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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:37:59 -0400
Griezmann double sends France into final

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat world champion Germany 2-0 on Thursday to line up a European Championship final against Portugal. Griezmann put France in front from the penalty spot in stoppage time at the end of the first half and then took full advantage of a German defensive blunder to score his second with a calm finish in the 72nd minute. France reached its first final for a decade and is chasing its first major trophy since Euro 200

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:36:22 -0400
Soccer-Griezmann double sends France into final

By Mitch Phillips MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Two-goal Antoine Griezmann fired France into the Euro 2016 final on Thursday when a smash and grab 2-0 victory over a territorially dominant Germany ended 58 years of tournament suffering at the hands of their neighbours. Griezmann drove in a penalty at the end of the first half after a needless handball by German captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and poked home in the 72nd minute following a blunder by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to set up a final against Portugal in Paris on Sunday. "We are as happy as kids, the whole country is behind us," Griezmann sai

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:08:33 -0400
France times its rise to perfection

If France heads into the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday as the favorite, it owes as much to the authoritative coaching of Didier Deschamps as to Antoine Griezmann's goals. Bookmakers have made the host nation a good bet after Griezmann scored twice to give France a 2-0 victory over world champion Germany in Marseille on Thursday. Deschamps was extremely demanding of his teammates when he captained France to glory at the 1998 World Cup on home soil, and again when he guided them to the title at Euro 200

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
In Euro 2016 final, Santos back where Portugal mission began

After a hellish year, France is just one step away from football heaven. What better way to get there than by downing the world champions and France's nemesis for over half a century: Germany. A 2-0 European Championship semifinal victory for Les Bleus in the city that lent its name to the French national anthem showed that France is back as a major footballing force for the first time since Zinedine Zidane walked off the field in disgrace in the 2006 World Cup fina

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:20:06 -0400
Griezmann double sends France into final

MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Bastian Schweinsteiger barely put a foot wrong in the first half of Germany's European Championship semifinal against France. It was his hand that got him and his team into troubl

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:15:15 -0400
Soccer-European Championship summaries

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat world champion Germany 2-0 on Thursday to line up a European Championship final against Portugal. Griezmann put France in front from the penalty spot in stoppage time at the end of the first half and then took full advantage of a German defensive blunder to score his second with a calm finish in the 72nd minute. France reached its first final for a decade and is chasing its first major trophy since Euro 2000, while Germany missed its chance to add the European title to the World Cup it won in 201

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:39:36 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League qualifying round 1 results

Antoine Griezmann has scored his sixth goal of Euro 2016 to give France a 2-0 lead over Germany after Paul Pogba pounced on a defensive error area. Manuel Neuer flapped at Pogba's cross from the left and Griezmann poked the loose ball into an empty ne

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:39:36 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League qualifying round 1 results

Antoine Griezmann scored both goals as France beat world champion Germany 2-0 to reach the final of the European Championship. Griezmann put France in front from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time of the semifinal at the Stade Velodrome. France will play Portugal in Sunday's final at Saint-Deni

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:18:58 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League qualifying round 1 results

Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty in stoppage time after Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger handled the ball in the area as he challenged France skipper Patrice Evra. Griezmann fired his spot-kick into the bottom left corner to give France a 1-0 lead at halftime in their semifinal. GOAL: Antoine Griezmann scores a penalty in first half stoppage tim

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:07:02 -0400
Soccer-Mueller to lead German line, France unchanged

Germany coach Joachim Loew has made three changes to the starting 11 that beat Italy on penalties in the quarterfinal. With central defender Mats Hummels suspended and injuries for midfielder Sami Khedira and forward Mario Gomez, Loew has brought in defensive midfielder Emre Can, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger - who had been an injury doubt - and winger Julian Draxler. France coach Didier Deschamps has named an unchanged team from the quarterfinal win over Icelan

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:35:48 -0400
Soccer-Valdes joins Middlesbrough on two-year contract

Tricolors fluttered everywhere in Marseille on Thursday ahead of the second European Championship semifinal, with the black, red and yellow German flag outnumbering the red, white and blue of France in the city's packed Old Port. Elsewhere, market traders used flags as sunshades and passengers waved the French tricolor from car windows as they maneuvered traffic-clogged streets near the Stade Velodrome. Portugal awaits the winner, with Germany hoping to add the European title to the World Cup it won two years ago in Brazi

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:53:08 -0400
Soccer-World Cup ticket is aim for new Romania coach Daum

The Portugal reign of Fernando Santos will come full circle in the Stade de France on Sunday. In October 2014, Santos began his mission to revive Portugal's fortunes after a poor World Cup with a friendly defeat by France at the stadium outside Paris. Portugal will be back there in Sunday's European Championship final, against either France or Germany, which meet in the second semifinal on Thursday nigh

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:05:02 -0400
Soccer-Weve only just begun to live, believes Bale

It's going to be hot work Thursday night for players and fans in the southern French city of Marseille for the second semifinal of the European Championship as host France takes on world champion Germany for a place in Sunday's final against Portugal at the Stade de France. Temperatures late afternoon hovered around 33 degrees Celsius (91F) at the Stade Velodrome, with the sun beating down from a nearly cloudless blue sky on fans who sat in the shade of trees near the stadium. The good news for Germany and France players is that the temperatures are forecast to drop slightly by the 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) kickoff time, but they will still be around 26 degrees Celsius (79F

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:38:24 -0400
Soccer-Seedorf named head coach of Chinese second tier side Shenzhen

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans appear to be tempering characteristic ambition to win the day in a Euro 2016 clash against France with higher sympathies for a core European partner hit by economic travails and militant attacks. Thursday's soccer match decides who will qualify for next weekend's final at the Paris Stade de France, one of the targets of Nov. 13 attacks that shook Europe. In an editorial on Tuesday entitled "Allez, allez", the Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote how France needed to beat German

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:49:29 -0400
Santos orchestrates Portugal - tactical renaissance

Tricolors fluttered everywhere in Marseille on Thursday ahead of the second European Championship semifinal, with the black, red and yellow German flag outnumbering the red, white and blue of France in the city's packed Old Port. Elsewhere, market traders used flags as sunshades and passengers waved the French tricolor from car windows as they maneuvered traffic-clogged streets near the Stade Velodrome. Portugal awaits the winner, with Germany hoping to add the European title to the World Cup it won two years ago in Brazi

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:40:06 -0400
Soccer-Santos orchestrates Portugal - tactical renaissance

By Brian Homewood LYON, France (Reuters) - Portugal head into Sunday's Euro 2016 final after another disciplined performance, proving again in their 2-0 win over Wales that they perform like a well-rehearsed orchestra rather than a solo act. Santos reduced the side's dependency on glamorous striker Cristiano Ronaldo and sidelined gifted midfielder Joao Moutinho. Since Santos was appointed, the Portuguese have come through six matches at Euro 2016 without losing and are unbeaten in 13 competitive game

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:48:27 -0400
Wales to get open top bus welcome after Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest from the European Championship (all times local

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:02:17 -0400
Soccer- Celebrated Wales to touch green, green grass of home in style

By Neil Robinson LONDON (Reuters) - Wales has arranged a huge homecoming party for its Euro 2016 team as politicians, actors and sports stars showered Chris Coleman's squad with praise on Thursday despite their semi-final defeat by Portugal. Every One" said the headline in the Welsh newspaper Western Mail, sentiments widely echoed in media coverage of their exploits in going further than any previous Welsh soccer team at an international tournament. The team is scheduled to fly home to Cardiff on Friday where they will be met by First Minister Carwyn Jone

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:15:18 -0400
Soccer-Ferguson backs Allardyce as homegrown England boss

Like fellow underdog Iceland before it, Wales learned the hard lesson that a team needs more than just an abundance of guts and heart to succeed at the pointy end of a major tournament. In the end, Wales simply didn't have enough of it against Portugal in the European Championship semifinal. Gareth Bale, Wales' sole superstar and the world's most expensive player, tried as hard as he could but lost his European Championship semifinal battle against his Real Madrid teammate, Ronald

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:33:46 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

Orlando City SC has fired coach Adrian Heath, who has been with the club since it began in Austin, Texas, in 2008. The team said in a statement Wednesday night that it had ''agreed to amicably part ways'' with Heath and assistant head coach Mark Watson. Heath began as coach of the Austin Aztex and moved with the franchise to Orlando in 201

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:00:12 -0400
Soccer-Wales made to pay for concentration lapse, says Coleman

Wales ended its memorable run at the European Championship tired, full of pride and serenaded by devoted fans. When the Welsh national anthem, Land of My Fathers, reverberated one more time long after the final whistle, the Portugal fans who stayed after their team's 2-0 victory in the semifinals applauded the sea of red shirts that still filled the other end of the stadium in Lyon. ''I'm prouder of this team than any team I've ever been involved in, because I know what they've sacrificed to get to this stage,'' Wales coach Chris Coleman sai

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:03:42 -0400
Ronaldo delivers as Portugal end dream Wales run

Cristiano Ronaldo was tetchy and grouchy, then majestic. A bullet-header, a flex of his muscles for the cameras and an assist for Portugal's second. It's why Ronaldo will lead Portugal into the European Championship final on Sunda

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:57:44 -0400
Soccer-Ronaldo delivers as Portugal end dream Wales run

By Karolos Grohmann LYON, France (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and inadvertently set up the other as Portugal ground out a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday to march into the Euro 2016 final. The goal, his third in the tournament, equaled Michel Platini's record of nine in European Championship finals. Ronaldo also saw his shot turned in by Nani for a second goal in the 53rd minute, ending Wales' remarkable run at their first major finals since 195

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:37:26 -0400
Clinical Portugal begin to dream after denting Welsh pride

Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Gareth Bale to propel Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring a thumping header and then setting up Nani's goal in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday. The goals came in the space of three minutes early in the second half in Lyon, helping end Wales' unlikely run to the semifinals in only its second ever major tournament. Ronaldo equaled France great Michel Platini's record of nine goals in European Championship football when he timed a prodigious leap to perfection and planted home a header in the 50t

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:53:17 -0400
Soccer-European Championship results

Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani struck in quick succession early in the second half to fire Portugal to a 2-0 win over Wales in the first Euro 2016 semi-final on Wednesday. After a tense and tactical first half, Ronaldo broke the deadlock five minutes after the re-start when he leapt majestically to head Raphael Guerreiro's pinpoint cross into the net following a short corner. Ronaldo inadvertently set up the second three minutes later with a mis-hit shot which Nani deflected into past Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennesse

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:50:34 -0400
Soccer-European Championship summaries

Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring with a header and setting up Nani's goal soon after in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday. The goals came in the space of three minutes early in the second half in Lyon, helping end Wales' unlikely run to the semifinals in only its second ever major tournament. Ronaldo tied with Michel Platini on nine goals as the leading scorer in European Championship history when he timed a prodigious leap to perfection and powered home a header in the 50t

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:49:40 -0400
Germany - Schweinsteiger fit to lead side against France

Portugal and Wales are drawing 0-0 at halftime in a tightly contested European Championship semifinal match, with Gareth Bale outshining Cristiano Ronaldo so far in Lyon. Impressing in his roving role for the Welsh, Bale fired over from a short-corner routine and had a long-distance shot saved after a surging 50-meter run. Andy King also went close for Wales when he headed ove

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:49:40 -0400
Germany - Schweinsteiger fit to lead side against France

As his Germany team prepares to face France in the European Championship semifinal, coach Joachim Loew has paid tribute to a bond between the teams forged amid the chaos and bloodshed of November's Paris attacks. Explosions rang out at the Stade de France when three suicide bombers detonated their devices near the stadium during the last meeting between the teams, a friendly on Nov. 13. It was part of a wave of gun and bomb attacks across Paris which left 130 people dead and many more wounde

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:08:21 -0400
Soccer-Pepe out of Portugal side to face Wales

''Everyone at home is talking about football - nothing else matters at the moment,'' 36-year-old Richard Morris said. ''It's the year of the underdogs so hopefully it continues,'' said Williams, referring to Leicester City winning the Premier Leagu

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:49:37 -0400
Deschamps challenges players to write new page for France

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will not spend much time researching how Germany's players take penalties, in case their European Championship semifinal goes to a shootout on Thursday. Although Germany beat Italy on penalties to reach the semis, Lloris says there is a limited amount to gain from studying their techniques. Germany is hoping captain Bastian Schweinsteiger can recover to play the European Championship semifinal against France in Marseille on Thursda

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:38:03 -0400
Germans, locals soak up sun and wine ahead of Euro 2016 semi

Coach Didier Deschamps has challenged his players to write themselves into the history of French football on Thursday by beating Germany in their European Championship semifinal. France has not won a trophy since Euro 2000 and is bidding to reach the final of a major competition for the first time in a decade. The players can write it,'' Deschamps said Wednesday at a pre-match news conferenc

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:25:24 -0400
A look at some tactical choices for Germany vs. France

MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- A look at some of the tactical choices for France coach Didier Deschamps ahead of the European Championship semifinal against German

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:11:36 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1610 GMT on Wednesday, July 6

Loew has a defensive riddle to solve with central defender Mats Hummels ruled out through suspension. Not only that, but the coach has to ponder whether to stick with his three-man defense that allowed five players to crowd the midfield in the quarterfinal against Italy, or revert to the more familiar four-at-the-back that didn't concede in the group games against Ukraine, Poland and Northern Ireland, or in the round of 16 match against Slovakia. Jerome Boateng will anchor the defensive line no matter which option Loew choose

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:04:31 -0400
FIFA appoints Slovenian state auditor to replace Scala

A Barcelona court on Wednesday gave Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud. The court also fined Messi 2 million euros and his father, 1.5 million euros. During the four-day trial last month, Messi and his father denied any wrongdoin

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:53:13 -0400
Soccer-Russian international Neustadter joins Fenerbahe

Germany is hoping captain Bastian Schweinsteiger can recover to play the European Championship semifinal against France in Marseille on Thursday. Schweinsteiger, who took a knock to his injury-prone right knee in Saturday's quarterfinal win over Italy, started the team's last training session at its tournament base on Wednesday but his participation remains in question. Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl or Liverpool's Emre Can could step in for their tournament debuts if the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger doesn't make i

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:39:00 -0400
Germany hoping to have Schweinsteiger fit to face France

Barcelona's Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined 2 million euros ($2.2 million) after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a court in the Spanish city said on Wednesday. The court handed the same jail sentence to the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, and fined him 1.5 million euros. Messi, 29, and his father were accused by the Spanish tax office of defrauding the government of 4.2 million euros ($4.7 million) in tax between 2007 and 200

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:13:53 -0400
The Latest: Putin calls Monaco party shameless

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes. The sentence can be appealed through the Spanish supreme court, the statement sai

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:13:53 -0400
The Latest: Putin calls Monaco party shameless

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) -- Germany is hoping captain Bastian Schweinsteiger can recover to play the European Championship semifinal against France in Marseille on Thursday. Schweinsteiger, who took a knock to his injury-prone right knee in Saturday's quarterfinal win over Italy, started the team's last training session at its tournament base on Wednesday but his participation remains in question. Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl or Liverpool's Emre Can could step in for their tournament debuts if the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger doesn't make i

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 03:45:28 -0400
Basketball-Satoransky relishes prospect of Wizards spell

By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Tomas Satoransky regards his expected move from Barcelona to the NBA's Washington Wizards to provide him with the greatest challenge of his career, the Czech guard told Reuters. "We have a verbal agreement, it's not official yet," Satornasky said after the Czechs suffered a shock 71-59 reverse to Latvia at an Olympic qualifying tournament in the Serbian capital on Tuesday. "We will see when this tournament is over but it's a challenge I have always looked forward to." After five years at Sevilla, Satoransky joined Barcelona in 2014 and quickly drew attention with impressive performances in the Euroleague, the continent's premier club competitio

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:55:35 -0400
Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

Rookie forward Jordan Morris came off the bench to score two second-half goals and the Seattle Sounders beat West Ham United of the English Premier League in an international exhibition game on Tuesday night 3-0. Herculez Gomez also scored for the Sounders, converting a penalty kick late in the first half. Morris' first goal came in the 70th minute, just eight minutes after subbing into the gam

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:55:35 -0400
Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

Rookie forward Jordan Morris came off the bench to score two second-half goals and the Seattle Sounders beat West Ham United of the English Premier League in an international exhibition game on Tuesday night 3-0. Herculez Gomez also scored for the Sounders, converting a penalty kick late in the first half. Morris' first goal came in the 70th minute, just eight minutes after subbing into the gam

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:20:18 -0400
New York City FC-Revolution preview

MOSCOW (AP) -- World Cup ticket prices have broken the $1,000 barrier for the first tim

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:26:57 -0400
ARGENTINA SOCCER COACH GERARDO MARTINO RESIGNS OVER PROBLEMS IN NAMING RIO OLYMPIC TEAM - ARGENTINE FA

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Gerardo Martino, the coach of Argentina's national soccer team, has resigned, local media reported on Tuesday, days after the country lost to Chile in the regional Copa America tournament final. Reuters could not immediately reach Argentina's AFA soccer organization for comment. The team's star player, Lionel Messi, quit the national team after the game, prompting hundreds of his fans to protest in the rain over the weekend. (Reporting by Luis Ampuero, Writing by Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein, editing by G Crosse and David Gregori

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:45:20 -0400
Soccer-Portugal out to improve their semi-final win ratio

The journey to Wednesday's game against Portugal - the first semifinal in Welsh football history - has been an arduous one for the 46-year-old Coleman. ''There are a lot of good managers out of work because there only so many jobs,'' Coleman said Tuesday. Many in Coleman's position might have given up and pursued an easier life as a television pundi

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:53:44 -0400
Soccer-Champions League qualifying round 1 results

FIFA said on Tuesday it had reduced the bans imposed on two senior officials, including its former secretary general, who were barred from taking part in soccer-related activities following a corruption investigation. Former secretary general Jerome Valcke was handed a ban of 12 years while another official, Chung Mong-joon, was given a six-year ban in a corruption scandal at the heart of FIFA which led to several dozen people, including senior football officials, being indicted. Valcke, who was right-hand man to FIFA's now-banned president Sepp Blatter for eight years, was found guilty of misconduct over the sale of World Cup tickets, abuse of travel expenses, attempting to sell TV rights below their market value and destruction of evidenc

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:00:26 -0400
Euro 2016 final attack risk grows with French involvement: Germany

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) -- Despite his puzzling failure ever to score at a European Championship, otherwise prolific Germany forward Thomas Mueller sees no reason for change ahead of Thursday's semifinal with France in Marseille. The 26-year-old Mueller, who contributed nine goals in nine qualifying games for Euro 2016, has missed a host of chances in five games so far, extending his scoreless record from Euro 2012. ''Goals are not my gasoline, but the paint on my car perhaps, the special paint that makes it look good,'' Mueller sai

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:59:07 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Argentina struggling to prepare team for Rio

FIFA has reduced the ban on two senior officials, including its former secretary general, who were barred from soccer-related activities following a corruption probe, the global soccer body said on Tuesday. The FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, has partially confirmed the decisions taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee regarding Jerome Valcke, but reduced his ban from 12 to 10 years. Chung Mong-joon, another official, had his ban reduced from six to five year

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:59:07 -0400
Olympics-Soccer-Argentina struggling to prepare team for Rio

FIFA has reduced the ban on two senior officials, including its former secretary general, who were barred from soccer-related activities following a corruption probe, the global soccer body said on Tuesday. The FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Larry Mussenden, has partially confirmed the decisions taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee regarding Jerome Valcke, but reduced his ban from 12 to 10 years. Chung Mong-joon, another official, had his ban reduced from six to five year

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:43:23 -0400
The Latest: Playing surfaces are improving says UEFA

Jose Mourinho set out his vision to revive Manchester United and defended his record promoting youngsters on Tuesday, cutting out his usual bluster and eschewing fueling the rivalry with Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola. United is in need of both a quick-fix and long-term stability after David Moyes and Louis van Gaal struggled as successors to Alex Ferguson, whose 26-year reign ended in 2013. A seemingly mellowed Mourinho was presented to the media for the first time as United manager seven months after being fired by Chelsea for the second tim

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 07:29:52 -0400
Soccer-Swansea City make Fer move permanent

The World Cup winners against the hosts, the resumption of an old rivalry, the ''Marseillaise'' sung loud in Marseille - France's semifinal against Germany makes for a mouthwatering semifinal on Thursday. Germany goes into the game missing key players through injury or suspension, while France is so far untested against top-level opposition at this tournament. Few French fans could forgive the World Cup semifinal in 1982 when a physical West German team beat France 3-3 on penaltie

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