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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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10/19/12
RFU Project Will Help Recruit Referees

The Rugby Football Union, with the backing of England Coach Stuart Lancaster, is becoming "ever more serious about changing perceptions" of referees who are often subject to "criticism," according to Mark Souster of the LONDON TIMES. The union wants to persuade young players that "taking up refereei ...

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10/19/12
SPL Footballers Facing Wage Cuts

Accounting and business advice company PKF revealed the results of its annual football survey "Leagues Apart," according to Nick Hanlon of the Scottish DAILY RECORD. The results showed that two-thirds of Scottish Premier League clubs do not "expect to make a profit" for the '12-13 season. Only 17% s ...

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10/18/12
Man City Fans Upset Over Tickets

Manchester City fans "have blasted the club after dozens of tickets for a sold-out match went on sale online with a hefty booking fee on top," according to Mike Keegan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. More than 25 seats in one section of the Etihad Stadium "were made available" for the Tottenham Hots ...

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10/18/12
Simon Green To Head New BT Channel

BT has appointed boxing channel Boxnation CEO Simon Green "to run its new sports channel," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Green has been hired as the head of the new BT Sport pay-TV channel and "will be responsible for output," including the £738M ($1.2B) of Premier League ri ...

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10/18/12
England Fans To Get Ticket Refunds

Hundreds of England football fans who returned home from Poland after Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifying fixture was postponed due to rain "will be refunded the cost of their match tickets," according to Rory Smith of the LONDON TIMES. Anyone not able to attend the rescheduled match will be ...

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10/18/12
FA Hands Out Players' Code Of Conduct

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Record Rush For 2013 Ashes Tickets

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FA To Look For New Chair

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