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UK-based sports reporter for The Associated Press, covering the news, politics & finances of sport & games. Broadcast appearances too. Previously general news

Man U seeks world class stars, not emulating Leicester plan

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - A Manchester United executive says the struggling club faces pressure to buy "world class" talent rather than emulating Leicester's transfer strategy of taking risks signing cheaper, unproven talent. Leicester has surged to top place in the English Premier League after fighting relegation last year.
Feb 11, 2016

Woodward says Man Utd can't emulate Leicester as they need to buy players who are "world class almost immediately" bigstory.ap.org/article/fe4bad…

Feb 11, 2016

Woodward's comments about his transfer strategy shows he believes spending heavily is the solution at Man United bigstory.ap.org/article/fe4bad…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @RobHarris: Woodward says Man Utd can't emulate Leicester as they need to buy players who are "world class almost immediately" bigstory.ap.org/article/fe4bad…

Associated Press

hosted2.ap.org — A A A Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal By ROB HARRIS , AP Sports Writer (AP) - Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics' governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company's image.

The Virginian-Pilot

hosted.ap.org — LONDON (AP) -- Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics' governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company's image. The announcement came while Adidas remains in talks with the IAAF about its handling of the corruption scandal amid reports the sportswear giant was considering ending its sponsorship.

Cameron cites 'problem' with Premier League ticket prices

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed concern about the price of tickets for Premier League games after Liverpool fans staged a mid-match walkout. Cameron was asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday about plans by the Football Supporters' Federation to advocate mass walkouts at games in protest over ticket prices.
Feb 10, 2016

Cameron cites 'problem' with Premier League ticket prices (from @AP) bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:a…

Feb 10, 2016

Liverpool fans score apology, U-turn from owners on tickets (from @AP) bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:a…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @AP_Sports: Liverpool's American owners apologize to fans, drop plan for higher ticket prices apne.ws/1PDAibQ @robharris pic.twitter.com/QmxX8iR0kY

Feb 11, 2016

No sense will be waves of walkouts in PL stadiums, @The_FSF focused on cost of away ticket prices apne.ws/1PDAibQ

Feb 11, 2016

German fans also protesting against cost of away ticket prices - Bundesliga not as perfect as sometimes viewed apne.ws/1PDAibQ

It's now or never for Leicester in this odds-defying season

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - The wealth of elite clubs and financial restrictions on upstarts were thought to be locking in the established order in English soccer and suppressing ambition. Just gatecrashing the Premier League's top-four to gain access to Champions League riches seemed an impossible feat for aspirational sides.
Feb 08, 2016

Ranieri to squad: "A chance like this will never come round again. Seek that fire don't be ashamed". On Leicester: bigstory.ap.org/article/1a52d2…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @RobHarris: Ranieri to squad: "A chance like this will never come round again. Seek that fire don't be ashamed". On Leicester: bigstory.ap.org/article/1a52d2…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @AP_Sports: Column: It's now or never for Leicester @LCFC in this odds-defying season apne.ws/1nTp7oc @robharris pic.twitter.com/YVddRPKpwQ

Associated Press

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Infantino would hire non-European to run FIFA administration

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Gianni Infantino will not appoint a fellow European to run the FIFA administration if he is elected president, indicating he wants an African to fill the role of secretary-general. The Swiss-Italian candidate, who is UEFA's general secretary, said he would quickly seek to replace the fired Jerome Valcke if he wins the Feb.
Feb 01, 2016

Mourinho tells me why he backs @Gianni_2016 for FIFA president. (security blocked follow-up questions) bigstory.ap.org/article/d3f150…

Feb 01, 2016

INTERVIEW: Infantino reveals he's consulting Platini during FIFA campaign & admits he isn't sure who now runs FIFA bigstory.ap.org/article/d3f150…

Feb 02, 2016

FIFA candidate Infantino on Michel Platini: "Definitely I am speaking with him." Interview: bigstory.ap.org/article/d3f150… pic.twitter.com/80MOWMV9TD

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Williams feels like 'little girl' in F1, wants to be braver - Valdosta Daily Times: National Sports

valdostadailytimes.com — "Our sport is very male dominated and sometimes I am the only girl in the room," Williams said at a Sport Industry Group event for future leaders. "I sit in a room with the likes of (F1 commercial supremo) Bernie Ecclestone, (FIA President) Jean Todt, (Red Bull's) Christian Horner, (Mercedes') Toto Wolf.

Williams feels like 'little girl' in F1, wants to be braver - Ottumwa Courier: Region

ottumwacourier.com — "Our sport is very male dominated and sometimes I am the only girl in the room," Williams said at a Sport Industry Group event for future leaders. "I sit in a room with the likes of (F1 commercial supremo) Bernie Ecclestone, (FIA President) Jean Todt, (Red Bull's) Christian Horner, (Mercedes') Toto Wolf.

Williams feels like 'little girl' in F1, wants to be braver

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Claire Williams still feels like a "little girl" during talks with the male-dominated titans of Formula One and she has set herself a mission for the new season: Be braver and fight more for her team. The 39-year-old Williams is preparing for her fourth season as deputy team principal of Williams, in day-to-day control under her father Frank.
Jan 28, 2016

F1 team boss Claire Williams on feeling like "little girl" in male-dominated sport & wanting to be braver bigstory.ap.org/article/05cd74… #SINextGen

Jan 28, 2016

#F1 Claire Williams mission to "eradicate this badge we have of 'underdog' because ... it can be very demoralising" bigstory.ap.org/article/05cd74…

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Feb 13, 2016

Man United's PL struggles great news for UEFA since they'll have to put full effort into winning the Europa League.

Feb 12, 2016

@sportingintel @james_corbett @scottjburnett 4/3 Valcke didn't have a vote. Any issue with him questioning hosts? His job to implement WC

Feb 12, 2016

Bach, the @olympics president, suggests reporter citing WADA Russia report, is making it up ... twitter.com/insidethegames…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @RichardGillis1: Just finished a fun @sportspro podcast with @JohnAmaechi, @RobHarris & @JamesEmmett - not for the faint hearted

Feb 12, 2016

Valcke lawyer: "entirely unsupported, unjust & politically-motivated decision ..ignored the uncontroverted and exculpatory evidence"

Feb 12, 2016

Valcke lawyer: "FIFA Ethics Committee has shown that it is not a credible, independent or objective decision-making body."

Feb 12, 2016

@CDegney @NextFIFAPres russia wasn't under investigation at time the computers were destroyed by others as no longer required - they say

Feb 12, 2016

Should be few occasions when even FIFA president needs to use cash meant to be invested in football on private jets twitter.com/robharris/stat…

Feb 12, 2016

FIFA: Valcke traveled at "FIFA’s expense purely for sightseeing reasons" & took private flights over commercial without "business rationale"


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