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4-1 against Manchester shitty. 5-2 on aggregate.

Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.

The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday.

He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease.

The funeral will take place in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.

Source: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74 – BBC News

Twenty-three athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games from five different sports and of six different nationalities returned adverse analytical findings on doping tests after samples were re-analysed, the International Olympic Committee has said.

The International Olympic committee released a statement confirming their were further tests after 31 samples from the 2008 Beijing games raised suspicions.

In total, 265 selected doping samples from the Olympic Games London 2012 were reanalysed, all based on intelligence-gathering that began in August 2015. The reanalysis programme is ongoing, with the possibility of more results in the coming weeks.

Last week the IOC announced that up to 31 athletes could be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 after the reanalysis of 454 samples from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. In the meantime, one more sample from Beijing 2008 has shown abnormal parameters, which the IOC, with the respective International Federation (IF), will also follow up.

“The reanalysis shows, once again, our determination in the fight against doping,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “We want to keep the dopers away from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now. I have already appointed a disciplinary commission, which has the full power to take all the decisions on behalf of the IOC.”

The reanalysis of samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 was performed using the very latest scientific analysis methods. They are part of the IOC’s efforts to protect the clean athletes by keeping dopers away from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and protecting the integrity of the competition. The reanalysis follows work with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the IFs, which started already in August 2015. It was mainly focused on athletes who could potentially participate in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

The athletes, NOCs and IFs concerned are already being informed, after which the proceedings against the athletes can begin. All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

– International Olympic Committee
Last updated Fri 27 May 2016

Source: 23 London Olympic athletes fail doping retests – ITV News

STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament.

Television viewers in Scotland will be able to watch live matches from the Homeless World Cup for the first time this July.

The charity-run football tournament is being held in Glasgow’s George Square this year and, in a major coup, organisers have reached an agreement with STV which will see matches shown live on the television network’s Glasgow and Edinburgh channels with highlights programmes on STV’s main channel.

Mel Young, co-founder of the Homeless World Cup said the tournament and STV have developed a partnership which will see TV, online and news coverage of the tournament taking it to a new audience.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Homeless World Cup,” he said.

“The outcome is that viewers across Scotland will see the power of hope from our amazing tournament, not least featuring plenty of Team Scotland, as well as the best of the action on STV Glasgow, STV Edinburgh and STV, itself.”

Men and women’s teams from 52 nations will play in the tournament held from 10 to16 July.

Founded in 2001, the Homeless World Cup is recognised worldwide as an event which inspires and empowers the players who have suffered from homelessness to change their own lives.

Up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the tournament in Glasgow’s famous main square, which will be converted into a street football venue with three purpose-built pitches with seating.

As well as matches, television coverage will also include interviews and features about participants on and off the field.

Source: Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV – Third Force News

Manchester United are set to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager, BBC Sport understands.

It is believed a deal with the 53-year-old Portuguese was agreed in principle before United’s FA Cup final win against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With United failing to qualify for the Champions League under Louis van Gaal, the Old Trafford hierarchy is thought to have decided a change is required.

Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea in December.

The club plan to announce his arrival early next week after telling Van Gaal, 64, his reign has come to an end.

Source: Jose Mourinho: Manchester United to appoint former Chelsea boss – BBC Sport

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