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Mar 13, 2015

Soccer-Racism in Russia is ‘big challenge’-FIFA’s Webb

PHILADELPHIA, March 13 (Reuters) – Racism in World Cup hosts Russia was a “big challenge” ahead of the 2018 tournament said FIFA anti-racism chief Jeffrey Webb who urged clubs to tackle the problem from the “dressing-room out”.

Webb, chairman of FIFA’s Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force told, Reuters the Russian authorities had acknowledged the problem and are committed to dealing with it.

Mar 12, 2015

CONCACAF free to back FIFA head of their choice: Webb

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – In a move that will encourage opponents of Sepp Blatter in May’s FIFA presidential election, CONCACAF said on Thursday they will not push their members to vote as a block.

Jeffrey Webb, president of the confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean told Reuters he is comfortable with the idea of associations voting for different candidates.

Mar 12, 2015

Klinsmann wants Arsenal starlet Zelalem in U.S. first team

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Arsenal’s 18-year-old German-born midfielder Gedion Zelalem will go straight into the U.S. national team if FIFA grant him eligibility, U.S coach Juergen Klinsmann told reporters on Thursday.

Zelalem was born in Berlin and played for Germany at youth level and was also eligible to play for Ethiopia through his parents.

Mar 12, 2015

Soccer-Klinsmann wants Arsenal starlet Zelalem in U.S. first team

PHILADELPHIA, March 12 (Reuters) – Arsenal’s 18-year-old German-born midfielder Gedion Zelalem will go straight into the U.S. national team if FIFA grant him eligibility, U.S coach Juergen Klinsmann told reporters on Thursday.

Zelalem was born in Berlin and played for Germany at youth level and was also eligible to play for Ethiopia through his parents.

Mar 8, 2015

Golf-American Johnson rallies for victory at Doral

MIAMI, March 8 (Reuters) – American Dustin Johnson, in his fifth start since taking a personal leave from golf, overcame J.B. Holmes’s five-stroke final-round lead for a one-shot victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championships on Sunday.

Johnson, who made his first PGA Tour start last month since taking a leave of absence in July to deal with personal issues, carded a three-under 69 at Trump National Doral for his ninth PGA Tour win.

Mar 8, 2015

Golf-American Johnson rallies for victory at Doral

MIAMI, March 8 (Reuters) – American Dustin Johnson, in his fifth start since taking a personal leave from golf, overcame J.B. Holmes’s five-stroke final-round lead for a one-shot victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championships on Sunday.

Johnson, who made his first PGA Tour start last month since taking a leave of absence in July to deal with personal issues, carded a three-under 69 at Trump National Doral for his ninth PGA Tour win.

Mar 8, 2015

McIlroy disappointed with form ahead of Masters

MIAMI (Reuters) – With one tournament left to prepare for his bid to complete a career grand slam at next month’s Masters, Rory McIlroy says he is disappointed with his form and his ‘tentative’ approach to shots.

The world number one shot an even-par 72 in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday, leaving him one-under for the week and well back of the leaders.

Mar 8, 2015

Watson storms into Doral lead; Holmes stumbles

MIAMI (Reuters) – A red-hot Bubba Watson turned a five-shot deficit into a two-stroke lead in the blink of an eye at the WGC-Cadillac Championship while overnight leader J.B. Holmes was fading midway through the final round on Sunday.

The Masters champion birdied three of his first four holes at Trump National Doral while American Holmes, a three-times PGA Tour winner, bogeyed the third and fifth holes on the daunting Blue Monster course to relinquish the outright lead.

Mar 8, 2015

Golf-McIlroy reunited with tossed club at Doral

MIAMI, Florida, March 8 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy was reunited with his spectacularly discarded three-iron on Sunday when Donald Trump handed the club back to the world number one at Trump National Doral.

A frustrated McIlroy hurled the iron into a pond on Friday after his second shot at the par-five eighth found water. It was recovered on Saturday by a scuba diver.

Mar 6, 2015

MLS mum on details of labor deal, players call it ‘huge win’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major League Soccer’s labor deal won’t dramatically change the league’s structure or radically improve the earning power of its players but it does open the door to more significant changes in the future.

The deal has yet to be ratified and while the fine-tuning goes on neither MLS or its players were willing to publicly acknowledge the details of the pact, which was agreed to in principle on Wednesday.

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