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Roma president: Stadium construction to start by end of year

This March 26, 2014 artist rendering provided by Italian Serie A soccer club Roma, shows the new stadium to be build on the outskirts of Rome. Roma's American president James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of 2015. Roma's American president James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year. The project has been slowed by a long approval process from city and regional authorities. But Pallotta tells Tuesday, March 3, 2015 The Associated Press, "We're still on the same timetable. Hopefully this fall. It should go through by then for putting shovels in the ground." (AP Photo/AS Roma, File)

ROME (AP) — Roma president and American investor James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year.

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Former Tottenham captain Dave Mackay dies at 80

LONDON (AP) — Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.

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Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.

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Feyenoord faces racism case for fans’ banana incident

AS Roma's Francesco Totti leaves the pitch after Referee Clement Cano from France stopped the Europa  League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Feyenoord and AS Roma, at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Feyenoord with racist behavior by fans who threw an inflatable banana on the pitch during a tense Europa League last-32 match against Roma.

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English police probe reports of soccer fans’ racism on train

LONDON (AP) — Police have launched an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behavior from Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester.

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