Posts Tagged Professional soccer

British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

In this March 17, 2012 file photo, Sheffield United's Ched Evans runs on the pitch during a soccer match in Sheffield, England. Evans, a former Premier League footballer who was convicted of rape was released from jail on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again.

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FIFA rules out full publication of ethics probe

FIFA-president Sepp Blatter and the Norwegian football president, Yngve Hallen, at the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Norway and Bulgaria at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Groett, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s ethics chairman will release his findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests next month, without making the investigation report public.

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Platini fears drones could drop bombs on pitches

A fight breaks out on the pitch between Serbian fans and Albanian national team players, with from right, Albania's Lorik Cana, Albania's Ansi Agolli, match official, 3rd left Serbia's Nenad Tomovic holding Albanian flag, Albania's Bekim Balaj, and soccer fan at left, during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.  The match was suspended on Tuesday after pitch skirmishes involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone.  The score was 0-0 at the time. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

PARIS (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini fears that drones could be used to drop bombs on football pitches.

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Spain coach Del Bosque to leave after Euro 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says he intends to step down after the 2016 European Championship.

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Top spot in MLS down to Seattle and Los Angeles

Seattle Sounders' Lamar Neagle, right, passes as Vancouver Whitecaps' Steven Beitashour defends in the first half of an MLS soccer game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Seattle. The Whitecaps won 1-0. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Lamar Neagle is torn between tradition and familiarity.

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