Posts Tagged Europe

Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano,  Pope Francis receives an autographed soccer ball by Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, left, and Bayern Munich's President Karl Hopfner, center, during a private audience with team and officials at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they “played a wonderful game” and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

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The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France announced Wednesday by Tour organizers:

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Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

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Rochdale uses confiscated marijuana lights on turf

LONDON (AP) — Powerful lights confiscated by police during marijuana raids are now being used by the groundsman of English third tier soccer club Rochdale to help the turf grow on its field.

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Aguero beats Ronaldo and Messi to top AP Global 10

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his third goal against Tottenham during the English Premier soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero held off Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to top this week’s AP Global Football 10, after scoring all four goals in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham last weekend.

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