Football reforms: Scrapping 45-minute half to be debated at Ifab

A proposal to scrap 45-minute halves is to be looked at by football’s lawmakers to deter time-wasting. Instead, there could be two periods of 30 minutes with the clock stopped whenever the ball goes out of play. Lawmaking body the International Football Association Board (Ifab) says matches only see about 60 minutes of “effective playing…

Lord Coe's IAAF reforms to tackle corruption and doping backed

IAAF president Lord Coe’s planned reforms of athletics’ world governing body have received overwhelming backing from member countries. Coe’s Time for Change package, designed to tackle corruption and doping scandals, won a 95% majority from the 192 who voted in Monaco. “Our sport, our family, is under threat,” said the Briton, 60. “Sitting out the…