Posts Tagged Europe

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

Michael Phelps laughs while talking with coaches during a training session Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., as he prepares to compete for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Games. The 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in three events at the Arena Grand Prix starting Thursday.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

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Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

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Klinsmann close to finalizing pre-World Cup roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States’ pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he’ll invite.

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Q&A: A French economist’s grim view of wealth gap

This undated photo provided by Harvard Press shows French economist Thomas Piketty. In his new book, Piketty, who helped popularize the notion of a privileged 1 percent, sounds a grim warning: The U.S. economy is beginning to decay into the aristocratic Europe of the 19th century. (AP Photo/Harvard Press, Emmanuelle Marchadour)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’d like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

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Man United’s brand strength softens blow of slump

This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United’s owners will be relying on the strength of the club’s brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season.

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