Soccer

  • Soccer-Bojan needs more time to regain full fitness, says Hughes

    Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic is progressing well from his knee injury but the Spaniard will take more time to regain full match fitness, manager Mark Hughes has said. The former Barcelona forward suffered a cruciate ligament knee injury in an FA Cup tie against Rochdale in January, ruling him out…

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  • Russian club slams 'bigotry' by rival fans

    Russian Premier League football team Anzhi Makhachkala has called for an end to ''bigotry'' in domestic football after its fans were abused by CSKA Moscow supporters. Throughout CSKA's 1-0 home win over Anzhi on Saturday, CSKA fans shouted derogatory slogans about the Caucasus region.

    The Associated Press
  • Italy's Berlusconi agrees AC Milan stake sale by end Sept

    Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has signed a pre-sale agreement to sell 48 percent of his AC Milan soccer club to a group led by Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol by the end of September, a spokesman for holding company Fininvest said on Sunday. The Serie A soccer club is owned by…

    Reuters
  • Flamengo held to 2-2 draw in front of record crowd in Rio

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo relinquished a two-goal first-half lead in a 2-2 draw against Santos in the Brazilian league on Sunday, disappointing a record crowd of 61,421 at the Maracana Stadium.

    Associated Press
  • Premier League 2015-16 season preview: West Bromwich Albion

    Tony Pulis is a hard-nosed leader, but unless Saido Berahino can repeat his goal-scoring year from last season, it will be a tough go for the Baggies.

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  • Malawi make Mtawali coach amid concerns

    Former Malawi star Ernest Mtawali was elevated from caretaker to permanent national coach this weekend on a one-year contract, the football association said. The unusually short deal -- the traditional minimum contract is two years -- after Mtawali was put in temporary charge two months ago…

    AFP
  • Mourinho takes subtle – and sensible – post-match dig at media, Wenger

    Jose Mourinho was at it again after the Community Shield, taking shots in his post-match comments. Only this time, he made a good point.

    FC Yahoo
  • D.C. United 6 - 4 Real Salt Lake

    6 days earlier, D.C. United had allowed the opposition to score 2 early goals, then stormed back to win the game. 2-0 down after 21 minutes. Not only did they do it again, but this time they produced a veritable goal-fest.Unlike last week, United didn't concede in the first minute.. .instead they…

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  • Fiorentina vs. Barcelona live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch International Champions Cup online

    Barcelona's International Champions Cup campaign comes to a close in Florence on Sunday. Barcelona play their final game of the International Champions Cup against Serie A side Fiorentina on Sunday, with Luis Enrique's side gearing up for their curtain-raising clash against Sevilla in a couple of…

    SB Nation
  • Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - As the candidates hoping to succeed FIFA's outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world soccer has more to worry about than picking its next boss. Having…

    Reuters
  • Poor Tranquillo: Barnetta has eventful Union debut

    Union manager Jim Curtin wanted Tranquillo Barnettas first Union experience to be a memorable one. Poor Tranquillo, Curtin, whose club lost 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at PPL Park (see game story),said. Scrambling to put out a defensive zone fire, Barnetta, who was introduced as the…

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  • Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results and standings

    Aug 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Colombian championship Liga Aguila II matches on Sunday Sunday, August 2 Atletico Nacional 1 Envigado 0 Deportivo Cali 1 Tolima 1 Patriotas 1 Atletico Junior 0 Jaguares 1 Independiente Medellin 2 Pasto 2 Once Caldas 1 Saturday, August…

    Reuters
  • Impact beat NYCFC 3-2 in Frank Lampard's MLS debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentine striker Ignacio Piatti spoiled Frank Lampard's Major League Soccer debut by scoring a pair of goals in the Montreal Impact's 3-2 win over New York City on Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-West Brom move can boost chances of England return: Lambert

    Striker Rickie Lambert is hopeful his move to West Bromwich Albion will help him win back his place in Roy Hodgson's England set-up. The 33-year-old joined West Brom from Liverpool on a two-year deal on Friday, becoming the Baggies' third signing of the close season after James Chester and James…

    Reuters
  • Iraq probes Bosnian coach's 'shocking' volte-face

    Iraq's football federation Sunday requested CCTV footage from Dzemal Hadziabic's hotel after the Bosnian unexpectedly left the country within a day of flying in to take over the national squad. Best known as Jamal Haji, the veteran Bosnian coach who spent years managing teams in the Gulf, arrived…

    AFP
  • Kah scores 2 goals to lead Vancouver past Seattle, 3-0

    The Vancouver Whitecaps began two months of seeing their Cascadia rivals to the south with potentially their most impressive victory of the season. Meanwhile, the Seattle Sounders losing spiral continued even with the return of Clint Dempsey. Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by…

    The Associated Press
  • Arsenal beats Chelsea 1-0 in Community Shield at Wembley

    LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger finally earned his first win over Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

    Associated Press
  • Ventura Alvarado victimized in unreal own goal

    Club America lost to Atlas 3-1 on Saturday night in Liga MX play, thanks in large part to this mind-numbingly awful own goal from United States international defender Ventura Alvarado to gift Atlas their second goal. Alvarado was just trying to clear a cross, but got his timing and body positioning…

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  • Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's governing body, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday. Blatter would…

    Reuters
  • Wright-Phillips tops Barnetta as Red Bulls beat Union

    CHESTER, Pa. In a battle of MLS debuts on Saturday night, Shaun Wright-Phillips outshined Tranquillo Barnetta, as the New York Red Bulls took down the Union, 3-1, at PPL Park. After entering the match in the 61st and 64th minute, the two high-priced acquisitions came together almost instantly, when…

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