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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:47:15 -0400
FIFA opens 2006 WCup cases against Beckenabuer, Niersbach

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has started formal proceedings against six individuals, including soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, over the awarding of hosting rights to Germany for the 2006 World Cup, global soccer's governing body said on Tuesday. Other individuals included former German soccer officials Wolfgang Niersbach, Helmut Sandrock, Theo Zwanziger, Horst Schmidt and Stefan Hans. .

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:46:35 -0400
FIFA watchdog opens formal proceedings over 2006 German World Cup

The FIFA ethics committee opened a bribery investigation Tuesday into Franz Beckenbauer and other officials from Germany's 2006 World Cup bid team. Beckenbauer, FIFA executive committee member Wolfgang Niersbach and other officials were targeted three weeks ago in an inquiry report by a law firm commissioned by the German soccer federation. The new case relates to ''the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and its associated funding,'' FIFA ethics prosecutors said in a statemen

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 01:36:07 -0400
Tennis-Tournament chief Moore resigns over controversial comments

(Reuters) - Raymond Moore has stepped down as CEO and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open following controversial comments he made about women's tennis, the tournament announced on Monday. Moore provoked outrage a day earlier when he said top-level women's players rode "on the coattails of the men" and were "very, very lucky" to have equal prize money. The tennis world reacted strongly as world number one Serena Williams and all-time great Martina Navratilova rebuffed the statements and the ATP men's tour formally denounced the

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:39:05 -0400
Qatar may house World Cup fans in Bedouin-style tents

Clint Dempsey is expected to play his first game with the U.S. in nine months when the national team plays a World Cup qualifying match Friday in Guatemala. The 33-year-old Dempsey was left off the USA roster for two qualifying matches in November. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann cited the need to look at younger player

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:25:25 -0400
Dempsey to play for US at World Cup Qualifying in Guatemala

Manchester City is on a mission to become soccer's global power, with its network of clubs sweeping up trophies from east to west. With an aging squad and lame-duck manager, City is regressing in the Premier League while ambitiously expanding internationally with off-shoot clubs in New York, Melbourne, Yokohama and another mooted in China. City won the Premier League in 2012 and 2014 but meekly surrendered the trophy on both occasion

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:36:51 -0400
Soccer-Qatar considering tented desert camps for World Cup fans

Organizers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup are considering a proposal to house football fans in Bedouin-style desert camps amid growing concerns about a potential shortage of accommodation during the tournament. Most of the 500,000 fans expected to descend on the tiny Gulf country will stay in hotels and apartments, but thousands could also camp under canvas in desert areas close to stadiums, a move organizers are holding up as a creative, and culturally authentic, way for Qatar to meet FIFA requirements. "At the heart of this World Cup is a commitment to showcase the hospitality and friendship of the Middle Eas

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:51:17 -0400
Soccer-FIFA scandal was China - chance, says top sponsor

Wang Jianlin, China's richest man, said FIFA's corruption scandal was an opportunity for big Chinese companies to further the country's lofty footballing ambitions by undertaking sponsorship deals with the global governing body. Wang's Dalian Wanda Group, China's biggest commercial property developer and an active buyer of global entertainment and sports companies, became the first Chinese top level sponsor of FIFA last week. At a news conference in Beijing on Monday, the 61-year-old multi-billionaire said he expected other companies to follow suit to help drive China's ambition to become a soccer superpowe

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:21:11 -0400
Monaco wins 2-0 at lackluster leader PSG in French league

Barcelona extended its Spanish record unbeaten streak to 39 consecutive games in all competitions, but failed to win a league match for the first time since Jan. 2 as it drew 2-2 away to Villarrea

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:21:08 -0400
Barca draws 2-2 at Villarreal, extends Liga lead to 9 points

Runaway French champion Paris Saint-Germain slipped to only its second league defeat of the season after losing 2-0 at home to second-place Monaco on Sunday night. PSG sealed its fourth straight title with eight matches to spare last weekend, but looked out of sorts in defense as Monaco scored twice in quick succession midway through the second half to strengthen its hold on second and an automatic place in next season's Champions League. It was PSG's first home defeat in the league since May 2014, as Brazilian striker Vagner Love put Monaco ahead in the 65th minute and countryman Fabinho scored from the penalty spot three minutes late

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:58:04 -0400
Soccer-Buffon sets record as Juve win again, Higuain boosts Napoli

Marcus Rashford is proving the man for the big occasion for Manchester United. Plucked from the youth team to answer an injury crisis last month, the 18-year-old striker took his tally of goals to five by scoring in a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday that intensified the race for Champions League qualification. Having scored two goals in each of the important games against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League and Arsenal in the Premier League, Rashford marked his first appearance in a Manchester derby by sprinting past the hapless Martin Demichelis and sidefooting home in the 16th minut

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:40:54 -0400
Soccer-Serie A summaries

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a Serie A record on Sunday for not conceding a goal, while Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain closed in on a league record of his own. Buffon shattered the 22-year-old record in Juventus' 4-1 win at local rival Torino, stretching his run to 974 consecutive minutes before he was finally beaten - by a penalty kick. The previous record was held by Sebastiano Rossi, who kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes for AC Milan from Dec. 12, 1993, to Feb. 27, 199

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15:05:21 -0400
Rashford gives United 1-0 win over City in Manchester derby

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Everton says Tim Howard will leave the English Premier League club at the end of the season to join Colorado Rapids in Major League Socce

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:35:30 -0400
Soccer-Understudy Ramos plays lead role in Dortmund win

Borussia Dortmund overcame the absence of top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defeated Augsburg 3-1 away Sunday to keep pace with Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich. Aubameyang was excused from duty due to the death of his grandfather in midweek and Colombian striker Adrian Ramos deputized with a goal and an assist as Dortmund came from behind for its 20th win of the campaign. Dortmund failed to threaten until five minutes before the interval, when a Marco Reus effort was deflected wide after a brilliant ball forward from Henrikh Mkhitarya

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:09:34 -0400
Hatem Ben Arfa stars as Nice beats Gazelec Ajaccio 3-0

Tottenham cut Leicester's lead at the top of the Premier League back to five points on Sunday after Harry Kane scored twice in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. Tottenham took the lead after less than a minute when Kane turned in Kyle Walker's cross from the right. The dominant host doubled its lead in the 16th with Kane's low shot past Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc after Dele Alli slid a ball throug

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:00:13 -0400
Soccer-Kane double helps Tottenham stay in touch at the top

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp played down his angry reaction to striker Christian Benteke after his side surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday. The German appeared to offer some frank views to the Belgium international striker who missed a great chance to put Liverpool 3-1 ahead after coming off the bench to replace goalscorer Daniel Sturridge at St Mary's. "Sometimes you have to talk to players, that's my job," Klopp told the BB

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:23:51 -0400
Istanbul cancels soccer derby on security fears: CNN Turk

Barcelona drew 2-2 at Villarreal after squandering a two-goal lead on Sunday, as the defending champion settled for increasing its lead in the Spanish league to nine points. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Neymar added a penalty in the 41st, after the referee had sent off Villarreal coach Marcelino Garcia for protestin

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:12:19 -0400
Soccer-Buffon breaks record as Juventus win again

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- Southampton, fearing a repeat of its League Cup humiliation after going two goals down early in their Premier League match against Liverpool, rallied Sunday to win 3-

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:31:33 -0400
Soccer-Mitrovic ends Newcastle - wretched streak in Sunderland draw

Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home a late equalizer as Newcastle rescued a 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday to end a six-game losing run against its northeast rival and keep both teams in the relegation zone. Sunderland took the lead in what was billed as the biggest northeast derby in a generation when Jermain Defoe drove in a left-footed volley in the 44th minute. Newcastle finished stronger as Mitrovic leaped high at the back post to plant a header across the face of goal into the far corner in the 83r

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:00:49 -0400
Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings

TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken one of Serie A's greatest records, going 930 consecutive minutes without conceding a goa

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:47:43 -0400
Soccer-La Liga top scorers

Shinji Okazaki signed for Leicester last year expecting to be part of a fight for survival. It quickly turned into the most unlikely pursuit of the title in the English Premier League history. ''We are trying to stay modest,'' Okazaki said in a recent interview with The Associated Pres

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:08:56 -0400
Soccer-New York Red Bulls beat Dynamo to claim first win

(Reuters) - New York Red Bulls picked up their first win of the Major League Soccer season on Saturday after two late goals from Felipe helped them to a 4-3 victory over Houston Dynamo. The Red Bulls, who had failed to score in two defeats to start the season, went ahead in the 22nd minute through Sacha Kljestan before a double from Will Bruin put Houston up 2-1. Mike Grella drew the Red Bulls level in the 62nd minute but Alex put Dynamo back ahead two minutes late

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:43:38 -0400
Soccer-Mourinho signed Man Utd pre-contract in February - report

Fanendo Adi scored twice in a 4-minute span late in the second half to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. In the 79th minute, Dairon Asprilla chipped a shot toward goal that ricocheted off the crossbar and fell to Adi six yards from the goal. Adi volleyed it in for his second score of the seaso

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:03:57 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

Felipe scored from the top of the box in the 77th minute to tie the game and tallied on a free kick in the 83rd to give the New York Red Bulls a stunning 4-3 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella also scored as the defending MLS Supporters' Shield winners avoided their first 0-3 start since 1998, when the team was known as the MetroStars. Will Bruin scored two first-half goals for the potent Dynamo, while Brazilian midfielder Alex added the other in the 65th minute to give Houston a 3-2 lea

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:31:28 -0400
Leicester stays on title track in EPL, Bayern keeps lead

Matt Lampson had four saves, including a diving stop in the 68th minute, to help Chicago play Columbus to a 0-0 draw Saturday. It was the first shutout of the season for Lampson, who came into the game fifth in all of Major League Soccer with 10 saves. The Fire (0-1-1) had six corners in the first 10 minutes and Columbus had a pair of shots blocked, a couple of offside calls and Frederico Higuain came away empty handed on two early shots - the first of which was saved by Lampson in the 11t

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:26:13 -0400
Atletico loses at Sporting to stumble in Spanish title race

Leicester won again to maintain its surprising march toward the English Premier League crown on Saturda

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:31:27 -0400
Lyon beats Nantes 2-0 to move up to 3rd in French league

Roma kept its grip on the third Champions League qualifying place in Serie A by drawing with Inter Milan 1-1 on Saturday. The visitors took a second-half lead through Ivan Perisic's left-footed shot then sat back as Roma pressed for a leveler. It finally came in the 84th minute when midfielder Radja Nainggolan seized on a miscue by teammate Edin Dzeko to score with a sweeping sho

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:20:57 -0400
Olympics-Kuwait - ban over sports law is unfair, negotiator says

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Midfielder Andres Iniesta has been left out of Barcelona's squad for Sunday's visit to Villarreal in the Spanish leagu

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:17:26 -0400
Soccer-La Liga top scorers

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) -- Federico Fernandez eased Swansea's Premier League relegation fears by scoring his first goal for the club to seal a 1-0 victory over bottom-place Aston Villa on Saturda

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:13:58 -0400
Rapids-D.C. United Preview

The lethal striking duo of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined again to nudge Leicester closer to the title on Saturday, although Arsenal remains primed to pounce on any slip-ups by the leaders after ending a three-game winless run in the Premier League. Vardy, the league's top scorer, set up Mahrez to score his 16th goal of the season at Crystal Palace and clinch Leicester's third successive 1-0 win. With seven games remaining, Leicester is eight points clear of Tottenham, which hosts Bournemouth on Sunday, while Arsenal is a further three points back in third after a 2-0 win at Everto

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 13:40:59 -0400
Soccer-Israeli championship relegation group results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- With its season all but over, Chelsea took some pleasure in stopping London rival West Ham from moving into the top four of the English Premier League in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturda

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:54:08 -0400
Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings

Leicester's lethal double act of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined again to see off Crystal Palace on Saturday, clinching a 1-0 victory emblematic of the Premier League leaders' astonishing pursuit of the title. Mahrez arrived unmarked in the penalty area to meet Vardy's cross in the 34th minute at Selhurst Park for his 16th goal of the season. A year after sitting bottom of the league before winning a late battle against relegation, Leicester is now eight points clear at the summit ahead of second-place Tottenham's game against Bournemouth on Sunda

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:31:23 -0400
Soccer-Bayern edge closer to Bundesliga title with Cologne win

BERLIN (AP) -- Bundesliga top-scorer Robert Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season was enough for Bayern Munich to comfortably beat Cologne 1-0 and provisionally stretch its lead to eight points Saturda

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:38:23 -0400
Soccer-FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a wind of change was blowing through soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body after announcing a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group on Friday. FIFA has been battered by a series of scandals and the deal, which runs until 2030 and includes the next four World Cups, came one day after the Swiss-based federation announced a $122 million loss for 2015, its first deficit since 2002. The deal could help Infantino, elected last month to replace the disgraced Sepp Blatter, fulfill ambitious promises of greater funding for FIFA's 209 member associations which he made during his campaig

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:50:54 -0400
Soccer-Ecuador championship 1st round results and standings

China must hold a Winter Olympics that is "clean as the snow" when it hosts the event in 2022, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, after two corruption scandals involving Chinese officials linked to the Games. Beijing, along with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, won the right to host the Games last year. The run-up to China's bid last year was overshadowed by corruption investigations into a deputy sports minister who had sat on China's Olympics committee and the Communist Party boss of Hebei province, where Zhangjiakou is located, who had attended meetings of the bid committe

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:29:40 -0400
Liverpool-Southampton Preview

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cyle Larin scored an early goal and Orlando City held on to beat New York City FC 1-0 on Friday night for their first win at Yankee Stadiu

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:32:45 -0400
Soccer-La Liga top scorers

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has raised the stakes ahead of Sunday's derby against Manchester City by describing it as a must-win match if his team is to qualify for next season's Champions League. United is four points behind fourth-place City with nine games left this season. Asked if the derby was ''do or die'' for his team's top-four ambitions, Van Gaal said: ''I think so, yes

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:32:06 -0400
Marseille - season gets worse after 5-2 home loss to Rennes

Leon Goretzka scored late for Schalke to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 Friday and leapfrog the visiting side into fourth place in the Bundesliga. Goretzka scored with a deflected shot in the 83rd, four minutes after Andreas Christensen had equalized with his side's 18th effort on goal. Schalke took the lead against the run of play through Martin Hinteregger's own goal in the 58t

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:57:28 -0400
Soccer-FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a wind of change was blowing through soccer's scandal-plagued governing body after announcing a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group on Friday. FIFA has been battered by a series of scandals and the deal, which runs until 2030 and includes the next four World Cups, came one day after the Swiss-based federation announced a $122 million loss for 2015, its first deficit since 2002. The deal could help Infantino, elected last month to replace disgraced Sepp Blatter, fulfill ambitious promises of greater funding for FIFA's 209 member associations which he made during his campaig

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:06:46 -0400
Soccer-Injured Inter striker Icardi to miss AS Roma match

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The government of Kuwait twice refused to sign a deal hammered out in negotiations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that would have lifted the Olympic ban on the country, the IOC said on Friday. Kuwait was suspended in October, 2015, for the second time in five years due to government interference in the country's Olympic Committee over a new sports law. Despite negotiations in January and Kuwaiti representatives twice approving a draft deal, the government refused to endorse it, Pere Miro, IOC Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement, told Reuter

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:13:30 -0400
FIFA inks WCup deal with Chinese sponsor linked to Blatter

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has signed a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group, soccer's world governing body said in a statement on Friday.      "This grants them the highest level of sponsorship rights, which includes the next four FIFA World Cup editions," said FIFA, adding that Wanda was its first Chinese partner.      FIFA said Wanda would "engage in numerous initiatives, with a strong focus toward grassroots soccer development in China PR and the Asian region." (Reporting by Brian Homewood, Editing by Ed Osmon

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:08:29 -0400
AZ Alkmaar striker Janssen gets 1st international call-up

FIFA signed its first World Cup sponsor since 2013 on Friday, agreeing to a four-tournament deal with a Chinese conglomerate that has links to Sepp Blatter. FIFA said the deal with property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group runs through the 2030 World Cup. The firm's Wanda Sports Holding subsidiary is led by Blatter's nephew, Philippe Blatte

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:40:05 -0400
Soccer-Klopp - Liverpool drawn against his old club Dortmund

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool will meet in the Europa League quarterfinals in a match between Juergen Klopp's past and present team

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:10:50 -0400
Barcelona to play Atletico in Champions League quarterfinals

China must hold a Winter Olympics that is "clean as the snow" when it hosts the event in 2022, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, after two corruption scandals involving Chinese officials linked to the Games. Beijing, along with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, won the right to host the Games last year. The run-up to China's bid last year was overshadowed by corruption investigations into a deputy sports minister who had sat on China's Olympics committee and the Communist Party boss of Hebei province, where Zhangjiakou is located, who had attended meetings of the bid committe

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:26:01 -0400
Soccer-Barcelona to face Atletico Madrid, PSG meet Man City

LONDON (AP) -- They produce some of soccer's most acrimonious occasions, where emotions run higher than usual. Moods of cities swing on the result

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:20:23 -0400
Champions League Quarterfinal Draw List

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Defending champion Barcelona will play Atletico Madrid in all-Spanish quarterfinal in the Champions Leagu

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:13:31 -0400
Soccer-Champions League quarter-final draw

UEFA has fined Russian midfielder Dmitry Tarasov 5,000 euros ($5,600) for wearing a shirt bearing Russian President Vladimir Putin's face at a Europa League game. The Lokomotiv Moscow player took off his team shirt to reveal the Putin T-shirt while on the field following a 2-0 loss to Turkish club Fenerbahce last month in Istanbu

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:59:59 -0400
Soccer-Arsenal - Flamini out of Everton game, Cazorla setback

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has extended his contract with the club by three years to 2021. The 23-year-old Austria defender says in club statement ''I'm proud to continue playing for my club. Alaba, who has 42 appearances for Austria, joined Bayern in 2008, making 38 league appearances before spending a half season on loan at Hoffenheim in 201

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:16:45 -0400
Soccer-UEFA charge Man Utd, Liverpool over crowd trouble

NTON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United and Liverpool following incidents at their Europa League game on Thursda

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:04:36 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League last 16 results

A stunning solo goal by Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool eliminate great rival Manchester United from the Europa League, while titleholder Sevilla and tournament favorite Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarterfinals with ease on Thursday. Liverpool drew 1-1 with United at Old Trafford to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory, with Coutinho scoring the equalizer - and all-important away goal - on the stroke of halftime by dribbling into the box and applying an extravagant chip for his finis

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:54:37 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League last 16 results

Kianz Froese of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Shkelzen Gashi of the Colorado Rapids and Mario Cruz of the Chicago Fire have been suspended for one game and fined undisclosed amounts. The MLS on Thursday announced the sanctions stemming from games last weekend. Froese was cited for endangering an opponent's safety in the 74th minute of the Whitecaps' 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas Cit

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