Posts Tagged Western Europe

Race walker Schwazer plea bargains in doping case

BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Former Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer was handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence Monday under a plea bargain deal with prosecutors investigating him for doping, and he hopes to compete again.

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Joe Cocker dies at 70

In this July 20, 2002 file photo, British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Cocker, best known for the songs, "You Are So Beautiful," and the 1980s duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70. (AP Photo/Keystone, Fabrice Coffrini, File)

LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

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Skiers have reservations over airbag safety system

Kjetil Jansrud, of Norway, skies on his way to victory in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy “Michelin Man” when they are not supposed to.

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Qatar rebrands UK racing festival with sponsorship

LONDON (AP) — Qatar is increasing its influence in British horse racing with a sponsorship deal that sees the showpiece Glorious Goodwood festival name taken over by the oil-and-gas rich Gulf nation.

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Germans set 10-year plan, want Euro 2024

In this July 13, 2014 file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero, left, contests a high ball with Germany's Jerome Boateng (20) during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Cup tournament placed second on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — At a reception shortly before Christmas, German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach said his plan for the holidays was to sit back on a sofa, shut off the radio and television and think about the wonderful year behind him.

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