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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 10:04:20 -0400
France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Eight months after a wave of attacks brought death to the streets of Paris, France's national team takes on Portugal in a European Championship final with more than just a silver trophy at stake. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France, killing a bystander, while France played Germany in a friendly match. Ahead of Sunday's game at the same venue, the symbolism has not been lost on a France team that is doing its level best to bring a measure of happiness to a country still mourning its dea

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:25:19 -0400
Euro 2016 final: 5 France players to watch

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Portugal is facing France in the European Championship final on Sunday. Here are five Portugal players to watc

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Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:23:08 -0400
UEFA to publish top officials pay deals for 1st time

PARIS (AP) -- French police and troops are gearing up for their biggest security challenge since the deadly Nov. 13 attacks across Paris last year, as thousands of fans mass in the French capital for Sunday's European Championship fina

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:22:14 -0400
Houston - Deric has 4th shutout to preserve scoreless draw

Twitter Inc is in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and Time Warner Inc's cable network Turner Broadcasting to buy digital streaming rights for content related to major sports and events, Recode reported. Twitter also streamed pre- and post-game content around Wimbledon this week. Twitter has been increasing its push into video as users turn to the internet from traditional cable for their entertainment fi

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:27:25 -0400
Soccer-Wales welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of fans

As if her list of accomplishments wasn't long enough already, Hope Solo has a chance to add another one on Saturday. If Solo posts a shutout when the U.S. women meet South Africa at Soldier Field, she will have an even 100. Solo has soared to heights no other U.S. goalkeeper has reached with more victories than any other, not to mention a World Cup championship and two Olympic gold medal

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:10:55 -0400
UEFA drops doping case of France, Liverpool defender Sakho

Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Carvalho have waited a dozen years to reach another final with Portugal. Some teammates will have a more recent Portuguese setback on their minds going into Sunday's European Championship final against France. Joao Mario, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva and Raphael Guerreiro were in the squad at the European Under-21 Championship a year ago when Portugal was denied the title by Swede

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:36:12 -0400
Guardiola shows respect for Mourinho at start of City reign

The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an estimated 200,000 people after its historic run to the European Championship semifinals in France. After hundreds of supporters greeted the team at Cardiff Airport - renamed Cardiff Bale Airport for the day in honor of Wales star Gareth Bale - an open-top bus carrying Chris Coleman's squad weaved its way through the streets of Cardiff for an hou

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:33:50 -0400
Soccer-Euro 2016 revenue up 34 percent to 1.93 billion euros-UEFA

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Expanding the European Championship has paid off for UEFA, which expects to make a record profit of 830 million euros ($917 million). Four years ago, UEFA's profit was 593.7 million euros (then $724 million) from its most lucrative competition, according to its financial accounts for that year. UEFA leaders, including Theodoridis and senior vice president Angel Maria Villar, praised Michel Platini, the European football body's outgoing president who will serve a FIFA ban from official duty until 201

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:23:30 -0400
Soccer-It - not about me and Mourinho, says City boss Guardiola

By Toby Davis PARIS (Reuters) - For so much of Cristiano Ronaldo's majestic career, he has battled with Lionel Messi, often unsuccessfully, to be considered the greatest player in the world. If history ultimately judges the finest talents by their achievements on the international stage, where neither player has tasted success, then the Portuguese captain could use Sunday's Euro 2016 final to land a haymaker blow in one of football's great rivalries. Ronaldo has overcome rumblings of discontent at the tournament, with his form and attitude subjected to microscopic analysis, to lead his side into a showpiece finale where they will face hosts France in Pari

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:05:56 -0400
PROFILE-Soccer-Ex-electrician Santos happy to wire up ugly Portugal

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

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:31:52 -0400
Soccer-I want City to play beautiful football, says Guardiola

Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final. Ronaldo was on the winning side with Real Madrid at the continental showpiece in Milan, with the Portugal captain scoring the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout against Griezmann's Atletico Madri

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:17:01 -0400
Deschamps must pick France - best approach against Portugal

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and Time Warner Inc's cable network Turner Broadcasting to buy digital streaming rights for content related to major sports and events, Recode reported. Twitter also streamed pre- and post-game content around Wimbledon this week. As growth in its ad revenue slows, Twitter is focusing on TV-style video deals to attract users, who are increasingly turning to the internet from traditional cable for their entertainment fi

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:17:01 -0400
Deschamps must pick France - best approach against Portugal

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and Time Warner Inc's cable network Turner Broadcasting to buy digital streaming rights for content related to major sports and events, Recode reported. Twitter also streamed pre- and post-game content around Wimbledon this week. As growth in its ad revenue slows, Twitter is focusing on TV-style video deals to attract users, who are increasingly turning to the internet from traditional cable for their entertainment fi

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:17:01 -0400
Deschamps must pick France - best approach against Portugal

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and Time Warner Inc's cable network Turner Broadcasting to buy digital streaming rights for content related to major sports and events, Recode reported. Twitter also streamed pre- and post-game content around Wimbledon this week. As growth in its ad revenue slows, Twitter is focusing on TV-style video deals to attract users, who are increasingly turning to the internet from traditional cable for their entertainment fi

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:14:00 -0400
PROFILE-Soccer-Boyish Griezmann shapes himself into France - superhero

With the European Championship title at stake, France coach Didier Deschamps must decide whether to take the game to Portugal on Sunday or stick with the counter-attacking style that worked well against Germany in their semifinal. France has developed into an opportunist side at Euro 2016 with a penchant for hitting teams on the break. It no longer has an inspirational playmaker like Zinedine Zidane orchestrating attacks, and responds better to how others play, rather than dictating the gam

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:06:29 -0400
Spain: Court shelves case against Neymar for Barca transfer

By John Irish MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - When France meet Portugal in Sunday's Euro 2016 final, the outcome is likely to depend on the performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann -- the second time the two players have clashed with a European trophy at stake in six weeks. Portugal's Ronaldo steered Real Madrid to their Champions League triumph at the end of May after his French rival Griezmann missed a penalty for city rivals Atletic

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:30:11 -0400
Soccer-Chinese championship results and standings

There was plenty of controversy when Guardiola and Mourinho met while coaching Spanish powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid in the early 2010s. In his first news conference as City manager, Guardiola says Mourinho ''wants to win, I want to wi

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:45:11 -0400
Goalkeeper Petr Cech retires from international football

By blowing themselves up at France's national stadium, suicide bombers created a link, indelibly marked in blood, between football and extremist terror - things that, in normal circumstances, are worlds apart. Since that night last November, it has been impossible to think of one without the other at the vast arena where France's national team was playing Germany and where, on Sunday night, it will play Portugal in the European Championship final. Regardless of whether Les Bleus win or lose against Cristiano Ronaldo's team, hosting and celebrating the championship game will be one more step back toward the carefree life France is famous for, even if the reality was never as picture-postcard perfec

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:38:53 -0400
Liga president fears Messi could leave after fraud verdict

Petr Cech retired from international football on Friday after a record 124 appearances in the Czech Republic goal. The 34-year-old Cech announced his decision after he was named the best Czech footballer of the last season for the 10th time in a poll of sports journalists. ''It's final,'' Cech sai

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:28:06 -0400
Soccer-Czech veteran Cech announces international retirement

Sepp Blatter will go to sport's highest court on Aug. 25 to challenge his six-year ban from football for approving a $2 million FIFA payment to an adviser. The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the former FIFA president's appeal hearing date on Friday, to be held at its headquarters in Lausanne. Blatter's day in court will come more than three months after CAS imposed a four-year ban on his adviser Michel Platini, head of European soccer's governing body UEFA at the time, for conflict of interes

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:07:08 -0400
Spanish court drops fraud investigation against Neymar

Juergen Klopp signed a new ''long-term'' contract with Liverpool on Friday, just nine months after taking charge of the English Premier League club. Liverpool didn't disclose the length of the deal. British media reported it was a six-year contract, tying Klopp to Anfield through 202

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:15:59 -0400
Twitter seeks NBA, MLS, Turner deals to stream sports: Recode

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians and a top newspaper editor denounced a far-right politician on Friday after she suggested on Twitter that the national soccer team's loss to France was the fault of players with an immigrant background. Beatrix von Storch, a deputy leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, wrote on Twitter after France beat Germany 2-0 in the Euro 2016 semi-final: "Maybe next time the German NATIONAL TEAM should play again." Three German players with an immigration background were part of the opening line-up against France on Thursday in Marseille and two more came in as substitute

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:05:20 -0400
Liverpool says coach Klopp has signed long-term contract

(Reuters) - An appeal by former Fifa president Sepp Blatter against a six-year ban from all soccer-related activities for ethics violations will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on August 25, CAS said on its website on Friday. Blatter had his bans for ethics violations upheld in February, though his initial ban of eight years was reduced to six. (Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengalur

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:54:49 -0400
Blatter gets August appeal date to fight FIFA ban

By Brian Homewood MARCOUSSIS, France (Reuters) - Portugal's players are treating Sunday's Euro 2016 final as the game of their lives and a chance to go down in their country's history, midfielder Joao Mario said on Friday. The 23-year-old also shrugged off criticism that Portugal, who have won only one match inside 90 minutes at the tournament, had yet to sparkle. Portugal, hoping to win an international title for the first time, take on hosts France in Sunday's final, 12 years after losing at home to Greece in their only other major fina

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 06:11:44 -0400
Pepe still an injury worry for Portugal

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

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:42:47 -0400
Soccer-England - Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

MARCOUSSIS, France (AP) -- Pepe trained away from his Portugal teammates during training on Friday before Sunday's European Championship final against Franc

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:02:09 -0400
Soccer-European Championship final fixture

PARIS (AP) -- UEFA says English referee Mark Clattenburg will handle the European Championship final between France and Portugal on Sunda

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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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