rafa final is still in the mix at an Australian Open with an almost retro vibe. They’re on opposite sides of the draw, and each is a semifinal win away from a classic showdown at Melbourne Park, where Roger Federer is bidding for an 18th major title, and where Rafael Nadal is targeting his 15th. Nadal saved ...

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Williams, Lucic-Baroni Win In Throwback Australian Open

When Mirjana Lucic-Baroni served out her victory over Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open on Wednesday, making an unlikely return to the semifinals of a Grand Slam after nearly 18 years, she fell to her knees, placed her forehead on the court and wept. Few expected her to ever have this chance at a major again. Lucic-Baroni, however, never gave ...

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