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Jammu United beat Kashmir Clubs in U-13 I-League
GJ REPORT
JAMMU: Newly established Jammu United Football Club outplayed Valley based clubs in the ongoing Under-13 I-League Football Tournament at Chandigarh.
As per reports reaching here today, Jammu United blanked Real Kashmir by 3-0 and later trounced State Football Academy (SFA) of J&K State Sports Council by a solitary goal.
However, in their last game played against Punjab Club of Minerva FC, Jammu United lost by 0-2.
Meanwhile, as per a handout issued by Jammu United, the club has overall second ranking in U- 13 I League tournament, which concluded at Chandigarh.
Events rescheduled as high winds sweep through PyeongChang Games
PyeongChang: Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the PyeongChang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games. Nordic combined, biathlon and Alpine skiing events were postponed or delayed due to weather conditions, Olympic organisers said as they rejigged the competition schedule and worked to limit damage sustained around venues. At the Gangneung Ice Arena, the venue for figure skating and short track speed skating, a tent set up for security screenings lay flat on the pavement. Olympic volunteers and reporters trudged with their backs to the wind, shielding their faces from the dust. (Agencies)
Six-year ban sought for 36 footballers for match-fixing in Spain
MADRID: Spanish prosecutors are seeking two-year prison sentences and six-year football bans for 36 players accused of match-fixing in the Spanish league seven years ago.
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre is facing the same sentence if found guilty in the case involving clubs Levante and Zaragoza at the end of the 2010-11 season, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Among the players accused are: Ander Herrera, now with Manchester United; Vicente Iborra of Leicester; Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez; and River Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio.
A total of 41 people were accused, including former club officials. Spanish daily Marca said the six-year bans from football would be valid outside of Spain as well.
However, it’s unlikely those being accused would face actual prison time if found guilty because sentences of two years or less for first-time offenders are often suspended in Spain. Those involved have denied wrongdoing. Prosecutors cited evidence that Zaragoza paid 965,000 euros ($1.1 million) to Levante’s players to lose a match to Zaragoza. Zaragoza’s 2-1 victory in the final round of the season allowed the team to avoid relegation. A lower court had shelved the case but it was reopened last month after an appeal by prosecutors in Valencia, where the match was played. (Agencies)