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'Blatter must go for good of Fifa'

ZURICH: Uefa president Michel Platini delivered one of his most emotional and animated performances since his playing days when he said it was time for Sepp Blatter to quit as president of Fifa with world soccer's body facing yet another corruption crisis.

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Fifa chief resists calls to quit

ZURICH: As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as Fifa president yesterday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

England look to 'do it again'

Leeds: Ben Stokes will find himself the centre of attention when England face his native New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley today.

DJOKOVIC BREEZES THROUGH

Paris: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the French Open third round yesterday, setting up intriguing clashes with next generation Australians, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios.

Australia to vote against Blatter

SYDNEY: The first cracks in Asia's support for embattled Fifa boss Sepp Blatter emerged yesterday when Australia's federation announced it would be voting for a new president at today's election.

World Cup events won't be hit say organisers

WELLINGTON/TORONTO: Two major corruption scandals which have engulfed Fifa will not overshadow the women's and under-20 world cups, organisers have vowed.

Serena survives scare

Paris: Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova survived big scares at the French Open yesterday, both needing to come back from a set down to reach the third round.

Pakistan target series victory

Lahore: Pakistan are targeting their first series win in 17 months in the second day-night match in Lahore today, hoping to capitalise on the suspension of Zimbabwe's in-form captain Elton Chigumbura.

WARRIORS IN FINALS

Oakland: The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Cleveland.

Investigators strike after months-long planning

BERN: For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

McIlroy in danger of missing cut

Newcastle: Tournament host Rory McIlroy faces the embarrassment of missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting his worst European round in five years on day one of the Irish Open.

Final preparations on for Nasser 8

FINAL preparations for the eighth edition of the Nasser bin Hamad Ramadan Football Championship (Nasser 8) and the first Nasser bin Hamad Sports Championship are ongoing.

Al Kooheji returns to hero's welcome

BAHRAINI professional fighter Hamza Al Kooheji was given a special welcome on return from Amman where the Mixed Martial Arts Championship's Desert Force 17 took place recently at King Hussein Sports City, Amman Jordan.

BOC gearing up for Olympic Day

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the 2015 Olympic Day which observes the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship.

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