UK public pressure dims soccer options for convicted rapist

LONDON (AP) He's young, experienced and wants to play - but it looks like public opinion in Britain may prevent forward Ched Evans from ever resuming his professional soccer career. Evans, 26, is out of prison after serving time for raping a 19-year-old woman in his hotel room in 2011. Yet public reaction to his possible return to the nation's favorite sport is becoming more and...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

English club withdraws offer to convicted rapist

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) An English football club has withdrawn its offer to allow a player who was convicted of rape to resume training at its facilities, following a backlash from critics. Sheffield United, which plays in England's third tier, accepted last week a request from the country's players' union to allow Wales international Ched Evans to train at the club following his...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What happens if Brazil doesn't win its World Cup?

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer Ask Brazilians how their national team will fare at the World Cup and chances are they will predict a run at least to the July 13 final, if not a win. Understandable optimism, given that Brazil will be playing at home and has won more World Cups (five) than any other soccer power. But what if the host nation is booted out...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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