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Soccer-Disastrous Dortmund end year with loss at Bremen

* Dortmund beaten 2-1 * Wolfsburg outfox Cologne (Updates with more quotes, Wolfsburg win) By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund continued their spectacular implosion this season, losing 2-1 at struggling Werder Bremen on Saturday, their 10th defeat in 17 league games sending them into the winter break in 17th place and a point off the bottom. At the other end of the table, VfL Wolfsburg edged past Cologne 2-1 to tighten their hold on second place with defender Naldo heading in the winner. …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:40 pm

High-flying Cherries hit Blackpool for six

A general view shows the Dean Court stadium in Bournemouth on January 25, 2014London (AFP) – Bournemouth underlined their Premier League promotion credentials as they consolidated their place at the top of the Championship with a 6-1 demolition of Blackpool on Saturday.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:30 pm

Soccer-Greek championship results and standings

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Greek championship matches on Saturday Saturday, December 20Kalloni 0 Olympiakos Piraeus 5 Panthrakikos 1 Veria 1 Platanias 1 OFI Crete 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Olympiakos Piraeus 15 10 3 2 35 11 33 ————————-2 PAOK Salonika 14 10 1 3 31 16 31 3 Panathinaikos 14 8 2 4 22 15 26 4 Asteras Tripolis 14 7 4 3 23 16 25 5 Veria 15 7 4 4 21 20 25 ————————-6 Xanthi 14 7 3 4 25 20 24 7 PAS Giannina 14 6 5 3 20 14 23 8 Atromitos Athinon 14 6 4 4 13 11 22 9 Panaitolikos Agrinion 14 5 6 3 16 11 21 10 Kalloni 15 …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:27 pm

Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Israeli championship matches on Saturday Saturday, December 20 Bnei Sakhnin 1 Maccabi Haifa 1 Hapoel Haifa 1 Hapoel Akko 0 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1 Ashdod 0 Hapoel Petah Tikva 0 HapoelRa’anana 0 Maccabi Netanya 0 Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 14 9 5 0 26 9 32 2 Maccabi Tel Aviv * 13 9 2 2 33 13 27 3 Hapoel Beer Sheva 13 7 4 2 28 13 25 4 Maccabi Haifa 14 6 1 7 22 18 19 5 Maccabi Petah Tikva 13 5 4 4 17 23 19 6 Hapoel Tel Aviv * 14 6 2 6 16 19 18 ————————-7 Ashdod 14 4 5 5 …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:24 pm

Soccer-Dutch championship top scorers

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Top scorers of the Dutch championship on Saturday 11 Michiel Kramer (ADO Den Haag) Mark Uth (Heerenveen) 10 Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 9 Luc Castaignos (Twente Enschede) Ruud Boymans (Utrecht) 8 Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax Amsterdam) Michael de Leeuw (Groningen) Tomas Necid (PEC Zwolle) Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven) Bartholomew Ogbeche (SC Cambuur) Marko Vejinovic (Vitesse Arnhem) Samuel Armenteros (Willem II Tilburg) 6 Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax Amsterdam) Lasse Schoene (Ajax Amsterdam) Nemanja Gudelj (AZ Alkmaar) Jeff Stans (Excelsior) Colin Kazim-Richards (Feyenoord) Adam …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:22 pm

Soccer-Bundesliga results and standings

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Saturday Saturday, December 20Bayer Leverkusen 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 FC Augsburg 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Schalke 04 0 Hamburg SV 0 VfB Stuttgart 0 SC Paderborn 0 VfL Wolfsburg 2 Cologne 1 Werder Bremen 2 Borussia Dortmund 1 Friday, December 19Mainz 1 Bayern Munich 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bayern Munich 17 14 3 0 41 4 45 2 VfL Wolfsburg 17 10 4 3 33 17 34 3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 7 7 3 28 20 28 ————————-4 Borussia Moenchengladbach 17 7 6 4 25 16 27 ————————-5 Schalke 04 17 …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:22 pm

Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Saturday 13 Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 10 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 9 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04) 8 Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen) Shinji Okazaki (Mainz) 7 Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich) Max Kruse (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) 6 Anthony Ujah (Cologne) Joselu (Hanover 96) Julian Schieber (Hertha Berlin) Franco Di Santo (Werder Bremen) 5 Son Heung-Min (Bayer Leverkusen) …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:21 pm

Soccer-Bundesliga summaries

Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Summaries from the Bundesliga matches on Saturday Saturday, December 20VfL Wolfsburg 2 Bas Dost 16, Naldo 78 Cologne 1 Dominic Maroh 11 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 28,428- – -Schalke 04 0 Hamburg SV 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 61,793- – -Bayer Leverkusen 1 Karim Bellarabi 83 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Alexander Meier 37pen Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 30,210- – -FC Augsburg 2 Markus Feulner 20, Raul Bobadilla 51 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Max Kruse 3pen Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 30,660- – -Werder Bremen 2 Davie Selke 3, Fin Bartels 62 Borussia Dortmund 1 Mats Hummels 69 …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:20 pm

Auckland City take third place at Club World Cup

Auckland City's players celebrate after winning their FIFA Club World Cup third place football match against Cruz Azul in Marrakesh on December 20, 2014Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) – New Zealand's Auckland City claimed third place at the Club World Cup on Saturday after defeating Cruz Azul 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to become the first Oceania team to win a medal at the tournament.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:13 pm

Klopp vows to end Dortmund’s ‘catastrophe’ in 2015

Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp smiles during an interview prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match SV Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund in Bremen, Germany on December 20, 2014Jurgen Klopp on Saturday vowed to turn around Borussia Dortmund's dire Bundesliga form in 2015 after their tenth defeat of the season left them second from bottom of the table. Dortmund have the most defeats in Germany's top flight at the halfway stage with just 15 points from 17 games following Saturday's 2-1 loss at fellow strugglers Werder Bremen, who climbed off the foot of the table. Dortmund will finish 2014 back at the bottom if Freiburg score and pick up a point against Hanover 96 on Sunday, when the Bundesliga starts the winter break.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:11 pm

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Russia Won’t Be Intimidated Over Crimea: Russian President Vladimir Putin – NDTV


NDTV

Russia Won't Be Intimidated Over Crimea: Russian President Vladimir Putin
NDTV
Moscow: Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said today as his Foreign Ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. Both the European Union and United States …
Putin says no one can 'intimidate or isolate' RussiaDaily Times
Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"Reuters
Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea 'collective punishment'Livemint
NPR (blog)
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:14 pm

Lockerbie bombing: ‘No evidence’ that Megrahi is innocent – BBC News


BBC News

Lockerbie bombing: 'No evidence' that Megrahi is innocent
BBC News
Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said no Crown Office investigator or prosecutor had ever raised concerns about the …
Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi was guilty of 1988 attack, says Scotland's top The Independent
Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed by Scotland's top prosecutorThe Guardian
Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guiltReuters UK
Sky News -Huffington Post UK -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 7:11 pm

Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo Bay – New York Times


Toronto Star

Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo Bay
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States transferred four detainees from the Guantánamo Bay prison to Afghanistan late Friday, the Defense Department announced Saturday, fulfilling a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, in what officials here …
Four Afghan Guantanamo inmates sent homeBBC News
US repatriates 4 more Guantanamo detainees — this time to AfghanistanCNN
Pentagon returns four Guantanamo detainees to AfghanistanFox News
Irish Independent -The Globe and Mail -10TV
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:55 pm

Christmas shopping mayhem as millions of shoppers spend £1.2BILLION on … – Mirror.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas shopping mayhem as millions of shoppers spend £1.2BILLION on
Mirror.co.uk
A record-matching 13 million shoppers spent £1.2billion on the high street today while £300million was splashed out online. Stores at London's two giant Westfield centres will stay open until 11pm and will welcome shoppers until midnight on Monday and …
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across The Independent
'Panic Saturday' sees shoppers out in forceTelegraph.co.uk
£1.2bn spending on 'Panic Saturday'Bicester Advertiser

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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:52 pm

Raul Castro says US must respect Cuba’s communist system – Irish Times


Irish Times

Raul Castro says US must respect Cuba's communist system
Irish Times
Cuban president Raul Castro has demanded that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work toward normalising diplomatic ties. US president Barack Obama this week reset Washington's Cold War-era policy on Cuba and the …
Cuba Deal May Not Deliver Cheap CigarsBloomberg
Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in MiamiSTLtoday.com
Cuba's Castro says he will attend Americas summitReuters
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:44 pm

North Korea denies hacking Sony, wants joint probe with US – Reuters


Reuters

North Korea denies hacking Sony, wants joint probe with US
Reuters
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed …
Will Gompertz blog: Selma, Sony and censorshipBBC News
North Korea proposes 'joint investigation' into Sony hackLos Angeles Times
North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with USFox News
The Atlantic -PCWorld -Variety
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:43 pm

Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore says he ‘wants to’ sign convicted rapist Ched … – The Independent


The Independent

Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore says he 'wants to' sign convicted rapist Ched
The Independent
Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore has stated that he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, who has been without a club since being released from prison. The former Sheffield United and Wales striker had an offer to train with the Blades but that …
Ched Evans wanted by League Two HartlepoolTelegraph.co.uk
Ched Evans: Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore admits he wants to sign Mirror.co.uk
Hartlepool reveal they want to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans despite national Daily Mail
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:42 pm

Peter Pawlett’s poachers finish beats Killie and keeps Dons in the hunt – The Guardian


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Peter Pawlett's poachers finish beats Killie and keeps Dons in the hunt
The Guardian
Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett, centre, celebrates his goal against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership at Pittodrie. Photograph: Craig Foy/SNS Group. Press Association. Saturday 20 December 2014 13.27 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via …
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock: Dons deserved winners, says McInnesBBC Sport
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:37 pm

Idris Elba to be the next Bond? – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Idris Elba to be the next Bond?
Telegraph.co.uk
The latest leaked memo from Sony Entertainment has revealed that Idris Elba, the British-born star of cult TV series The Wire and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, is a Sony executive's favourite to replace Daniel Craig as 007. According to the Daily Beast, …
Sony hacking: Idris Elba should be next James Bond, Sony chief said in leaked The Independent
Sony hacking leaks: Email reveals Luther actor Idris Elba could be next James International Business Times UK
Idris Elba should be James Bond, Sony's Amy Pascal says in leaked emailsWashington Times
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:37 pm

Dyche takes positives from Spurs defeat – Burnley Express


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Dyche takes positives from Spurs defeat
Burnley Express
Clarets boss Sean Dyche felt there were good signs of his players blossoming in the Premier League again, despite a 2-1 defeat at Spurs. Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead, heading in after a quick free kick, before a stunning strike from Ashley Barnes …
Tottenham 2-1 Burnley: Lamela stunner wins it for SpursGoal.com
Lamela wins it for Spursshropshirestar.com
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Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:20 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Derby County 2-2 Norwich City

Steven Whittaker prevents Derby from going back to the top of the Championship as he strikes late to earn Norwich a point.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:59 pm

VIDEO: Foxes are not quitters – Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says West Ham’s opening goal was “a big blow” as his side fell to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Upton Park.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:55 pm

Ipswich Town 2-0 Middlesbrough

Daryl Murphy scores his 14th goal of the season as Ipswich beat Middlesbrough to go second in the Championship table.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:54 pm

Hartlepool boss wants to sign Evans

New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:53 pm

Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion

Charlie Austin’s hat-trick helps QPR climb out of the Premier League’s bottom three as they came from 2-0 down to beat West Brom.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:47 pm

West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City

West Ham remain in the top four after beating struggling Leicester City who are without a win in 12 matches.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:45 pm

VIDEO: Lambert unhappy with red card

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says Gabriel Agbonlahor’s red card was not justified as Ashley Young said to Brad Guzan that he made the foul.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:41 pm

Paris Saint Germain 0-0 Montpellier

Paris St-Germain miss the chance to go top of Ligue 1 after being held to a goalless draw by Montpellier.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:30 pm

VIDEO: Pochettino hails Lamela strike

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela’s winner is “unbelievable” and is better than Ashley Barnes’ effort as his side win 2-1 at home to Burnley.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:22 pm

VIDEO: Dyche questions Kane goal decision

Burnley manager Sean Dyche questions the referees decision not to give a push from Harry Kane in the build up to Tottenham’s first goal in their 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:16 pm