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English club angered by ‘mob’ behavior over rapist

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The chairman of an English soccer team says he is angry that “mob-like behavior” forced the club to back down from its decision to allow a convicted rapist to train at its facilities.

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Wigan owner makes controversial comment about Jews

Wigan Athletic's new manager Malky Mackay and Chairman Dave Whelan background pause, during a press conference at the DW Stadium, in Wigan, England,  Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. Wigan was condemned by English football's anti-discrimination organization for hiring Malky Mackay as its manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments. Since August, the English Football Association has been looking into a dossier from Mackay's time as Cardiff manager, including text messages he acknowledged were "completely unacceptable, inappropriate." (AP Photo/PA, Barrington Coombs) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

WIGAN, England (AP) — The owner of English club Wigan has made controversial comments about Jewish people while defending his decision to hire a coach who is under investigation for sending racist and anti-Semitic messages.

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Player donating entire salary to charities

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A French soccer player is donating his entire salary to charities and good causes during a short-term spell at second-division English club Birmingham.

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Blatter warns English FA over World Cup report

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has warned the English of the legal consequences of their demands for the World Cup corruption report to be published.

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Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

GO WITH STORY GREAT WOMEN'S LETTERS BY THOMAS ADAMSON-- Auction expert Thierry Bodin, displays a letter from Catherine of Aragon, 1487-1536, at a auction house in Paris, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.  The letter from Catherine of Aragon asking a catholic official to block Henry VIII’s bid to annul their marriage so he could marry again, is to be auctioned in a two day auction beginning Tuesday Nov. 17, 2014, in Paris on Tuesday, part of an incredible collection of letters written by women throughout history, said to be the first of its kind in the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning her lover, to Brigitte Bardot’s plea to cancel the release of a song that ended up being banned in several countries owing to its sexual content.

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