LONDON - By the time Newcastle United kick off their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City in little less than a month's time the squad would have clocked up an astonishing 24,687 pre-season air miles.
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SAO PAULO - Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been appointed manager of Flamengo for a fourth time, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Wednesday.
ST LARY PLA D'ADET France - Poland's Rafal Majka took a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey when he took a solo route to the stage victory on Wednesday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the overall race.
BERLIN - Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup and the national football federation said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
ZAGREB - HNK Rijeka issued a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday denying any racism during Tuesday's abandoned friendly match between Manchester City's elite Under-21 development squad and Rijeka's youth side.
LISBON - Algerian international Yacine Brahimi, who helped his country reach the second round at the World Cup, has joined Porto from Granada in a 6.5 million-euro (5.13 million pounds) deal, the Portuguese club said on Wednesday.