Soccer

  • Soccer-Champions League qualifying round 2 results

    July 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Champions League Qualifying Round 2 second leg matches on Tuesday Qualifying Round 2Tuesday, July 22, second legCeltic (Scotland) - KR (Iceland) 4-0 (halftime: 3-0) First leg: KR - Celtic 0-1. Celtic win 5-0 on aggregate.Debrecen (Hungary) -…

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  • World Cup party over but summer of soccer set to rock U.S

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport's glamour clubs looking to expand their brand. From New York to Los Angeles, some of the game's brightest stars…

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  • Bojan leaves Barca to join Stoke

    Stoke City have signed striker Bojan Krkic from Spanish giants Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, has penned a four-year contract at the Britannia and becomes Stoke's fifth signing of the summer. Stoke boss Mark Hughes told the club's website:…

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  • UEFA shuts PSG stands over abuse of disabled Chelsea fans

    French club Paris Saint-German were ordered by UEFA to close part of their stadium as punishment for their supporters' abuse of disabled Chelsea fans during their Champions League quarter-final match in April. UEFA said that it had ordered a one-match closure of sectors 104 and 105 of the Parc des…

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  • West Brom get double boost as Foster stays on

    New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine was in upbeat mood after England goalkeeper Ben Foster signed a new contract keeping him with the Premier League club on a four-year deal on Tuesday. Meanwhile defender Andre Wisdom has joined on a season-long loan from Liverpool. The 31-year-old Foster…

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  • Ex-Barca boss defends Neymar contract in court

    Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell defended Tuesday the legality of Brazilian striker Neymar's contract during questioning by a Spanish court which is investigating possible tax crimes. Rosell told Madrid's National Court, Spain's top criminal court, that all contracts related to Neymar's…

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  • English FA wants Garcia corruption file published

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association wants FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's ongoing confidential report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption to be published.

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  • FIFA's Blatter raises alarm over Gaza crisis

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Tuesday raised the alarm about the spiralling Gaza crisis as he held talks with the head of the Palestinian Football Association. FIFA and I personally deplore this situation and any form of violence," Blatter said. PFA president Jibril Rajub met Blatter at FIFA's…

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  • 7 Signs You're About to be Fired

    Did your mistake cost you your job? How can you tell? Here are some signs youre about to get the boot.

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  • Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk

    Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk. Costa and five other South American players refused to leave France last weekend with the rest of the team to return to…

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  • James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

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  • ACL surgery ends Hendry Thomas’s season in Dallas

    Honduran midfielder will miss six to eight months.

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  • PST’s Major League Soccer Player of the Week: Sporting Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber

    How does a player who snared four goals in two games miss out? Robbie Keane came up just short.

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  • Liga MX wrap: Red cards a-plenty as road teams shine

    No goals for Americans south of the border, but there was plenty of actions as the 2014 Apertura took its first steps.

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  • Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

    (Reuters) - Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic Antonetti, Herve Renard and Fernandez are…

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  • VIDEO: Steven Gerrard’s top five goals for England

    Relive five of Stevie G's best goals over his 14-year England career.

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  • The Inside Doop: Union happy with 1-0-1 week

    Early last week, Union interim manager Jim Curtin set a lofty goal for his team: to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Union did the next best thing, beating the rival New York Red Bulls in a nationally televised Eastern Conference showdown Wednesday and coming from behind…

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  • Soccer-Moustachioed Basque seeks Bolivar's first final

    By Rex Gowar July 21 (Reuters) - Xabier Azkargorta, the last man to coach Bolivia at the World Cup finals 20 years ago, is this month seeking to add another extraordinary milestone to his remarkable career in the South American soccer backwater. The moustachioed Basque, who led Bolivia at the 1994…

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  • Valenica release Ricardo Costa

    Valencia said Monday it has released Portugal's World Cup defender Ricardo Costa a year before the end of his contract. The Spanish side reached an "amicable" agreement with the 33-year-old defender who moved to Valencia in 2010, it said in a statement. Costa made his name in a seven season spell…

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  • PROFILE-Soccer-Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

    By Tim Collings July 21 (Reuters) - At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered. His…

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  • Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to play for war-torn club

    Eastern Ukrainian club caught up in Russia vs. Ukraine conflict, as players refuse to return.

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