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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:18:07 -0400
Soccer-FA hopeful of fielding GB football team for Tokyo Games

Evelina Christillin, a veteran Italian sports executive, was elected unopposed on Wednesday by the UEFA Congress to assume one of six new guaranteed FIFA leadership roles for women in a drive for greater gender equality in the male-dominated sport. While FIFA gave out $576 million in prize money at the last men's World Cup in 2014, including $35 million for champion Germany, the global governing body awarded $15 million at last year's Women's World Cup, with $2 million going to the champion United States. ''We have to work to improve and to boost these conditions both financially and sporting (for women),'' Christillin sai

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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:51:21 -0400
Di Canio suspended by Sky over Mussolini tattoo

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The 2018 Champions League final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Ukraine's capital Kie

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:55:03 -0400
Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results and standings

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata scored very late goals as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 and avoid starting the defense of its Champions League title with a shock defeat on Wednesday. Ronaldo equalized from an 89th minute free kick against his former club and Morata netted the winner deep in injury time to give the hosts a hard-fought victory in a match Sporting had largely under contro

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:01:01 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Thursday, Sept 15

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - FIFA will suspend Guatemala's national soccer federation Fedefut, a senior FIFA official said on Wednesday. "The honor tribunal made the decision to suspend the National Football Federation of Guatemala," Primo Corvaro, FIFA's head of member associations, told local media. Corvaro said the decision related to internal "interference" and might not take immediate effect. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu and Enrique Prete

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:41:57 -0400
Soccer-Conte - Chelsea get early chance to top Premier League

By Neil Robinson LONDON (Reuters) - The Premier League table has returned to familiar type after last season's delightful anomaly featuring Leicester City, with Manchester City and Chelsea now setting the pace and Manchester United back in the top four. Antonio Conte's Chelsea have an early chance to set the weekend pace with the Friday night visit of Juergen Klopp's Liverpool, who return to London for the third time in five games after winning at Arsenal and drawing with Tottenham Hotspu

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:25:33 -0400
Aguero hat trick leads City to 4-0 win over Moenchengladbach

Trailing until the 89th minute against Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid was reminded that becoming the first club to retain the trophy in the Champions League era won't be an easy task. The 11-time champions needed a late winner from substitute Alvaro Morata to prevail 2-1 in their opening game in the competition on a Wednesday night also marked by Premier League champion Leicester's maiden Champions League win. Playing against his former team, Cristiano Ronaldo was on the score sheet at Santiago Bernabeu stadium as he leveled with one minute left from a free kick before Morata's winner in added tim

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:10:37 -0400
Aguero hat-trick helps Man City trounce Moenchengladbach

(Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League team for a 10th consecutive year, nearly double the league average, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes on Wednesday. The Cowboys, who last year unseated Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid for top spot on Forbes' list of the world's most valuable sports teams, are worth $4.2 billion, a 5 percent rise over last year, Forbes said in a statement. .

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:07:47 -0400
NFL-Cowboys extend reign as league - most valuable team-Forbes

By Rex Gowar MILAN (Reuters) - A Gonzalo Higuain header against the crossbar was the closest Juventus came to breaking the deadlock in their Champions League Group H opener against Sevilla in Turin on Wednesday. Sami Khedira, playing his 50th Champions league match and fifth for Juve, had two chances, both laid on by Paulo Dybala, to put Juventus ahead in the opening quarter of an hour. The busy Dybala also had an opening of his own in the 30th minute from a layoff by Higuain but Rico, who time and again kept Sevilla in the match, came out of the box sharply to clear the dange

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:54:55 -0400
Soccer-Aguero hat-trick helps Man City trounce Moenchengladbach

Leicester City enjoyed the easiest possible introduction to Champions League soccer as two Riyad Mahrez goals helped them to brush off the limited Group G challenge of Club Bruges 3-0 at the Jan Breydel stadium on Wednesday. The win was Leicester's first in any European competition for 55 years and last season's surprise Premier League champions could not have wished for a better start, taking the lead when Marc Albrighton seized on a misplaced header from a long throw to score in the fifth minute. "It was some feeling, something I never thought I'd achieve," said Albrighton, who has won a Premier League medal, played against Barcelona and now scored in the Champions League since being released by Aston Villa two years ag

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:50:48 -0400
Ronaldo and Morata save Madrid in Champions League opener

CSKA Moscow came from two goals down to earn a deserved point with a 2-2 draw at Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday. The visitors got off to the worst possible start and found themselves two down after just 15 minutes following goals from Admir Mehmedi and Hakan Calhanoglu. The hosts had chances to extend their lead further, but were denied by CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who despite not having kept a clean sheet in the competition for almost a decade, kept his side in the matc

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:41:16 -0400
Higuain hits bar as Sevilla hold out for point at Juve

Tottenham's Champions League relocation to Wembley Stadium got off to a bad start with a 2-1 loss to in-form Monaco on Wednesday. Goals by Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar put the French league leaders 2-0 ahead after 36 minutes at English football's national stadium. Spurs reduced the deficit through Toby Alderweireld's header on the stroke of halftime, but couldn't make the most of lots of possession in the second hal

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:33:55 -0400
Leverkusen lets CSKA Moscow draw 2-2 in Champions League

FC Porto was held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Copenhagen in Group G of the Champions League on Wednesday. Midfielder Otavio put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute but Copenhagen forward Andreas Cornelius equalized in the 52nd, and the visitors held on despite the 66th-minute sending off of Jan Gregus following consecutive yellow cards. The result left both teams trailing Leicester, which opened its first Champions League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Belgian champion Club Brugg

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:33:37 -0400
Soccer-Monaco stun Tottenham with victory at Wembley

Bayer Leverkusen missed a host of chances and squandered a two-goal lead to open its Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. ''If we're short two points at the end of the group phase, then we'll know where we lost them,'' Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said of the Group E game. The Russian champion, which had lost on all previous five visits to Germany, stunned the home side with two goals in three minutes to cancel out Leverkusen's early lea

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:30:47 -0400
Tolisso shines as rampant Lyon rout Dinamo

Borussia Dortmund achieved their biggest European win, hammering Polish champions Legia Warsaw 6-0 away from home to get off to the perfect start in their Champions League Group F campaign on Wednesday. Mario Goetze led the Germans' rout, opening the scoring and also assisting on two goals on a miserable night for the Poles that was marred by crowd trouble with home fans involved in fighting. Dortmund dominated from the outset with Goetze finishing off a cross from youngster Ousmane Dembele after just seven minute

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:17:06 -0400
Dortmund spoils Legia Warsaw - return to Champions League

By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Late strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata gave Real Madrid a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon as the European champions came from behind to win the first game of their Champions League defense. Ronaldo denied his Portuguese boyhood club a famous win by scoring an equalizer from a free-kick in the 89th minute just when it seemed Madrid could, sensationally, lose their opening game in Group F. Morata then headed home deep in injury time to complete the fightback. Brazilian Bruno Cesar had earlier given the visitors a surprise yet deserved lead in the 47th minute as he pounced on indecision in the Real back lin

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:06:04 -0400
Soccer-Leverkusen held to frustrating draw following CSKA fightback

Clint Dempsey returned to practice for the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday after missing time due to an irregular heartbeat, although it's unknown whether he will play again this season. General manager Garth Lagerwey told reporters that Dempsey had a procedure to address some of the issues due to the irregular heartbeat, but he was not at liberty to further discuss Dempsey's medical condition. Lagerwey said he is ''cautiously optimistic'' Dempsey will be able to return this seaso

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:53:52 -0400
Higuain kept quiet as Juventus held 0-0 by Sevilla

Playing with a depleted side, Lyon relied on its homegrown players and the class of teenager Maxwel Cornet to open its Champions League campaign in style with a 3-0 defeat of Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday. Lacking five regular starters, including striker Alexandre Lacazette, Lyon dominated the Group H match with a fine display of one-touch football. It quickly opened the scoring courtesy of Corentin Tolisso's goa

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:53:27 -0400
Soccer-Monaco stun Tottenham with victory at Wembley

Juventus star striker Gonzalo Higuain was largely anonymous as his new side was held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Sevilla in their opening group match in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Argentina forward was kept quiet by a defensive-minded Sevilla side at the Juventus Stadium, although he did go closest to breaking the deadlock shortly before the hour mark when he headed Dani Alves' cross to the crossbar. Higuain almost had a great opportunity with 10 minutes remaining but Sevilla defender Nicolas Pareja managed to get in front of him to clear substitute Miralem Pjanic's cross out for a corne

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:50:42 -0400
Monaco beats Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley in Champions League

Borussia Dortmund spoiled Legia Warsaw's long-awaited return to the Champions League with a 6-0 away rout of the Polish champion on Wednesday. The home side, which reached the quarterfinals on its previous appearance in 1995-96, looked out of its depth against Dortmund's speedy forwards, who were keen to make amends for losing to promoted Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Back in the Champions League after a season away and a summer of upheaval, Dortmund raced into an early lead with three goals in the first 17 minutes of the Group F encounte

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:47:35 -0400
Soccer--Two-goal Mahrez gives Leicester flying start at Bruges

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as coach Pep Guardiola maintained his 100 percent record at the club with a commanding 4-0 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach in their rearranged Champions League Group C opener on Wednesday. City immediately took control of the game, which was postponed on Tuesday due to heavy rain, and Aguero gave them the lead in the eighth minute when he lifted a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov high into the Moenchengladbach net. .

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:42:44 -0400
Soccer-Champions League group F results and standings

Sergio Aguero kept up his explosive start to the season by scoring a hat trick for Manchester City in a 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in a rescheduled Champions League match on Wednesday. A 24-hour delay, after the original Group C fixture was postponed Tuesday because of torrential rain, didn't put City off its stride as coach Pep Guardiola earned his seventh straight victory to open his tenure at the English club. Aguero now has nine goals in five games this season after tapping in the opening goal in the ninth minute, converting a penalty in the 28th and completing his hat trick by rounding the goalkeeper in a one-on-one chance in the 77t

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:41:25 -0400
Soccer-Copenhagen hold Porto to 1-1 draw

BRUGES, Belgium (AP) -- Leicester opened its first Champions League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Belgian champion Club Brugge on Wednesday, with Riyad Mahrez scoring twic

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:00:16 -0400
Man United - Rooney rested for Feyenoord clash in Europa League

Michel Platini insisted his conscience was clear and he would continue the fight to overturn a FIFA ban in a farewell speech on Wednesday to European soccer leaders before his successor as UEFA president was elected. Platini was allowed by FIFA's ethics judge to deliver the UEFA congress address as a ''gesture of humanity,'' despite serving a four-year suspension from any role in soccer over an improper payment. Emerging from his FIFA-enforced exile, Platini used the platform in Athens to highlight his achievements since assuming the UEFA presidency in 2007 and issue advice to the next head of European socce

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:32:05 -0400
Germans seek Europe - trust for 24 bid amid World Cup probe

Jose Mourinho has changed his tune when it comes to the Europa League. Nine months ago, when Mourinho was coaching a Chelsea side struggling for form, he was openly dismissive of the prospect of playing in Europe's second-tier competition, saying it was a ''different level of competition for a different level of player and a different level of club. On Wednesday and now in charge of Manchester United, Mourinho was embracing i

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:22:20 -0400
Soccer-Serbian championship results and standings

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Germany's Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel sharply criticized Franz Beckenbauer on Wednesday over payment from a sponsor of the 2006 World Cup that the soccer great had headed. Beckenbauer, who led the organizing committee for the World Cup in Germany and had said he had done the work on a voluntary basis, received 5.5 million euros (4.70 million pounds) from a deal involving event sponsor Oddse

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:11:11 -0400
Soccer-Football - fate now in the hands of unlikely duo

By Brian Homewood ATHENS (Reuters) - Barely one year ago, Gianni Infantino was best known by the football public as the figure who pulled balls from pots at European club draws while Aleksander Ceferin was a mystery outside his Slovenian homeland. Today, the two men, both lawyers and both in their mid-40s, occupy the most powerful positions in international soccer, filling the vacuum after a corruption scandal swept away the old guard. Infantino leads soccer's governing body FIFA while Ceferin was on Wednesday elected as president of UEFA with a resounding win over Dutchman Michael van Praa

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:28:09 -0400
Soccer-Klopp expects tough challenge at resurgent Chelsea

(Reuters) - Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp enjoyed the first win of his Premier League career at a stumbling Chelsea last October but expects a much tougher challenge when his side return to Stamford Bridge on Friday. Liverpool have been buoyed by the 4-1 thrashing of Premier League champions Leicester City last weekend but Chelsea now have Italian Antonio Conte in charge and have made a strong start after last year's slump. "I'm very excited, games against Chelsea are always special things in the Premier League," said the German, whose team won 3-1 in west London last year with Philippe Coutinho scoring twic

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:06:51 -0400
Soccer-Sunderland - Kone signs new five-year deal

By Brian Homewood ATHENS (Reuters) - Aleksander Ceferin, a little-known Slovenian soccer official, was elected as the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA on Wednesday and promised to stand up to the big clubs. The 48-year-old will replace disgraced Frenchman Michel Platini after comfortably beating experienced Dutch football administrator Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13. "My small and beautiful Slovenia is very proud about it and I hope that one day you will also be very proud about it." Ceferin said his first task would be tackling widespread dissatisfaction at controversial changes to the Champions League agreed between UEFA and the European Club Association, which has 220 members from 53 FAs, in favor of the big club

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:11:17 -0400
Soccer-Suarez delighted to run riot with Messi and Neymar again

By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez said he had missed linking up with his insatiable strike partners Neymar and Lionel Messi after Barcelona's 'MSN' attack scored six goals in their 7-0 record rout of Celtic on Tuesday. Messi scored a record sixth European Cup hat-trick while Neymar became the first player in Champions League history to provide four assists and score in a game, curling in the third from a free-kick. Uruguay international Suarez added the final two strikes to complete Barca's biggest ever European Cup win and Celtic's worst defeat in the competitio

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:32:40 -0400
Soccer-Slovenia - Ceferin elected as UEFA president

It didn't take long for Barcelona to overcome the disappointment of a rare home loss in the Spanish league. With Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez, and Neymar making their first start together of the season, Barcelona trounced Celtic 7-0 in its Champions League group opener on Tuesday, quickly putting to rest any talk of a letdown after losing to recently promoted Alaves 2-1 last weekend. Messi scored a hat trick, Suarez netted twice, and Neymar scored once and set up four goals at Camp Nou, giving Barcelona its biggest Champions League wi

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:14:49 -0400
Soccer-Liverpool - Grujic says will hit peak form next season

UEFA elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president on Wednesday, replacing one of the greats of soccer with a largely unknown Slovenian lawyer to lead the European game. The 48-year-old Ceferin will complete Platini's four-year presidential term through 2019, while the former France captain serves a four-term FIFA ban over an improper payment. Ceferin, the head of the Slovenian federation, beat UEFA vice president Michael van Praag of the Netherlands 42-13 in the vote in Athen

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:11:56 -0400
Platini insists conscience clear in farewell speech to UEFA

West Ham was supposed to have hit the jackpot with its relocation to the Olympic Stadiu

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 03:44:34 -0400
Soccer-Platini says he has done nothing wrong in UEFA farewell speech

By Brian Homewood ATHENS (Reuters) - Disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini insisted he had done nothing wrong and said his conscience was clear as he gave a farewell speech to European soccer's governing body at their extraordinary Congress on Wednesday. Despite Platini's ban, FIFA's ethics committee said an exception had been made for the event as a "gesture of humanity." "It's very emotional for me to be here but I'm also delighted to be here because this will be my last speech to a UEFA Congress," Platini bega

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:54:28 -0400
Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results and standings

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Maximiliano Urruti scored twice and Mauro Diaz had a goal and three assists to help FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 4-2 on Tuesday night for the U.S. Open Cup titl

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:57:05 -0400
Soccer-Wenger lauds Arsenal - resilience after Paris revival

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has weathered negative headlines as jobs, conventions and musical performances were canceled in his state this year to protest a law deemed discriminatory against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. "There’s one thing you don’t do in North Carolina. In addition to the tournament, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Monday it would relocate six other championship sporting events from North Carolina for the 2016-17 seaso

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:19:54 -0400
Milik double helps Napoli beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1

Arsenal conceded a goal in the first minute before Alexis Sanchez scored late to salvage a 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League opener on Tuesday. After two disappointing outings in the French league, PSG produced its most complete performance of the season. Edinson Cavani scored PSG's opener after just 44 seconds but then missed three clear-cut chances in a one-sided match at the Parc des Prince

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:14:08 -0400
Saul scores only goal as Atletico Madrid beats PSV 1-0

Arkadiusz Milik scored with two headers as Napoli came from behind to beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday. Denys Garmash had put Kiev in front in the 26th minute in the Group B match in the Ukrainian capital. The hosts finished with 10 men after Serhiy Sydorchuk received his second yellow card in the 68th minute for divin

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:13:04 -0400
Bayern routs Champions League debutant Rostov for new record

Saul Niguez scored late in the first half Tuesday as last season's losing Champions League finalist Atletico Madrid opened this season's campaign with a tense 1-0 win at PSV Eindhoven. The match in Eindhoven was a repeat of last year's Champions League round of 16 clash that Atletico won on penalties in Madrid after both legs ended 0-0. Luuk de Jong looked to have given his team the lead in the fifth minute but referee Martin Atkinson disallowed the PSV captain's headed effort, apparently because of a push by Hector Moreno as he headed the ball back to De Jon

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:00:02 -0400
Soccer-European football split as UEFA elects new president

Basel was held 1-1 by Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday and let its season-long 100 percent record slip. Trailing since the 45th minute, Basel leveled in the 79th when Renato Steffen took advantage of a goalkeeping error. Ludogorets had led on a breakaway goal by Brazilian forward Jonathan Caf

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:53:14 -0400
Soccer-Milik gives Napoli perfect start in Champions league

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Neymar excelled as a playmaker to lead Barcelona to a record-setting 7-0 win over Celtic in their Champions League opener on Tuesday. Celtic missed a penalty in a miserable night for the Scottish visitors. Neymar set up Messi to score twice in the first half hour at Camp Nou before the Brazil striker struck from a free kick just after halftim

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:44:00 -0400
Soccer-Champions League group A results and standings

Five-time champion Bayern Munich gave Russian debutant Rostov a rude welcome to the Champions League on Tuesday, winning 5-0 in a record 13th consecutive win at home in the competition. Goals from Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller on his 27th birthday, two from rising star Joshua Kimmich and another from Juan Bernat gave Carlo Ancelotti's team a perfect start in Group D and maintained the side's winning start to the season. Last season's beaten finalist Atletico Madrid won 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven in the other group gam

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:33:46 -0400
Soccer-Champions League group C results and standings

The Champions League match between Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach has been called off following heavy rain and thunder in Manchester. City said the decision was made to call off the game because of ''adverse weather conditions.'' There had been heavy rain and thunder in the hours leading up to the game, and UEFA officials and match officials inspected the playing surface about an hour before the gam

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:55:32 -0400
Soccer-Asian Champions League quarterfinal results

By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona supporters plan to display 30,000 pro-Catalan independence flags during their Champions League game with Celtic at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, risking the wrath of European soccer's governing body UEFA. The club were fined 30,000 euros ($34,000) last July after supporters waved the flags, known as esteladas, during the 2015 Champions League final in Berlin. UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body ruled the club had breached article 16(2)(e) of their regulations, which prohibits "the use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature&quot

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:12:18 -0400
UEFA hopeful Van Praag complains nations turned back on him

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The decision to move seven college championship sporting events out of North Carolina due to a state law deemed discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was a "proverbial no-brainer," the president of the governing body for U.S. college athletics said on Tuesday. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's move to relocate the games, including two rounds of the prominent Division I men's basketball tournament set for Greensboro in March, came after the National Basketball Association last month yanked its 2017 All-Star Game from the state in protest of the law. "Fairness and inclusion are right at the heart of what the NCAA does and what universities do," NCAA President Mark Emmert said on "CBS This Morning." "And so for our university presidents, this was the proverbial no-brainer." North Carolina in March became the only state in the country to require transgender people to use bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificat

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:12:18 -0400
UEFA hopeful Van Praag complains nations turned back on him

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The decision to move seven college championship sporting events out of North Carolina due to a state law deemed discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was a "proverbial no-brainer," the president of the governing body for U.S. college athletics said on Tuesday. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's move to relocate the games, including two rounds of the prominent Division I men's basketball tournament set for Greensboro in March, came after the National Basketball Association last month yanked its 2017 All-Star Game from the state in protest of the law. "Fairness and inclusion are right at the heart of what the NCAA does and what universities do," NCAA President Mark Emmert said on "CBS This Morning." "And so for our university presidents, this was the proverbial no-brainer." North Carolina in March became the only state in the country to require transgender people to use bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificat

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:38:58 -0400
Soccer-Chelsea - Terry to miss Liverpool clash

(Reuters) - Chelsea long-serving captain John Terry has been ruled out for around 10 days with strained ligaments in his foot and will miss Friday's Premier League clash with Liverpool, the London club said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, who has played all four of Chelsea's league games this season, left the Liberty Stadium on crutches in the closing minutes of Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Sunday. "John Terry's injury suffered in Sunday's game at Swansea is strained ligaments in his foo

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:22:39 -0400
Soccer-Ceferin says Super League must not be allowed to happen

The favorite to become UEFA president has criticized the secret deal - accelerated ahead of Wednesday's election - guaranteeing four Champions League group-stage places for Europe's top four leagues. In an interview with The Associated Press, Aleksander Ceferin expressed frustration UEFA caved into the demands of powerful clubs from Spain, Germany, England, and Ital

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:36:50 -0400
UEFA presidential favorite criticizes Champions League deal

After bringing in the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves and Medhi Benatia, the top priority for Juventus is clearly the Champions League. Juventus has finished runner-up four times since it last won the trophy 20 years ago, including to Barcelona in 2015. ''Everyone says Juve will win everything - the league, cup and the Champions Leagu

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:23:07 -0400
Lukaku scores 3 in 11 minutes to power Everton

Romelu Lukaku fired an 11-minute hat trick to end his 11-game Premier League scoring drought in style as Everton beat Sunderland 3-0 on Monday. The Belgium striker struck with 60th and 68th-minute headers and then completed his hat trick with 19 minutes remaining at the Stadium of Light to condemn former Toffees boss David Moyes to a third defeat in four matches this season. Sunderland might have taken a 10th-minute lead when Adnan Januzaj's shot was blocked and looped perfectly into the path of Jermain Defoe, who sent his first-time volley over the ba

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:30:42 -0400
Soccer-Romanian championship preliminary round results and standings

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he remained faithful to the club despite offers from Paris Saint-Germain's wealthy Qatari owners. ''Why did not I say yes (to PSG)? Because I love where I am,'' Wenger said on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League game between PSG and Arsenal in Group A at the Parc des Prince

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