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FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban

ZURICH: FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban. World football´s governing body, which imposed the sanction this month for breaching rules on the registration of minors, … read more

Chelsea holds Atletico in scoreless draw

MADRID: Chelsea´s defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho´s ultra-defensive tactics succeeded at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the exit … read more

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including … read more

Africa land grabs endanger elephants

WASHINGTON: Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa’s last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group’s report that examines government … read more