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Venezuela has had its hosting rights for the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Series baseball tournament taken away amid ongoing political protests in the country.

City Football Group (CFG), the parent company of English Premier League football club Manchester City, has confirmed that it has acquired Uruguayan Segunda Division outfit Club Atletico Torque, while it has also announced a partnership with Venezuelan Primera Division team Atletico Venezuela.

Rafael Esquivel, former vice-president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), has become the latest senior official to plead guilty to receiving bribes to award media and marketing rights contracts to tournaments.

Swiss authorities have approved the extradition to the US of Rafael Esquivel, former president of the Venezuelan Football Association and executive member of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).