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  • Over 200 football clubs 'impacted' in sex abuse scandal

    Over 200 football clubs 'impacted' in sex abuse scandal

    AFP News
    Over 200 football clubs 'impacted' in sex abuse scandal

    The number of football clubs who have been brought up in the historic sex abuse inquiry which has rocked the sport has risen by 100 in the past month to 248 in figures released on Wednesday. The clubs range from Premier League to amateur level and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are at pains to point out that does not mean they are under investigation but have been 'referenced when information is submitted'. Last month the NPCC revealed that four of the clubs were from the Premier …

  • FIFA's Marco van Basten proposes changes to enhance soccer

    FIFA's Marco van Basten proposes changes to enhance soccer

    Associated Press
    FIFA's Marco van Basten proposes changes to enhance soccer

    Restricting players to 60 games a year. Replacing penalty shootouts with eight-second run-ups. Introducing orange cards to send players off for 10 minutes. Scrapping offside. …

  • OFFICIAL: Middlesbrough confirm Bamford signing

    OFFICIAL: Middlesbrough confirm Bamford signing

    Goal.com
    OFFICIAL: Middlesbrough confirm Bamford signing

    The former England Under-21 international forward has signed on a permanent transfer from Chelsea, signing a four-and-a-half year deal …

  • Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    Associated Press
    Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

    President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ... …

  • Bilic the man for all seasons at West Ham

    Bilic the man for all seasons at West Ham

    Reuters
    Bilic the man for all seasons at West Ham

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Slaven Bilic has only been manager at West Ham United for a season and a half but already has experienced the full gamut of emotions associated with the mercurial London club. There were the heady highs last season when his eye-catching side pushed for a top-four finish in the Premier League, the tearful farewell to a cherished old stadium, the uncomfortable transition to a new one, and for a while this season the pressure of a horrid run of results that …