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FILE - This is a Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016   file photo of  English referee Mark Clattenburg during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In the hours and days after blowing the final whistle, Mark Clattenburg endures hidden anguish as the decisions made during 90 minutes of refereeing whirl through his mind.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
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  • FILE - This is a Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016   file photo of  English referee Mark Clattenburg during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In the hours and days after blowing the final whistle, Mark Clattenburg endures hidden anguish as the decisions made during 90 minutes of refereeing whirl through his mind.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

    AP Interview: Ref Clattenburg opens up on coping with errors

    In the hours and even days after blowing the final whistle, Mark Clattenburg endures hidden anguish as the decisions made during 90 minutes of refereeing whirl through his mind. “If I make a mistake, it beats me up,” Clattenburg told The Associated Press during a rare interview. “It’s about being able to cope with you […]
  • FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, Benfica's Victor Lindelof, right, stops Besiktas' Talisca during the Champions League group B soccer match between Benfica and Besiktas at the Luz stadium in Lisbon.  Benfica seems to be staying atop the Portuguese league Tuesday Dec. 27, 2016, although central defender Lindelof is rumoured to be likely to make a move away from the club when the January transfer market opens. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, FILE)

    For Benfica, it’s business as usual with transfers, titles

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Another rising talent turned into a profit. Another title on the horizon. It’s a scenario Benfica’s fans are more than accustomed to: watching their club perform its masterful balancing act of staying atop the Portuguese league while transacting smart business deals. When the January transfer market opens, one of the leading […]