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  • Henry, Donovan seek final glory in MLS Cup playoffs

    By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Major League Soccer's playoffs kick off in earnest on Saturday with two of the league's best known players, Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry, seeking to end their careers on a high note. LA Galaxy forward Donovan, the league's all-time top scorer, has announced he will…

    Reuters
  • Premier League Preview: Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers

    Watch the Blues host the R's Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN or online via Live Extra.

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  • Resurgent Gladbach eye club record

    Borussia Moenchengladbach can equal a 40-year-old club record by beating Hoffenheim on Sunday to stay second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, but coach Lucien Favre just wants three points. Favre's Gladbach are unbeaten in 16 matches in all competitions this season and can match the club's…

    AFP
  • Highly-rated Rabiot signs new PSG deal

    Paris Saint-Germain announced on Friday that gifted teenage midfielder Adrien Rabiot has signed a four-year contract extension keeping him in the French capital until 2019. "It was very important for the Club that a young French player, with the talent that Adrien possesses, remained a member of…

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  • First suspect in murder of S.African football captain in court

    Johannesburg (AFP) - A suspect appeared in court on Friday over the slaying of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa, whose murder during a robbery shocked the nation, police and prosecutors said.

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  • Zidane cleared to coach during appeal

    Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to continue coaching Real Madrid's reserve side while the Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) considers his club's appeal against a three-month ban, Real said Friday. On Monday, Zidane was banned for three months for not having the necessary qualifications…

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  • Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

    Fans of one of Brazil's most popular soccer clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols. Corinthians said it is building its own cemetery, complete with a mock soccer field and VIP tribunes where some of the team's greatest players will be offered burial spaces.…

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  • Oguchi Onyewu finds a new, potentially short-term home in England

    Onyewu has played at QPR, Malaga, Sporting CP, Twente, AC Milan, Newcastle, Standard Liege, La Louviere and Metz since he left Clemson.

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  • Sierra Leone soccer boss backs Nations Cup postponement over Ebola

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), who has seen the sport come to a "grinding halt" in her country because of the Ebola outbreak, has backed host Morocco's request to have the African Cup of Nations finals postponed. Isha Johansen also revealed that…

    Reuters
  • Keshi back in Super Eagles hot-seat

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Stephen Keshi is officially back as coach of Nigeria and on Friday named a squad of 25 for the must-win African Nations Cup qualifiers against Congo and South Africa in November. The news was confirmed by Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye. Keshi had admitted agonising…

    Reuters
  • Napoli vs. Roma: A shadow hangs over the Derby of the Sun

    On Saturday, AS Roma visit Napoli for the season's first edition of the Derby del Sole, or the Derby of the Sun. But this time around, there's a shadow hanging over the fixture. Last May, when Napoli traveled to Rome to meet Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia final, the match itself was overshadowed by…

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  • David Silva out for 3 weeks, will miss Manchester derby

    Manchester City will take on their cross-town rivals without their most creative player. Manchester City playmaker David SIlva will be out for three weeks after injuring knee ligaments. The 28-year-old Spaniard injured himself after falling awkwardly against Newcastle, as City lost 2-0 in the…

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  • WATCH: Premier League TV schedule – Week 10

    Where and how to watch every game during Week 10 of the PL.

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  • Why you should watch Ligue 1, potentially Europe's most interesting league

    There are no clear favorites in France, the table is tight and players like Lacazette and Gignac seem to enjoy scoring at will. It may lack the goals of the free-scoring Bundesliga, the star power of La Liga, the pace of the Premier League, and the tactics of Serie A, but France's Ligue 1 looks to…

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  • Premier League Power Rankings: Will Chelsea ever lose, Burnley ever win?

    We are a quarter of the way through the season. Scary, right? Anyway, here's our latest rankings of power.

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  • Soccer-Levski handed crowd ban, escape sanction over snowball

    Levski Sofia have been ordered to play their next home match behind closed doors following crowd trouble in their 3-0 defeat by bitter city rivals CSKA in a highly-charged Bulgarian league clash on Saturday. The Bulgarian Football Union's (BFU) disciplinary commission also fined the 26-times…

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