UK-based sports reporter for The Associated Press, covering all sport news, politics, finances & live action. Broadcast appearances too. Previously general news

The Virginian-Pilot

hosted.ap.org — LONDON (AP) -- In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter. Every threat to him has been seen off and a stranglehold on the seat of power in the world's most popular sport has been maintained since 1998.

Qatar govt hits back at Amnesty over latest workers’ rights report

medium.com — Response by Qatar's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to Amnesty International report entitled "promising little, delivering less" Statement: The Government of the State of Qatar firmly believes that the promotion and protection of human rights, including the rights of expatriate workers, constitutes a strategic choice, and the backbone of the comprehensive constitutional, economic, social and cultural reform policy of the State of Qatar.

FIFA sponsors Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar labor

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to ensure Qatar improves conditions for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup. The calls from high-profile commercial backers of soccer's flagship tournament come amid ongoing concerns from rights groups over labor laws and living conditions for workers.

UEFA on why clubs look like being allowed to spend heavily on players again ….

medium.com — Latest story from The Associated Press http://news.yahoo.com/platini-uefa-looking-ease-rules-club-spending-124029153.html Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary, on the new-look Financial Fair Play rules: "Financial fair play has proved successful in achieving considerable improvement in the financial health of European football in a short period of time.

The Orange County Register

FIFA observers to monitor racism at World Cup qualifiers

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - FIFA is to use observers to watch out for racist incidents at some qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup and at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. It is the latest step by FIFA in the last two years to strengthen the fight against racism in world football.

United thriving under Glazers _ unlike other US-owned teams

washingtonpost.com — The 10th anniversary of Manchester United being bought up by American investors will pass on Tuesday without champagne corks popping at the club or fan protests on the streets. The mood in the boardroom is one of relief: Champions League revenue will flow into Old Trafford once again in 2015-16 after this season's absence from Europe's top competition.

United thriving under Glazers _ unlike other US-owned teams

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - The 10th anniversary of Manchester United being bought up by American investors will pass on Tuesday without champagne corks popping at the club or fan protests on the streets. The mood in the boardroom is one of relief: Champions League revenue will flow into Old Trafford once again in 2015-16 after this season's absence from Europe's top competition.

United thriving under Glazers _ unlike other US-owned teams

washingtontimes.com — The 10th anniversary of Manchester United being bought up by American investors will pass on Tuesday without champagne corks popping at the club or fan protests on the streets. The mood in the boardroom is one of relief: Champions League revenue figure to flow into Old Trafford once again in 2015-16 after this season's absence from Europe's top competition.

United thriving under Glazers _ unlike other US-owned teams

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - The 10th anniversary of Manchester United being bought up by American investors will pass on Tuesday without champagne corks popping at the club or fan protests on the streets. The mood in the boardroom is one of relief: Champions League revenue figure to flow into Old Trafford once again in 2015-16 after this season's absence from Europe's top competition.
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May 22, 2015

RT @GrantWahl: Transparency International lays out case against Blatter. 10 things to consider when voting for next FIFA president transparency.org/news/feature/t…

May 22, 2015

@FootballLaw Misses off guaranteed 2nd season benefits? more PL cash or parachute payments.

May 22, 2015

Why isn't Platini taking on Blatter, why 2 candidates dropped out & look at Prince Ali's bid to become FIFA president abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto…

May 22, 2015

Blatter:"Players must live up to their function as role models. What the stars do in the public spotlight will always be copied" by fans etc

May 22, 2015

Sepp Blatter wades into the "are players role models?" debate ...

May 22, 2015

Prince Ali faces football's toughest match: trying to beat Blatter. A look at the challenge to unseat FIFA's supremo abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto…

May 22, 2015

Football League: Championship set to retain place as 4th most watched division in Europe with a total audience of 9,851,413 fans in 2014-15

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