Posts Tagged Western Europe

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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Former Tottenham captain Dave Mackay dies at 80

LONDON (AP) — Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80.

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