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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:08:54 -0400
Lochte back home but Brazil police seek other U.S. swimmer

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:03:46 -0400
Olympics-Lochte back home but Brazil police seek other U.S. swimmer

By Rodrigo Viga and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Wednesday Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte had returned to the United States before a judge&#039;s order to stop him but they were searching for his team mate amid doubts over their account of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Judge Keyla Blanc, of Brazil&#039;s Special Tribunal for Fans and Major Events, ordered police on Wednesday to seize the passports of Lochte and fellow gold medalist James Feigen so they could be questioned over inconsistencies in their descriptions of the robbery at the weekend. Police discovered after checks at Rio&#039;s international airport that Lochte, 32, had already left Brazil, where he won a relay gold medal in the Olympic swimming competition that ended on Saturda

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:29:08 -0400
HIGHLIGHTS-Olympics-Day 12 at the Rio Olympics

Arda Turan scored two goals before Lionel Messi added a third as Barcelona beat Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-0 victory on aggregate. Messi headed Barcelona&#039;s third in the 55th, his first goal this season. Barcelona finished with 10 men after Javier Mascherano asked to be substituted with 10 minutes left and after coach Luis Enrique had made all three change

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:51:59 -0400
Soccer-Spanish Super Cup final result

Lukas Klosertmann and Nils Peterson scored to send Germany into the Olympic gold-medal match for the first time with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Nigeria on Wednesday. The Germans will play Brazil on Saturday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium was the site of the country&#039;s World Cup victory in 2014, a few days after the German senior team embarrassed Brazil 7-1 in the semifinal

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:31:18 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Final pits Brazil vs Germany and old ghosts

By Rodrigo Viga and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police were searching for U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen on Wednesday after a judge issued an order preventing them from leaving the country until they clarified their accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint. After checks at Rio&#039;s international airport, police sources said they believed Lochte had already left Brazil where he won a relay gold medal in the Olympic swimming competition that ended on Saturday. U.S. media quoted a lawyer for Lochte, one of swimming&#039;s most decorated Olympians, as saying his client had already returned to the United State

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:39:52 -0400
Soccer-Champions League play-off round results

GENEVA (AP) -- Roma hung on to draw 1-1 at Porto in a Champions League playoff first-leg on Wednesday after having defender Thomas Vermaelen sent off before halftime on his debu

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:54:59 -0400
Neymar scores early, leads Brazil to Olympic soccer final

Fans wearing the familiar gold-and-green-trimmed shirts of Brazil&#039;s national team were still streaming up the ramp and into the Maracana Stadium when Neymar struck. Its 6-0 semifinal win Wednesday over Honduras kept Brazil in pursuit of the Olympic gold medal - the one important international prize the only five-time World Cup champions have never won. &#039;&#039;I&#039;m happy for the goals but the most important thing is that we made it to the final,&#039;&#039; said Gabriel Jesu

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:29:42 -0400
Soccer-Germany striker Mario Gomez signs for Wolfsburg

With the fastest goal in Olympic history, Neymar led Brazil back to the gold-medal match. The Barcelona striker scored 15 seconds into the game and converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time Wednesday to lead Brazil over Honduras 6-0 in the semifinals of the men&#039;s tournament. Gabriel Jesus added two goals in the first half at the packed Maracana Stadium and Marquinhos and Luan scored a goal each in the secon

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:45:28 -0400
Soccer-Australia - Jedinak joins Aston Villa from Crystal Palace

Raheem Sterling has got his season off to an impressive start at Manchester City - and new manager Pep Guardiola may be the reason why. Guardiola called the midfielder a &#039;&#039;fantastic player&#039;&#039; after Man City&#039;s 5-0 thrashing of Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League playoff first-leg match on Tuesday, when Sterling set up two goals and looked dangerous both on and off the ball. &#039;&#039;He&#039;s fast, has a good work ethic, can play right or left, go out to the line or go in the middle,&#039;&#039; Guardiola sai

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:51:04 -0400
Olympics-Judge orders U.S. swimmer Lochte, teammate not to leave Brazil

By Tatiana Ramil and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has ordered U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen not to leave the country, saying they gave conflicting accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint outside the Rio Games at the weekend. Judicial sources say they believe the pair are no longer in Brazil. Judge Keyla Blanc, of Brazil&#039;s Special Tribunal for Fans and Major Events, ordered the seizure of the swimmers&#039; passports until they gave further evidence concerning the incident, which has fueled concern over security at South America&#039; first Game

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:51:04 -0400
Olympics-Judge orders U.S. swimmer Lochte, teammate not to leave Brazil

By Tatiana Ramil and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has ordered U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen not to leave the country, saying they gave conflicting accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint outside the Rio Games at the weekend. Judicial sources say they believe the pair are no longer in Brazil. Judge Keyla Blanc, of Brazil&#039;s Special Tribunal for Fans and Major Events, ordered the seizure of the swimmers&#039; passports until they gave further evidence concerning the incident, which has fueled concern over security at South America&#039; first Game

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:51:04 -0400
Olympics-Judge orders U.S. swimmer Lochte, teammate not to leave Brazil

By Tatiana Ramil and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has ordered U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen not to leave the country, saying they gave conflicting accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint outside the Rio Games at the weekend. Judicial sources say they believe the pair are no longer in Brazil. Judge Keyla Blanc, of Brazil&#039;s Special Tribunal for Fans and Major Events, ordered the seizure of the swimmers&#039; passports until they gave further evidence concerning the incident, which has fueled concern over security at South America&#039; first Game

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:35:03 -0400
Olympics-Judge orders Lochte & teammate not to leave Brazil - daily

By Tatiana Ramil and Daniel Flynn RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A judge in Brazil has issued an order to prevent U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country on the grounds they gave conflicting accounts of their robbery outside the Rio Games on Sunday, a Brazilian daily said on Wednesday. Lochte said he, Feigen and two other team mates were traveling to the Athletes&#039; Village in a taxi in the early hours of the morning, after a party, when armed men carrying police badges pulled them over. Officials from the U.S. Olympic Committee and a lawyer for Lochte could not be immediately reached for commen

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:23:31 -0400
Brazil - Marta isnt finishing the Olympics as shed hoped

Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl wouldn&#039;t mind a third straight penalty shootout for Sweden in the women&#039;s Olympic soccer final on Friday. &#039;&#039;If that&#039;s what it takes, I don&#039;t mind,&#039;&#039; Lindahl said Tuesday after leading Sweden to a 4-3 shootout win over host Brazil in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. &#039;&#039;It&#039;s fun as a goalkeeper, you have nothing to los

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:02:40 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday, Aug 17

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil is contending for an Olympic gold medal in men&#039;s soccer thanks to Neymar and a group of talented youngsters who soon could be starring in top European club

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:54:15 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Marta - hopes of career-capping gold dashed at Maracana

By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil&#039;s Olympic women&#039;s football team was showered with joyous attention until their heart-breaking semi-final elimination on Tuesday which brought forward a key question: Was the interest the start of something big or another false dawn? Brazil does not have a season-long women&#039;s league, forcing 13 of those in the 18-strong squad to ply their trade overseas. &quot;When we got to the Olympic final in 2004... we thought that it would take off, that it would get sponsorship, that a league would be created,&quot; said Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil coach at the time and the manager who led the men&#039;s team to their 1994 World Cup triump

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:53:32 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Women - semifinal results

Sergio Aguero hit a hat trick after failing to score from two early penalties as Manchester City thrashed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday, virtually assuring a sixth straight season in the group stage. On a night when City&#039;s movement and speed of passing bewildered its Romanian opponent, Aguero had one spot kick saved and saw another clip the bar either side of David Silva&#039;s 13th-minute opener. Aguero sidefooted home from the edge of the area in the 41st, Nolito scored his first City goal, before Aguero added two more in the final 12 minutes in the Romanian capita

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:39:43 -0400
HIGHLIGHTS-Olympics-Day 11 at the Rio Olympics

By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Sweden beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the sides were goalless following extra time on Tuesday to reach the final of the women&#039;s football tournament at the Rio Olympics. Sweden, whose previous best showing at an Olympics was a fourth place finish in 2004, will now face the winner of the other semi-final between Germany and Canada. Lisa Dahlkvist scored the decisive penalty on Sweden&#039;s fifth attempt after Andressa, the youngest player on the Brazil squad, saw her penalty saved by Hedvig Lindah

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:36:11 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Sweden beat Brazil in shootout to reach final

Sweden did it again, this time against the hosts. The Swedes are headed to the gold-medal match at the Olympics for the first time, advancing 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw with Brazil on Tuesday. Brazil forward Marta, one of the biggest stars of the tournament, buried the first kick of the shootou

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:10:20 -0400
OBITUARY-Soccer-Havelange reshaped FIFA but career ended in disgrace

One of Joao Havelange&#039;s favorite utterances was that when he arrived at FIFA house to take over as president in 1974, he found $20 in the till and headquarters that were falling apart. When he left 24 years later, he said there was $4 billion in the coffers, $100 million worth of property and soccer&#039;s governing body had more members than the United Nations. During his presidency the Brazilian, who died at the age of 100 on Tuesday, transformed FIFA and its flagship competition, the World Cu

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:39:44 -0400
Soccer-Fenerbahce name Advocaat as manager

Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer&#039;s governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. Havelange, who was suffering from a respiratory infection, died early Tuesday while Rio de Janeiro was hosting the Olympic Games, according to the Samaritano Hospital. In 2009, Havelange led off Rio&#039;s bid presentation to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen by inviting the members to vote to &#039;&#039;join me in celebrating my 100th birthday&#039;&#039;&#039; at the 2016 Games in Brazi

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:35:21 -0400
HIGHLIGHTS-Olympics-Day 11 at the Rio Olympics

Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the men&#039;s Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday. The decisive game will mark the debut of many of Brazil&#039;s youngsters at the famed venue, which is expected to be packed with nearly 70,000 fans hopeful of seeing Brazil stay on track for its first soccer gold medal. &#039;&#039;We know about the importance of Maracana in the history of Brazilian football,&#039;&#039; Brazil defender Marquinhos sai

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:38:10 -0400
Germany honor Schweinsteiger, Podolski with farewell games

Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer&#039;s governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. In 2009, Havelange led off Rio&#039;s bid presentation to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen by inviting the members to vote to &#039;&#039;join me in celebrating my 100th birthday&#039;&#039;&#039; at the 2016 Games in Brazil. With more cash for football also came widespread financial wrongdoing by its top officials, including Havelang

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:34:30 -0400
Soccer-Germany honour Schweinsteiger, Podolski with farewell games

(Reuters) - Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski will be honored with farewell matches after announcing their retirement from international duty, according to a statement by the German Football Association. Schweinsteiger revealed his intention to end his international career after winning his 120th cap in Germany&#039;s Euro 2016 semi-final defeat by France in July, and will have a final opportunity to say goodbye to supporters against Finland in Moenchengladbach on Aug. 31. Podolski announced that he no longer wanted to be considered for international selection in a post on his official Instagram account on Monday (poldi_official), although due to a ankle injury, the date of his farewell match has not yet been confirme

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:44:09 -0400
Joao Havelange, ex-president of FIFA, dies at age 100

Joao Havelange, the former president of FIFA, died in Rio de Janeiro&#039;s Samaritano Hospital on Tuesday, the hospital said, without giving further details until authorized by his family. The former Olympic swimmer and water polo player for Brazil had been in and out of the hospital in recent months with respiratory problems. Havelange, who was 100, was the first non-European to head the International Football Federation (FIFA), world soccer&#039;s governing bod

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:31:37 -0400
Soccer-Luis Enrique expects more Barcelona signings

(Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that more new faces will arrive at the Nou Camp this transfer window while some squad members will be sold.The Spanish champions have recruited Andre Gomes, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and Denis Suarez since the end of last season while Marc Bartra, Thomas Vermaelen, Adriano Correia and Sandro Ramirez have departed. &quot;I believe that players will come and some players will leave,&quot; Luis Enrique said in Tuesday&#039;s news conferenc

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:31:37 -0400
Soccer-Luis Enrique expects more Barcelona signings

(Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that more new faces will arrive at the Nou Camp this transfer window while some squad members will be sold.The Spanish champions have recruited Andre Gomes, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and Denis Suarez since the end of last season while Marc Bartra, Thomas Vermaelen, Adriano Correia and Sandro Ramirez have departed. &quot;I believe that players will come and some players will leave,&quot; Luis Enrique said in Tuesday&#039;s news conferenc

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:59:11 -0400
Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

With the Olympic soccer gold medal only two games away, Brazil is trying hard to manage expectations. The Olympic title is the only significant championship Brazil hasn&#039;t won in men&#039;s soccer. &#039;&#039;We can&#039;t start thinking about the final,&#039;&#039; Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus sai

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:40:01 -0400
Soccer-My philosophy already working at Chelsea, says Conte

Striker Diego Costa struck in the 89th minute as Chelsea won its first competitive match under new manager Antonio Conte, beating West Ham 2-1 Monday night in the English Premier League. &#039;&#039;I&#039;m delighted with the performance, I saw a lot of things that are working, a good intensity with the ball, but we know we can improve,&#039;&#039; said Conte, a former Juventus and Italy manager. West Ham thought it had grabbed a late equalizer in the London derby at Stamford Bridge after James Collins&#039; well-struck shot in the 77th minute canceled out Eden Hazard&#039;s penalty kic

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:03:02 -0400
Soccer-Late Costa strike gives Conte winning Chelsea debut

LONDON (AP) -- Striker Diego Costa struck late as Chelsea won its first competitive match under new manager Antonio Conte, beating West Ham 2-1 Monday night in their English Premier League opener at Stamford Bridg

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:24:39 -0400
Soccer-African Champions League group B results and standings

Women&#039;s soccer has not traditionally been popular in Brazil, but Marta and her teammates have been capturing hearts as they&#039;ve traveled across the country en route to a semifinal match against Sweden at the Maracana Stadium on Tuesday. &#039;&#039;We are aware of the pressures,&#039;&#039; Brazil coach Vadao said through a translator on Monday. Sweden deployed a defensive strategy against the United States and won 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 dra

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:31:01 -0400
Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

With the Olympic soccer gold medal only two games away, Brazil is trying hard to manage expectations. The Olympic title is the only significant championship Brazil hasn&#039;t won in men&#039;s soccer. &#039;&#039;We can&#039;t start thinking about the final,&#039;&#039; Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus sai

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:54:07 -0400
Soccer-Guardiola says impressed by Hart, Toure despite transfer rumours

(Reuters) - Pep Guardiola is impressed with what he has seen from Yaya Toure and Joe Hart in training ahead of Manchester City&#039;s Champions League playoff against Steaua Bucharest, even though the pair face uncertain futures at the Etihad Stadium. Toure, 33, has not traveled with the City squad to Romania for Tuesday&#039;s match, having also been omitted from the squad for Guardiola&#039;s Premier League debut win over Sunderland this weekend. England number one Hart was replaced in the starting lineup by Willy Caballero on Saturday, and while he has made the trip, speculation about his future has intensified in the British medi

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:40:53 -0400
Ex-soccer player in UK dies after police use Taser on him

City manager Pep Guardiola last week included Toure in his provisional squad list for the two-legged playoff, but the Ivory Coast midfielder was not among the players who flew to Romania. &#039;&#039;I have a lot of respect of him, for his career and quality, but for the first days - against Sunderland - we were looking for a more intensive game,&#039;&#039; Guardiola sai

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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:46:34 -0400
Soccer-Barca captain Iniesta to miss start of La Liga season

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Barcelona&#039;s midfield maestro Andres Iniesta will be out for two weeks after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday&#039;s 2-0 Spanish Super Cup first leg win at Sevilla. The Barca captain was forced off in the 36th minute following a late challenge from Sevilla defender Mariano, barely 10 minutes after Jeremy Mathieu was substituted with a hamstring problem. Barca said in a statement on Monday that Iniesta would be out for at least two weeks, missing Wednesday&#039;s Super Cup second leg plus the first two La Liga games of the season at home to Real Betis on Saturday and at Athletic Bilbao the following weeken

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 23:31:01 -0400
Altidore scores 3rd goal in 4 games, Toronto FC ties Houston

Canada is back in soccer&#039;s medal round at the Olympics, and this time the team wants more. The Canadian women surprisingly reached the podium four years ago at the London Games, beating France 1-0 for the bronze medal. The Canadians again knocked off the higher-ranked French in the quarterfinals in Brazil, earning a semifinal match against Germany on Tuesday in Belo Horizont

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 23:13:31 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jozy Altidore scored his third goal in four games and Toronto FC played to a 1-1 tie with the 10-man Houston Dynamo on Sunday night in a game postponed Saturday because of rai

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:31:55 -0400
Soccer-Suarez, Munir strikes edge Barca towards Super Cup

Luis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi scored in the second half to give Barcelona a 2-0 win at Sevilla in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. Arda Turan set up Suarez with a wonderful chested pass in the 54th minute after Denis Suarez found him in the area with a well-placed lob. &#039;&#039;We played a great second half,&#039;&#039; Suarez sai

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:18:10 -0400
Soccer-Suarez and Munir strikes edge Barca closer to Super Cup

Razvan Cocis scored off a set piece late in the second half to give the Chicago Fire a 2-2 draw with Orlando City on Sunday. Brandon Vincent put the ball out front after a quick pass on a corner kick and Cocis got his head on it with enough force that goalkeeper Joe Bendik couldn&#039;t keep it out of the net despite getting a hand on it. It was the third goal for Coci

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:56:16 -0400
Soccer-Ecuador championship 2nd round results and standings

By Andrew Downie and Liana B. Baker RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic champion Justin Rose appealed to Games chiefs to forget the withdrawals of top names and focus on the players and fans who did turn up and use that positivity to ensure golf remains as an Olympic sport. Golf&#039;s future in the Games will be debated over the next few years but Rose said Sunday&#039;s exciting finale in front of big crowds should guarantee its spot beyond Tokyo 2020.&quot;To anybody making the decision going forward, I would just ask them, were you in Rio on Sunday?,&quot; Briton Rose told reporters after a thrilling final-round showdown with Sweden&#039;s Henrik Stenson earned him the gold medal, the first in the sport since the last time golf was played in the Olympics in 1904. Golf returned to the Olympics after an absence of 112 years and the purpose-built course in Rio de Janeiro was packed to see Rose defeat British Open champion Stenson with a birdie at the final hol

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:27:32 -0400
Soccer-Lacazette hat-trick gives Lyon 3-0 win at promoted Nancy

Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the German Super Cup to get new coach Carlo Ancelotti off to a winning start Sunday. Arturo Vidal and Thomas Mueller scored in the second half after Dortmund, which had dominated the game at home in its Westfalenstadion, wasted several chances to score. &#039;&#039;It was difficult,&#039;&#039; Ancelotti said after his first competitive game in charg

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:47:37 -0400
Bayern beats Dortmund 2-0 to win German Super Cup

It might be time to put Neymar&#039;s name back on the Brazilian jersey. After an uninspired start that prompted some fans to replace his name with Marta&#039;s on the famed No. 10 shirt, Neymar is finally showing why he arrived at the Olympics as one of its biggest stars. Neymar led Brazil to the semifinals of the Olympic soccer tournament with an outstanding performance in the 2-0 win over Colombia on Saturda

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:29:12 -0400
Soccer-Ecuador championship 2nd round results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- A rampant Liverpool came from behind to beat Arsenal 4-3, while Manchester United began its new era under Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in their opening games of the English Premier League season on Sunda

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:51:41 -0400
Soccer-Belgian championship results and standings

Liverpool roared back from a goal down to beat Arsenal 4-3 on Sunday in a thrilling finish to the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. Theo Walcott put Arsenal ahead in the 31st, less than two minutes after missing a penalty, only for Philippe Coutinho to equalize for Liverpool in first-half stoppage time with a spectacular free kick. It proved to be a turning point as Liverpool tore Arsenal&#039;s makeshift defense to shreds after the interval, with superb goals by Adam Lallana, Coutinho and Sadio Mane giving the visitors a 4-1 lead by the 63rd minut

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:22:11 -0400
Soccer-Austrian championship results and standings

It was the 100th minute of a physical and tense game in the quarterfinals of the women&#039;s Olympic soccer tournament. Sweden was moving the ball dangerously down the right flank when, out of nowhere, a Brazilian player came sprinting to make a perfectly timed sliding tackle. The player was 38-year-old Miraildes Maciel Mota, known simply as Formiga, or &#039;ant&#039; in Portuguese, a nickname that she picked up because of her tireless and hard-working style of pla

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:36:34 -0400
HIGHLIGHTS-Olympics-Day nine at the Rio Olympics

A superb goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his Premier League debut helped Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday in Jose Mourinho&#039;s first league game in charge of his new club. Juan Mata opened the scoring five minutes before halftime after a defensive blunder and captain Wayne Rooney headed United&#039;s second in the 59th after a wayward shot by Anthony Martia

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:27:07 -0400
Soccer-Russian championship results and standings

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) -- A superb goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his Premier League debut helped Manchester United to a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday in Jose Mourinho&#039;s first league game in charge of his new clu

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:37:57 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

Neymar scored his first goal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Saturday, giving Brazil a 2-0 win over Colombia and a spot in the semifinals of the men&#039;s soccer tournament. Neymar scored from a free kick in the 12th minute, sending a right-footed shot through the wall and into the lower right corner of the net. Luan added the second in the 83rd at the Arena Corinthians with a shot from outside the area, keeping alive Brazil&#039;s hopes of winning the soccer gold medal for the first tim

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:45:16 -0400
Soccer: Powers Brazil, Germany into semi-finals

HOUSTON (AP) -- A thunderstorm forced the postponement of the Major League Soccer game Saturday night between Toronto FC and the Houston Dynam

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:44:48 -0400
Neymar leads Brazil into men - soccer semifinals

By Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 to move into the last four and a date with Honduras, while Nigeria and Germany both won on Saturday to set up an intriguing semi-final line up in men&#039;s soccer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Brazil, who have never won the Olympic soccer title, were nervous, especially in a first half that had 21 fouls and five yellows cards, four of them for Colombi

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