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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted of fraud in Swiss Court

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Former FIFA and UEFA Presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been acquitted of fraud, forgery and mismanagement in a court in Switzerland on Friday. The trial centered on a payment made by FIFA, world socce...

Swiss skier Nufer gets breakout World Cup downhill win at 30

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Nufer won a World Cup downhill on Sunday — her first podium place in close to 150 races — finishing just ahead of three Olympic gold medalists. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . In a 10-year World Cup career...

Winter Olympics 2022: Ryan Regez leads 1-2 finish by Swiss in skicross final

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"What a crazy way," he said of his unconventional journey. "I think it’s more likely to be struck by lightning — twice." Regez led a 1-2 finish by Switzerland in the skicross final on Friday at Genting Snow Park. The...

Canada women’s ice hockey routs Swiss 10-3, advances to Olympic gold-medal game

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Whether it’s yet another showdown against the United States or Finland, all that mattered to Canada’s captain was that her dynamically offensive team earned its way to the championship game with a 10-3 win over Switz...

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt handles expectations, wins Olympic gold

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Marco Odermatt dealt with all that and more en route to a hard-earned gold medal on Sunday at the Beijing Games that cemented his status as The Next Big Thing in Alpine skiing. LIVE UPDATES: BEIJING OLYMPICS The...

Swiss to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum

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Zurich, SwitzerlandVoters in Switzerland, one of the last Western European countries that still bans gay marriage, will decide in a referendum on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt chil...

Thai man arrested after Swiss tourist is killed in Phuket

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Police in Thailand have arrested a 27-year-old man who they say confessed to killing a Swiss tourist on the resort island of Phuket. Nicole Sauvin-Weisskopf, 57, arrived on the island on July 13, and her body was fo...

Roger Federer says he ‘got a bit lucky’ as Swiss star survives Wimbledon first-round scare

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Roger Federer's bid to win a 21st grand slam title got off to a nervy start at Wimbledon on Tuesday when his opponent Adrian Mannarino had to retire at the start of the fifth set in the first round. In the seventh g...

A federal judge, who compares an AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

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In a ruling that compared the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, a federal judge overturned California's longtime ban on assault weapons on Friday, ruling it violates the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. Assault ...

US advances to world hockey semifinals; Germans stun Swiss

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Brian Boyle and Sasha Chmelevski also scored and Cal Peterson made 27 saves for the U.S., which won its seventh straight game in the tournament. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . German provided a quarterfinal ...

Swiss motorcyclist Dupasquier dies following Moto3 crash

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "Despite the best efforts of circuit medical staff and all those subsequently attending to the Swiss rider, the hospital has announced that Dupasquier has sadly succumbed to his ...

Jet setters: US starts grueling stretch Sunday at Swiss

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Jet setters like never before, the No. 20 U.S. plays 13th-ranked Switzerland in an exhibition on Sunday at St. Gallen, then travels about 5,200 miles to face Honduras on Thursday at Denver in the CONCACAF Nations Lea...

Senior Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise building

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The first secretary at the Swiss embassy in Tehran was found dead on Tuesday after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying b...

Swiss ambassador to US allegedly assaulted in Washington residence

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Washington An intruder gained entry to the Swiss ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, on Monday afternoon and assaulted the ambassador, according to a statement filed in federal district court by the responding ...

4 Swiss Guards test positive for Covid-19, Vatican says

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Four members of the Vatican's Swiss Guard tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend and are in isolation. The guards all have symptoms and contact tracing is being carried out among those who may have had direct...

Swiss Skydiver wins the 145th Preakness Stakes

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Swiss Skydiver won the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, according to the race organization's official Twitter. The entire race took place without spectators due to the coron...

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