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December 24, 2014.
Regular business operations will resume on Monday,
December 29, 2014.
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for the New Year.
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Chelsea beats Stoke
2--0 in Premier League
STOKE---John Terry scored his
first league goal of the season to
help Chelsea beat Stoke 2--0 yester-
day and restore its three-point lead
atop the Premier League.
Terry put his side ahead in just
the second minute with a powerful
header from a corner, and Cesc Fab-
regas doubled the lead in the 78th
to make sure Chelsea re-estab-
lished the gap to second-place Man-
In between, it was a feisty and
physical game at the Britannia Sta-
dium and Stoke's Phil Bardsley was
lucky to escape with just a yellow
card after a reckless tackle on Eden
Hazard in the 20th minute.
4th suspect arrested for
death in football fight
MADRID---Spanish police have
arrested a fourth suspect for the
death of a football fan following a
brutal street fight between rival
"ultra" groups before a match in
Madrid last month.
Police say on their official Twitter
account that "2 ultras arrested in
Valencia for the incidents on No-
vember 30 in Madrid, one of them,
The fight between radical sup-
porters of Atletico Madrid and De-
portivo La Coruna led to 43-year-old
Deportivo fan Francisco Javier
Romero Taboada dying from injuries
received when he was allegedly
beaten by a group of attackers be-
fore being pushed into Madrid's
English FA charges Leeds
player with racism
LONDON---The English Football
Association has charged Leeds de-
fender Giuseppe Bellusci with
racially abusing an opponent.
Norwich striker Cameron Jerome,
who is black, complained to the ref-
eree during a second-tier match in
October that he was verbally
abused by Bellusci following a con-
frontation between the pair.
The FA misconduct charge al-
leges Bellusci used "abusive and/or
insulting words" including a "refer-
ence to ethnic origin and/or colour
Bellusci has until January 2 to re-
spond to the charge. Leeds says as
there is "no third party evidence,"
the Italian will be denying the
plays again after
fender Jonas Gutierrez has returned
to action after being treated for tes-
The former Argentina interna-
tional played for Newcastle's under-
21s team against West Ham on
The 31-year-old Gutierrez wrote
on Twitter: "Thanks to all the fans
for the support that you give
through my illness, i am proud to be
back. Good game and really happy."
Getafe's Lafita out for 5
months with leg injury
MADRID---Getafe says forward
Angel Lafita will be sidelined for at
least five months after injuring his
Getafe says Lafita will need sur-
gery on a torn ligament in his right
leg and expects him to be out "be-
tween five and six months."
The 30-year-old Lafita had to be car-
ried off the pitch after he hurt his leg
during Sunday's 1--1 draw at Granada.
This is his third season with the
Dortmund signs Slovenia
midfielder Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl is joining Borussia Dort-
mund from Red Bull Salzburg, reinforcing
Dortmund's squad after a disappointing
first half of the Bundesliga season.
Dortmund said yesterday that the 24-
year-old Kampl will be given a contract
through 2019. It gave no details of the
transfer deal. The versatile German-born
player has 29 goals and 54 assists in 109
games for Salzburg.
Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 Bun-
desliga champion and runner-up in the
last two seasons, went into the league's
winter break second from bottom. It has
lost ten out of 17 games in the Bun-
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