UK-based sports reporter for The Associated Press, covering news, off-field issues, finances & live action. Broadcast appearances too. Previously general news

Euro clubs propose domestic finals after 2022 Cup

news.yahoo.com — LONDON (AP) - English and Spanish cup competitions could be completed in June 2022, after a World Cup in Qatar, under proposals being presented to FIFA next week by leading European clubs.

FIFA: men's World Cup could be on artificial turf

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial pitches, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass.

NFL-commissioned study says London franchise could generate $255 million annually for Britain

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION LONDON - An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by accountancy firm Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl in the British capital and warns of a negative reaction from the United States.

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hosted.ap.org — LONDON (AP) -- An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by accountancy firm Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, also casts doubt on the feasibility of a Super Bowl in the British capital and warns of a negative reaction from the United States.

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Cheers, chants for 'Fergie Time' the stage show

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - Ninety minutes after the return of "Fergie Time" at Old Trafford, the man himself returned to the limelight - in an interview on a London stage. Alex Ferguson was preparing to appear at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday evening when the Theatre of Dreams witnessed the first stoppage-time goal of Louis van Gaal's tenure as manager of Manchester United.

UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania following violence in Belgrade but deducts 3 points

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION LONDON - Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.

British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again. Wales international Ched Evans left a prison in northern England early Friday after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel.

World Cup bid findings to be released in November

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - FIFA's ethics chairman will release his findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests next month, without making the investigation report public. FIFA has been under pressure to release prosecutor Michael Garcia's report into the bid process that led to the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

Amid injuries, Wenger plans new signing in January

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - After eight trophyless seasons, Arsene Wenger finally faced shareholders again with a couple of new pieces of silverware as table decorations. There were applause on Thursday rather the disgruntlement of previous years at the annual general meeting, but Wenger still didn't escape censure over the team's inability to sustain a Premier League title challenge.
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Oct 30, 2014

Go to World Cup in April-May 2022 & return to clubs to finish FA Cup in June, players told in Euro Club Assoc plan m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/c…

Oct 30, 2014

While other clubs like Utd & Liverpool charge for much in-house video, Man City still giving away for free (advantage of wealthy ownership)

Oct 30, 2014

Man City enabling fans to watch replays & live match video on mobiles inside stadium. First PL club with such an app manc.it/1wNpJ0X

Oct 30, 2014

@gtsmale it's any charges rather the full report we're waiting on - something promised by mid-November

Oct 30, 2014

Qatar organisers maintain their cooling technology can cope with a June-July 2022 World Cup but are willing to move dates as Blatter wants

Oct 30, 2014

Full story on top clubs asking FIFA for April28-May29 2022 World Cup then returning to finish domestic cups in June. uk.news.yahoo.com/euro-clubs-pro…

Oct 30, 2014

Although Euro Club Assoc is telling FIFA they want April28-May 29 2022 WorldCup, it's only slightly cooler then. And Blatter wants Nov-DecWC

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