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  • Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

    LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a century but concerning human rights activists that the kingdom had gained a foothold in the world's richest soccer league.
  • Qatari sports network retains EPL rights amid Saudi dispute

    LONDON - Qatar's sports broadcasting network retained the rights to air all English Premier League games on Thursday for another three years in the Middle East amid a long-running dispute with Saudi Arabia over the pirating of broadcasts.
  • Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and additional organized sports can resume if masks are worn — lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many states.
  • World Trade Organization: Saudis facilitated sports piracy

    Saudi Arabia facilitated sports broadcasting piracy by blocking moves to shut it down, the World Trade Organization said in a ruling Tuesday that throws new doubts on the kingdom's takeover of English Premier League club Newcastle.
  • WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic, urges aggressive action

    GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic and urged aggressive action from all countries to fight it, as U.S. stocks plunged into bear market territory and several American cities joined global counterparts in banning large gatherings.
  • Argentina anti-austerity strike halts flights, trains, buses

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Much of Argentina came to a standstill Wednesday as a strike to protest government austerity measures grounded hundreds of flights, halted bus and train lines and forced the closing of banks, courts and many schools.
  • Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA

    LONDON - FIFA President Gianni Infantino is braced for a release of private information gained by hackers after world soccer's governing body said its computer network was subject to another cyberattack.
  • Argos to introduce lower ticket prices and nix parking lot tailgating

    Toronto Argonauts fans can expect lower ticket prices this season, along with tailgating inside the stadium and branding focused on the team's roots as a rowing club.
  • AP Analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools

    The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they'll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month's massacre at a Florida high school.
  • TFC president Manning adds Argos president to job title, Copeland reassigned

    Bill Manning now has two championship teams to oversee.

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