Soccer

  • Glazers set to raise $150m by selling Man U shares

    Manchester United's American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their club shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The English Premier League club announced Wednesday that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which equates to around 5…

    The Associated Press
  • Celtic's Euro dreams in tatters after Legia rout

    Miroslav Radovic scored twice to spark Polish champions Legia Warsaw into a 4-1 first-leg advantage over 10-man Celtic on Wednesday in the Champions League third qualifying round. Callum McGregor had gifted Celtic an ideal start when he put the Scottish Premiership title-holders ahead on eight…

    AFP
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  • Soccer-Copenhagen fans attacked in Kiev, match interrupted

    Fighting between rival fans caused a 15 minute interruption to the Champions League qualifier between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Copenhagen at the Olimpiysky stadium in Kiev on Wednesday. Supporters of the Danish club were attacked by an unidentified group of people believed to be Dnipro fans and…

    Reuters
  • Argentine football president Julio Grondona dies

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.

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  • Glazers to raise $150 million by cutting Man Utd stake

    By Keith Weir LONDON (Reuters) - The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling part of its stake in Manchester United although the deal will leave the Americans firmly in control of the English soccer club. The Glazers, who bought United for 790 million pounds ($1.34 billion) in 2005,…

    Reuters
  • Dithering Valbuena 'ready to make Russia switch'

    France international playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has finally agreed to leave Marseille for Russian side Dynamo Moscow, French sports daily L'Equipe reported on Wednesday. Valbuena, 29, has now accepted the offer of a three-year contract worth a reported salary of 10 million euros (£7.9m, $13.4m) per…

    AFP
  • Union add World Cup goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi

    Rais M'Bolhi might not play the position they need, but hes a player they wanted. With an official unveiling on Wednesday at PPL Park, the Union added to their busy group of goalkeepers by signing the 28-year-old Algerian national and World Cup starter, M'Bolhi. Once I had a chance to talk to…

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  • Howard to call Premier League games during season

    Tim Howard's next super-human feat: doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer. The U.S. star will work up to 10 games for NBC Sports Group during the upcoming season on days his ...

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  • Rooney 'right for England captaincy', says Rio Ferdinand

    Wayne Rooney has what it takes to succeed Steven Gerrard as captain of England, his former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand believes. The England skipper's vacancy is available after Gerrard's retirement from the international scene following the World Cup. Other possible contenders being…

    AFP
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    Lionel Andres Messi: Legendary

    At the age of 24, Messi became Barcelona's all time top football scorer in all official club competitions. By the time he was 25, he became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals. He is regarded by most experts as the greatest player of all time. This is the true story of how Lionel Messi…

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  • [video] Puma and Arsenal team up

    With the World Cup having ended, soccer addicts in the United States are going through withdrawal. Attempting to ease the withdrawal symptoms, PUMA teamed up with one of England's top flight soccer clubs, ...

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  • OBITUARY-Soccer-Julio Grondona, Argentine FA strongman

    By Javier Leira BUENOS AIRES, July 30 (Reuters) - Julio Grondona, one of the most powerful men in Argentine and global soccer, died on Wednesday aged 82, shortly after going to hospital for a heart condition. Buffeted by controversies throughout his long career, Grondona was at the time of his…

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  • Argentine FA chief, FIFA executive Grondona dies

    By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82, South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL said. Grondona, who became AFA chief in 1979 during the former military dictatorship and was…

    Reuters
  • Renard in three-way race to coach Ivory Coast

    Former Zambia Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard could take charge of serial 'chokers' Ivory Coast this week. Renard, fellow Frenchman Frederic Antonetti and Portuguese Manuel Jose are the trio shortlisted to succeed Sabri Lamouchi. A couple of other French coaches, Luis Fernandez and…

    AFP
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  • Whitecaps FC-Fire Preview

    The defensively challenged Chicago Fire had been playing well before coming out with a horrendous display last week. They'll try to bounce back against the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps, who look to snap a season worst-tying four-game winless funk Wednesday night. Grant Ward provided all the offense…

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    Colombia dances new salsa popularized by football team

    "Salsa shocke", a new salsa rhythm danced in Cali's more popular neighborhoods, has captivated all of Colombia after the players of the national football team celebrated their goals with the dance in the 2014 World Cup. Duration: 00:50

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  • Hull poised to make European debut

    Paris (AFP) - English Premier League side Hull City will make their European debut away to Slovakian outfit Trencin in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg.

    AFP
  • Barcelona reveal record income levels of $711 million

    Despite not winning any silverware last season, Barcelona were big winners off the pitch.

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  • Report: Southampton set to swap Dani Osvaldo for Inter Milan’s Saphir Taidar

    Big day for headlines coming out of Southampton but this one looks to be quite promising for Saints fans.

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  • Argentine football chief Grondona dies

    Julio Grondona, the veteran president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and FIFA vice-president, died on Wednesday at the age of 82 in a Buenos Aires clinic, AFA sources reported. The all-powerful figure, who had been in charge of Argentine football since 1979, had been taken to hospital…

    AFP
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