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  • Mock Drafts, Brexit and More

    Neal Thurman recaps his early summer mock drafts as well as the potential impact of England's exit from both the EU and the Euros.

  • PSG part company with Blanc amid Emery talk

    Laurent Blanc left his role as Paris Saint-Germain coach on Monday, the French Ligue 1 champions announced, with former Sevilla coach Unai Emery widely expected to replace him. "My collaboration with PSG ends today," said Blanc, 50. Emery, 44, is tipped as the favourite to take over from Blanc…

  • Laurent Blanc out as coach at Paris Saint-Germain

    Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. Without giving details, PSG said talks led to an agreement, signed Monday, that ''preserves the interests'' of both Blanc and the club. Assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and physical…

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  • Patience key for Spain against Italy's tough defense

    SAINT-MARTIN-DE-RE, France (AP) -- Spain is pledging to stick to its acclaimed passing game to try to break through Italy's equally famous defense in the round of 16 of the European Championship on Monday. Facing one of the best defenses at Euro 2016, Spain is vowing to stay patient and keep the…

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  • The France savior who was told he wasn't good enough for Euro 2016

    Dimitri Payet has emerged as not just the best player for France but also one of the best players at Euro 2016.

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  • Kane looking to emerge from scoring slump at Euro 2016

    Some of the continent's top strikers are finding it tough at the low-scoring European Championship, stifled by so-called weaker teams employing defensive tactics to grind out points. England striker Harry Kane might know this better than anyone. The leading scorer in last season's English Premier…

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  • Italy ready for Spain challenge, says Chiellini

    Key defender Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy's confidence remains intact as the beaten 2012 finalists prepare to beat their "bogey team" Spain to a Euro 2016 quarter-final spot on Monday. "It's a shame we're meeting each other so early in the tournament," Chiellini told journalists on Friday. …

  • Italy defender Chiellini ready to face nemesis Spain

    Giorgio Chiellini will be facing a familiar foe when his Italy side lines up against Spain in the last 16 of the European Championship on Monday. Italy was humiliated 4-0 by Spain in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev, Ukraine, having lost on penalties to La Roja in the quarterfinals four years…

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  • Personal kudos nothing if Spain don't beat Italy - Morata

    Alvaro Morata is joint top scorer at Euro 2016 but doesn't care who hits the net if Spain beat a familiar Italy side to a coveted quarter-final place in their last 16 clash on Monday. "I couldn't care less about the top scorer's chart if we lose," Morata said after the defending champions' shock…

  • Coach Laurent Blanc leaves PSG - report

    Coach Laurent Blanc has left ambitious Paris Saint-Germain and will be handed 22 million euros to go on his way, the French newspaper L'Equipe said Thursday, with Unai Emery hot favourite to succeed him. The departure of Blanc, whose position has looked increasingly tenuous after he failed to…

  • Euro 2016 so far: Minnows impress, goals dearth, fans' shame

    With the European Championship group stage over, UEFA proudly flagged up a statistic on Thursday: no team won all three games. The lack of walkovers and dead-rubber group games provides some vindication for UEFA after eight teams were added to make its showpiece a 24-team event. Part of the joy…

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  • The composite team of Euro 2016 - so far

    PARIS (AP) -- It's no surprise to see Gareth Bale and Andres Iniesta lighting up the European Championship. However, some other players who are hardly household names in European soccer have also impressed at this year's tournament.

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  • Sweden bids adieu to 'proud' Zlatan

    Sweden bid farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic with noisy tributes but no goals and exited the European Championship finals meekly after a 1-0 defeat by Belgium. The brash giant of football ended his 116-cap international career on Wednesday with 62 often spectacular goals yet not a shot on target…

  • The Latest: Conte still surprised by Italy facing Spain

    PARIS (AP) -- The Latest at the European Championship (all times local):

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  • Five flops of Euro 2016 so far

    Paris (AFP) - With the European Championship finals first round now over here are five stars who failed to bring the tournament alight in the group games:

  • Column: Ibrahimovic doesn't go out like a legend

    The self-proclaimed legend of Swedish football stopped delivering. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's last game in Swedish bright yellow wasn't worthy of a movie and had no Hollywood ending. Sweden's record scorer leaves international football with memories to cherish, none more powerful than the acrobatic…

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  • Departing Ibrahimovic proud of journey from 'ghetto'

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was filled with pride as he bowed out of international football on Wednesday, saying he had emerged from "the ghetto" to become Sweden's record goal scorer. "It's heavy, it's disappointing, but at the same time I enjoyed it," Ibrahimovic said after the final Group E…

  • Belgium knocks out Sweden in Ibrahimovic's last game

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic chested the ball down, let it bounce and hit it. The Swedes were eliminated from the competition while Belgium advanced to the round of 16, where it will play Hungary on Sunday in Toulouse. ''It feels heavy, it feels disappointing but at the same time I enjoyed it,''…

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  • Ronaldo, Ireland, Iceland fuel European Championship drama

    Cristiano Ronaldo dragged Portugal back from the brink of elimination twice, and Ireland found a late goal to stun Italy and stay in the European Championship on Wednesday. Iceland's winning goal in stoppage-time against Austria wrote another chapter of the tournament's feel-good story and set up…

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  • Belgium seal Euro last-16 berth in Ibrahimovic farewell

    A late goal by Premier League target Radja Nainggolan earned Belgium a last-16 berth with a 1-0 win over Sweden ending superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic's international career with a defeat. The Roma midfielder, reportedly wanted by Chelsea, controlled a cross from Eden Hazard outside the area and…