Posts Tagged United Kingdom

Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring against Villa during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following its summer of upheaval, Southampton has stunned English football by winning eight of its first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country’s established powers.

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UK mulls criminal probe into FIFA bids case

LONDON (AP) — A criminal investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption could be opened in Britain, with authorities urging whistleblowers to come forward with information.

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Muhammad Ali daughters promote ‘I Am Ali’ in UK

LONDON (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche’s first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali’s name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.

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Irish jockey banned 6 months for cocaine positive

LONDON (AP) — An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in herbal tea that he bought to soothe a skin condition.

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Irish football chief sorry for nationalist song

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Football Association of Ireland chief executive apologized on Tuesday for any offense caused by singing an Irish nationalist song in a pub.

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