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Friday, May 29, 2009

American takes over Sunderland

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) Sunderland became the fourth Premier League club under American ownership Wednesday when Texas businessman Ellis Short completed his takeover.

Short, who had been majority shareholder with a stake of more than 30 percent, will assume 100 percent control of the club from northeast England, Sunderland said in a statement.

Three other Premier League clubs — Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa — are also owned by Americans.

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