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  • Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

    Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

    AFP News
    Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

    Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit share the lead in the Premiership with two Moscow sides, last season's runners-up CSKA and Lokomotiv, who all go into week three with a maximum six points. Terek have won the last two meetings between the teams at Saint Petersburg's Petrovsky stadium but Villas-Boas is confident his players can turn the …

  • Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    Associated Press
    Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency. …

  • Drogba relishing 'beautiful challenge' of Major League Soccer

    Drogba relishing 'beautiful challenge' of Major League Soccer

    AFP News
    Drogba relishing 'beautiful challenge' of Major League Soccer

    Didier Drogba said he is looking forward to the "beautiful challenge" of finishing his career in Major League Soccer after being unveiled before hundreds of Montreal Impact fans. The veteran Ivory Coast and former Chelsea icon addressed a crowd of fans at Montreal's Saputo Stadium on Thursday, a day after jetting into the Canadian city after wrapping up his MLS move earlier this week. "I am a man of challenges and there is a beautiful one before me," Drogba said alongside Impact President …

  • The Latest: Colorado shooting judge holds woman in contempt

    The Latest: Colorado shooting judge holds woman in contempt

    Associated Press
    The Latest: Colorado shooting judge holds woman in contempt

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): …

  • Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    Reuters
    Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s famed youth academy has taken a back seat to big-name signings in recent years but as a result of the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club, promising youngsters have been given a chance to shine in Luis Enrique’s side. During the pre-season tour of the U.S., at one point there were 10 homegrown youth players on the pitch against Chelsea on Tuesday. Rafinha and 20-year-old Sergi Samper have looked sharp in midfield while Sandro Ramirez, also …