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Russia could be reinstated in December, says IAAF

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Buenos Aires, July 28 (AP) - Russia could be provisionally reinstated to worldwide track and field competition in December if it meets certain conditions, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said Friday.
Track and field's governing body suspended Russia in November 2015 after a World Anti-Doping Agency re-port detailed widespread, state-sponsored doping in the sport.
"They have made significant improvement in meeting the outstanding requirements," Rune Andersen, the...

Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

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Geneva, Jul 25 (AP) - World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a dec-ade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was...

Turkey’s Erdogan decries ‘racist attitude’ against Ozil

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Istanbul, Jul 25 (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he spoke with Mesut Ozil after the mid-fielder's retirement from playing for Germany. He decried the "racist attitude" Ozil faces.
Ozil announced his international retirement on Sunday, weeks after Germany's first-round World Cup...

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