Posts Tagged Soccer

Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong watches his home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they’re helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they’re helping themselves. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.

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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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Parents of duct-taped boy don’t want charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an autistic high school soccer player who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank earlier this month don’t want charges filed against two students involved if they apologize and do community service, the parents’ lawyer said Monday after he and his clients met with local officials.

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Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

A drone with an Albanian flag banner flies over Partizan stadium during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The match was abandoned. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

LONDON (AP) — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.

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