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DELPHI, Ind. (AP) - Authorities said Monday they are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls who were found dead near a northern Indiana trail last week.
Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence. Pakistan has accused Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out last week's attacks, which killed more than 100 people across the country. The Pakistani military said it used heavy artillery to fire at militant hideouts in Afghanistan Monday, after carrying out airstrikes on both sides of the border over the weekend.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to "destroy us." "Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world," Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the Munich Security Conference. "It's determined to upend the order in Middle East ... (and) until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this." Al-Jubeir said Iran was propping up the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, funding the Houthi separatists in Yemen and violent groups across the region.
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Tottenham Hotspur have work to do in their Europa League round of 32 tie against Gent after losing 1-0 in the first leg in Belgium on Thursday. The only goal of the game came just before the hour mark when French striker Jeremy Perbet scored at the second attempt from a Danijel Milicevic cutback, as Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck celebrated his 53rd birthday with a win. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pushed a Milicevic shot onto the post while Harry Kane had earlier struck an upright at the other end.
German playmaker Mesut Ozil is not happy at being singled out for criticism over Arsenal's abject 5-1 thrashing by Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg, his agent told the BBC on Thursday. The 28-year-old -- who like fellow star Alexis Sanchez is yet to commit himself to a new contract with the Gunners in what has become a long-running saga -- is according to Erkut Sogut annoyed at being regularly the "scapegoat" for the failings of the team whose only realistic chance of a trophy this season lies in the FA Cup. Ozil -- who cost Arsenal £42 million ($52.4m, 49m euros) when he signed from Real Madrid in 2013 -- could not be blamed, said Sogut,...
Southampton have signed Uruguay defender Martin Caceres until the end of the season to help shore up a defence hit by injuries and departures, the Premier league club said on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who has 68 caps, left Juventus after his contract expired last season when he made just six Serie A appearances, missing the final three months through injury. Southampton were looking for a centre back in the January transfer window, with Virgil van Dijk injured and captain Jose Fonte leaving for West Ham United, but failed to land their targets and have now turned to ex-Barcelona stopper Caceres.
United States forward Clint Dempsey has been given the all-clear to return to football following a six-month layoff due to an irregular heartbeat, US Soccer confirmed. The Seattle Sounders striker, who had not played since last August, has already played 30 minutes and a full 45 minutes during pre-season action for the reigning champions of Major League Soccer. "Right now the focus is getting through this year, playing (well) again and making an impact on the field," Dempsey said on the Sounders website.
Experienced Uruguayan international defender Martin Caceres signed for English Premier League side Southampton until the end of the season on Thursday. The 29-year-old -- capped 68 times and a member of the team that won the 2011 Copa America and reached the 2010 World Cup semi-finals -- has been a free agent since leaving Italian champions Juventus at the end of last term. Caceres, who was troubled by an ankle injury in 2015 and then a ruptured right Achilles tendon last year, said he had picked Saints ahead of other unnamed clubs.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Harry Kane suffered a minor knee injury during tonight's Europa League defeat to Gent. Spurs travelled to Belgium as clear favourites but produced a poor performance against Hein Vanhaezebrouck's men. Jeremy Perbet's goal proved to be the difference between the two sides, which has left the north Londoners with it all to do in next week's second leg.
Crystal Palace have missed out on another transfer target as Southampton confirm the signing of Martin Caceres until the end of the season. Sam Allardyce confirmed his interest in the former Juventus centre-back at the end of January, but Claude Puel has won the race for his signature as a replacement for Jose Fonte. Virgil van Dijk's long-term ankle injury compounded the January exit of the Southampton captain but the signing of Caceres provides some much-needed experience.
Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League campaign got off to a frustrating start as they were beaten 1-0 by mid-table Belgian outfit Gent in their last 32, first leg tie on Thursday despite fielding a strong side. Spurs, who have dropped into the competition from the Champions League, were off colour throughout the match and were undone in the second half when journeyman French striker Jeremy Perbet stroked home at the second attempt on the hour. Olympique Lyonnais made light work of AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands as they began the knockout phase with Alexandre Lacazette scoring twice in a 4-1 victory, while Fiorentina edged Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 in Germany.
Scores of retired footballers have come forward to pledge the donation of their brains to dementia research, amid signs that the campaign for a clinical investigation into the neurological effects of heading are moving towards a breakthrough at last. A total of 20 former professional and amateur players have contacted the Jeff Astle Trust, which is leading the campaign, in the last two days alone, and many in touch with the group are willing to be organ donors. The Trust's contact with families provide the Football Association with a potentially crucial resource, as the examination of deceased players brains is the most effective and conclusive way of establishing - or discounting -...
A return to Europe's second-tier competition, their reward for a dismal showing in the Champions League group stage, saw a disjointed performance despite Mauricio Pochettino naming a strong side five days on from a lacklustre loss at Liverpool. Harry Kane hit the post from eight yards out in Spurs only real chance of note and the team can now look forward to attempting to overturn the deficit at Wembley in seven days' time. Tom Collomosse was in Belgium to assess the key talking points...
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted Tottenham's confidence has been knocked following their chastening 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. Spurs were caught cold by an early Sadio Mane brace five days ago and memories of the result still appeared to be on Tottenham's minds during tonight's Europa League clash against Gent. Pochettino named a strong side but saw his team produce a disjointed performance in Belgium, with Jeremy Perbet's goal securing a surprise win for the hosts.
Andreas Christensen has been backed to thrive on his return to Chelsea by Borussia Monchengladbach team-mate Thorgan Hazard. Danish international centre-back Christensen is in the second a two year loan spell at the Bundesliga side but has already been lined up for a place in Antonio Conte's squad when his time in Germany ends. Christensen, 20, has already drawn interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich but Chelsea are determined to keep hold of one of their brightest assets.
Tottenham were "too erratic" after falling behind in tonight's Europa League last-32 clash against Gent, according to Eric Dier. Mauricio Pochettino made just two changes to the side which lost to Liverpool last time out but saw his key players produce a poor collective display in Belgium. Harry Kane cut an isolated figure throughout the game as Spurs lacked a creative spark against Hein Vanhaezebrouck's side.
Tottenham's Europa League hopes suffered a blow tonight as Jeremy Perbet's goal gave Gent a 1-0 victory at the Ghelamco Arena.
Tottenham Hotspur need to wake up. Spurs lost 1-0 to a KAA Gent side who, as Liverpool did on Saturday, out-did them for energy, speed and drive - precisely the qualities this team are meant to have so much of. Of course a 1-0 deficit is not fatal and Spurs could plausibly win 2-0 and make it into the last-16.
Mesut Ozil's agent has claimed that the playmaker is being made a "scapegoat" for Arsenal's recent struggles. Arsenal's record signing has been the subject of sustained criticism over recent weeks, with even his manager Arsene Wenger admitting he is concerned by Ozil's inability to reach his peak.
Mesut Ozil believes that he is being made the scapegoat for Arsenal's poor run of form, according to his agent. Arsene Wenger came under pressure to drop the 28-year-old midfielder ahead of the first-leg of Arsenal's Champions League Round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich. Ozil played, but was largely ineffectual in a toothless Arsenal display, as the club crashed to a humiliating 5-1 defeat.
The Football Association has charged Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly with violent conduct over an incident involving a ball boy during Tuesday's League Two game against Plymouth. Kelly, booked for a foul in the 70th minute, allegedly pushed the ball boy during his side's 3-2 win at Home Park but the incident was not seen by match officials. An FA statement read: "It is alleged (Kelly) committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to Rule E3.
Former U.S. and Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann's son Jonathan will be the first-choice goalkeeper for the United States when qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 World Cup begins, head coach Tab Ramos said on Thursday. Ramos, speaking on a conference call, said Klinsmann would start for the United States when they open in Group B against Panama on Saturday at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. "We've had very good goalkeeper competition in this cycle," said Ramos.
Spurs fans travelled to Belgium to take in the last-32 first-leg clash with the Belgian outfit and some were left with obstructed views, posting to Twitter from their seats. The Ghelamco Arena is less than four years old, opening in the summer of 2013, and seats 20,000. Standard Sport correspondent Tom Collomosse tweeted his own view from the press area, with a quarter of the pitch out of sight.
Mark Clattenburg has earned himself a reputation as one of Europe's finest referees over recent years but controversy has never been far from the 41-year-old. The referee of 2016's European Championships, Champions League and FA Cup finals is to move to Saudi Arabia after 12 years in the Premier League, refereeing governing body Professional Game Match Officials Limited confirmed today. With Clattenburg's departure the Premier League loses perhaps its finest referee, though that may not be an assessment shared by Crystal Palace supporters, who will likely never forgive the referee for disallowing Connor Wickham's goal in the FA Cup final in May last year.
Goal-line technology looks set to be used in English soccer's second tier after Championship clubs agreed in principle on Thursday to its introduction next season. Similar technology has been used in the Premier League since 2013-14 and is also in operation in the latter stages of the League Cup and Championship playoffs. "The decision was made by Championship clubs at a meeting today ... and subject to further discussions, will now be presented at the EFL agm in June in order for the regulations to be amended to cover the provision of the new technology," the EFL (English Football League) said in a statement on its website (www.efl.com).
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said all thoughts of their Champions League clash at Porto next week are banned as the Serie A champions prepare to host struggling Palermo on Friday. "The Champions League must be the last thing we're thinking about because our title chances are riding on this game," said Allegri, whose team are seven points clear of Roma at the top of the table. Palermo are stuck in the bottom three but Allegri says the arrival of former Uruguay defender Diego Lopez at the helm last month has already boosted the Sicilians.
The English Football League has announced that goal-line technology will be used in the Championship from next season. A meeting of second-tier clubs ratified the introduction of the decision review system, which has been in place in the Premier League since the start of the 2013/14 season. 'Hawkeye' technology has also been used in the play-offs. EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "I welcome the decision of our clubs to introduce goal-line technology into the EFL.
A total of 18 people, including three soccer players, are to stand trial for match-fixing, a judge in Pamplona ruled on Thursday. Former Real Betis trio Xavier Torres, Antonio Amaya Carazo and Jordi Figueras are accused of accepting payments to rig results at the end of the 2013-14 La Liga season in an effort to ensure Osasuna avoided relegation. A court statement said there was evidence that former Osasuna executives paid the players, then at Betis, 400,000 euros ($427,000) to beat Osasuna's rivals Real Valladolid and 250,000 to lose to Osasuna in their final two matches of the campaign.
After the latest landmark humiliation, the latest murmurings from Arsenal are that Arsene Wenger's future will be now be decided at the end of the season, and that it will be a "mutual" process. There are many elements of Wenger's management that are now a problem for Arsenal in terms of this club actually making progress as a football team and competing, but then his departure will itself probably create another problem - and one they haven't exactly given themselves the best chance of solving. It can never really be a case of a brighter young modern manager coming and just picking up everything where Wenger left it and building on all that for something better.
Feb 16 (Gracenote) - Results from the UEFA Europa League Last 32 first leg matches on Thursday Last 32Thursday, February 16, first legFC Krasnodar (Russia) - Fenerbahce (Turkey) 1-0 (halftime: 1-0) Next Fixtures (GMT): Last 32Thursday, February 16, first legAZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) v Olympique Lyon (France) (1800) Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) v Fiorentina (Italy) (1800) Gent (Belgium) v Tottenham Hotspur (England) (1800) Celta Vigo (Spain) v Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) (1800) Olympiakos Piraeus (Greece) v Osmanlispor (Turkey) (1800) Rostov (Russia) v Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) (1800) ...
Feb 16 (Gracenote) - Summaries from the UEFA Europa League Last 32 first leg matches on Thursday FC Krasnodar 1 Viktor Claesson 4 Fenerbahce 0 Halftime: 1-0;- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Thursday, February 16 Gent (Belgium) v Tottenham Hotspur (England) (1800) AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) v Olympique Lyon (France) (1800) Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) v Fiorentina (Italy) (1800) Celta Vigo (Spain) v Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) (1800) FC Astra (Romania) v Racing Genk (Belgium) (1800) Rostov (Russia) v Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) (1800) Ludogorets (Bulgaria) v FC Copenhagen (Denmark) (1800) ...
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping. A statement issued by the FA, English football's governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their "club whereabouts" information was accurate. The fine was imposed following an independent regulatory commission hearing.
Manchester City have been fined 35,000 pounds ($43,662) and warned about their future conduct after admitting a breach of anti-doping rules, the Football Association said in a statement on Thursday. City were charged with failing to ensure their anti-doping "club whereabouts" information was accurate. Regulation 14 of the FA anti-doping regulations requires all clubs to provide, on request, training dates, start and finish times, where training is taking place and players' overnight addresses.
Harry Winks has been included in a strong Tottenham starting line up for tonight's Europa League last-32 clash against Gent. Mauricio Pochettino has opted not to make a flurry of changes to the side which lost to Liverpool last time out, with Winks handed an opportunity to impress in midfield. Harry Kane leads the line ahead of Dele Alli while Ben Davies retains his place at left back with Danny Rose still injured.
Arsenal stars expecting their creature comforts when they arrive at Gander Green Lane on Monday night will be sorely disappointed, but they can at least rest assured in the knowledge that their visit will leave its mark on Sutton United for a long time to come. The National League side will host Arsene Wenger's Premier League giants in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup after eliminating AFC Wimbledon of League One and Championship giants Leeds in the greatest cup run in their history. Sutton and Arsenal fans swiftly snapped up the 5,000 tickets for the tie, the biggest in the south London club's history, in the hope of a remarkable FA Cup giant killing.
Tottenham must bounce back from their defeat against Liverpool as they take on Gent tonight in the Europa League last-32. Mauricio Pochettino's side were not at the races at Anfield last weekend, but need to climb back on the horse in Belgium. Spurs have been installed as clear favourites to progress having dropped into the Europa League following an unsuccessful Champions League campaign, but can take nothing for granted.
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 by the Football Association after admitting to breaching rules on anti-doping, the governing body has confirmed. Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the club was found to have failed to ensure their 'Club Whereabouts' information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d). The FA also issued the club with a warning regarding their future conduct.
Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham they cannot afford to start slowly in tonight's Europa League clash against Gent. Spurs will be clear favourites at the Ghelamco Arena, having dropped into Europe's secondary competition following an unsuccessful Champions League campaign. Harry Kane has warned his teammates to expect a "hostile atmosphere" from the home crowd and Pochettino is adamant Spurs must start the game on the front foot.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has tried to ease the pressure on his underperforming players by claiming the Premier League champions will be underdogs when they visit third-tier Millwall in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Leicester, surprise champions last season, are only a place above the Premier League relegation zone after five successive league defeats. Opponents Millwall are currently sixth in England's League One but the London club beat top-flight Bournemouth and Watford in the previous rounds of the FA Cup.
The magic of the FA Cup will be sprinkled liberally around Sutton United's Gander Green Lane ground on Monday but Arsenal's multi-millionaire players will not find anything magical about the changing rooms. Painted a rich chocolate brown, with metal hooks on the walls, simple showerheads and the old players' bath stripped out and cemented over, the visitors' facility is not designed to lift the spirits. "We thought about putting new shower heads in ... for about two seconds," smiled manager Paul Doswell, meeting reporters ahead of his minor-league side's fifth-round tie against the 12-times winners.
After Tottenham's first Champions League campaign since 2011 came to an ignominious end in Monaco last November, Spurs now have the chance to redeem themselves.
Stoke City Football Club have confirmed they "in no way support" the British National Party after one of its election candidates filmed a campaign video in the club's stadium car park. David Furness, who is standing for the far-right party in the upcoming Stoke-on-Trent by-election, released footage on YouTube last week in which he discussed some of the club's most famous players and criticised the "out of touch" elite. "Of course, Stanley Matthews, one of Britain's greatest footballers... he used to play for Stoke.
(Adds missing word in first paragraph) LONDON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his future would probably be decided "in March or April" as he pondered whether to take up the offer of a contract extension or leave the club he has managed for 20 years at the end of the season. The Frenchman was speaking to German television station ZDF before Arsenal's 5-1 Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but details of the interview emerged only on Thursday as speculation intensified about Wenger's intention. Asked when he would decide whether to continue next season, he said: "March, April probably." Separately, the BBC reported, without sources, on...
World football needed a new Fifa in the wake of Sepp Blatter's relentless cronyism and corruption, but Gianni Infantino's reign as the president of Fifa continues to baffle with his latest declarations suggesting World Cups could be split between as many as four countries from 2026. While to some extent there is a justification, given the sorry state of Brazil and Greece after staging recent Olympiads and World Cups, it appears to be yet another vote-grabbing policy from world football's governing body that doesn't necessarily have the game's best interests front and centre. "We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup because we need Fifa to show we are...
Sutton United manager Paul Doswell has revealed that he has no sympathy for Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman faces intense scrutiny in the wake of Arsenal's spectacular collapse against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wenger is facing growing calls from the club's disgruntled supporters not to accept the contract offer on the table and extend his deal, which expires at the end of the season, following a dismal second-half display in Germany. Non-league Sutton will be the next opponents for the Gunners when they travel to the south London club for the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Monday evening.
Leading referee Mark Clattenburg is leaving the Premier League after 12 years to work in Saudi Arabia. The 41-year-old Englishman's move was confirmed by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the organisation which provides and trains officials for the Premier League, English Football League and Football Association. In a statement, PGMOL said: "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited would like to wish Mark Clattenburg well as he prepares for his move to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
Alexis Sanchez sought a change of scenery in the aftermath of Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich last night by jetting off for the day on Thursday. The Chile star was pictured at Heathrow Airport early on Thursday morning as he boarded a flight, reportedly, to Italy. Standard Sport understands the entire Arsenal team have been given the day off following their Champions League last-16 first-leg loss at the Allianz Arena.
Minor league Sutton United are dreaming of a draw against a second-string Arsenal when the Premier League giants come visiting for Monday's FA Cup fifth-round clash. "I think if you see (Mesut) Ozil and (Alexis) Sanchez on the team sheet, our chance doesn't come beyond nought," manager Paul Doswell told reporters at the club's Gander Green Lane ground on Thursday. "But if they put another team out then it does get up to the ones and two percents." Arsenal were thrashed 5-1 at Bayern Munich in a last-16 first-leg Champions League match on Wednesday and the shift from the Allianz Arena to playing in front of 5,000 fans in the south-west London suburbs will come as a shock.
Hull City have been fined 20,000 pounds ($25,000) after admitting an FA misconduct charge for failing to control their players during their 2-0 Premier League defeat by Arsenal on Saturday. Hull's players were angered by referee Mark Clattenburg's decision not to send off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs for a last-man foul on winger Lazar Markovic 10 minutes into the second half.