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With the top clubs in the Bundesliga already back in training, envious rivals across Europe are watching to see whether the Germans gain an edge or pay a price when play resumes. Europe's top leagues are desperate to return to competition to avert financial disaster due to the coronavirus pandemic, but if they move too fast they could risk injuring their players. The issue has come up in Germany where, in line with an earlier recommendation by the German football league, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and second-place Borussia Dortmund and a raft of other clubs resumed training in small g ... > read more

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U.S. Prosecutors Say Qatar and Russia Bribed FIFA Officials to Win World Cup Bids  The New York TimesFormer Fox executive from L.A. named in indictment alleging bribery for soccer broadcast rights  LA Daily NewsFormer media executives indicted in U.S. FIFA soccer investigation  The ProvinceFormer Fox Marketing Exec from LA Charged in Soccer Fraud Case  MyNewsLA.comView Full Coverage on Google News ... > read more

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U.S. Prosecutors Say Qatar and Russia Bribed FIFA Officials to Win World Cup Bids  Jimmys Post ... > read more

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Jos Buttler wants England's salary donation to help grassroots cricket  The Guardian ... > read more

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Multimillion dollar scheme involved kickbacks to Fifa officials for broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 World CupTwo former senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation have been indicted over their alleged role in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving kickbacks to Fifa officials in exchange for broadcast and marketing rights to some of the world’s biggest football tournaments.The US Department of Justice announced on Monday that Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International Channels and Carlos Martinez, the former president of Fox Latin Americ ... > read more

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Golf Takes a Do-Over as the Masters Moves to November  The New York TimesGolf's bold coronavirus return plan could lead to unforgettable stretch  New York Post When will the Masters be played? A complete guide to all the golf schedule changes  ESPNAll Four Golf Majors Canceled Or Postponed Due To Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates  NPRGolf schedule 2020: Masters moves to November as majors shuffled amid coronavirus pandemic  CBS SportsView Full Coverage on Google News ... > read more

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Two former executives with US media giant Fox were charged with corruption, bank fraud and money-laundering on Monday as US federal prosecutors shed fresh light on the scandal-tainted bidding war for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Former 21st Century Fox employees Hernan Lopez, 49, and Carlos Martinez, 41, face charges along with 65-year-old Gerard Romy, who worked for Spanish media conglomerate Imagina. The three men are accused of paying millions in bribes to officials from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, the governing bodies for football in South America and North America, Central America and the ... > read more

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A rugby Club World Cup being discussed  The Seattle TimesClub World Cup to be put forward as radical new rugby union competition  The GuardianClub World Cup could replace Champions Cup - France Rugby president  ESPNFrench rugby boss proposes annual Club World Cup  Sport24EPCR confirms Club World Cup discussions  Sky SportsView Full Coverage on Google News ... > read more