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Icardi's standoff with Inter appears set to end

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 21:28 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

Mauro Icardi's standoff with Inter Milan appears set to end amid reports that he will return to training with the club on Thursday. The Argentine forward has not been on the field in more than a...

Relegation-threatened Udinese fires Nicola after 4 months

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 21:06 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

Only one point above the relegation zone with 11 matches to play, Udinese has fired its coach for the second time this season. The northern club announced the removal of Davide Nicola on...

FIFA will not allow artificial fields at 2023 Women's World Cup

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 19:40 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

FIFA will only allow natural grass fields at the 2023 Women's World Cup. The stipulation is contained in requirements sent to bidding nations and follows controversy over the use of artificial...

UEFA set to meet clubs, leagues on Euro competitions future

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 14:16 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

The future of the Champions League will be shaped in the coming weeks as UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin hosts talks with representatives of clubs and leagues. UEFA, European soccer's governing...

PSG scores legal win over UEFA in financial monitoring case

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 20:04 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Paris Saint-Germain won an initial legal battle with UEFA on Tuesday over the monitoring of its spending on player transfers and wages, and sponsorship deals linked to the club's Qatari...

Inter handed suspended sentence for more racist chants

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 18:12 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Inter Milan has been handed a suspended sentence of having one of its stands closed for a match after its fans were again found guilty of racist chanting. The Italian league says in a statement...

PSG condemns Patrice Evra for anti-gay slurs aimed at club

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 17:43 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Paris Saint-Germain has condemned anti-gay insults aimed at the club by former France and Manchester United captain Patrice Evra in an online video. In the video posted Monday on social networks,...

Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 14:56 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda...

Swimmer Kenneth To dies at 26 while training in Florida

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 12:02 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Kenneth To, a swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia at the 2013 world championships, has died after becoming ill while training in Florida. He was 26. To won six medals for Australia at...

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