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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 04:59:16 -0400
Soccer-Messi more determined than ever to win with Argentina

Argentina's Lionel Messi has unfinished business going into the Centenary Copa America that is being staged in the United States with the Barcelona star keen to help his nation capture a first major title in 23 years. After finishing runners-up at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and at last year's Copa America in Chile, Argentina are favorites to lift the Copa America for the second time in their history and first since 1993. "This Copa America is a very special tournament for me and more so after losing last year's fina

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 03:54:53 -0400
China - Suning to pay 270 mln euros for near-70 percent stake in Inter Milan

By Adam Jourdan NANJING, China (Reuters) - Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy nearly 70 percent of famed Italian soccer club Inter Milan for 270 million euros ($307 million), the highest-profile takeover of a European team so far by a Chinese firm. Suning confirmed the deal on Monday at a joint news conference with Inter Milan executives, including current majority owner and president Erick Thohir, in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. With President Xi Jinping an avid supporter of soccer, Suning's deal to take control of Inter Milan, which last won the European Champions League in 2010, is the latest step in a plan to create a global sports empire stretching from soccer clubs to online broadcastin

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 03:29:37 -0400
China - Suning to buy 69 percent stake in Inter Milan: source

NANJING, China (AP) -- Chinese electronic retailing giant Suning is buying a majority stake in top-flight Italian football club Inter Milan, the latest entry into the global sports market by cash-rich Chinese firm

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 03:13:44 -0400
China - Suning to buy 69 pct stake in Inter Milan - source

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has secured a contract to build a $135 million stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup, an official told Reuters on Monday, a boost for the Indian firm facing a slowdown in its key Middle East market due to low oil prices. "As part of a joint venture, L&T will serve as a contractor building the 40,000 seat Al Rayyan stadium," said the Qatari government official, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak publicly. In May the company's group executive chairman said L&T was bidding for projects in the Asia and Africa to counter a slowdown in Middle Eastern markets which have been hurt by declining oil price

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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:16:38 -0400
Soccer-Cynical play not the England way, says Hodgson

PARIS (AP) -- The 51 matches of Euro 2016 are spread across 10 French cities and towns, from Lille in the north to Nice in the south. Here, at a glance, is the low-down on the

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:22:33 -0400
Soccer-Two late goals give Mexico 3-1 win over Uruguay

By Rex Gowar (Reuters) - Mexico scored twice in the final five minutes to beat Uruguay 3-1 in a pulsating Copa America Group C match in which each side had a man sent off on Sunday. The win in front of a passionate and partisan crowd at Glendale, Arizona left Mexico top of the group on goal difference from Venezuela after they beat 10-man Jamaica 1-0 in Chicago. The early omens were not good for Uruguay who stood stunned before kickoff when the Chilean national anthem was played instead of their own. .

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 22:04:01 -0400
Soccer-Red faces as wrong anthem played before Copa America match

(Reuters) - Copa America organisers were left red-faced on Sunday after playing the wrong national anthem for Uruguay before their match against Mexico in Arizona. The Uruguay players lined up on the pitch for their anthem, "Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba", ahead of their tournament opener but were greeted instead by the national anthem of Chile at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Most of the Uruguay players were expressionless at first, before their poker faces gave way to some looks of bemusemen

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 19:36:57 -0400
Denisov out as Russia draws with Serbia in Euro 2016 warmup

Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored goals, leading the U.S. women's national team to a 2-0 win over rival Japan in a friendly halted in the 76th minute by severe weather on Sunday. Johnston scored in the 27th minute and Morgan one-timed a nice pass from Crystal Dunn in the 62nd minute to pace the Americans, who tied Japan 3-3 in Colorado on Thursday night. The matches were the first between the teams since the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 last year in the World Cup final in Canad

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 19:01:35 -0400
Soccer-Copa America group C results and standings

By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden finished their home preparations for Euro 2016 with a resounding 3-0 win over fellow qualifiers Wales and for once did not have to rely on the finishing of captain and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The win gave Sweden a boost before they kick off their campaign against Ireland on Monday, while the Welsh must pick themselves up for their first game versus Slovakia on Saturday. Over 37,000 fans came to see Sweden off and goals from Emil Forsberg, Mikael Lustig and John Guidetti, with Ibra making the pass for the opener, secured a comfortable wi

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 18:16:26 -0400
Soccer-Russia - Denisov injured in Serbia draw, set to miss Euros

(Reuters) - Russia holding midfielder Igor Denisov suffered a hamstring injury as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbia on Sunday and is expected to miss Euro 2016, said coach Leonid Slutskiy. "Denisov has a serious injury and it's likely we will need a replacement," Slutskiy told reporters. "Now we are in touch with another player who plays in the same position." Russian media said Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Artur Yusupov is likely to be called up to replace Denisov in the 23-man squad with an official announcement expected on Monda

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15:56:18 -0400
Soccer-Uruguayan championship results and standings

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored goals, leading the U.S. women's national team to a 2-0 win over rival Japan in a friendly halted in the 76th minute by severe weather on Sunda

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:48:36 -0400
Soccer-Russia draw with Serbia in final Euro 2016 warm-up

(Reuters) - Serbia held Russia to a 1-1 draw on Sunday in Russia's final Euro 2016 friendly before their first group game against England on June 11 in Marseille. Artem Dzyuba scored in the 85th minute at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, only for Alexander Mitrovic to equalize three minutes later. Russia head coach Leonid Slutskiy kept faith with the attacking trio of Dzuyba, Fedor Smolov and Alexander Kokorin, who all started the 2-1 defeat by the Czech Republic last Wednesda

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:39:25 -0400
Mixed emotions for Dunga on Rose Bowl return

Belgium labored to a 3-2 victory over Norway on Sunday in a final warm-up match before Euro 2016 that showed off their attacking flair and defensive frailty in near equal measure. Belgium, second in FIFA's world rankings, looked on course for a clear morale-boosting victory when Romelu Lukaku struck inside three minutes for his fourth goal in four matches. The first lapse came midway through a first period that Belgian dominated when midfielder Radja Nainggolan was hustled off the ball by Stefan Johansen and Joshua King beat goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to score off the inside of the pos

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:35:41 -0400
Soccer-Mixed emotions for Dunga on Rose Bowl return

By Mark Lamport-Stokes PASADENA, California (Reuters) - For Brazil coach Dunga, it was a case of sharply contrasting emotions on his return to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium for his country's opening match in the centenary Copa America tournament. Twenty-two years ago at the same venue, Dunga captained his country to their fourth World Cup title as they beat Italy in a final decided by penalty kicks. In Brazil's Copa America opener on Saturday against Ecuador, however, the South American giants failed to find a winning edge in an often lackluster encounter that ended as a 0-0 dra

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:18:17 -0400
Russia draws with Serbia in Euro 2016 warmup

Belgium came from behind to beat Norway 3-2 and win some relief from its fans in Sunday's send-off game for the European Championship. Romelu Lukaku scored his fourth goal in as many games but after two Norway strikes, Belgium had to count on Eden Hazard and Laurent Ciman to force a difficult victory Sunday against an opponent supposed to be little more than a sparring partner. Joshua King and Veton Berisha had scored to give Norway a 2-1 lead and momentarily stun the 40,000-strong crowd at the King Baudouin Stadium before the Red Devils came through with an inspired second-half spel

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:14:41 -0400
Messi could miss potential group decider against Chile

French President Francois Hollande says that the threat of extremism won't stop the European Championship soccer tournament from being successful. Hollande said in an interview on Sunday with France Inter radio that precautionary measures throughout the matches, including a 90,000-strong security force, will ensure the matches scattered in 10 French cities are saf

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:13:00 -0400
Soccer-Messi could miss potential group decider against Chile

(Reuters) - Lionel Messi looks likely to miss Argentina’s most important match of the opening phase of the Copa America against title holders Chile at Santa Clara, California on Monday. Messi has not trained with his team since he suffered a back injury in a warm-up friendly nine days ago, a 1-0 win over Honduras in Argentina. The Argentina captain, four times world player of the year, has been working separately and may not even make it onto the field at Levi’s Stadium, according to reports on Sunday from Argentine media covering the national team’s base camp at San Jos

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:18:39 -0400
Soccer-Sweden thump Wales 3-0 in final Euro 2016 warmup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the orchestrator for Sweden in a 3-0 win over Wales on Sunday in a warmup game for the teams before the European Championship. The superstar forward set up Emil Forsberg for the opening goal and was a huge influence before being substituted on the hour mark, by which time Sweden was 2-0 up thanks to Mikael Lustig's 57th-minute shot. John Guidetti added a third goal in the 87th, with Wales struggling to mount any serious attacks in Stockholm before star forward Gareth Bale entered as a substitute in the 64t

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:01:28 -0400
Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

The leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has criticized midfielder Mesut Ozil for not singing the national anthem, in the latest dig from the anti-immigrant party against ethnic minority members of the national soccer team. In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Frauke Petry also accused Ozil, a practicing Muslim, of promoting a political agenda by posting a picture of himself on social media on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca last mont

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:39:21 -0400
Still no real soccer culture in France despite Euro 2016

The Czech Republic's preparations for the European Championship suffered a setback with a 2-1 defeat against South Korea in the final warmup match on Sunday. The Czechs were reduced to 10 men half an hour from time after defender Theodor Gebre Selassie received his second yellow card. ''(South Korea) pressured us in the first half and we were not able to cope with that,'' Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba sai

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 11:16:09 -0400
10-man Czechs lose to South Korea 2-1 in Euro 2016 warmup

A popular saying in France has the country populated with 60 million national soccer coaches. In bars, offices, restaurants, homes or public transportation, one of the French's favorite pastimes is to argue about the France squad, its players and coaches. France is not like England, where the passion for football clubs is fierce and felt in every class of societ

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:36:06 -0400
American investors complete takeover of EPL club Swansea

FIFA President Gianni Infantino claims he could make a criminal complaint over an unauthorized recording of a meeting that revealed comments damaging his reputation. Infantino told Sunday's edition of Swiss daily Le Matin he had ''a good idea'' how details of a FIFA Council meeting in Mexico City last month had leaked. ''I reserve the right to make a complaint about theft of sensitive data,'' said Infantino, whose three-month-old presidency has exposed rifts at FIFA where Sepp Blatter's 17-year reign ended mired in scanda

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:23:25 -0400
U.S. investors complete Swansea City takeover

FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused the man who masterminded reforms of soccer's global body of "playground" behavior and told Swiss newspapers that his salary, still to be confirmed, would be less than 2 million Swiss francs ($2.05 million). Infantino, elected three months ago to haul FIFA out of the worst graft scandal in its history, said his "enemies" wanted to make him look greedy after a newspaper leak said he had been angered by a suggested package. FIFA has been embroiled in crisis after several dozen soccer officials were indicted in the United States last year while its own ethics committee has banned several top figures, including former president Sepp Blatte

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:06:02 -0400
Soccer-Brazil held by Ecuador, Peru sole winners in Copa America

(Reuters) - Eight times champions Brazil were held 0-0 by Ecuador in the glamor game as the second day of the centenary Copa America tournament mustered up only one, albeit spectacular, goal from three matches on Saturday. Paolo Guerrero's diving header helped put Peru in the driving seat in Group B with a 1-0 win over Haiti in Seattle after Costa Rica and Paraguay had also played out a goalless draw in Group A in Orlando. Neither Brazil nor Ecuador were able to dominate the match in Pasadena and it was the Andean side who might consider themselves unlucky not to have snatched all three points after having a goal chalked off 20 minutes into the second hal

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:01:56 -0400
Soccer-Copa America summaries

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd, set to tie up a deal for Italian soccer club Inter Milan, is already eyeing bigger ambitions: controlling a global sports empire stretching from soccer clubs to online broadcasting. Suning and Inter Milan are due to make an announcement in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on Monday, widely expected to confirm that Suning will buy a majority stake in the Italian soccer club. Amid a wider push by China to increase its standing in the game, Suning's deal for the 2010 European champions is just the star

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21:14:06 -0400
Soccer-Poor pitches hurting Australia - World Cup hopes - Postecoglou

Substandard Australian soccer pitches are "cheating" local fans and could derail the country's World Cup ambitions, according to Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou. Postecoglou and his players lamented the playing surface at Sydney's Olympic Stadium on Saturday night after Australia defeated Greece 1-0 in a friendly courtesy of a late Mathew Leckie strike. Greece-born Postecoglou said he felt "embarrassed" about the condition

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 17:52:56 -0400
Soccer-Giroud defies boo-boys with double in France win

Much-maligned Olivier Giroud struck twice to help attack-minded France sink Scotland 3-0 in a final warm-up game on Saturday before they launch Euro 2016 on home soil next week. Les Bleus scored three goals in an opening period that saw a weak visiting team totally dominated in midfield by Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante, the latter's display in the holding position adding steel to the defensive unit. Five days after fans booed Giroud during a friendly win over Cameroon, the Arsenal forward went a long way to reassuring them that he should be the focal point for a France team that have now notched 13 goals in four game

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:42:12 -0400
Austria suffer new defensive calamity in defeat by Dutch

TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia and Northern Ireland played to a goalless draw on Saturday in the final warmup for the maiden European Championship for both side

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:34:38 -0400
Ten-goal Croatia score record win over San Marino

Austria slumped to a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands in its final warmup before the European Championship on Saturday. Poor defending by the hosts allowed striker Vincent Janssen to open the scoring in the ninth minute, and Georginio Wijnaldum doubled the lead in the 66th after being set up by Luuk de Jong, who replaced Janssen a minute earlier. Austria dominated the opening half hour, looking versatile in attack with lots of movement and quick passin

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:32:28 -0400
Soccer-Ten-goal Croatia score record win over San Marino

RIJEKA, Croatia (AP) -- Croatia finished its preparations for the European Championship by dealing to San Marino 10-0 on Saturda

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 14:23:36 -0400
Warts and all, France will be tested by Euro 2016

Germany had a comfortable if uninspiring 2-0 win over Hungary in its final warmup for the European Championship on Saturday. An own goal from Adam Lang toward the end of the first half and a poacher's effort from Thomas Mueller early in the second ensured the World Cup champions got back to winning ways following the 3-1 friendly defeat to Slovakia in Augsburg last weekend. Mario Goetze, who forced Lang to score at the wrong end, and Toni Kroos, an assured presence in midfield, both impressed for German

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 14:11:47 -0400
Soccer-Germany finally keep clean sheet in win over Hungary

Germany kept their first clean sheet for nearly a year as they coasted to a 2-0 win over fellow Euro 2016 finalists Hungary on Saturday in the final warm-up friendly for both teams. There was more encouragement for home coach Joachim Loew when midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger came on in the second half for his first match since suffering a knee injury in March. An own goal by Adam Lang and a Thomas Mueller header gave the world champions victory against a disappointing Hungary who barely troubled Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and struggled to get out of their own hal

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 08:21:51 -0400
Muhammad Ali, the greatest, remembered as a true champion

As with all modern sporting mega-events and their hosts, Euro 2016 will be a mirror for contemporary France: The reflection could be beautiful, ugly, or - most likely - a mix of both. No more sleeping rough on airport floors for overpriced red-eye flights like in World Cup hosts Brazil in 2014 and South Africa in 2010, and Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland and Ukraine. Indeed, these relatively compact Euros will be the last fan-friendly soccer tournament for a whil

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:25:16 -0400
Ibrahimovic could use days off to sign for United: Sweden coach

By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - A battle between Adidas and Nike for dominance of the global soccer gear market is driving a steep rise in sponsorship payments to elite clubs - and cutting into the two manufacturers' profits. Shirt deal inflation is reinforcing the advantage of about a dozen clubs with a global fan base - among them Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two Manchester clubs and Paris Saint Germain. The clubs' gain comes at Adidas and Nike's expens

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:18:46 -0400
Soccer-Ibrahimovic could use days off to sign for United - Sweden coach

By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden captain and record scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be allowed to leave the squad's Euro 2016 training camp to sign for Manchester United, coach Erik Hamren said on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Paris St Germain, has been strongly linked in media reports to a reunion with former coach Jose Mourinho, who was named manager of the English Premier League side last week. "I'm not going to speculate about such things." Ibrahimovic sat out Tuesday's drab goalless draw with Slovenia to rest a sore calf, but will start in Sweden's final pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Wales in Stockholm on Sunda

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 07:18:46 -0400
Soccer-Ibrahimovic could use days off to sign for United - Sweden coach

By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden captain and record scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be allowed to leave the squad's Euro 2016 training camp to sign for Manchester United, coach Erik Hamren said on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Paris St Germain, has been strongly linked in media reports to a reunion with former coach Jose Mourinho, who was named manager of the English Premier League side last week. "I'm not going to speculate about such things." Ibrahimovic sat out Tuesday's drab goalless draw with Slovenia to rest a sore calf, but will start in Sweden's final pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Wales in Stockholm on Sunda

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:35:24 -0400
Winner takes all in mega soccer shirt deals

A look at the teams and their key players and coach in Group E at the European Championshi

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:35:24 -0400
Winner takes all in mega soccer shirt deals

A look at the teams and their key players and coach in Group F at the European Championshi

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 01:03:08 -0400
Soccer-Colombia down U.S. hosts 2-0 in Copa opener

By Rory Carroll SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) - Colombia scored two first half goals to tame hosts the United States and open the Copa America tournament with a convincing 2-0 victory in front of a big crowd on Friday. The South Americans did not take long to strike with Cristian Zapata delivering the first goal in the eighth minute, the defender seizing on a corner kick from the left and volleying the ball into the back of the net. James Rodriguez scored the second from a penalty in the 42nd minute after DeAndre Yedlin had been penalized for handball, a call the Americans hotly conteste

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:20:16 -0400
Colombia down U.S. hosts 2-0 in Copa opener

By Rory Carroll SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) - The United States might having been hosting Copa America for the first time but a legion of Colombia fans brought a distinct flavor of South America to a sweltering Levi's Stadium for the tournament opener on Friday. U.S. fans were there in numbers too, of course. Although many of the Colombia fans had traveled up from their homeland, some, like Santiago Velez, were born in the U.S. Sporting the yellow jersey of Los Cafetero, Velez was in the parking lot demonstrating the "Soccer Sidekick&quot

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 23:46:33 -0400
Soccer-Colombia down U.S. hosts 2-0 in Copa opener

Cristian Zapata scored his first international goal, James Rodriguez added a 42nd-minute penalty kick and Colombia beat the United States 2-0 Friday night in the opener of the Copa America. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann spoke about the importance of a strong showing in this special edition 100th anniversary Copa to create buzz for a potential 2026 World Cup bid. Instead, the 31st-ranked Americans began the biggest tournament at home since the 1994 World Cup with a dud as FIFA President Gianni Infantino watched among the announced sellout crowd of 67,43

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 23:32:05 -0400
Soccer-Copa America group A results and standings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Cristian Zapata scored his first international goal, James Rodriguez added a 42nd-minute penalty kick, and Colombia beat the United States 2-0 Friday night in the opener of the Copa Americ

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:14:56 -0400
Klinsmann starts 8 World Cup veterans in Copa America opener

CHICAGO (AP) -- Teams will be allowed to use a fourth substitute in the Copa America final if it extends to extra tim

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:10:31 -0400
Judge: US women - soccer team has no right to strike

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann started eight veterans from the 2014 World Cup in the Copa America opener against Colombia, using the same group that played the initial 13 minutes of the second half during last weekend's exhibition win over Bolivi

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:01:01 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Saturday, June 4

(Reuters) - The United States women's soccer team does not have the right to strike for better conditions and wages in 2016, a U.S. district court judge ruled in Chicago on Friday. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that the players were bound by a no-strike provision in their contract with U.S. Soccer. The decision comes only two months before the U.S. women are due to defend their Olympic title in Rio de Janeir

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:11:10 -0400
Soccer-Romania stroll to 5-1 win over Georgia in Euro warm-up

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania rubbed out Georgia 5-1 in a friendly on Friday, a week before it opens the European Championship against host Franc

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:24:28 -0400
Prosecutors split over Messi - guilt as tax fraud trial ends

ZURICH (AP) -- Details of salaries and bonuses paid to former FIFA officials, as revealed by the governing body on Frida

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:17:10 -0400
Blatter among ex-officials to enrich themselves: FIFA

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Friday that the world champion U.S. women's soccer team does not have the right to strike to seek improved conditions and wages before the Summer Olympics, concluding the team remains bound by a no-strike clause in earlier agreements. The case pits the team's union, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Players Association, against the Chicago-based governing body, the U.S. Soccer Federation. The federation warned that a strike could have forced the women to pull out of the Olympics, which, it said, would have hurt the development of the sport in the U.S. The union wanted the option of striking, though it hadn't said definitively that it would strik

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:01:23 -0400
Rival officials brawl at Nigeria soccer federation HQ

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer's governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had received 79 million Swiss francs ($80 million) in compensation over five years, calling them "massive payouts". FIFA is attempting to recover from the worst graft scandal in its history in which 42 people, including former FIFA executive committee members, and entities have been indicted in the United State

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:49:47 -0400
New finalists, familiar title contenders at expanded Euros

A look at the teams and their key players and coach in Group D at the European Championshi

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