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China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

BEIJING — When the Chinese businessman Li Yonghong bought A.C. Milan, the world-famous Italian soccer club, virtually nobody in Italy had heard of him. Virtually nobody in China had, either. Mr. Li had never been named to one of China’s ...

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Soccer star Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

MADRID: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina.“Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana ...

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Revulsion in Italian Soccer Over Anti-Semitic Taunts

ROME — In the more than 70 years since the Nazis discovered Anne Frank’s hiding place and then murdered her in a concentration camp, the Jewish girl’s diary entries — brimming with life and optimism in the face of utter ...

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Britain Bans Betting in Soccer, but Not For ‘The Lizard’

LONDON — They call Tony Bloom “The Lizard” in poker circles. But the Lizard is more than just a gambler. For the first time in more than three decades, the soccer club Mr. Bloom owns, Brighton & Hove Albion, has ...

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Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis

TEHRAN — Two players on Iran’s national soccer team were banned for life from playing for their country on Thursday after they participated in a match with their club team in Greece against an Israeli team, an Iranian governmental official ...

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Cox’s Bazar Journal: In a Rohingya Refugee Camp, Soccer Is a Joyful Escape

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Mohammed Ismail prickled with adrenaline. With one defender between him and the goal, he surged from the left wing, dodging pockmarks in the yellow-dirt soccer field. He stroked the ball with the outer edge of the ...

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