Posts Tagged Western Europe

Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

In this Monday, Feb, 16, 2015, Cyprus' soccer referee Marios Panayi speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Marios Panayi outlined a web of corruption allegations that he says has besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility of its referees. The full-time referee told The Associated Press that some Cypriot referees are deciding the outcomes of games with incorrect calls ordered up by a senior Cyprus Football Association official who he said manipulates team standings to keep himself in power and to keep negotiating lucrative television rights deals.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.

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Dave Whelan resigns as chairman of English club Wigan

This is a Sunday Aug. 14 2005 file photo of Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan as he applauds his team as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the club,s first English Premiership soccer match at The JJB Stadium, Wigan, England. Whelan resigned as chairman of second tier English club Wigan on Tuesday March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Ellis, File)

WIGAN, England (AP) — Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of second-tier English soccer club Wigan after serving a six-week ban for racially-aggravated misconduct.

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Alonso out of season-opening Australian GP after crash

LONDON (AP) — Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday.

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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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Correction: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story

MILAN (AP) — In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono.

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