LONDON — West Ham missed a chance to move into the Europa League place after being held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke in the Premier League. Moved. By Michael Botsford.
BELGRADE, Serbia — The strained political relations between bitter Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia have spilled over into the realm of football. Moved. By Dusan Stojanovic.
LONDON — Drug cheats will be kept out at least one Olympics under the World Anti-Doping Agency's proposal to increase the suspension for serious violations from two years to four years. Moved. By Stephen Wilson.
SOC--GOALKEEPER MURDER TRIAL
RIO DE JANEIRO — The trial of a former football star charged with orchestrating the kidnapping and gruesome murder of an ex-girlfriend started with courtroom arguments that caused two lawyers to abandon the case, and with a tearful plea for justice from the victim's mother. Moved. By Juliana Barbassa.
LONDON — Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were two of the big names kept at home by Manchester United as the already-qualified English team traveled to Galatasaray for Tuesday's match Champions League. Moved. By Steve Douglas.
MADRID — Barcelona will try to avoid another surprise in the Champions League, and try to advance to the knockout stage, when it takes on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday. Moved.
PARIS — Former France coach Raymond Domenech has launched a scathing tirade on several members of his 2010 World Cup squad in a new book, recounting that he was so exasperated by their behavior that he exploded with rage and called them "a bunch of imbeciles." Moved. By Jerome Pugmire.
— MADRID — BC-SOC--SPANISH ROUNDUP. Moved.
— ROME — BC-SOC--ITALIAN ROUNDUP. Moved.
— FRANKFURT, Germany — BC-SOC--BAYERN-MANDZUKIC GESTURE. Moved.
— FRANKFURT, Germany — BC-SOC--GERMANY-VIOLENCE. MOVED.
— KIEV, UKRAINE — BC-SOC--UKRAINE-SHEVCHENKO. Moved.
— ZURICH — BC-SOC--FIFA-GOALKEEPER SHORTLIST. Moved.
— ISTANBUL — BC-SOC--MAN UNITED-KAGAWA. Moved.
— EDINBURGH, Scotland — BC-SOC--HEARTS-TAKEOVER BID. Moved.
— MUNICH — BC-SOC--BAYERN-GUSTAVO OUT. Moved.
UNDATED — In winning his penultimate race for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton gave us something positive to remember him by before his career disappears down the same black hole that sucked the good vibes out of Michael Schumacher's comeback to Formula One. Moved. By Sports Columnist John Leicester.
LONDON — When Warren Gatland relinquished fulltime coaching duties with Wales in the summer, his side had just won the Six Nations and was still feasting on its run to the World Cup semifinals. How things have changed. Moved. By Steve Douglas.
— LONDON — BC-RGU--SOUTH AFRICA-ETZEBETH CITED. Moved.
— LONDON — BC-RGU--SOUTH AFRICA-PIETERSEN. Moved.
— BRISBANE, Australia — BC-RGU--AUSTRALIA-COOPER. Moved.
— LONDON — BC-OLY--EOC-ISRAEL. Moved.
— LONDON — BC-CYC--CAVENDISH-CRASH. Moved.
— BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — BC-TEN--DULKO RETIRES. Moved.
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