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Florida-based Patels confirm West Brom takeover

Florida-based entrepreneur Shilen Patel and his father Kiran C. Patel have acquired an 87.8% stake in West Bromwich Albion, the English second-tier club said on Wednesday.

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12dJames Olley

Arteta: I won't block coaches leaving Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted he will not block any member of his backroom staff from taking a managerial job amid interest from Norwich in Carlos Cuesta becoming their next boss.

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USMNT's Dike out for year with new Achilles tear

United States men's national team striker Daryl Dike has sustained a serious Achilles injury for the second time in two seasons, ruling him out for the rest of 2024.

USMNT forward Wright scores a brace in 3 minutes (1:22)
USMNT striker Daryl Dike carted off in tears (0:38)
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USMNT's Dike carted off in tears after fresh injury

United States men's national team international Daryl Dike was carted off the pitch in tears on Saturday after suffering an injury during West Bromwich Albion's trip to Ipswich in the Championship.

Where would Gio Reyna fit into Nottingham Forest's lineup? (0:26)
Is Armando Broja set to leave Chelsea? (1:35)
How Infantino's ideas on combatting racism in football are impractical (1:41)
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FIFA: Teams should 'forfeit' for racist fan abuse

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement on Saturday that teams whose fans engage in racist abuse should be made to forfeit following incidents in Italy's Serie A and England's Championship.

Livermore scores two brilliant goals from outside the box vs. QPR (1:15)
Jack Clarke's emphatic effort puts Sunderland in front vs. Ipswich (0:56)
Brandon Thomas-Asante's long range shot doubles West Brom's lead over Blackburn (0:36)
Coventry City complete comeback over rivals Leicester City (0:48)
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58dMark Ogden

Rooney sacked by Birmingham after 15 games

Wayne Rooney was fired as Birmingham City manager after a run of nine defeats in 15 games and only two wins that has left them battling relegation.

Is Rooney's managerial career over after Birmingham sacking? (1:55)
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60dAssociated Press

USMNT's Sargent returns after 4 months out

United States forward Josh Sargent returned from an ankle injury that sidelined him for fourth months, coming on as a substitute in the 78th minute of Norwich's 1-0 loss at Millwall on Friday night in England's second-tier Championship division.

Stephy Mavididi scores again vs. Birmingham City (0:53)
Southampton make light work of sorry Blackburn in 4-0 win (0:30)
How Will Still could take Sunderland in a different direction (1:08)
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78dMark Ogden

Sources: Sunderland in talks with Will Still

Sunderland are in talks with Reims coach Will Still in an attempt to persuade the highly rated 31-year-old to quit the Ligue 1 club to take charge of the EFL Championship team, sources have told ESPN.

O'Hare inspires Coventry to win over Birmingham (1:02)
Harry Winks wins it at the death for Leicester City (1:05)
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English clubs failing to meet diversity targets - FA

English football clubs have collectively failed to hit annual targets to improve their ethnic and gender diversity, the Football Association (FA) said on Wednesday in a report on the Football Leadership Diversity Code for the 2022-23 season.

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West Bromwich Albion3416810+1756
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Norwich City3415712+852
Preston North End3415712-552
Coventry City3413129+1151
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Cardiff City3413516-944
Plymouth Argyle34101014-440
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Birmingham City3310815-1338
Huddersfield Town3481313-1537
Queens Park Rangers349817-1335
Stoke City349817-1735
Sheffield Wednesday349520-2532
Rotherham United3431021-3619