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  • Clyne, Osvaldo leave Southampton as transfer window opens

    Clyne, Osvaldo leave Southampton as transfer window opens

    Associated Press
    Clyne, Osvaldo leave Southampton as transfer window opens

    LONDON (AP) — Southampton sold Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool and ended Dani Osvaldo's expensive stay at the club on the opening day of Europe's summer transfer window in the English Premier League on Wednesday. …

  • UEFA lift Fair Play sanctions on PSG - L'Equipe

    UEFA lift Fair Play sanctions on PSG - L'Equipe

    AFP News
    UEFA lift Fair Play sanctions on PSG - L'Equipe

    UEFA has decided to lift the sanctions imposed on Paris Saint-Germain under the Financial Fair Play rule, meaning the French champions can spend more on new players after proving they will be debt-free by the end of next season, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. PSG were heavily sanctioned by European football's governing body in May 2014 after breaching FFP rules. The online edition of the newspaper added that UEFA's Financial Supervisory Instance of Clubs (ICFC) department has lifted …

  • Uruguay's Coates completes permanent Sunderland move

    Uruguay's Coates completes permanent Sunderland move

    Reuters
    Uruguay's Coates completes permanent Sunderland move

    Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates has completed a permanent transfer to Sunderland from fellow Premier League side Liverpool, the Wearside club announced on Wednesday. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Sunderland, making 13 appearances in all competitions, but has now signed a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. "Sebastian was an important part of the team under Dick (Advocaat) last season and we are delighted that he has joined us on a permanent basis," sporting director …

  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    Associated Press
    Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    LONDON (AP) — He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. …

  • UEFA probes Barcelona over independence flags

    UEFA probes Barcelona over independence flags

    AFP News
    UEFA probes Barcelona over independence flags

    UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding against Barcelona over the use of pro-Catalan independence flags during the Spanish giant's Champions League final win against Juventus last month. "A disciplinary proceeding has been opened against FC Barcelona for illicit banner use and chanting," a UEFA spokesman told AFP in an e-mail. "The case will be decided during the next control, ethics and disciplinary meeting on July 23," he added. …