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Qatar Sports Investments complete PSG takeover

French football giants Paris Saint-Germain have been officially taken over by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), who now own a 70 percent share in the club. Sebastien Bazin, the president of former majority sharelholders Colony Capital Europe, announced on Thursday that QSI president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had signed the deal along the lines already [...]

Locals Set Modest Goal In Asian Championship

Despite playing in front of home crowds, Palembang Bank Sumsel Babel has set the modest goal of a top-eight finish in the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, which starts on Saturday at Sriwijaya Sports Hall in South Sumatra. Bank Sumsel, which won its first-ever Indonesian Pro League (Proliga) trophy last season, hosts 11 other clubs [...]

Women’s sports back in spotlight with World Cup, WNBA

On Sunday, the U.S. women's soccer team lost a close World Cup final to a talented group from Japan, spurring overwhelming fan and media interest: more than 13 million U.S. viewers, mass news coverage, and an unprecedented volume of messages per second on Twitter. While some may argue that these indicators herald the arrival of women's sports, [...]

Brazilians allay fears over ‘slow’ preparations for 2014 World Cup

Brazil's sports minister, Orlando Silva, has rejected Fifa's criticism that preparations for the 2014 World Cup are off the pace by claiming that the world game's governing body will be "pleased" with progress when it visits next week for the preliminary draw for the finals. Jérôme Valcke, the Fifa general secretary, had claimed that Brazil [...]

Mascots are unique entertainers and characters

One day, he caused problems during math class, and his teacher, also a cheerleading coach, chose an unusual punishment - put on the mascot uniform and wear it throughout the building. "She did it to kind of humiliate me, but I actually liked it," Pace said. "The principal wondered who it was and brought me into his office. "He said, 'If this [...]

Beyond the Glow of the Women’s World’s Cup

A friend took his family to a soccer-friendly pub so they could watch Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final among true believers in the Beautiful Game. Chicago News Cooperative A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of Chicago and the surrounding area for The New York Times. More From the Chicago News Cooperative [...]

Top Indian players endorse World Series Hockey

MUMBAI: Three million dollars in the form of prize money. Eight franchisees - a pool of 176 players - and a total investment of around Rs 125 crores. These numbers are lucrative enough to make heads turn and tongues wag. It is no surprise then, that some of India's biggest names in hockey turned up for the announcement of the World Series [...]

World Sports 21st July

Hello, I'm Jimmy Yu and welcome to World Sports. Starting off at the Copa Americaunderdogs Paraguay held Venezuela to a goalless draw before prevailing 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday to reach the final for the first time since 1979. Defender Dario Veron scored the winning spot kick, blasting the ball past Renny Vega to send his side [...]

The two student-athletes will be playing five different European basketball teams while also attending cultural events and seeing historical sites of the world.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College men's basketball players, Kadeem Batts and Gerard Coleman, will be going on an eight-day tour through Belgium, Holland, and London to play basketball with the Global Sports Academy. From August 9th to August 17th, the two student-athletes will be playing five different European basketball teams while also [...]

India bats its way up the new world order

With the euro in peril and the US on the brink of bankruptcy, the west seems to have enough to worry about without fretting about cricket. Yet a private dinner, in London on Monday night, was just the latest indication of how global power is shifting from west to east – and how India’s newly rich and powerful elite is throwing its weight [...]

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