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Jack Colback

Newcastle’s Colback out for six weeks with knee injury

(Reuters) - Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has been ruled out for six weeks after he sustained a knee injury in Sunday's 3-0 loss to bitter city rivals Sunderland, the Premier League club said.The 26-year-old has started nine of...
Sheikh Salman

FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman denies role in punishing protesting athletes

By Simon EvansWASHINGTON (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa denied on Thursday he had ever been involved in investigating and prosecuting athletes active in Bahrain's democracy protests in 2011.Britain's Guardian newspaper cited on Tuesday...
Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho named in Nigeria squad for World Cup qualifiers

LAGOS (Reuters) - Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is set for his international debut after being named by Nigeria in their squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Swaziland, the Nigerian Football Federation announced on Thursday.The 19-year-old was...
Edgardo Bauza San Lorenzo

Trophy-winning Argentine coaches to quit this year

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - San Lorenzo’s Edgardo Bauza and Diego Cocca of Racing Club, who coached their teams to major titles last year, said on Thursday they were quitting their jobs when the Argentine season ends next month.Bauza steered...
Paul Scholes

I would not enjoy playing for Van Gaal’s United: Scholes

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said he would not enjoy playing in manager Louis van Gaal's current side.Scholes, who was an integral part of Alex Ferguson's dominant United teams for almost two decades, was...

Russia 2018 World Cup committee head denies vote pre-decided: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the organising committee for the Russian 2018 World Cup denied on Thursday that awarding the football tournament to Russia had been pre-arranged.Earlier this week FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has been suspended for...

Ramires signs new Chelsea deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires has signed a new contract until 2019, the Premier League club said on Thursday.The 28-year-old, who joined from Benfica in 2010, has made 241 appearances for Chelsea, winning the Premier League, Champions...

Exclusive: Asian sports chief hopes for election deal between AFC and UEFA

By Simon EvansWASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the top powerbrokers in global sport, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, said a direct battle between Asian and European candidates for president of crisis-hit world soccer body FIFA should be averted by the...