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Javier Hernandez Hospitalized with Concussion

Manchester United striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez missed Wednesday night's match against the MLS All-Stars after being hospitalized overnight for a concussion sustained during a training session a day earlier.

The dynamic Mexican goal scorer wasn't missed as Man United beat the MLS All-Star team 4-0.

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Goal-Line Technology Possible at 2014 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said goal-line technology could be in use for the 2014 World Cup finals if a system is proved to be reliable and affordable.

There has been a huge push for football to follow sports such as cricket and tennis in embracing technological help for officials with the argument brought into sharp focus by England having a 'goal' ruled out against Germany at the last World Cup despite replays having shown that the ball had crossed the line.

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Chelsea Lodge Benayoun Racism Complaint

Chelsea have lodged an official protest with the Malaysian Football Association over what they claim was racist abuse suffered by their Israeli player Yossi Benayoun in Kuala Lumpur last week.

The midfielder was booed and jeered whenever he touched the ball in the 1-0 win against Malaysia in the capital of the Muslim-majority country last Friday.

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Lochte Shatters Phelps, World Record

America's Ryan Lochte shattered Michael Phelps and his own world record Thursday as he won a thrilling 200m individual medley at the world championships in Shanghai.

And Australian hotshot James Magnussen lived up to his growing reputation by winning the 100m freestyle sprint courtesy of a lightning close.

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Guy Says Farewell to Lebanon with a Football Match: One year to Go to London Olympics

With only one year to go until the greatest show on earth – the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics– the British embassy in collaboration with the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and the Lebanese Paralympics committee organized a farewell mini football match between the British embassy team and the land mine survivors at Jamhour School in Loueize.

More than 200 people attended alongside the British ambassador Frances Guy, the head of the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and the Paralympic Committee Randa Berri, Lebanese political and social figures, fans and friends of teams, members of the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped and various media.

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Germany's Rummenigge Urges Football ‘Revolution’

Former German international Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has launched a scathing attack on football's rulers and wants clubs to be given a bigger say in running the sport, it was reported Wednesday.

Rummenigge, the chairman of the European Club Association and chief executive of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, told The Guardian he had lost confidence in FIFA following a string of recent corruption scandals.

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Walcott Injury Scare for Arsenal

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has flown home from the club's training camp in Germany after the recurrence of a niggling ankle injury, the club confirmed Wednesday.

Walcott, 22, returned to London for further "investigation" of the injury manager Arsene Wenger said as the Gunners prepare for their season-opening Premier League game against Newcastle next month.

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Jewish Group Urges Iran be Barred from Olympics

A Jewish organization says Iran should be barred from taking part in the Olympics and other international sporting events until its athletes stop boycotting their Israeli counterparts.

The World Jewish Congress says the Iranian behavior is "unsportsmanlike and smacks of anti-Semitism."

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Spain Tops FIFA Rankings, Uruguay Up to No. 5

World and European champion Spain stays top in the latest FIFA rankings and Copa America winner Uruguay rises to its highest place in fifth spot.

The latest monthly standings will be used to help decide seedings in Saturday's World Cup qualifying draw.

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Bayern's Robben Injures Ankle in Preseason Match

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is set to miss the first round of the German Cup on Monday after injuring his ankle in a preseason tournament.

A scan on Wednesday showed that the Dutch international received a small crack in his right ankle during Bayern's match against Milan on Tuesday. He was replaced in the second half.

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