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Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

washingtontimes.com — LONDON (AP) - As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body.

Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body.
Aug 26, 2015

Interview: Questioning Platini's credentials and ability to reform FIFA, ex-Trinidad captain Nakhid seeks presidency bigstory.ap.org/article/cbdc85…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @RobHarris: Interview: Questioning Platini's credentials and ability to reform FIFA, ex-Trinidad captain Nakhid seeks presidency bigstory.ap.org/article/cbdc85…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @RobHarris: Interview: Questioning Platini's credentials and ability to reform FIFA, ex-Trinidad captain Nakhid seeks presidency bigstory.ap.org/article/cbdc85…

Aug 26, 2015

Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival (from @AP) bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:a…

Aug 26, 2015

"Platini has been positioning himself as a reformer, but how can that be?" bigstory.ap.org/article/cbdc85…

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Cech an asset this time for Arsenal in draw with Liverpool

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - After Petr Cech's opening-day blunders proved so costly for Arsenal, the veteran goalkeeper demonstrated against Liverpool on Monday why he will be an asset rather than a liability for his new team.
Aug 25, 2015

RT @AP_Sports: Cech an asset this time for Arsenal in scoreless draw with Liverpool apne.ws/1V670a9 (@robharris)

Frustration for Rooney, Man U; Bournemouth gets 1st EPL win

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - As Wayne Rooney went a 10th game without scoring for Manchester United, an English striker did manage to score a hat trick on Saturday: Callum Wilson of Bournemouth. It was a landmark treble for the player and his team - both newcomers to the Premier League.

With fledging NY team, City's goals go far beyond Manchester

washingtontimes.com — NEW YORK (AP) - Rivalries can take years, often decades, to develop in world sport. Not so in the United States, where an established team can find itself with a local challenger almost overnight as enough cash and ambition can buy an immediate ticket to the top division.

With fledging NY team, City's goals go far beyond Manchester

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Rivalries can take years, often decades, to develop in world sport. Not so in the United States, where an established team can find itself with a local challenger almost overnight as enough cash and ambition can buy an immediate ticket to the top division.
Aug 17, 2015

From New York on the early days of Man City's @NYCFC and the fledgling rivalry with the Red Bulls bigstory.ap.org/article/0ef382…

Aug 17, 2015

From New York on the early days of Man City's new team @NYCFC and how it fits into Abu Dhabi's global vision bigstory.ap.org/article/0ef382…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @RobHarris: From New York on the early days of Man City's new team @NYCFC and how it fits into Abu Dhabi's global vision bigstory.ap.org/article/0ef382…

Mourinho's conduct in spotlight again over doctor dispute

bigstory.ap.org — LONDON (AP) - After only one weekend of the English Premier League season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in familiar territory: Embroiled in an irrational dispute and his conduct being denounced. The unexpected target of Mourinho's ire is the club doctor, whose misdeed appears to be her eagerness to race onto the field to treat an apparently injured Chelsea player.
Aug 12, 2015

Football Medical Association: Chelsea medics Carneiro & Fearn "acted with integrity and professionalism at all times" bigstory.ap.org/article/b35d62…

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

theoaklandpress.com — GENEVA >> Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy.

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

wralsportsfan.com — Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Platini has not announced his candidacy.

AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

timesunion.com — GENEVA (AP) - Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter.
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Aug 31, 2015

.@shaunparmar @footballmcd if united want to appear strong - transfer fee not worth it if De Gea the difference between success & failure

Aug 31, 2015

August 21. Van Gaal: "We are not selling De Gea."

Aug 31, 2015

So if Everton resist Chelsea & keep Stones and West Brom resist Spurs & keep Berahino ... but Man Utd give into De Gea & sell to Real Madrid

Aug 31, 2015

RT @RorySmithTimes: Facebook messages, odd socks and Patrick Kluivert: how Curaçao's Dutch legion ended up on the road to the World Cup - thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/foot…

Aug 30, 2015

@ThisisTimDean Bonne Chance to No Chance ... easy trip for fans though

Aug 30, 2015

@AlexStone7 Doubt it is "private communication" either which was used as the reason by the FA for not taking action in other cases

Aug 30, 2015

@AlexStone7 Still unclear why Vardy faced no FA action given it was public, filmed and he admitted to it

Aug 30, 2015

Jamie Vardy the only forward in the England squad to have scored in the 4 Premier games so far. Kane, Rooney & Walcott yet to score


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