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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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Dunfermline Granted Administration Order

Scottish First Division club Dunfermline has been "granted an interim order" to place the club into administration, according to the SCOTSMAN. Lord Hodge granted the order at the Court of Session Wednesday afternoon, and will sit again on April 11 to decide on "whether to grant full administration t ...

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03/28/13
Williams F1 Gets New Team Principal

Williams Grand Prix Holdings announced that CLAIRE WILLIAMS will become the deputy team principal of the Williams F1 Team. The newly created position will see Williams work alongside Founder & Team Principal FRANK WILLIAMS in the day to day running and long-term development of the race team. ...

Tags: United Kingdom, People and Pop Culture

03/28/13
UKA Accused Of 'Bulldozing' Athletes

UK Athletics has been accused of "bulldozing" Olympic and Paralympic athletes into signing a central contract "that would blunt their individual commercial appeal and place them in breach of existing endorsement deals," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. Agents "acting for some of t ...

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03/27/13
Trump Vows To Fight Wind Farm

U.S. billionaire Donald Trump "pulled the plug on any future investment" on his £750M ($1.1B) golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland after the government approved a "monstrous" offshore wind farm, according to Frank Urquhart of the SCOTSMAN. Trump, however, vowed to spend "whatever it takes" t ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom, North America

03/27/13
Coke Extends Olympics Legacy Push

Coca-Cola Great Britain has "extended its partnership" with national sports charity Street Games for three years and is "launching a rejuvenated campaign to strengthen its legacy commitment to improving youth participation with sport" beyond London Games, according to Lara O'Reilly of MARKETING WEEK ...

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03/27/13
Livingston Chair: New Plan 'Nonsense'

Scottish First Division Livingston Chair Gordon McDougall has described the 12-12-18 league reconstruction proposal as “nonsense” and predicted it will "fail to be approved by clubs in time for next season," according to Stephen Halliday of the SCOTSMAN. The Scottish Premier League "hatc ...

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03/27/13
No Tax Exemptions For Rugby Players

British government sources said that foreign players traveling to England for the 2015 Rugby World Cup "will not receive tax exemptions," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. Tax breaks "have been agreed for the footballers of the two Champions League finalists," which play at Wembley in May, and ...

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03/27/13
League One Crawley Town Up For Sale

League One Crawley Town CEO Richard Low said that owners are "not aiming to profit from selling the club," according to the BBC. The third-tier club confirmed that its owners were "ready to sell after three years in charge." Low said, "The owners realized it would cost an awful lot more than they th ...

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03/27/13
Scottish Fans Help Clear Pitch

Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Serbia went as scheduled after members of the Tartan Army "helped clear the pitch at the Karadjordje Stadium," according to Stuart Fraser of the London DAILY MAIL. Scotland played in Novi Sad, around an hour northwest of Belgrade, and the efforts of the Scottis ...

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03/27/13
Dunfermline To Go Into Administration

Scottish First Division Dunfermline AFC is "applying to go into administration" as they attempt to settle a £134,000 ($203,117) debt with U.K. tax authority HMRC, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The "crisis-hit first division club confirmed the move" Tuesday afterno ...

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