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Blatter, Platini's suspension rocks world soccer

ZURICH - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.

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Lewandowski snatches late leveller to end Scottish hopes

- Poland stayed on course to reach Euro 2016 after Robert Lewandowski scored in stoppage time to grab a last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland, whose hopes of qualifying ended on Thursday.

08 Oct 2015

Wins for Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay in 2018 qualifiers

- Uruguay and Colombia made 2-0 winning starts to the South American qualifiers on Thursday for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia in contrasting geographical conditions.

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Chelsea and Arsenal fined for fractious London derby

LONDON - Chelsea and Arsenal have been fined 40,000 pounds ($61,400) and 30,000 pounds by the English FA for failing to control their players during their ill-tempered Premier League London derby at Stamford Bridge last month.

08 Oct 2015

England hunt for crumbs from their own World Cup table

MANCHESTER, England - What could and should have been a rousing finale, where a win or a Six Nations-style chase for 50 points would send England into the World Cup quarter-finals, is now not even the biggest rugby match in Manchester on Saturday.

08 Oct 2015

Romania end long goal drought to keep Euro hopes alive

BUCHAREST - Romania's Ovidiu Hoban scored in stoppage time to end their long goal drought and earn a 1-1 draw at home to Finland on Thursday, keeping alive their hopes of a place at Euro 2016.

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