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GLASGOW, Scotland — World soccer's rule-making panel wants to give goalkeepers more freedom to move when facing a penalty. SENT: 413 words, photos.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — The 11-member Oceania Football Confederation says it is backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election. SENT: 116 words, photos.
LIVERPOOL, England — Senegal forward Sadio Mane agreed a new long-term contract with Liverpool on Thursday. SENT: 200 words.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Not only is Max Verstappen unrepentant over his altercation with Esteban Ocon at the Brazilian Grand Prix, he suggests the French driver got away lightly with a few shoves to the chest. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 587 words, photos.
LILLE, France — There will be an air of sporting "deja vu" when France takes on Croatia in the Davis Cup final. SENT: 194 words, photos.
MAYNOOTH, Ireland — Joe Schmidt is set to decide on Sunday whether he will stay on as Ireland rugby coach — and is still agonizing over the decision. SENT: 261 words.
SOC--ENGLAND SPOTLIGHT-RANIERI'S TASK
Before burgers must come the basics. The arrival of Claudio Ranieri as Fulham coach should ensure an end to the chaotic selections, loose defending and naive approach that marked the promoted team's turbulent first three months back in the Premier League under his predecessor Slavisa Jokanovic. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 620 words, photos.
CRI--SRI LANKA-ENGLAND PREVIEW
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka has played poorly and is weakened. And it's already 2-0 down in the test series at home. By Rex Clementine. SENT: 550 words, photos.
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