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  • Agent: Balotelli will 'die' at Liverpool unless $70-80M offer materializes

    Mario Balotelli’s agent insists the struggling Italian striker is remaining at Liverpool. Does anyone else even want him?

    FC Yahoo
  • History-making Qatar face France for world title

    Qatar became the first non-European side ever to reach a World handball final after beating Poland 31-29 on Friday. In a historic night for the sport at a jubilant and packed 15,300-seater Lusail stadium, Qatar overcame a hesitant start to beat a dogged Polish side and shake up handball's world…

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  • Chelsea vs. Manchester City preview: Will the Premier League title race be revived?

    First meets second in the Premier League Saturday, but who has the tactical upper hand? Saturday's crunch match between Premier League leaders Chelsea and second-placed Manchester City may well prove to be the closest we come to a decisive game in the English top flight this season. Southampton --…

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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…

    Yahoo Sports
  • Ben Arfa banned from playing with Nice

    PARIS (AP) — Hatem Ben Arfa's career took another turn for the worse as the French football league confirmed Friday that he won't be allowed to play for Nice this season.

    Associated Press
  • Luis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid

    Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football. Luis Figo identified the five national federations that formally nominated him, and FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Third-party ownership ban illegal - Mendes

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The ban on third-party ownership (TPO) of players is illegal and will kill competition in European football, one of the sport's most powerful agents, Jorge Mendes, told Reuters. The Portuguese, who represents World Player of the Year Cristiano…

    Reuters
  • What Steven Hauschka Thinks About Being A ‘Clutch’ Kicker

    After wrapping up my “Kickers Are Forever” article on Tuesday, I wandered to Media Day in Phoenix, site of a sporting event this Sunday, and found Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka, who — unlike a certain beastly teammate — was willing to answer a few questions. Here’s how it went down,…

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  • Revolution make re-signing of Agudelo official

    The Revolution officially announced that the team has re-signed forward Juan Agudelo, as has been rumored the past few days. Agudelo, 22, one of the key figures in the Revs 2013 season, was originally acquired by the Revs in a trade from Chivas USA in May 2013. Agudelo scored seven goals and had…

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  • Top 10 BIGGEST Football Stadiums In The World

    Football Daily counts down the Top 10 BIGGEST Football Stadiums in the world! Let us know which Top 10 you want to see next in the comments below!

    The Football Daily
  • Pellegrini tells banned Costa to change his game

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said banned Diego Costa needs to change his game after the Chelsea forward was hit with an immediate three-game ban Friday. Chelsea forward Costa's suspension means he will miss the Premier League leaders' top-of-the-table clash with City at Stamford Bridge…

    AFP
  • Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich: Preview and TV schedule

    The Bundesliga returns with a Friday night clash between the top two teams in the league.

    SB Nation
  • Soccer-Ben Arfa can't play for Nice this term - league

    (Recasts with Nice court plan) PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hatem Ben Arfa has been told he cannot play for Nice this season because he has already appeared for Hull City and Newcastle United but the club say they will take the case to a French civil court. FIFA regulations state that "players may be…

    Reuters
  • Report: Dani Osvaldo elects for Juventus return, making early Giovinvo exit possible

    Osvaldo-to-Juventus could mean Giovinco-to-Toronto happens six months early.

    NBC Sports
  • 'Old Firm' rivalry renewed as Celtic, Rangers meet in semi

    One of the most incendiary rivalries in world football will be renewed on Sunday when Glasgow foes Celtic and Rangers meet for the first time in almost three years in a Scottish League Cup semifinal.

    Associated Press
  • Roma will live to regret dumping Mattia Destro

    Roma are almost certainly going to come to regret selling Mattia Destro, especially to a domestic rival. It's not even a mistake from a financial perspective, though only just breaking even on the almost €16 million that they invested in loan and transfer fees to acquire Destro from Genoa is…

    SB Nation
  • Cahill carrying hopes of host nation at Asian Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Tim Cahill is thriving on the challenge of delivering the Asian Cup title to Australia for the first time.

    Associated Press