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English soccer player jailed for 4 years, 4 months

SWINDON, England (AP) — An English soccer player has been sent to jail for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

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City says injured Kompany could be out for the season

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, centre, fights for the ball against Manchester City's Yaya Toure, left, as Vincent Kompany looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says captain Vincent Kompany could miss the rest of the season because of a groin injury, dealing another blow to the English champions’ troubled season.

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Chelsea pair Hazard, Costa in running for player of year

LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have been included on a six-man shortlist for the player of the year in England after helping Chelsea win the League Cup and move to the brink of reclaiming the Premier League.

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Police will consider fresh evidence into 1985 Bradford fire

This is a May 14, 1985 file photo of  Bradford City Football Club chairman Stafford Heginbotham, left, as he stands with Justice Oliver Popplewell, in front of the stand which was burnt at Bradford's Valley Parade ground. Popplewell who investigated the fire  spent more than half-an-hour touring the ground. Police said Thursday April 16, 2015  they will consider fresh evidence relating to the deaths of 56 people in a fire at  Bradford city's stadium in 1985, after new allegations were published about one of the country’s worst sporting disasters. A book, written by a man who escaped the blaze at Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium, alleges that was one of nine fires at businesses owned by or associated with the club’s then-chairman Stafford Heginbotham . (PA/File via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

BRADFORD, England (AP) — The circumstances surrounding one of England’s worst sporting disasters could be re-examined following allegations that the fire at a soccer stadium which killed 56 people in 1985 may have been started deliberately.

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British taekwondo fighter approved to compete for Moldova

This is a Saturday May 5, 2012 file photo of Britain's Aaron Cook, right, as he aims a kick on his way to controversially beating Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan in the final of the Men's -80kg competition during the European Taekwondo Championships, at the Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England. British Olympic officials Thursday April 16, 2015  approved top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook’s request to switch nationalities so he can compete for Moldova.  Cook announced last month he had obtained a Moldovan passport and hoped to represent the eastern European country at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He was overlooked for a spot on the British team for the 2012 London Olympics after leaving the national training academy despite being the No. 1 athlete in his 80-kilogram category. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova in the Olympics and other international competitions after the British Olympic Association approved his request to switch nationalities.

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