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West Ham Seeks Sponsor as Alpari Caught in Swiss Currency Move — English Premier League soccer team West Ham is looking for a new sponsor after partner Alpari (UK) collapsed in the aftermath of the Swiss currency shock. It's the second time since 2008 that the east London-based team lost a principal sponsor mid-season. The Swiss franc surged following yesterday's decision to end a peg to the euro.

Rio Olympics Tickets at ‘Bus Fare’ Price for Poor, Official Says — Tickets to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be available for the equivalent of "two bus fares" to make the games affordable for Brazil's poor, according to the commercial director. About half of the 7.5 million tickets will cost less than 70 reais ($26.70), while the cheapest are 40 reais.

Gymnast Paralyzed Training for Winter Olympics Gets Life Pension — A Brazilian athlete paralyzed while training for the aerial ski competition at last year's Winter Olympics will get a lifetime pension. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff approved a special law that provides funds to Lais de Souza, a 26-year-old former gymnast who hit a tree during a training run in January 2014.

Brazil Gets First Soccer Trade Law as Ban Makes Impact — Brazil 's soccer authorities made it illegal to invest in the transfer rights of a player with the aim of turning a profit on future trades, bringing it in line with a global ban that comes into effect in five months.

Chelsea Earns $27.9 Million, Boosted by Sale of Luiz, Juan Mata — Chelsea credited player sales and new broadcast income for its 18.4 million-pound ($27.9 million) profit last year as the soccer club tries to meet the sport's financial rules without using its Russian owner's billions. The profit comes after the sale of defender David Luiz and midfielder Juan Mata.

Rio Olympics Seen Adding Soccer Venues Due to Turf Damage Issues — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may feature two more soccer venues because of concern over the ability of fields to cope with multiple games. Next year's Olympic soccer competition is slated to take place in Rio, Sao Paulo, Salvador and Brasilia.

Brazil Soccer Debacle Boosts Rugby Before Olympic Return — Brazil 's embarrassing exit from the World Cup could prove beneficial for sports that have languished in soccer's shadow. Fans anticipating a record-extending sixth title instead witnessed the worst host nation defeat ever as eventual champion Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals.

Rio World Cup Stadium Operator Seeks Discount Amid Losses — The operator of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, which staged the 2014 soccer World Cup final and will host the Olympics opening ceremony next year, said it should pay less rent after being prevented from building commercial properties on the site.

Liverpool Said to Seek 50% More From Sponsors Amid Gerrard Exit — Liverpool is demanding an increased amount from potential shirt sponsors even as the English Premier League soccer team faces a future without its two most-marketable players. The team has been seeking as much as 30 million pounds ($46 million) a year from its main shirt sponsor for the 2016 season, from the current 20 million pounds, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Fernando Torres Heads Home to Madrid After Milan Agrees Loan — Spain's World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres is returning to his first club, Atletico Madrid, on loan from AC Milan until the end of next season. The 30-year-old spent seven years with his hometown club before moving to Liverpool in 2007.
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Jan 24, 2015

RT @JPSpinetto: The reporter that had the scoop in the death of Argentine prosecutor flees the country under threat, says @clarincom…

Jan 24, 2015

If Mourinho already did deal to loan Salah to Roma why pick him for Bradford? Sure he was really motivated

Jan 24, 2015

RT @OfficialFOXES: Ulloa: "The #FACup is so important to people in England and it's important for us to get another good result today. Team effort." #TotLei

Jan 24, 2015

RT @MichaelRPayne1: #Skins total PR strategy would now seem to be the white knight for every sports scandal to gain max free publicity at zero investment. Fair?

Jan 23, 2015

Another TPO deal being unwound. Cruzeiro's Silva off to Real Madrid. Will he get a game?…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @guardian: The Guardian front page, Saturday 24 January – Revealed: how Blair colluded with Gaddafi regime in secret

Jan 23, 2015

"@Okwonga: Late night football treat - Dragan Stojkovic compilation. This one is a gem.…" A real treat

Jan 23, 2015

RT @StephenWadeAP: Brazil official: Rio won't meet Olympic water cleanup(from @AP)Sewage, pollution will grace Games. $4b to clean Rio.…

Jan 23, 2015

@GMeenaghan yes. Sensible guy. Though his decision unlikely to have any real affect on vote

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