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Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 11:00 AM
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Man City tops UCL prize money

NYON, Switzerland (AP):

Manchester City earned 83.8 million euros in Champions League prize money last season to top the table of UEFA payments to clubs.

Although Man City lost in the semi-finals to eventual winners Real Madrid, their share of lucrative British television rights lifted them above Madrid's 80 million euro share of the 1.345 billion euro UEFA prize fund.

Juventus were third with 76.2 million euros.

 

Mourinho charged by FA

MANCHESTER, England (AP):

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho found himself in more trouble with English football authorities yesterday when he was again charged with misconduct, this time for verbally abusing a referee in a Premier League game.

Five days after being charged for comments made about a referee ahead of a game, Mourinho was accused by the Football Association of using "abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official" during United's 0-0 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday. He could be handed a touchline ban.

 

Joshua to fight Molina

MANCHESTER, England (AP):

Anthony Joshua will make the second defense of his IBF world heavyweight title in a fight against American challenger Eric Molina on Dec. 10.

Joshua's promoters announced the fight yesterday. It will take place at the Manchester Arena in northern England, a rare fight outside London for the unbeaten British boxer.

It is the 34-year-old Molina's second world title fight, after losing to compatriot Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt in June last year. Molina beat Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round of their fight for the IBF inter-continental belt in April.

Joshua, whose 17 straight professional wins have all come inside the distance, won the world title by knocking out Charles Martin in the second round at London's O2 Arena in April. He successfully defended the IBF belt with a seventh-round win over Dominic Breazeale, also in London.

Joshua had hoped to fight former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in December, but the bout was postponed after the Ukrainian picked up an injury.