Posts Tagged Western Europe

Michel Platini won’t run against Sepp Blatter

MONACO (AP) — Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

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What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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John Degenkolb of Germany wins 5th Vuelta stage

RONDA, Spain (AP) — German rider John Degenkolb timed his final sprint perfectly to win a sunny fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday.

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Palace hires Warnock for 2nd spell as manager

In this file photo dated Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock, foreground, and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish react during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England. Neil Warnock has been hired by Crystal Palace for his second spell as the manager of the Premier League club, it was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)

Four years after leaving Crystal Palace with the club in financial disarray, Neil Warnock returned for a second spell as manager of the Premier League team.

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Champions League draw wide open

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Cordoba at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium  in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MONACO (AP) — Real Madrid’s Champions League title defense takes shape Thursday at one of the most open draws in years.

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