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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Entrusted with cleaning up a sport mired in sleaze and doping deceptions has proved far trickier for Sebastian Coe than the pursuit of gold on the track. Stefon Diggs Jersey .Its a year since Coes misguided pronouncement that Lamine Diack, his predecessor as president of the International Association of Athletics Federation, was the spiritual leader of athletics.Disowning Diack, now discredited as the alleged architect of a doping blackmail scheme, was the easy part. Cleaning up the mess he left behind at the IAAF has proved more challenging.Coe has had to overhaul a tarnished governing body while confronting the biggest doping scandal in the sports history and persistent questions about his knowledge of the wrongdoing.The last year has sorely tested all of us, Coe said Wednesday. It has sorely tested our fans and supporters out there ... its our responsibility now to make sure we never return to what we have been dealing with.In Rio de Janeiro, Coe has looked like the standard-bearer for the anti-doping fight, standing alone in the Olympic world as the sports federation leader advocating a blanket ban on Russian athletes as punishment for the countrys state-sponsored doping scheme.Its been a really strange year, European athletics head Svein Arne Hansen told The Associated Press. Seb is a tough guy ... he has been the right man on the job, even in this extremely difficult time he has been a leader.At times that leadership has seemed shaky.The chief organizer of the 2012 London Olympics tried to tough out disapproval of his personal contract with Nike that was retained followed his election last August. The conflict of interest questions didnt go away. Three months later, with pressure growing, Coe relinquished his ambassadorial role with the sportswear giant and also announced the sports-marketing company he chairs would not tender for IAAF work during his presidency.He had what you could call a mare for three of four months after he had taken over but he has recognized that, said former British sports minister Hugh Robertson, a Coe associate, adopting a British colloquialism for a bad situation.But you expect ... to take a bit of flak and thats the way it is. Most of us wouldnt have it any other way.Much of the flak for the former Conservative Party legislator has come from a British parliamentary committee.Coe was summoned there in his first year as IAAF president to be quizzed by combative legislators. Questions were posed to Coe about his apparent lack of inquisitiveness and curiosity in asking Diack about talk of corruption in track and field while serving as an IAAF vice president.Damian Collins, the acting chairman of the culture, media and sport committee, wants Coe back to appear at another hearing to scrutinize denials that he was aware of details of a Russian doping corruption case four months before it became public in 2014. Coe maintains he never read the e-mail under question, instead forwarding it to the IAAF ethics body.There are still questions that remain unresolved, Collins said by telephone. Its been a terrible year for athletics and most of the pressure to change and most of the force to change has come from whistleblowers and WADA ... that what remains incredibly disappointing.More needs to be done to give people the confidence that international federations and the IOC will act with sufficient rigor to clean up sport.And yet to Coes allies, he has done just that by kicking all but one Russian track and field athlete out of the Rio Olympics as punishment for the countrys state-orchestrated doping program that encompassed the 2013 world championships.Coe insists that he is starting to put the IAAF back on the right track, with reforms being implemented to separate the business and sports responsibilities of the governing body while ensuring commercial backers dont walk away.We have stabilized many of the sponsors that were clearly nervous last year, Coe said. 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LONDON -- Gareth Southgate edged closer to being appointed Englands permanent manager with a victory that weakened Gordon Strachans grip on the Scotland job.A trio of headers from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill ensured a 3-0 victory on Friday that appeared far more convincing on the scoreboard than the actual performance by England in the 113th meeting of international footballs oldest rivals.It gave Southgate seven points from the three competitive matches of his interim spell in charge of England following Sam Allardyces abrupt departure after one match in charge over unguarded comments to undercover reporters.Whether Southgate is handed the job permanently will be determined after England hosts Spain in a friendly on Tuesday. While the displays under Southgate have lacked the dynamism expected by fans of a team of Premier League stars, they werent any better in recent years either. England was embarrassed at the European Championship in June, with Roy Hodgson quitting after a last-16 loss to Iceland.What Im really pleased about is that I was given the task of picking the job up in a very difficult situation for everybody and I feel like weve prepared the team really well, Southgate said. The rest is out of my hands. Ive loved it. Ive really enjoyed the role. Ive enjoyed the responsibility. Ive enjoyed the challenge of every part of it.If Southgate is handed a contract, rather than returning to the under-21s team, he might not be facing Strachan in the opposite dugout when England travels to Scotland in June.The spirited Scots did make the hosts uncomfortable at times at Wembley Stadium but had nothing to show for it. Strachans side slumped to fifth place, six points behind unbeaten England, and the manager will face further scrutiny over his future as Scotlands hopes of making its first tournament since the 1998 World Cup fade.Strachan said he was only thinking about the impact of the cruel result of his players,If anyone thinks at this moment in time Im thinking about myself you are wrong, Strachan told reporters.Probably when Im just about to die, Ill think, `How did you get on Gordon? Not a bad life, Strachan added. At the moment in time ... its nothing to do with me.SSlovenia is second after Benjamin Verbic clinched a 1-0 at bottom-placed Malta. Cheap Vikings Gear. Slovakia is third after beating Lithuania 4-0 through Adam Nemecs header before strikes from Juraj Kucka, Martin Skrtel and Marek Hamsik. Only the group winners automatically qualify for the 2018 finals in Russia.---ENGLAND 3, SCOTLAND 0Unsurprisingly, the anthems were sung against a chorus of boos from rival fans -- 144 years after this derby was first played.But the cross-border rivals were united in the buildup to the game by a two-week public spat with FIFA over their desire to mark Armistice Day by wearing poppies which commemorate British Commonwealth forces who have died on duty since World War I.England and Scotland are set to be fined by FIFA for breaching rules banning political, religious, personal or commercial messages on official uniforms and equipment.After a pre-match minute of silence, the Scots pressed with purpose from kickoff but they couldnt keep it up and fell behind in the 24th minute.Raheem Sterlings initial shot deflected to the right flank and Kyle Walker returned the ball into the penalty area where an unmarked Sturridge angled a low header past goalkeeper Craig Gordon. It was a rare bright moment for the Liverpool striker, who has dropped in the pecking order at Anfield and has scored no goals in the league this season.It wasnt as comfortable as we would have liked, Lallana said. We started the game very sloppily. We said a few things to each other at halftime and the manager did.Scotland missed opportunities to equalize at the start of the second half and England punished the visitors after five minutes with Lallana latching onto Roses cross with a header. Cahill completed a miserable trip south of the border for Scotland in the 61st minute when he was left unmarked to connect with captain Wayne Rooneys corner.I dont know if we can work any harder than we do, Strachan said.Although the game largely passed off peacefully, objects were thrown onto the field in north London in the second half, with England goalkeeper Joe Hart having to clear them. Cheap Hoodies From China Discount NFL Shirts Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Fast Shipping China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys ' ' '