Soccer

  • City striker Jovetic joins Inter Milan on loan

    Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has joined Italian side Inter Milan on an 18-month loan, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday. Jovetic struggled to make an impact at City following his move from Fiorentina in 2013 and the Montenegro international has been allowed to return to Serie A…

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  • Argentine executive to appear in U.S. court in FIFA case

    (Adds details on Burzaco, background on FIFA case) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business who was among 14 people indicted in a federal corruption case involving the soccer world's governing body, FIFA, is expected to appear…

    Reuters
  • Mutko set to take control of Russian football union

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko is expected to take control of the country's football association in September.

    Associated Press
  • MLS All Stars 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Kaka powers MLS to win

    Kaka and David Villa scored for the All Stars, which built on last year's 2-1 win against Bayern Munich.

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  • Italy's Berlusconi to finalize AC Milan stake sale after summer: source

    Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to sign a binding pre-accord to sell 48 percent of his AC Milan soccer club to Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol in the next few days with a final deal to be inked after the summer, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The Serie A…

    Reuters
  • Bengals place Rey Maualuga on non-football injury list

    Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will not be ready to go for the start of training camp. The team announced today that Maualuga will start camp on the non-football injury list. There’s no official word on the nature of Maualuga’s non-football injury, but he has dealt with hamstring problems and had…

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  • Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek

    Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit share the lead in the Premiership with two Moscow sides, last season's runners-up CSKA and Lokomotiv, who all go…

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  • Where in the world is Angel Di Maria? Man United boss Louis van Gaal has no idea

    Louis van Gaal seems to have misplaced his club's $90 million investment, purchased just 12 months ago.

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  • Soccer-Villa sign French midfielder Veretout from Nantes

    Aston Villa have signed French midfielder Jordan Veretout from Ligue 1 club Nantes on a five-year contract, the Premier League side said on Friday. "I'm really pleased Jordan decided to choose Aston Villa over the other options he had and opt to continue his development with us," manager Tim…

    Reuters
  • After 12-year absence, Southampton wholeheartedly embrace European return

    Soaking in the atmosphere on a special night at St Mary's, as Saints' Europa League campaign began.

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  • AFC backs Platini to succeed Blatter at FIFA

    The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday backed Michel Platini to take over FIFA, saying he would help ensure a smooth transition for the world governing body from the scandal-tainted Sepp Blatter era. The endorsement by the AFC is an important one for the European football boss, who 24 hours…

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  • Soccer-South American body unveils anti-corruption reforms

    (Adds details on reforms, context) ASUNCION, July 29 (Reuters) - South America's soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, announced a raft of reforms on Wednesday designed to root out corruption and clean up the organization's image after the biggest graft scandal to hit the world's favourite sport. Former…

    Reuters
  • Qatar: The Other Story

    We've all read recently about the FIFA debacle. The one about how FIFA has been turned upside down by scandal in that millions of dollars have been lost through the greed of some seedy folks.There's another part of the story whereby there is significant questioning concerning the little country of…

    Huffington Post
  • Soccer-Slutski or Borodyuk to coach Russia, says minister

    Russia will name either Leonid Slutski or Alexander Borodyuk as the new coach of the national football team, sports minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday. Russia are without a coach since dumping Fabio Capello earlier this month and Mutko said a successor would be announced by Monday.

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Scottish Premiership fixtures

    July 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Scottish Premiership matches on Friday Saturday, August 1 (GMT)Celtic v Ross County (1145) Hamilton Academical v Partick Thistle (1400) Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Motherwell (1400) Kilmarnock v Dundee (1400) Sunday, August 2 (GMT) Hearts v St.…

    Reuters
  • Sergio Ramos silences transfer speculation with Real Madrid contract extension

    Despite speculation he'd be heading to Manchester United, Sergio Ramos signed a new contract until 2020 with Real Madrid. One of the big sagas this summer has been the question of whether or not Sergio Ramos would leave Real Madrid. Manchester United wanted him badly, and despite Rafa Benitez…

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  • Soccer-Fenerbahce lodge protest over Fred inclusion in cup tie

    Fenerbahce have lodged a protest with UEFA over the inclusion of midfielder Fred in the Shakhtar Donetsk lineup for Tuesday's Champions League qualifier despite allegations of a doping offence hanging over the Brazilian international. According to reports in Brazil, the 22-year-old had tested…

    Reuters
  • Jose Mourinho issues Chelsea injury update; believes Arsenal can win Premier League

    Blues boss compliments Gunners, gives update on injured duo ahead of Community Shield match.

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