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Retired professional footballers are far more prone to develop knee pain and osteoarthritis and face problems with their knees earlier in life than the average person, a study has revealed.

The research was led by academics at The University of Nottingham and funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK with collaborative support from FMARC (FIFA’s Medical and Research Centre), the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and SPIRE Healthcare Group. The study reported that male ex-footballers were two to three times more likely to suffer from knee pain and knee osteoarthritis and require a total knee replacement, even after adjustment for other risk factors including significant knee injury. Ex-footballers reported more knee pain, structural knee osteoarthritis on x-ray and total knee replacements…

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MUMBAI: India’s next panel of national selectors may be appointed though a process similar to the one used to find the national coach

  MUMBAI: India’s next panel of national selectors may be appointed though a process similar to the one used to find the national coach. In an attempt to remove interference from board office-bearers, the Committee of Administrators (CoA), in its meeting on Oct 27, decided to make a suggestion to the Supreme Court that “the selectors should be appointed for two years and that the appointment of selectors and coach should be free from any political influence”, according to the minutes of the meeting put up on the board website.…

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Sports Startups Are Latest Hot Investment Ventures for Indian Entrepreneurs

  The sports sector is emerging as a hot investment segment in the Indian entrepreneurial scene. This industry has grown mainly due to the emergence of new sports leagues such IPL, Pro Kabaddi league, Indian Super League ,etc. “The Football Mind” is a Pune based football networking website which brings together football clubs, academies, players, coaches and fans on a single platform. It already has 5000 users, 500 clubs and 200 academies on its platform. “Popularity is directly proportional to sponsorship and that helps any sports club or association grow,” said…

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