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Soccer-Swansea fired me for breach of contract, says Laudrup

* Dane says he had refused club’s request to change backroom staff * Adds Swansea took nine days to explain why he had been sacked * Laudrup says he had been committed to staying at Swansea (Adds Swansea quotes, extra Laudrup quotes) By Mark Pangallo LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Michael Laudrup said on Tuesday […]

Soccer-Ligue 1 summaries

Feb 16 (Infostrada Sports) – Summaries from the Ligue 1 matches on Sunday Sunday, February 16St Etienne 1 Brandao 90+2 Olympique Marseille 1 Nicolas N’Koulou 64 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 32,024- – -Evian Thonon Gaillard FC 2 Kevin Berigaud 15, Cedric Mongongu 64pen Lille 2 Divock Origi 23, Ryan Mendes Da Graca 90+3 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: […]

Soccer-Twente move to within a point of Dutch leaders Ajax

Feb 15 (Reuters) – Luc Castaignos and Dusan Tadic scored second-half goals as Twente Enschede beat Vitesse Arnhem 2-0 on Saturday to move to within one point of leaders Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch league. Ajax play Heerenveen at home on Sunday. For Vitesse, who had done much of the early running this season, it […]

Qatar issues worker welfare charter for World Cup

Protesters demonstrate against the perceived exploitation of workers in Qatar, the location of the 2022 World Cup, before a UEFA Congress in central London on May 24, 2013

Qatar issued new guidelines Tuesday aimed at protecting thousands of expatriate workers employed on construction projects for the finals of the 2022 World Cup. The gas-rich Gulf state has faced mounting criticism from human rights groups over the safety and working conditions of migrants working in its booming construction industry. Its Supreme Committee for Delivery […]

Brazil cameraman pronounced brain dead after protest injury

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A Brazilian television cameraman was pronounced brain dead by surgeons at a Rio de Janeiro hospital Monday, four days after a firework lit by a protester struck him in the head. His death, the first in Brazil this year protests that threaten to disrupt the World Cup […]

Soccer-Fiorentina beat Atalanta to stay in touch with top three

By Terry Daley ROME, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Goals from Josip Ilicic and Rafal Wolski spurred Fiorentina to a 2-0 victory over a spirited but limited Atalanta on Saturday, with the visitors reduced to 10 men for the last 10 minutes. Vincenzo Montella’s side moved up to 44 points in fourth place after Slovenia international […]

WORKER DIES IN ACCIDENT OUTSIDE MANAUS SOCCER WORLD CUP STADIUM – CITY OFFICIALS

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“We’re sexier!”, 1860 tease Munich rivals Bayern

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola speaks during a press conference in Morocco on December 20, 2013

Bayern Munich share their Allianz Arena stadium with second-division 1860 Munich, but with Valentines day looming, a tiff has emerged between the neighbouring clubs — over who is the sexiest. The bragging over which Munich club has the most sex appeal started when 1860's new CEO Markus Rejek boasted "1860 has much more sex than […]

Balotelli acknowledges paternity of daughter

AC Milan's forward Mario Balotelli looks on as he attends the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Torino at San Siro stadium in Milan on February 1, 2014

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli on Wednesday finally acknowledged he was the father of his daughter Pia, two months after failing to attend a hearing in Italy aimed at establishing paternity. In a message on Twitter, Balotelli wrote: "Finally the TRUTH :-)??…PIA … Sweet child of mine !!! your Dad." Italy striker Balotelli is no […]

Soccer-Dutch championship results and standings

Feb 2 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Dutch championship matches on Sunday Sunday, February 2Twente Enschede 3 SC Cambuur 1 Utrecht 1 Ajax Amsterdam 1 NEC Nijmegen 1 Go Ahead Eagles Deventer 1 RKC Waalwijk 2 PSV Eindhoven 0 Saturday, February 1AZ Alkmaar 2 Groningen 0 Heracles Almelo 1 NAC Breda 2 […]

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