February 27, 2020

Sports Briefs

first_imgPeru to send ex-football boss to US LIMA, Peru (AP): Peru’s president is signing off on the extradition of the country’s former football boss for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights. Manuel Burga has been in jail since December as part of the investigation. Peru’s Supreme Court in June had cleared the way for his extradition to the United States (US). President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s decree authorising the move came yesterday. It is not clear when Burga will be sent to the US. Burga oversaw Peru’s football federation for more than a decade until 2014. He has denied any wrongdoing. FIFA youth transfer rules challenged ZURICH, Switzerland (AP): FIFA rules that restrict youth players from being transferred worldwide are being challenged in a Swiss court. Zurich law firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwaelte says it filed the case for a 17-year-old player from Africa. It declined to identify him or any European club supporting the case. The case was filed Wednesday in Zurich’s cantonal (state) commercial court. FIFA says it had not been notified. The case argues FIFA rules discriminate against youths from outside the 28-member European Union. FIFA rules limit under-18s being transferred internationally to specific circumstances, such as a player’s family moving for non-football reasons. There are some exemptions for 16- and 17-year-olds to comply with European labour laws. Since 2014, FIFA imposed transfer bans on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid over youth signings. Bale to have ankle surgery MADRID, Spain (AP): Gareth Bale will need surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months. Real Madrid says Bale will undergo the procedure on Tuesday in London. Bale limped off the field after getting hurt in the second half of Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League next Tuesday. Madrid did not give a timetable for Bale’s recovery, but players who undergo similar procedures are usually out between two and three months. Bale is certain to miss the match against Barcelona on December 3 at the Camp Nou, as well as FIFA’s Club World Cup later in the month.last_img read more

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GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER

first_imgGAOTH Dobhair’s Neil and Eamon McGee will start in the back-line for Ulster when the province takes on Leinster in Sunday’s M Donnelly interprovincial football final at Croke Park.Mark McHugh is the other Donegal starter in the match, with Michael Murphy – who plays in a Sigerson Cup semi-final for DCU against DIT today (Friday) – not selected in the starting 15.The sides are named below. ULSTER: P McConnell (Tyrone); C McKaigue (Derry), N McGee (Donegal), E McGee (Donegal); A Kernan (Armagh), D Hughes (Monaghan), C McKeever (Armagh); S Cavanagh (Tyrone), D Givney (Cavan); M McHugh (Donegal), M Penrose (Tyrone), J McMahon (Tyrone); J Clarke (Armagh), K Niblock (Antrim), C McManus (Monaghan).LEINSTER (SF panel v Ulster): S Cluxton; G Brennan, P Flynn, MD Macauley, C OSullivan, B Brogan ( Dublin), K Lillis (Laois), M Quinn, B Gilleran, S McCormack (Longford), R Barry, G Molloy, B Malone, A Flynn (Wexford), J Heslin, D Dolan (Westmeath), J Sheridan (Meath), P Keenan, N Gallagher (Louth), J Stafford (Wicklow), B Kavanagh, B Murphy (Carlow), B O’Connor (Offaly). GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTERlast_img read more

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CHARITY 5K RUN & 40K CYCLE THIS SATURDAY IN MAGHERY

first_imgA Charity 5k run and 40k cycle is being held this Saturday in Maghery, with all proceeds raised going towards a Nursery School and Orphanage in Tanzania, East Africa. Registration for both events take place at Maghery Community Centre from 5pm, with both events scheduled to start at around 6pm.The entry fee is just €5 and refreshments will be served afterwards in the community centre. Local woman Maria Doherty, from Dungloe, is going out to teach in Tanzania during the summer, and organisers of the event are hoping for a large crowd to come out and support Maria, before she heads off to East Africa for the summer.With all proceeds raised going to such a worthwhile cause, it’s hoped by all involved in the event, that a large crowd comes out in support of the event.CHARITY 5K RUN & 40K CYCLE THIS SATURDAY IN MAGHERY was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:40K5k runcycleMAGHERYnewsSportlast_img read more

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