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Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini is going to keep his luxury watch, even though FIFA wants him to give it back.

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UEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 semifinals, final

UEFA President Michel Platini announces that London will stage the final and semifials of the UEFA Euro 2020 European soccer championships, during the UEFA Euro 2020 Hosts Announcement Ceremony at the Espace Hippomene in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, September 19, 2014. The UEFA Euro 2020  tournament will be held in thirteen cities in thirteen different European countries. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

GENEVA (AP) — Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.

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UEFA to select hosts for continent-wide Euro 2020

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — As UEFA prepares to select the 13 host cities for the 2020 European Championship, Michel Platini’s continent-wide project still faces skepticism and question marks.

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Pistorius can expect cool reception in Paralympics

In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2014 file photo South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts in the men's 400-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.  Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it’s uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What’s clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.

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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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