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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham’s record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves has been hospitalized, the club said Tuesday. Tottenham did not specify what the 80-year-old Greaves is being treated for, but he has had health problems since suffering a stroke five years ago. Greaves scored 266 goals for Tottenham in all competitions between 1961 and 1970. He had …

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Retired soccer star Ronaldinho was released from a high-security jail in Paraguay on Tuesday after more than a month, but was ordered to serve house arrest at a luxury hotel while he’s investigated for using a false passport to enter the country. The Brazilian entered the hotel about four hours after …

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BERLIN (AP) — The Qatari government said Tuesday it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construction of World Cup infrastructure raised the risk of infections. The government said in a statement to The Associated Press that it is providing free healthcare and a …

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GENEVA (AP) — Russian officials on Tuesday flatly denied bribing a FIFA voter with millions of dollars to support the country’s winning 2018 World Cup bid, after American prosecutors revealed new details about the alleged payments. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had no part in bribing FIFA executive committee members to win the World …

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UEFA is exploring changes to Financial Fair Play rules as clubs grapple with the sudden loss in revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halting competitions across Europe. The cost-control regulations were introduced a decade ago as a response to the global financial crisis caused by the banking collapse in a bid to prevent European …

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MADRID (AP) — Finishing off domestic soccer seasons could take precedence over completing the Champions League. Spanish league president Javier Tebas said Tuesday that several ideas are being studied by the leagues and UEFA, including having the European competitions restarting only after the national leagues finish. “The most probable (scenarios) are starting on May 29th, …

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MUNICH (AP) — Thomas Müller signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich, the German champions said Tuesday. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder’s contract had been due to expire at the end of next season but he is now tied to the team until 2023. Müller has been with Bayern for 20 years, winning eight German …

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NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of former sports marketing executives of 21st Century Fox have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to soccer officials to obtain confidential bidding information during FIFA’s sale of U.S. television rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Charges were unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. An indictment …

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Apologizing to its own fans, Liverpool on Monday reversed a decision to apply its furloughed non-playing staff for the British government’s job retention scheme during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme implemented to help businesses survive the national lockdown, staff can be put on furlough and receive 80% of their salaries from the government, up …

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