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FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action.

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UEFA lifts ban on Israeli teams hosting matches

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has lifted the ban on Israeli teams playing European matches at home that was imposed during the recent Israel-Hamas conflict.

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Newcastle coaches sorry for clashes with fans

Southampton's Graziano Pelle, above, scores during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St Mary's, Southampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Ison, PA Wire)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT    -    NO SALES   -   NO ARCHIVES

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Two Newcastle coaches apologized Thursday for clashes with fans before and after last weekend’s 4-0 loss to Southampton in the Premier League, adding another chapter to the last-place club’s miserable start to the season.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer quits as Cardiff manager

In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Cardiff City's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on from the dugout before the start of their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, London. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Cardiff manager, ending the former Manchester United striker's first coaching job in British football after nine months. Cardiff, which was relegated from the English Premier League under Solskjaer last season, says in a statement released Thursday that the Norwegian coach has "stepped down ... with immediate effect following recent discussions." The Welsh club has lost three of its first seven games in the second-tier League Championship. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says "regrettably our recent results do not justify Ole's continued role as manager at Cardiff." (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first coaching job in British football ended Thursday after a disappointing nine months, with the former Manchester United striker quitting as Cardiff manager over a “difference in philosophy” with the club’s owners.

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Allegri returns to AC Milan as Juventus coach

Juventus' Carlos Tevez, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Champions League, Group A soccer match between Juventus and Malmoe, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will make his return to AC Milan on Saturday, and the reception he receives from his former fans could be as interesting as the match.

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