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Ex-head of Brazilian Football Federation banned for Life

BRASILIA: The Independent Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) imposed on Monday a life-time ban from all football-related activities and an almost $1 million fine for bribery on the former head of the Brazilian Football Association, Jose Maria Marin. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics ...

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Prince Harry slams Fortnite

LONDON-GN: Prince Harry has called for Fortnite to be banned. The 34-year-old royal – who is expecting his first child with wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – has declared the game ‘’so irresponsible’’ because children are growing ‘’addicted’’ to it and parents feel out of their depth. He said: ‘’A ...

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Jayasuriya handed two-year ban under anti-corruption code

DUBAI: Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from all cricket for two years after breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the world governing body said on Tuesday. The ICC said the former captain had refused to cooperate with any investigation conducted by its ...

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Navjot Singh Sidhu banned from entering Film City in Mumbai

BOLLYWOOD: Navjot Singh Sidhu after his statement regarding the Pulwama attack has been under fire with the Indian media and now the politician has been banned from entering the Film City in Mumbai. Reports revealed that following the absolute ban on Pakistani artists by the Federation of Western India Cine ...

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Irfan Ansari banned from all cricket for 10 years

DUBAI: Irfan Ansari has been banned from all cricket for 10 years after the ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching three counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. During the hearing, the tribunal heard evidence that Ansari approached Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during the Pakistan series with Sri Lanka ...

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Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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Indian SC revives class action law suit against Nestle

Maggi, Nestle India’s single-largest revenue earner, was banned by India’s food safety regulator FSSAI in June 2015 for six months across the country after a local food inspector in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh reported an excess of lead, ash, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) during a sample check. The ...

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Trump bans ‘bump stocks’ used in mass Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said it had banned the high-power gun attachments used in last year’s Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, giving the owners of “bump stocks” 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them. President Donald Trump’s ...

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