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MANCHESTER, England -- Ten suspects have been identified by one of the 17 police forces investigating a sex-abuse scandal in youth soccer that is engulfing the British game.Greater Manchester Police said on Thursday it was following up reports from 35 people, and its inquiry was growing on a daily basis.Since former professional players went public over the last two weeks about the ordeals they went through as youngsters, around 350 people across the country have reported cases of child sexual abuse in soccer clubs, the National Police Chiefs Council said.A hotline set up by a childrens charity in response to sex-abuse claims has taken more than 860 calls in its first week.The English Football Association is funding the hotline and has started an internal review to re-examine its response to convictions of soccer coaches in the 1990s. That includes investigating whether clubs paid off victims of sexual abuse in return for their silence.FA chief executive Martin Glenn said action will be taken against any club found guilty of hushing up victims of a growing scandal in British soccer.There has to be a situation, Glenn said, where if there are restrictive contracts through employment law which prevent people from speaking out about a crime -- and we are talking about crimes here -- then it must be dealt with.Asked if there had been a cover-up within the English game regarding child-abuse cases, Glenn said: I doubt it.If the FA has made errors, we will own up to them, as must the rest of football if avoidable errors have been made.The issue dominated a news conference to present Gareth Southgate as the coach of England.To hear the stories is heartbreaking, really, Southgate said. I am involved in an organization that is taking it extremely seriously.The important thing over the next few weeks is that we still investigate what happened, that we learn from the past, Southgate added. And I must also say, if Im a parent sending my child to a game over the weekend, I feel they are in a much better place than we were 15-20 years ago.Chelsea this week opened an investigation into an employee from the 1970s who is now dead.Air Max 97 Kopen . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. Air Max 97 Bestellen . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. http://www.airmax97goedkoop.com/ . - Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime as the Erie Otters came from behind to defeat the visiting Guelph Storm 4-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Air Max 97 Uitverkoop . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Air Max 97 Nederland . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play.FULLERTON, Calif. -- D.J. Hogg scored 25 points, Admon Gilder added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Texas A&M cruised to a comfortable 95-73 win over Cal State Northridge in the first round of the Wooden Legacy at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.The Aggies (3-1) used a 27-4 run over the final 7:31 of the first half to separate from the Matadors (2-3), holding CSUN without a field goal for the final 9:12 and off the scoreboard entirely for the final 4:28.We made open shots and the floodgates opened, Aggies coach Billy Kennedy said.Hogg provided the offense early on for Texas A&M, scoring 10 of the teams first 14 points, but things got stagnant after he picked up his second foul with 15:11 remaining and sat for the rest of the half. It wasnt until Gilder and Tyler Davis got going, combining for 18 points and eight assists in the half, that Texas A&M found its footing.Micheal Warren had 19 points and Tavrion Dawson added 14 for CSUN, which has now dropped its three games against Power 5 opposition by an average of 21.3 points.Its been a problem for us, keeping our bigs on the floor, and early foul trouble really got us going in the wrong direction, Matadors coach Reggie Theus said.BIG PICTURETexas A&M: The Aggies found their offensive balance. Texas A&M only had three scorers in double figures and was 6 of 23 from 3-point range in its loss to Southern California last week, but had seven players with at least eight points on Thursday as the shot selection and ball distribution was much improved. With a young lineup starting three sophomore and Williams coming off the bench, spreading out production will be key during the ups and downs of SEC play.Cal State Northridge: The Matadors will be battle-tested for their Big West schedule. There is no shame in losing to a team picked to finish third in the SEC, and that 15-point loss at Pauley Pavilion to No. 14 UCLA should llook pretty good come next spring.dddddddddddd With a roster heavy on upperclassmen, nothing they see in conference play or the Big West tournament should rattle CSUN.SURPRISE SPARKTexas A&M switched to a zone defense in the first half after using it sparingly in its first three games. And it proved to be key in allowing the Aggies to cope with Hoggs absence. The combination of the Aggies length, CSUNs foul trouble down low and the shock factor led to 13 turnovers and a 32.1 shooting percentage in the first half for the Matadors.I dont know how much they prepared for it because we havent played it a whole lot, so I think the surprise element helped us more than anything, Kennedy said. Tomorrow I dont know if it will be as efficient.Texas A&M scored a first-half tournament record 53 points.FRESHMAN WILLIAMS IMPROVINGTexas A&M forward Robert Williams had 11 points and seven rebounds, matching his highs in his brief college career, but Kennedy sees the former top-100 recruit as a major contributor moving forward.We just got to go get him a little more tuned-in sometimes, Kennedy said. Hes young but he is really talented, and hes a big piece for us offensively and defensively.Williams was a force around the rim at both ends of the court, blocking four shots and showing a soft shooting touch.UP NEXTTexas A&M is only assured of one more nonconference game against Power 5 opposition, a December 17th home game against No. 8 Arizona. The Aggies will hope to draw Virginia Tech for Fridays second-round game and get a showcase against the Bruins in the championship game Sunday.Cal State Northridge will face the loser of the Hokies-New Mexico game on Friday, and the Matadors will gladly take a drained, beatable opponent after dropping three of four. ' ' '
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