Posts Tagged Western Europe

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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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival

In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter announces the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles. The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27, 2014 in New York's Central Park. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York’s Central Park.

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Allegri returns to AC Milan as Juventus coach

Juventus' Carlos Tevez, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Champions League, Group A soccer match between Juventus and Malmoe, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will make his return to AC Milan on Saturday, and the reception he receives from his former fans could be as interesting as the match.

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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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Some things to know about the Spanish league

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Real Madrid and Basel at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid finally got its act together in the Champions League, and now it’s time to keep the momentum rolling into the domestic competition following a disappointing start.

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