Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 22:38 UTC

Bundesliga matches live television rights can't have a single buyer, rules Germany's anti-trust office

 “For us it is important that the rules ensure that more than one bidder wins the rights”, said Andreas Mundt, the head of the competition watchdog. (Pic dpa)

Germany’s federal anti-trust office has approved plans to stop any single buyer from winning all the live television rights for Bundesliga soccer matches for the four seasons starting in 2017.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:32 UTC

Infantino 'dismayed' with doubts about his integrity referred to Panama Papers; 'sad day for journalism'

Panama Papers show that Infantino’s signature appeared on the 2006 contract with Cross Trading, owned by Hugo Jinkis, an offshore company registered in Niue.

FIFA's Gianni Infantino says he is “dismayed” that his integrity is being doubted after he was revealed to have signed off a TV rights contract with two businessmen who were later indicted in the U.S. for bribery in FIFA’s corruption scandal.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Falklands hospitality praised by stranded Argentine runners

Falkland Islands provided twenty five Argentine nationals with humanitarian aid (food, warmth and shelter) following the announcement of a week long delay to their return flight to Chile. The group was made up of marathon runners and associates who came to the Islands on March 19 and participated in the Sunday Standard Chartered bank Stanley Marathon. The competition was won by Argentine athlete Rafael Lencina in record time.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 08:38 UTC

Brazil's Bar Association filed an impeachment request against Rousseff for obstruction of justice

Rousseff supporters tried to physically block the entry of the new impeachment request in Congress

The Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) filed a request on Monday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff for obstructing justice, fiscal accounting tricks and granting international soccer body FIFA tax-exempt status during the 2014 World Cup.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

FIFA chief Infantino arrives in Uruguay; supports 2030 World Cup in River Plate

“An important theme is whether the World Cup can be played in more than one country,” said Infantino. “I personally support it”.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino who on Tuesday will be in Uruguay, gave tentative backing to a joint World Cup bid by Argentina and Uruguay on Monday, suggesting the history of the two South American nations made them serious candidates to host the tournament in 2030.

Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 05:12 UTC

“Times are changing” Rolling Stones play in Cuba to hundreds of thousands

No more. “Years ago it was difficult to hear our music but here we are,” Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger told the crowd in Spanish. “The times are changing.”

On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, rock music was banned on Cuban state TV and radio. Cubans who wore long hair and beards faced harassment from officials, including Fidel Castro who told them to dress like men.

Friday, March 25th 2016 - 05:30 UTC

One of the greatest football players of all time is dead at the age of 68

Cruyff had revealed in October 2015 that he had lung cancer. He was a heavy smoker until undergoing heart surgery in 1991.

Johan Cruyff was voted world player of the year three times in four years in the early 1970’s and led the Netherlands to the World Cup final in 1974. He later managed Barcelona for eight years, with the club winning 11 trophies, including its first European Cup title.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 - 15:38 UTC

Argentine runner wins Falklands' Standard Chartered marathon in record time

Rafael Lencina receives the Stanley Marathon Cup

An Argentine long distance runner has won the Falkland Islands “Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon” which is officially the World's Most Southerly AIMS-Certified Marathon. Rafael Lencina from the northern province of Tucuman completed on Sunday the 26 miles in 2 hours 35 minutes and 34 seconds, which is also a new record for the competition.

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

Ex FIFA Blatter was paid US$ 3.76 million and Valcke US% 2.2 million in 2015

The former FIFA chief, who was suspended with pay in October 2015 and later banned for unethical conduct, made $3.76 million last year.

FIFA peeled back another layer of secrecy this week as football’s governing body revealed for the first time how much money it was paying disgraced former president Sepp Blatter. The former FIFA chief, who was suspended with pay in October 2015 and later banned for unethical conduct, made $3.76 million last year. He did not earn a performance bonus but did pocket almost $450,000 for reaching 40 years of service at FIFA.

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