NYON, Switzerland -- Arsenal was drawn on Friday to play Fenerbahce in a Champions League playoff affected by legal complications as it seeks a 16th straight season in the lucrative group stage. A pending match-fixing case involving Fenerbahce at sports highest court means the Turkish club could be expelled from the competition even if it wins. The first leg is scheduled Aug. 21 in Istanbul. "We put the politics aside and Arsenal will concentrate on the football side," Arsenal official David Miles told The Associated Press after the draw. "We will keep in touch with UEFA." Seven-time winner AC Milan was paired in the draw with PSV Eindhoven, the 1988 European champion, with the first match in the Netherlands. "Its a classic European cup match-up," Milan director Umberto Gandini said. "Its a pleasure to play with such a historical club, and its a difficult task." Schalke was drawn to play Metalist Kharkiv, which is also threatened with UEFA sanctions for a years-old domestic match-fixing case. The Ukrainian club faces a disciplinary hearing at UEFA on Tuesday. Among the 10 pairings it was: Lyon vs. Real Sociedad, Portuguese newcomer Pacos de Ferreira vs. Zenit St. Petersburg and Shakhter Karagandy hosting Celtic. The Scottish champion faces a long trek to Kazakhstan for the first match, at the national stadium in Astana. First legs are played Aug. 20 or 21 and return matches on Aug. 27 or 28. Winners advance to the elite 32-team group stage, joining established powers like defending champion Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. It will be drawn Aug. 29 in Monaco. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Aug. 28 deadline -- the day after Arsenal hosts the return leg -- to rule on Fenerbahces appeal against a two-year ban from UEFA competitions. No hearing date has been set. UEFAs Champions League rules require clubs not to have been involved in fixing matches since April 2007, and several Fenerbahce officials were convicted in a criminal trial of fixing matches during the clubs 2011 national title run. They deny wrongdoing. Metalist also faces UEFA sanctions after CAS last month dismissed an appeal by the Ukrainian clubs sports director against a five-year ban from football. The Ukrainian federation had judged that Metalists 4-0 win against Karpaty Lviv in an April 2008 league match was fixed. Metalist vice-president Konstantin Pivovarov confirmed that, even if UEFA rules against the club, it is likely to appeal that verdict at CAS and try to continue in the competition. "Were expecting to play Metalist," Schalke official Moritz Beckers-Schwarz said. If Metalist is removed, its defeated third qualifying round opponent -- PAOK Thessaloniki, led by a former Schalke coach -- could in theory be reinstated. 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PULLMAN, Wash. -- Two weeks into this season Mike Leach was ripping his Washington State team for being soft, decrying participation-trophy culture and suggesting local law enforcement and media were unfairly treating his players after several arrests and run-ins with police.Eight straight victories later and the curmudgeonly, complaining Cougars coach has been replaced by the quirky, entertaining one who muses about picking a team captain based on ability to win the coin toss and weighs in on how soon is too soon to display Christmas decorations.The reality is that Leach is the same but the circumstances have changed. Getting fined and reprimanded by the Pac-12 for publicly accusing Arizona State of stealing signs -- as happened to Leach last month -- is a whole lot easier to laugh off as Leach being Leach when the 20th-ranked Cougars (8-2, 7-0, No. 22 CFP) are leading the Pac-12 North.And all the stuff that makes Leach a unique character in college football -- his public endorsement of old friend Donald Trump, his offseason trip to Cuba -- tends to obscure a more mundane but relevant fact: Leach has been one of the best program-builders in coaching over the past two decades.Washington State had gone eight seasons without a winning record and won a total of nine games in the four seasons before Leachs arrival in 2012. A program that traditionally had struggled to sustain success had tumbled to new depths.We had a deep hole to dig out of, Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said. We needed somebody who could provide the stability and build it the right way.The Cougars won 12 games in Leachs first three seasons, causing some Wazzu fans to fret that Leachs once innovative Air Raid offense was now behind the curve in college football.Turns out Leach just needed a little more time to do at Washington State what he once did at Texas Tech. The Cougars went 9-4 last season and came into this season as a Pac-12 North contender. They then lost their first two games, including their opener to FCS Eastern Washington.Leach went off on his team and got back to the basics.We literally simplified, he said Sunday in his office before settling in for about five hours of film study on Colorado. Just emphasized little techniques. Became obsessive about blocking and tackling. That gets your focus. `Youre not going to do it next time youre going to do it now. Get your foot there NOW.dddddddddddd Get your eyes there NOW. Then it became kind of contagious team-wise.The Cougars responded to the tough love.Instead of wilting like guys will do sometimes, they get kind of fired up and determined, Leach said.The Cougars play at No. 12 Colorado (8-2, 6-1, No. 10 CFP) on Saturday, trying for the first nine-game winning streak at Washington State since 1930.Leach is one of the godfathers of the spread offense. The brilliance of his system is simplicity and repetition to the point of mastery.I think the fact that its not super complex and teams know really what were going to do and theyve had film on us for the last 15, 20 years I think that makes it even more amazing when it still works, fifth-year senior receiver Gabe Marks said.Luke Falk is the latest Leach quarterback thriving. The junior is completing 74 percent of his passes for 361 yards per game.Marks said Leach runs his program the way he runs his offense. Give every player and coach a clear and relatively simple task, and create an environment conducive to reaching a goal. Leachs plan is really no different from Nick Sabans or Urban Meyers.Hes the best Ive been around in regards to his demands on academics and discipline, Moos said. You know when you come to play for him what is expected of you. It hasnt changed in all his years as a head coach.Leach spent 10 years at Texas Tech, becoming the winningest coach in the history of the program and famous for his inquisitiveness beyond football. Most notably, he went through a serious pirate phase.On the field, the Red Raiders won at least eight games in each of Leachs last eight seasons. The 20 years preceding his time in Lubbock, Texas Tech reached eight wins in a season twice.The end at Texas Tech was messy. He was fired after allegations from a player that Leach mistreated him while the player was being treated for a concussion. Lawsuits followed and Leach spent two years away from coaching.He returned at Washington State and found a perfect fit in Pullman, another off-the-beaten path college town, where -- for better or worse -- Leach can be Leach.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---FBC:More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys From China Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Gear NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys ' ' '