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Pakistan to Host First Davis Cup Match in 12 Years

Pakistan said Wednesday it has received the green light to host its first Davis Cup tennis tie at home for 12 years, after being forced to play at neutral venues due to security fears.

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Swiss Police Raid Homes in World Cup Probe

Swiss police raided homes last week as part of a broadening probe into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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El Clasico to Hold Minute's Silence for Air Crash Victims

Saturday's blockbuster La Liga clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be preceded by a minute's silence for the 71 people killed in a plane crash that decimated the Brazilian football team Chapecoense.

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Football: Ex-Coach Bennell Officially Charged with 8 Counts of Child Abuse

The former football coach Barry Bennell who is at the center of the scandal rocking English football was on Tuesday formally charged with eight counts of child abuse, prosecutors said.

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Plane Crash Kills Dream of Football Team that Defied Odds

Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

The LAMIA charter plane went down near Medellin late Monday with 81 people aboard and so far only six are reported to have survived. At least two were said by officials to be football players.

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Rosberg Defends 'Understandable' Hamilton Tactics

Newly-crowned Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg on Tuesday downplayed Mercedes teammate and archrival Lewis Hamilton's tactics to foil his chances at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, saying the issue doesn't warrant much discussion.

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Colombia Plane Crash -- Reactions from around Europe

Reactions from around Europe on Tuesday to the plane crash in Colombia carrying the Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense among its 81 passengers:

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Six Teams Wiped Out by Plane Crashes

The plane crash in Colombia involving Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real that killed 76 people is far from the first such tragedy to strike the world of sport.

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France Tops Elite Footballer Exports

France exports more players than any other country to elite European leagues while Brazil has the most footballers operating in Europe as a whole, a sports study revealed on Monday.

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PSG Beat Lyon to Turn Up Pressure on Leaders Nice

Paris Saint-Germain closed to within a point of leaders Nice in Ligue 1 on Sunday as Edinson Cavani's brace secured an impressive 2-1 win away to Lyon.

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