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Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs

By STEVE DOUGLAS
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side. This...full story
updated 2016-08-24 04:42 PM
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Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs
By STEVE DOUGLAS
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side. This....Fullstory

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