Soccer

  • Martinez's goal in 2nd half lifts Venezuela past Peru

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Josef Martinez scored in the 60th minute to give Venezuela a 1-0 victory over Peru in an exhibition Tuesday night.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Spurs remove last obstacle to new stadium development plan

    By Mike Collett LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur have removed the final obstacle blocking the building of a new 400 million pound ($592.84 million) 56,000-seater stadium by agreeing to buy the last parcel of land preventing the start of construction work. The Premier League club have…

    Reuters
  • Chinese Wanda Group buy 20% stake in Atletico Madrid

    China's Wanda Group continue to expand their sporting interests after acquiring a 20 per cent stake in La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, worth a reported 44.98 million euros, ($48.38m/£32.63m), the club announced on Tuesday. "Wanda Madrid Investment, who are part of the international group Dalian…

    AFP
  • Gareth Bale is better at half-court shots than NBA players are at shooting threes

    He's good at soccer. He's good at basketball. IT'S NOT FAIR.

    SB Nation
  • Russia Football Union appoints new anti-racism leader

    The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup. RFU president Nikolai Tolstykh says Alexei Tolkachev has been named ''anti-racism inspector.'' It was not immediately clear what powers have been…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Ligue 1 fixtures

    March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Ligue 1 matches on Monday Friday, April 3 (GMT)Monaco v St Etienne (1830) Saturday, April 4 (GMT)En Avant Guingamp v Olympique Lyon (1500) FC Lorient v Stade Rennes (1800) Metz v Toulouse (1800) Lille v Stade de Reims (1800) Montpellier HSC v Bastia…

    Reuters
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    USMNT vs. Switzerland highlights (15 photos)

    For the sixth time in eight games, the United States men's national team gave away a win in the last half hour of play on Tuesday, having to settle for a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich. In their most cohesive and composed performance in months, the Americans were the better team for much of…

    Yahoo Sports
  • Argentina beats Ecuador 2-1 in friendly match

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore scored in each half and Argentina defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a friendly match Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Netherlands beats 2-0 to relieve pressure on Guus Hiddink

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands beat Spain 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday to earn embattled coach Guus Hiddink some breathing space after a poor start to his second term in charge of the Dutch national team.

    Associated Press
  • Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel

    Marouane Fellaini's early goal proved sufficient to give 10-man Belgium a 1-0 win over hosts Israel in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday and see them leapfrog both their opponents and Wales to top Group B. Fellaini's ninth minute goal -- his 12th for the 'Red Devils' which sees him become the…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Real Madrid agree deal to buy Porto defender Danilo

    Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Porto to buy their Brazilian fullback Danilo, who will join the La Liga club next season, the European champions said on Twitter on Tuesday. The Spanish giants added the 23-year-old Brazil international, who plays mainly at right back, has a six-year…

    Reuters
  • 3 things we learned from Italy's 1-1 draw with England

    A late Andros Townsend wondergoal rescued England a draw away in Italy on Tuesday. Italy were held to a 1-1 draw at home to England in Tuesday's friendly in Turin. A first-half goal from Graziano Pellè was canceled out by a brilliant late Andros Townsend strike, as Roy Hodgson's side snatched a…

    SB Nation
  • Tunisia free to contest qualifiers after CAF decision

    Tunisia will be allowed to compete in the 2017 Cup of Nations qualifiers after all as The African Confederation of Football (CAF) confirmed on Tuesday the dispute with the Tunisian football federation (FTF) has been resolved. Following a meeting on March 13 in Dakar between CAF president Issa…

    AFP
  • European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

    Europe's top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run. The European Club Association said Tuesday it renewed a working accord through May 2022 which guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros ($214 million) from UEFA's…

    The Associated Press
  • Southampton report first profits since 2009 crisis

    High-flying Southampton reported annual after-tax profits of 33.4 million pounds ($49.41 million) in 2014, their first time in the black since the Premier League club went into administration in 2009. Gareth Rogers, Southampton's chief executive officer, said in a statement that the figures showed…

    Reuters
  • Switzerland vs. USA live stream: How to watch the USMNT online

    Can the United States improve on their loss against Denmark? Post-World Cup friendlies have not been nice to the United States men's national team, who have fallen apart late in the second half of nearly all of their matches. They'll be hoping to avoid a repeat performance against Switzerland on…

    SB Nation
  • Slovakia beats Czech Republic 1-0 in friendly match

    ZILINA, Slovakia (AP) — Ondrej Duda scored after the interval to lead Slovakia to a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday in a friendly between the two teams that once represented Czechoslovakia.

    Associated Press
  • Capello experiments in goalless Russia draw with Kazakhstan

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello's experimental Russia side, with seven uncapped players making their debuts, drew 0-0 with Kazakhstan in a friendly on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Prolific U.S. U-17 striker chooses club home in NASL

    Wright helped the U.S. qualify for this summer's U-17 World Cup, and recorded 18 goals and 7 assists in 22 games for the side.

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