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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:06:31 -0400
Dortmund - Schuerrle denies Real victory in thriller

AS Monaco's Kamil Glik scored a fine goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 home draw with Bayer Leverkusen and keep them top of Champions League Group E on Tuesday. Poland international Glik netted a half-volley from just outside the box to cancel out Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's second-half opener for the German side. Monaco have four points from two games and lead Tottenham Hotspur, who won 1-0 at CSKA Moscow, by one poin


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:54:39 -0400
Sporting Lisbon eases past Legia Warsaw in Champions League

Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, the latest setback for the 11-time winners. After two consecutive draws in the Spanish league, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have ended the winless run by scoring one goal and helping to set up the other. ''The players played a great match, the result is a difficult one to accept because we deserved a bit more, but it is not a bad result,'' Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sai


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:53:00 -0400
Soccer-Dortmund - Schuerrle denies Real victory in thriller

Sporting Lisbon got the victory it deserved this time, defeating Legia Warsaw 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. After a heartbreaking loss at Real Madrid in its Group F opener, when it was leading until the 89th minute, Sporting rebounded with another good performance and secured the three points at home against the group's weakest team. The result left Sporting one point behind Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, which drew 2-2 in German


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:37:48 -0400
Dempsey out for rest of MLS season with heart issue

No Sevilla player felt as relieved as Luciano Vietto after the hosts beat Lyon 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. The newly transferred striker helped set up Sevilla's winner by Wissam Ben Yedder in the 53rd minute. The win leaves Sevilla tied on four points with Juventus, which won 4-0 at Dinamo Zagre


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:36:08 -0400
Soccer-Dempsey out for rest of MLS season with heart issue

(Reuters) - Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey will miss the remainder of the Major League Soccer season with an irregular heartbeat, the club announced on Tuesday. Dempsey, 33, has not played since the health issue was diagnosed late last month. "His return to play is not important relative to his health, both short term and long term," said Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwe


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:35:27 -0400
Slimani scores again as Leicester beat Porto

Islam Slimani kept up his hot streak against Porto by grabbing Leicester's first-half winner in a 1-0 victory in the Champions League on Tuesday, maintaining the English champions' 100 percent start to Group G. The Algeria striker headed home from close range off a pinpoint cross by international teammate Riyad Mahrez in the 25th minute. It was Slimani's sixth goal in four games against Porto in 2016, with the other five coming for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese league before his offseason move to Leiceste


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:34:37 -0400
Kamil Glik salvages 1-1 draw for Monaco against Leverkusen

Leicester City forgot their domestic struggles to secure a second successive Champions League victory as Islam Slimani tormented a familiar foe by grabbing the only goal in a 1-0 win over Porto on Tuesday. Leicester sit top of Group G with six points after Slimani headed powerfully home from a Riyad Mahrez cross in the first half for his sixth goal in his last four matches against Porto, having joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon in Augus


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:28:09 -0400
Son strikes again to give Tottenham 1-0 win in Moscow

(Reuters) - Andre Schuerrle came off the bench to snatch a late goal and earn a deserved point for Borussia Dortmund as they twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Champions League holders Real Madrid in a compelling Group F encounter on Tuesday. The Germany international lashed high into the net from inside the area to level in the 87th minute after Raphael Varane had restored Real's advantage in the 68th. The France defender's goal made up for an earlier slip that allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's 17th minute opener towards the end of the first hal


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:21:52 -0400
Soccer-Slimani scores again as Leicester beat Porto

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Son Heung-min scored his fifth goal in as many games to give Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over a limited CSKA Moscow side in their Champions League Group E clash in Moscow on Tuesday. Despite missing five key players, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was still able to name a strong line-up as Spurs played their first ever Champions League match in the Russian capital. The English side started well and dominated possession but CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was looking for his first clean sheet in 39 Champions League encounters, was largely untroubled early on Zoran Tosic should have done better for the hosts just after the half hour mark as he blazed over with his left foot from the edge of the penalty are


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:10:21 -0400
Real Madrid and Dortmund draw 2-2 in pulsating match

Juventus' big summer signings proved their worth as Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain helped the Italian side to a 4-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday. Pjanic scored one and set up another to put Juventus firmly in charge at halftime. Paulo Dybala and Dani Alves sealed matters after the brea


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:50:18 -0400
Slimani torments Porto again, Leicester wins 1-0

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Copenhagen needed an own-goal in the second half to kick-start a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge in Group G of the Champions League on Tuesda


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:42:40 -0400
Soccer-Champions League group E results and standings

Tottenham coped well despite injury problems to put its Champions League campaign back on track Tuesday with a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow. Tottenham - missing five first-team regulars - bounced back from its opening loss to Monaco in Group E. Defeat was a blow for CSKA, which was celebrating the first European game at its new stadiu


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:25:56 -0400
Soccer-Libertadores revamped and given one-leg final

It's now certain that Clint Dempsey's 2016 season is over and his future beyond this year may be in doubt too. The Seattle Sounders announced Tuesday that Dempsey will miss the remainder of the season due to an irregular heartbeat that has sidelined him for more than a month. Seattle general manger Garth Lagerwey made the announcement ahead of Wednesday's home match against Chicago as the Sounders are contending for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conferenc


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:53:25 -0400
Impact attempt to regain footing vs. Earthquakes

(Reuters) - An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others. Edward Majerczyk, 29, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago to one felony change of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, charging documents showed. While no victims were named in court documents, Lawrence and actress Kirsten Dunst and model Kate Upton have addressed the leak and online dissemination of their nude photos in interview


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:32:39 -0400
Soccer-Former England manager Sam Allardyce

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey will miss the remainder of the 2016 MLS season due to an irregular heartbeat that has sidelined him for more than a mont


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:46 -0400

The FA acted swiftly after British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published video of Allardyce appearing to offer advice on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice and to also negotiate a 400,000-pound ($519,000) public-speaking contract with reporters posing as businessmen. ''Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager,'' the FA said in a statement. The 61-year-old Allardyce was only hired on July 22 and had a contract through 201


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:41:28 -0400
Soccer-Infantino plays down Asian election postponement

By Sudipto Ganguly PANAJI, India (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino played down the significance of Tuesday's postponement of Asian elections for seats on the new FIFA Council, saying it was all part of the reform process at soccer's scandal-hit world governing body. Upset at FIFA's last minute disqualification of a Qatari candidate, delegates overwhelmingly voted down the agenda of an Asian Football Confederation extraordinary congress in Goa at which three members of the world governing body's new Council were to be elected. FIFA banned Qatari Saoud Al-Mohannadi from the election on Sunday because of an ongoing ethics investigation, leaving insufficient time for new candidates to join the six remaining in the fiel


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:14:31 -0400
Soccer-Bulgaria terminate coach Petev - contract

Atlanta United has hired former Argentina national coach Gerardo Martino as coach for its 2017 inaugural MLS season. Martino is a former professional player who brings 20 years of coaching experience on the club and international levels to the new Atlanta team. Atlanta United has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in Atlant


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:43:05 -0400
Soccer-Coquelin injury short-term, says Wenger

Sam Allardyce isn't the first England manager to find himself in trouble. Allardyce, after only one game in charge, was filmed by undercover journalists from the Daily Telegraph newspaper offering fake businessmen advice on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice and trying to cash in on his job with speaking engagements. The English Football Association offered no backing to the 61-year-old Allardyce on Tuesda


Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:19:13 -0400
Soccer-Montpellier sign former West Brom midfielder Sessegnon

England manager Sam Allardyce's comments during a newspaper sting will be examined by his employers at the Football Association. Allardyce, who has only been in charge for one World Cup qualifying match since succeeding Roy Hodgson as England manager, was filmed by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper appearing to advise undercover reporters posing as businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice. ''With things like this you have to take a deep breath and have all the facts and hear everything from everyone,'' Clarke was quoted as saying on the Times websit


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:06:49 -0400
Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

Totti celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday but the Champions League's oldest scorer is showing no signs of slowing down and indeed seems to have found a new lease of life. There was speculation last season that maybe the time had come for Il Capitano to hang up his boots and move into the boardroom but, with six goals in his past 11 league matches and several assists, Totti is proving his doubters wrong. Totti marked the final match of his 30s on Sunday by becoming only the second player to score 250 Serie A goals, reaching that mark with a penalty kick in Roma's 3-1 loss at Torin


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:54:56 -0400
Soccer-Polish championship results and standings

By Richard Martin DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denied on Monday there was a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo after the team's talisman appeared to react angrily to being substituted in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Las Palmas. Ronaldo's response to being taken off in the 72nd minute of the game has been the subject of much attention in the Spanish media in the build up to Tuesday's heavyweight Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Zidane, however, said the incident has already been forgotte


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:22:57 -0400
Soccer-Sissoko among five Spurs players to miss CSKA game

By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER (Reuters) - World soccer's governing body FIFA was under fire on Monday for winding up its anti-racism task force with former presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan describing the move as worrying and shameful. FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura confirmed the decision when she spoke to the Soccerex conference in Manchester, saying the task force had a "very specific mandate". "We can live with perception (created by disbanding the task force) but we are taking very firm action." However, Prince Ali, a former FIFA executive committee member who has twice run for the presidency, said that "the notion that the current FIFA leadership believes that the task force’s recommendations have been implemented is shameful." He added that the announcement was "incredibly worrying&quot


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:43:48 -0400
Soccer-Prince Ali criticises FIFA for disbanding anti-racism task force

In an attempt to catch up with the financially dominant Premier League, Spain's top teams are coming up with new ways to promote the sport in their country and improve its global audience share. The league introduced an audio-visual rule for this season, forcing clubs to make their stadiums look better on TV if they wanted to cash in on Spain's improved broadcasting deals. ''The problem with Spain,'' Adolfo Bara, the Spanish league's marketing director, said on the sidelines of the SoccerEx convention, ''is that it's really hot in summe


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:40:39 -0400
Soccer-Six vie for Asian spots on FIFA council after Qatari banned

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura insisted Monday that the fight against racism is being taken ''very seriously'' despite the governing body's task force overseeing discrimination being abolished. The Associated Press revealed Sunday that the task force was being dismantled after FIFA told its members the mission had been completed after three years. ''The task force had a very specific mandate that to our knowledge it has fully fulfilled,'' Samoura said at the SoccerEx conventio


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:17:58 -0400
Soccer-PSG - Aurier sentenced to two months jail -lawyer

By Sudipto Ganguly PANAJI, India (Reuters) - Six Asian candidates will vie for three seats on the reformed FIFA Council in Goa on Tuesday after a senior Qatari official was barred from the election due to an ongoing investigation into corruption. The FIFA Council has replaced the largely discredited Executive Committee under reforms instituted in the wake of the corruption scandal which has engulfed soccer's world governing body over the last 16 months. The three successful candidates at Tuesday's Asian Football Confederation extraordinary congress in Goa will represent Asia on the body along with Bahraini vice president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and members from Japan, Malaysia and Kuwai


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:53:17 -0400
Sparta fires coach Scasny after loss to archrival Slavia

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A human rights group urged soccer's governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land. The six clubs named by Human Rights Watch are all minor. In a report, HRW said the Israeli teams, from the settlements of Maale Adumim, Ariel, Oranit and Givat Zeev, and a squad representing the occupied Jordan Valley region, were playing "on land unlawfully taken from the Palestinians&quot


Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:00:23 -0400
Soccer-Mourinho - pre-match message inspired United - Smalling

Carli Lloyd's voice catches just briefly when she considers whether revealing the emotional scars of a longtime rift with her parents might someday bring her family back together. Lloyd started the rest of the way and scored both goals in the gold-medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadiu


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:39:34 -0400
Ola Kamara scores twice to keep Crew - playoff hopes alive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea coach Uli Stielike has recalled Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup qualification games against Qatar and Ira


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:59:49 -0400
Soccer-Chilean championship results and standings

Jordan Morris scored his 11th and 12th goals of his rookie season and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-2 on Sunday to snap an 11-game road winless streak in the series. Los Angeles (11-5-15) lost its first home game of the season and its first against the Sounders since 2009. Morris gave the Sounders a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute and scored again 10 minutes late


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:11:49 -0400
Soccer-Portuguese championship results and standings

FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior at matches in 2018 World Cup host Russia. ''I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,'' task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The Associated Press on Sunday. ''I personally think there remained a lot of very serious work for the task force to have done - the 2018 World Cup in Russia being one such matte


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:54:47 -0400
Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

For a second straight match, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone made all the right moves to get a result that tightened competition at the top of the Spanish league. Simeone's decision to send on Kevin Gameiro proved key to beating a Deportivo La Coruna side that remained stubborn despite playing the entire second half with 10 men. Four minutes after going on, the striker used his speed to set up Antoine Griezmann for the goal that secured a 1-0 victory with 20 minutes remaining at Vicente Calderon Stadiu


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:22:52 -0400
Soccer-Nice go top again with 1-0 win at Nancy

Charlie Austin exacted sweet revenge on a club which once questioned his fitness as West Ham lost its fourth straight Premier League game at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Austin's goal and assist gave Southampton a 3-0 victory over a team whose top official had said he wouldn't sign the forward due to the state of his kne


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:48:42 -0400
Soccer-Slovenian championship results and standings

Manchester City can now add English soccer's top women's prize to its list of achievements since the club was transformed by an influx of Abu Dhabi investment. City secured its first Women's Super League title on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea, dethroning the Russian-owned London club. Katie Chapman's own-goal and Toni Duggan's second-half penalty gave City its 13th win of the season and kept the team unbeaten with only the 16th and final game still to pla


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:39:00 -0400
Griezmann comes through again to lift Atletico to win

Hamburger SV fired coach Bruno Labbadia on Sunday after a poor start to the season earned the club only one point from five matches, with the dismissal delivered by telephone. Labbadia, who was also dismissed by Hamburg in 2010, was dismissed despite a tenacious performance by his team in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich on a late goal. ''We needed to change the coach to ensure a turnaround after a disappointing start,'' Hamburg director Dietmar Beiersdorfer sai


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:08:58 -0400
Soccer-La Liga top scorers

Before Sunday, only one player had scored 250 goals in Serie A. Now there are two. Just two days before his 40th birthday, Francesco Totti reached that landmark with a penalty kick in Roma's 3-1 defeat at Torino. Totti came off the bench for the second half to a standing ovation from both sets of fans and the script was set when Roma was awarded a penalty 10 minutes late


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:31:36 -0400
Totti reaches 250 goals but Roma loses at Torino

Schalke fell to a fifth straight loss for its worst start of a Bundesliga season after wasting an early lead and was denied a penalty in stoppage time to go down 2-1 at Hoffenheim on Sunday. Hoffenheim scored its first win of the season after four straight draws when Lukas Rupp netted the winning goal in the 41st. Earlier, Andrej Kramaric had canceled out Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal in the fourt


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:14:19 -0400
Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

Russian police are readying for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, the first visit by an English club to Russia since clashes between the two countries' fans marred the European championship, though a repeat of that mass violence appears unlikely. Russian and English fans clashed repeatedly in Marseille before and after their Euro 2016 group stage game in June. Groups of Russian fans arrived well prepared for trouble, equipped with mouth guards and martial arts gloves, and French police struggled to cope, deploying tear gas and water canno


Sun, 25 Sep 2016 05:28:59 -0400
Soccer-Japanese championship second stage results and standings

Two consecutive draws and a little rant by Cristiano Ronaldo have put Real Madrid on the verge of an early crisis. Real Madrid got off to a good start this season but setbacks against Villarreal and Las Palmas in the Spanish league, combined with Ronaldo's angry reaction after being substituted on Saturday, have created an air of turmoil. Madrid also struggled against Sporting Lisbon in its Champions League opener, when it needed two late goals to salvage a 2-1 win at hom


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:12:51 -0400
Barcelona close gap as Real draw at Las Palmas

TORONTO (AP) -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday nigh


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:00 -0400
Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

It was meant to be the match where Mario Mandzukic showed he could be more than an understudy to Gonzalo Higuain this season. Instead, the Croatia forward again appeared off form and disinterested as Juventus labored past Palermo 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday. Juventus looked thoroughly unimpressiv


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:55:51 -0400
Soccer-Swiss championship results and standings

For once, a landmark game for Arsene Wenger wasn't spoiled by Chelsea, and this time it was Arsenal humiliating its London rival. Wenger's 500th and 1,000th games in charge of Arsenal both ended in losses to Chelsea but his fortunes finally changed on the 20th anniversary of his appointment. Arsenal turned on the style with a 3-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday that exposed Chelsea's defensive frailties and showcased the north London side's attacking prowes


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:37:38 -0400
Wenger celebrates 20 years at Arsenal by beating Chelsea 3-0

It was meant to be the match where Mario Mandzukic showed he could be more than an understudy to Gonzalo Higuain this season. Instead, the Croatia forward again appeared off form and disinterested as Juventus struggled to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Palermo in Serie A on Saturday. Juventus looked thoroughly unimpressiv


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:18:17 -0400
Soccer- Barcelona cruise past Sporting without Messi

MADRID (AP) -- Barcelona didn't show any signs of missing Lionel Messi on Saturday, cruising past Sporting Gijon 5-0 to provisionally take the Spanish league lead in its first game without the injured playmake


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:15:00 -0400
Soccer-Greek championship results and standings

STOKE, England (AP) -- Stoke almost clinched its first English Premier League win of the season on Saturday but the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion did at least move the Potters off the bottom of the tabl


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:54:11 -0400
Soccer-Slovak championship results and standings

Free-scoring Liverpool won a third straight English Premier League game by thrashing 10-man Hull 5-1 on Saturday, with James Milner converting two penalties and its effervescent midfield contributing the other goals. With nine goals in its first two home games, a new-look Anfield is resembling a fortress again for Liverpool under Juergen Klopp. Liverpool's problem in recent seasons has been putting away the so-called weaker teams, particularly at home, but Hull had no answer to the hosts' waves of attacks, especially after Ahmed Elmohamady was sent off in the 29th minut


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:33:31 -0400
Barcelona routs Sporting 5-0 in 1st game without Messi

Sergio Aguero scored twice on his return from suspension as Manchester City beat Swansea 3-1 to clinch a sixth straight win to open the English Premier League on Saturday. Raheem Sterling grabbed the other goal for City, whose only negative was the sight of playmaker Kevin De Bruyne limping off late on with an apparent hamstring injury. City has won its first 10 games of the season under new coach Pep Guardiola - a club record - and has a four-point lead after six rounds in the Premier Leagu


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:26:09 -0400
Son fills Kane void to give Spurs 2-1 win at Middlesbrough

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) -- Sunderland wasted a 2-0 lead and dropped to the bottom of the English Premier League on Saturday as Crystal Palace won 3-2 for its third straight victory in the top tie


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:23:34 -0400
Soccer-Barca cruise past Sporting Gijon without Messi

Son Heung-min stepped up in Harry Kane's injury absence with two goals to give Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough in the English Premier League on Saturday. It was a third consecutive loss for Middlesbrough, but a third Premier League win in a row for Tottenha


Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:21:44 -0400
Milner, Lallana pace dominant Liverpool in rout of Hull City

Everton's unbeaten start to the English Premier League ended as Bournemouth scored early and held on for a priceless second league victory on Saturday. Junior Stanislas scored the only goal from a 20-yard drive in the 23rd minute. Everton came south with four wins and a draw in the league, but maybe still smarting from a League Cup loss, the first of the season, to Norwich midwee




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