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LONDON - Chelsea striker Diego Costa will contest the Football Association's violent conduct charge for his alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can, British media reported on Thursday.

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Russia's 2018 World Cup budget cut by 10 percent, says minister

MOSCOW - Russia's budget for staging the 2018 World Cup has been cut by 10 percent, the country's sports minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

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Portugal quick to back Figo's FIFA campaign

LISBON - Luis Figo's decision to enter FIFA's presidential election has received a positive reaction in his native Portugal even though he faces a seemingly impossible task to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter in May.

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Spanish federation threatens stoppage in feud with state

BARCELONA - The Spanish football federation (RFEF) threatened on Thursday to halt football in the country, escalating a feud over state interference in the sport.

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Serie A is not what it was - new Sampdoria striker Eto'o

MILAN - Italian football is not what it used to be, new Sampdoria striker and four-times African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o said on Thursday.

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Reed targets majors, and a top-10 habit

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Already established as one of the best players in the game, American Patrick Reed has set his sights on making a bigger splash at the majors this year while also improving his consistency week-by-week.

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