IMG deal doubles Serie A’s income from international rights

MILAN — Italy’s soccer league has made a switch and assigned its international TV rights predominantly to IMG for 371 million euros ($437 million) per season — nearly double the value of the previous deal. The agreement covers the next three Serie A seasons through 2020-21. The previous deal was for 190 million euros ($224…

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Germany, England seal World Cup qualification; Poland close

Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russia next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. Defending champion Germany never looked like missing out as early goals helped it to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast, maintaining its perfect record with nine…

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Germany, England seal World Cup qualification; Poland close

Germany and England booked places at the World Cup in Russia next year, while Poland was made to wait for qualification in Europe despite thrashing Armenia 6-1 on Thursday. Defending champion Germany never looked like missing out as early goals helped it to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast, maintaining its perfect record with nine…

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/sports-pmn/germany-england-seal-world-cup-qualification-poland-close

Juventus sports director banned for insulting video referee

MILAN — Insults aimed at the video assistant referee have resulted in a two-week ban for Juventus sports director Fabio Paratici. The Serie A judge also fined Paratici 20,000 euros ($23,500) for “severely offensive and insulting expressions” aimed at the VAR while exiting the field after a 2-2 draw at Atalanta on Sunday. Mario Mandzukic…

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Spartak Moscow charged for racist abuse in Liverpool game

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has charged Spartak Moscow with racist behaviour following alleged monkey chants at a junior game against Liverpool. The charge relates to a UEFA Youth League match in Moscow on Sept. 26, hours before Spartak and Liverpool played in the Champions League. British media reported the monkey chants were believed to be…

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Man City: Aguero injured in road accident

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been injured in a road accident in the Netherlands, the English Premier League club said Friday. The incident took place on Thursday, on his day off. City did not disclose the nature of 29-year-old Aguero’s injuries. The club said the Argentina striker was returning to Manchester…

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PSG style, Man Utd goals, Chelsea drama in Champions League

GENEVA — More routs, stunning losses and late drama made for a standout night in the Champions League on Wednesday. Paris Saint-Germain tore apart five-time European champion Bayern Munich, and got goals from bickering forwards Edinson Cavani and Neymar in a 3-0 win that was the night’s defining performance. Yet another four-goal display from Manchester…

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