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  • Newcastle United-Hull City Preview

    Hull City will be desperate for three points Saturday when they welcome Newcastle United to the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce's Hull (4-7-11) are stuck in the relegation zone despite two of their four wins coming in the last five games, and a host of injury problems have derailed the club's campaign to…

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  • Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees

    GENEVA (AP) — Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win.

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  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Jan 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, January 29 Club Petrolero 0 Nacional Potosi 0 Wednesday, January 28 Real Potosi 1 Jorge Wilstermann 1 The Strongest 1 Blooming 1 Universitario de Pando 1 Bolivar 2 Standings P W D L F A…

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  • Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-game ban after red card

    After seeing red, Ronaldo will now miss Real's next two games after ban for violent conduct.

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  • Do Paderborn and Köln have what it takes to stay up in the Bundesliga?

    Both the newly-promoted teams sit in the middle of the Bundesliga table, but they might take a tumble. With nine teams separated by just four points, the bottom half of the Bundesliga is incredibly tight. So despite Paderborn and Köln being tied for 10th, the newly promoted sides won't feel all…

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    Possible replacement goalies for Hope Solo (15 photos)

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called ''an…

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  • Villarreal, Bilbao & Espanyol join Barca in Copa semifinals

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Villarreal won 1-0 at Getafe to advance to a Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona on a 2-0 aggregate score on Thursday.

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  • Thai firm buys Sheffield Wednesday

    English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday announced on Thursday that they have been taken over by Thai food company the Thai Union Frozen Group. Wednesday said that the firm have bought 100 percent of the club's shares from previous owner Milan Mandaric's company UKFI Limited. Businessman…

    AFP
  • Queens Park Rangers-Stoke City Preview

    Stoke City will welcome the return of their leading Premier League goal-scorer in time to help overcome the loss of another key contributor. The Potters hope to have Mame Diouf available Saturday when they try to keep Queens Park Rangers winless on the road. Diouf hasn't suited up for Stoke (8-5-9)…

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  • Soccer-Striker Crouch signs new two-year deal with Stoke

    Former England striker Peter Crouch has settled his immediate future by signing a two-year contract extension with Stoke City, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The news ends speculation that Crouch, who has scored 37 goals in 140 appearance for Stoke, would leave when his current deal…

    Reuters
  • Daniel Sturridge could return from injury for Liverpool this weekend against West Ham

    Liverpool's leading striker could return to action this Saturday after five months out.

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  • Real to change stadium name to Abu Dhabi Bernabeu

    Abu Dhabi Bernabeu will be the new name of Real Madrid's stadium according to Spanish media. The home of the European champions could join Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the list of clubs to rename their stadium after a sponsor.

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  • Confusion surrounds Ginola's FIFA bid

    Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency was plunged into confusion on Thursday following an announcement that his team would refund donations from his supporters. His campaign website, Team Ginola, was taken down and replaced with a statement that read: "A huge thank you for…

    AFP
  • Tim Pernetti out at NYCFC; Tom Glick hired as team president

    New York City FC is replacing its leader before playing its first game in Major League Soccer. The expansion team said Thursday that Tim Pernetti will leave his job as chief business officer after its March 8 opener. NYCFC says Pernetti has been hired as president of multimedia for WME, IMG's…

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  • Lyon's credentials put to test at Monaco

    PARIS (AP) — It's time for Lyon to find out whether it can keep dreaming of the French title.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Guinea handed Nations Cup quarter-final place

    (Adds details, quotes) MALABO, Jan 29 (Reuters - Guinea will play in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after qualifying instead of Mali by the drawing of lots at a ceremony in Malabo on Thursday. Ivory Coast won the group. Guinea will now play Ghana in Sunday's quarter-final in Malabo at…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout

    By Mike Collett LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Sheffield Wednesday, one of England's oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world's largest producers of tuna products. Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai…

    Reuters