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  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Associated Press - 2 minutes 40 seconds ago
    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations. …

  • Preview - Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

    Preview - Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
    Preview - Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend. If Brendan Rodgers's side overcome second-placed Chelsea at Anfield and notch a 12th consecutive league win it would knock Jose Mourinho's side out of the reckoning and should Manchester City then fail to beat Crystal Palace a little …

  • Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
    Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    (Reuters) - Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado's Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred during Game Three of the playoff series between the teams on Monday when Cooke stuck out his knee and clipped Barrie, knocking him out of the contest. Barrie suffered a left knee injury and is expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks. Minnesota went on to win the contest and holds a 2-1 …

  • Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    Associated Press - 27 minutes ago
    Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A vacancy at Sydney FC may have given former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero another career option in the A-League. …

  • Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
    Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. We in Uruguay are not among the powers, not even in the South American region, and I think that's the reason we find the qualifiers so hard," Tabarez said on Wednesday. Uruguay scraped into three of …