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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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UEFA to select hosts for continent-wide Euro 2020

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — As UEFA prepares to select the 13 host cities for the 2020 European Championship, Michel Platini’s continent-wide project still faces skepticism and question marks.

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Murray signals backing for Scottish independence

In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain waves the British flag during the medal ceremony of the men's singles event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Murray’s future status, as well as that of Scottish Olympic athletes, rests on the result of next week’s independence referendum in Scotland. Polls suggest the two sides are running neck-and-neck, presenting a real possibility that Scotland could break away after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom. If Scots vote ``yes’’ on Sept. 18, the decision won’t have much impact on football and rugby, as Scotland already fields its own teams in those sports. But it will affect Scotland’s status in the Olympics and raise doubts over whether Scots can send a team to Rio. By then, Murray could be representing an independent Scotland. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

LONDON (AP) — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray changed course Thursday and signaled his support for Scottish independence on the day of the historic vote.

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Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) — World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

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Pistorius can expect cool reception in Paralympics

In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2014 file photo South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts in the men's 400-meter semifinal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.  Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

LONDON (AP) — As Oscar Pistorius awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, it’s uncertain if the fallen sports icon will ever race again. What’s clearer is that the Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by the double amputee sprinter.

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