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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:53:11 -0500
Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

Atletico Madrid kept alive its Spanish league title hopes while virtually ending Real Madrid's in winning their city derby 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday. Antoine Griezmann scored in the 53rd minute after a cross by left back Filipe Luis. Atletico pulled within five points of leader Barcelona, which hosts Sevilla on Sunday to close out the 26th roun

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:35:19 -0500
Soccer-Berahino follows apology with goal in exciting Albion win

Roma won 3-1 at Empoli to move provisionally to third in Serie A on Saturday. Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice, including a stunning opening goal, and Miralem Pjanic the other for Roma after Empoli leveled with a somewhat comical own goal from Ervin Zukanovic. Empoli defender Marco Rui was sent off in stoppage time following a second bookin

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:29:39 -0500
Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- West Bromwich Albion produced a fine first-half performance to defeat a combative Crystal Palace side 3-2 in the English Premier League on Saturda

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:07:17 -0500
Soccer-La Liga summaries

Late substitute Leonardo Ulloa struck an 89th minute winner to give Premier League leader Leicester City a 1-0 victory over struggling Norwich on Saturday. Ulloa came on in the 78th minute and steered the ball home from close range following a cross by Marc Albrighton. Leicester forwards Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have scored more league goals than the entire Norwich team put together, with 33 to 3

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:42:27 -0500
Soccer-Iranian billionaire to take large stake in Everton-club

LONDON (AP) -- Premier League leader Leicester and reigning champion Chelsea both needed winning goals in the 89th minute Saturday to keep on track their respective campaigns for the English title and European football next seaso

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:05:20 -0500
Soccer-Serbian championship results and standings

STOKE, England (AP) -- Bottom side Aston Villa conceded two second-half goals from Marko Arnautovic as Stoke won 2-1 Saturday in the Premier Leagu

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:26:38 -0500
Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- Late goals from Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic saw Chelsea come from behind to beat in-form Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's Stadium in the Premier League on Saturda

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:20:29 -0500
Soccer-Arnautovic double for Stoke sinks struggling Villa

Antoine Griezmann scored a goal early in the second half to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday, keeping Atletico's title hopes alive and virtually ending the rival's chances in the Spanish league. The French forward scored with a left-footer in the 53rd minute after a cross by Brazilian left back Filipe Luis, helping visiting Atletico pull within five points of leader Barcelona, which hosts Sevilla on Sunday. Real Madrid could drop 12 points behind Barcelona if the Catalan club wins Sunda

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:38:39 -0500
Soccer-Slovak championship results and standings

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski scored in the second half to give Bundesliga front-runner Bayern Munich a 2-0 win in Wolfsburg on Saturda

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:04:08 -0500
Soccer-Croatian championship results and standings

West Ham's chances of hosting European football next season at the Olympic Stadium received a boost on Saturday, after it beat relegation-threatened Sunderland 1-0 at Upton Park to climb to provisional fifth place in the Premier League. Winger Michail Antonio scored the game's only goal in the 30th minute, cutting in from the right touchline and muscling past three Sunderland defenders to curl the ball past keeper Vito Mannone. Currently in the Europa League positions, West Ham is now unbeaten in its last 13 home games in all competitions ahead of its move to the Olympic Stadium next seaso

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:56:36 -0500
Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings

ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter says it's a relief no longer being FIFA president, and he thinks his successor Gianni Infantino ''will do the right job.'&#03

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:09:39 -0500
Soccer-Infantino election gives FIFA time to start tackling problems

By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Gianni Infantino's election as FIFA president should give soccer's governing body the time it needs to begin tackling the corruption and other problems that have dragged it into the worst crisis in its 112-year history, current and former officials said. As well as electing a new president to replace Sepp Blatter on Friday, FIFA signed off on a slew of reforms that may help restore its credibility, even as dozens of its personnel past and present face criminal investigations in the United States and Switzerland. "This will be a new era for FIFA despite the problems it face

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:09:39 -0500
Soccer-Infantino election gives FIFA time to start tackling problems

By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Gianni Infantino's election as FIFA president should give soccer's governing body the time it needs to begin tackling the corruption and other problems that have dragged it into the worst crisis in its 112-year history, current and former officials said. As well as electing a new president to replace Sepp Blatter on Friday, FIFA signed off on a slew of reforms that may help restore its credibility, even as dozens of its personnel past and present face criminal investigations in the United States and Switzerland. "This will be a new era for FIFA despite the problems it face

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:27:54 -0500
Soccer-Japanese championship first stage results and standings

A sign of the FIFA president's newly-diminished powers and status will come when Gianni Infantino's salary is revealed. A person with knowledge of the situation says Infantino's No. 2 - a chief executive in an overhauled FIFA structure - will now receive a bigger pay packet than the president. With the presidency moving toward a non-executive figurehead position, Infantino's salary will be less than predecessor Sepp Blatter's pa

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:07:44 -0500
Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

Citigroup Inc said it has received questions from U.S. federal authorities investigating the role of financial institutions in alleged corruption and money laundering involving FIFA. In an annual filing with securities regulators on Friday, Citigroup said it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York asking about banking relationships and transactions at its Citibank unit by "certain individuals" said to be involved in the alleged wrongdoin

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:21:34 -0500
Infantino goes from stop-gap to soccer - most powerful man

By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA out of years of corruption and scandal after the former UEFA general secretary was elected to succeed his Swiss compatriot Sepp Blatter as president of soccer's world governing body. "We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the world will be proud of us," the 45-year-old law graduate, who for the last seven years has been the leading administrator for Europe's governing body, told an extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich. "I feel a lot of emotion and have not realized yet what has happened today." After a first round of voting in which he narrowly beat Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Infantino appeared to gather up almost all the votes that had been cast for the two trailing candidates, Prince Ali and Jerome Champagn

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:39:06 -0500
Soccer-Scottish Premiership results and standings

Hertha Berlin won 1-0 in Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday to snap a five-match winless run and move another step closer to a Champions League slot. Vedad Ibisevic scored in the 43rd minute following a pass from Salomon Kalou to secure the victory that strengthened Berlin's grip on third place. Cologne's defense left Ibisevic unmarked and the striker easily slotted home from inside the bo

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:00:44 -0500
Soccer-Infantino goes from stop-gap to soccer - most powerful man

By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino vowed on Friday to lead FIFA, the sport's world governing body, out of years of corruption and scandal after being elected president to succeed his Swiss compatriot Sepp Blatter. "We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the world will be proud of us," the 45-year-old law graduate, who for the last seven years has been the leading administrator for Europe's governing body, told an extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich. After a first round of voting in which he narrowly beat Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, Infantino appeared to gather up almost all the votes that had been cast for the two trailing candidate

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:54:29 -0500
Soccer-Polish championship results and standings

New FIFA President Gianni Infantino is like the substitute who came off the bench to score the winning goal in a cup final to stun the favorites. When Infantino stepped on the Zurich stage on Friday to be acclaimed as head of world soccer, he knew his former boss Michel Platini should have been there instead of him. Had Platini not billed FIFA for 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) in 2011 and been banned last year from football as a result, the former France captain and not his UEFA No. 2 would be in charge of the global gam

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:44:04 -0500
Soccer-Russia says FIFA can overcome difficulties with Infantino as head

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says he is looking forward to working with Gianni Infantino as the new head of FIFA. Bach congratulated Infantino after he was elected Friday to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of global soccer's scandal-scarred governing bod

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:16:16 -0500
Ex-Venezuela soccer boss Esquivel accepts US extradition

Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory Friday to take over as FIFA president. The Swiss official received 115 of the 207 eligible votes in the second round to earn a decisive majority over Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, who had been the strong favorite entering the election. ''We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIF

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:26:00 -0500
Highlights from the FIFA congress

By Rob Hodgetts LONDON (Reuters) - Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations. The pair were suspended for eight years -- reduced to six this week -- for a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2.03 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA with Blatter's approval for work done a decade earlier. "It seems like the FIFA ethics committee was wrong," Maradona, 55, told Reuters T

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:13:07 -0500
Infantino leads after 1st round of FIFA presidential vote

The former president of Venezuela's soccer federation has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States to face corruption charges, a Swiss justice official said Friday. Rafael Esquivel was arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. investigation into alleged corruption among senior figures in world football and FIFA, the sport's top governing body. A spokesman for the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said it was informed by Esquivel on Friday that the Venezuelan had withdrawn his final appeal against extradition, which was pending before Switzerland's highest cour

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:38:57 -0500
Soccer-Bulgarian championship results and standings

ZURICH (Reuters) - No candidate was elected in the first round of FIFA's presidential election to replace Sepp Blatter on Friday, as none received the required two-thirds of the 207 votes cast. Gianni Infantino, Swiss general secretary of the European soccer body UEFA, received 88 votes. Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa took 85 votes, with Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan on 27 votes and Jerome Champagne picking up seven votes. A second round of voting was under way, in which a simple majority will be enough to elect a candidate. .

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:01:20 -0500
Soccer-Manchester City are beatable in League Cup, says Klopp

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer's world governing body FIFA took a first step toward overcoming years of corruption and scandal on Friday by overwhelmingly passing a set of reforms intended to make it more transparent, professional and accountable. The package should help to guarantee that whoever is elected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president at the Congress being held in Zurich will face closer scrutiny and have less influence over the day-to-day management of the organization's business affairs. The reforms include term limits for top officials and disclosure of their earnings, and a separation of powers between an elected FIFA Council responsible for broad strategy and a professional general secretariat, akin to a company's executive board, handling the business sid

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:48:12 -0500
Soccer-Chelsea - Hiddink rules out Terry, tight-lipped on Conte

Soccer leaders have started voting in Friday's election for a new FIFA president, with Asian confederation head Sheikh Salman of Bahrain the favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter. Four candidates are in the contest after South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale withdrew at the end of a lively, funny and unscripted speech to the 207 eligible voters. Sheikh Salman is expected to have the biggest tally in the first round vote, which could last two hour

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 08:11:23 -0500
German football federation general secretary resigns

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from the FIFA presidential race minutes before the vote on Friday, announcing his decision at the very end of his candidate's speech. With only four people, it is your problem now," he told delegates at the extraordinary FIFA Congress. "Pressures, media, litigation, the world is waiting out there, they think this is the end of FIFA." Quoting late South African president Nelson Mandela, he said: "When your house is under attack, when we are subjected to the kind of things we are seeing, it is the not the right moment to start a fire in your house." There has been speculation throughout Sexwale's low-key campaign that he could pull out, but he began his speech by saying: "I am a soldier and I die with my boots on." Sexwale had not been backed by his own African soccer confederation, with CAF making public in January its support of Asian confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrai

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:41:57 -0500
Highlights from the FIFA congress

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- Manchester United and Liverpool will face each other for the first time in European competition after being drawn together in the Europa League last 1

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:38:40 -0500
Soccer-FIFA set to elect new head after passing anti-corruption reforms

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer's world governing body FIFA took a first step toward overcoming years of corruption and scandal on Friday by overwhelmingly passing a set of reforms intended to make it more transparent, professional and accountable. The package should help to guarantee that whoever is elected to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president at the Congress being held in Zurich will face closer scrutiny and have less influence over the day-to-day management of the organization's business affairs. The reforms include term limits for top officials and disclosure of their earnings, and a separation of powers between an elected FIFA Council responsible for broad strategy and a professional general secretariat, akin to a company's executive board, handling the business sid

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:05:28 -0500
Soccer-Newcastle - league position very disappointing, club say

The player who is all the talk at Manchester United right now isn't listed on the 31-man squad on the back of the team's match-day program. Who is Marcus Rashford? Well, he is the 18-year-old rookie striker who has saved under-pressure United coach Louis van Gaal from even deeper scrutiny, and who could be a potential star of the future at Old Traffor

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 06:48:09 -0500
Afghan boy in homemade shirt looking to meet Lionel Messi

Soccer leaders prepared to elect a new FIFA president on Friday, with Asian confederation head Sheikh Salman of Bahrain the favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter. Sheikh Salman, backed by most voters in Asia and Africa, would likely have the momentum for victory if he gets at least 104 votes. ''You do not deserve leadership marked by controversy ... empty promises, fear and condemnation,'' Prince Ali said in the first address by the candidate

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:36:01 -0500
The Latest: FIFA members have passed wide-ranging reforms

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA on Friday passed a series of sweeping reforms as it looks to clean up world soccer's governing body following years of corruption. The delegates voted in the reforms, which include term limits for top officials and disclosure of their earnings, with 89 percent of members in favor. FIFA will later elect a new president to take over from Sepp Blatter who has been banned from soccer for six years for ethics violations. (Writing by Ossian Shine; Editing by Hugh Lawso

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:11:20 -0500
Factbox: How the FIFA election works

Soccer leaders are meeting Friday to elect a new FIFA president, with Asian confederation head Sheikh Salman of Bahrain the favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter. Sheikh Salman, backed by most voters in Asia and Africa, would likely have the momentum for victory if he gets at least 104 votes. Blatter was subsequently banned for six years for financial mismanagement and was absent Friday after 40 years as a fixture at FIFA meeting

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:42:30 -0500
Factbox: How the FIFA election works

Acting FIFA secretary general Markus Kattner says staff morale has been hit by a looming $550 million financial deficit. FIFA has not signed any new World Cup sponsors since the 2014 tournament in Brazil. Since American and Swiss federal investigations of corruption hit FIFA last May, officials have cautioned that potential sponsors would wait until after the election to replace Sepp Blatter before committin

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:28:46 -0500
World soccer leaders electing new FIFA president

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - Crisis-hit world football governing body FIFA faces one of the most important days in its 112-year history when it elects a new leader on Friday, hoping to usher in a fresh era after decades of corruption. Delegates from more than 200 countries will vote for a new president to succeed Sepp Blatter, two days after the disgraced Swiss, and European soccer chief Michel Platini, lost their appeals against bans for ethics violations. Whoever takes over from Blatter, who ran FIFA for 17 years like a globe-trotting head of state, will inherit a very different job, with the focus on crisis management, after dozens of international soccer officials were indicted in the United States last year for racketeering, money-laundering and briber

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:58:04 -0500
Soccer-No Sunday best for Nigeria after Oliseh quits as coach

Longtime FIFA President Sepp Blatter is disappointed the global soccer body's appeal committee upheld his ban from the sport, he told a Swiss newspaper in an interview published on Friday. "I am deeply disappointed," Blatter told the Aargauer Zeitung when asked about the decision to uphold the ban. "That of all things the independent appeal committee, on which there are many old comrades, bans me, is really hard on m

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:32:59 -0500
The Latest: Kofi Annan ready to help reform FIFA

It took an 18-year-old local academy graduate making his professional debut as a late injury replacement to spare Manchester United from potential humiliation in the Europa League on Thursday. Many inside Old Trafford will have known little, if anything, about Marcus Rashford when the striker was called up against FC Midtjylland on Thursday after Anthony Martial hurt his hamstring in the warmup. By the end of United's 5-1 win, which sealed a 6-3 victory on aggregate and a place in the last 16, the fans were singing the two-goal teenager's nam

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:55:02 -0500
A look at previous FIFA presidential elections

PARIS (AP) -- An early penalty was enough for Liverpool as it scraped past German side Augsburg 1-0 to join Shakhtar Donetsk, Valencia, Fenerbahce and Athletic Bilbao in the last 16 of Europa League on Thursda

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:40:37 -0500
Russia cuts World Cup costs by $79 million

Fenerbahce reached the Europa League last 16 after its match with host Lokomotiv Moscow passed without fan disturbances on Thursday against a backdrop of political tension between Turkey and Russia. Fenerbahce drew the second leg 1-1, and advanced 3-1 on aggregate. Around 100 Fenerbahce fans were kept in the stadium by police for around 30 minutes after the game until the crowd of more than 12,000 Lokomotiv supporters had largely disperse

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:54:05 -0500
As FIFA eyes reform, corruption probes continue

Swiss authorities have sent more documents, including an internal FIFA report on whether bribery helped countries win World Cup hosting rights, to U.S. investigators probing corruption in world soccer, the justice ministry said. The report by U.S. lawyer Michael Garcia, a former top U.S. government prosecutor brought in by FIFA in 2012 to run its ethics committee's investigations, has never been made publi

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:54:05 -0500
As FIFA eyes reform, corruption probes continue

Swiss authorities have sent more documents, including an internal FIFA report on whether bribery helped countries win World Cup hosting rights, to U.S. investigators probing corruption in world soccer, the justice ministry said. The report by U.S. lawyer Michael Garcia, a former top U.S. government prosecutor brought in by FIFA in 2012 to run its ethics committee's investigations, has never been made publi

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:05:48 -0500
Soccer-Tottenham stadium plan given final approval

Whether it's World Cup holder Germany or tiny island nations like Tonga, every country has the same power when it comes to choosing a FIFA president. FIFA is an institution with more members than the United Nations and its emergency congress on Friday will see 207 nations voting on the man - all five candidates are men - they want to rebuild the scandal-tarnished governing body. Asian soccer confederation president Sheikh Salman is the favorite to be handed the task of succeeding Sepp Blatter, who led FIFA from 1998 until being banned from football by his own disciplinary body for financial wrongdoin

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:03:51 -0500
UEFA opens way for a woman to sit on executive committee

Sport's highest tribunal has rejected FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne's urgent request for transparent voting booths and independent scrutineers at Friday's election for the head of the global soccer body. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said it rejected on Thursday the request which Champagne filed on Wednesday. Rival FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan's request for Friday's election to be postponed because of an issue with the voting booths had also been rejected by CA

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:37:25 -0500
FIFA presidential candidates making final pitches for votes

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will try to keep their title hopes alive when they meet in the city derby this weeken

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:45:53 -0500
The Latest: Many FIFA committees a waste, Montagliani says

Dan Kennedy made five saves and the new-look Los Angeles Galaxy held Santos Laguna to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday night. After failing to defend its MLS title last season, the Galaxy underwent another roster overhaul heavy on star power. Five newcomers were in the starting lineup, including English defender Ashley Cole and Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, and it didn't take long for that class to show itsel

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:28:03 -0500
Soccer-Ranieri demands angry response from Leicester players

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Renowned U.S. soccer player Hope Solo said Thursday she was unlikely to join her teammates for the Rio Olympic Games without more information about Zika as she hoped to have children and was concerned about the virus' health effects. Scientists were also studying a potential link to Guillain-Barre, a disorder in which the immune system attacks the nerves and can cause paralysi

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:09:00 -0500
Soccer-Rivals make final pitches for leadership of broken FIFA

By Simon Evans and Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - The five men vying for the leadership of world soccer made their final eve-of-vote pitches on Thursday, outlining competing visions for the future of governing body FIFA as it tries to recover from the worst corruption scandal in its history. Delegates from more than 200 countries will elect a new president on Friday to succeed Sepp Blatter of Switzerland, two days after Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini lost their appeals against bans for ethics violations. Whoever takes over from Blatter, who ran FIFA for 17 years like a globe-trotting head of state, will inherit a very different job with a focus on crisis managemen

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:30:41 -0500
Soccer-Leicester skipper Morgan wants Foxes to leave own legacy

Barely four months after arriving at Liverpool, Juergen Klopp could turn a season of transition into one of silverware and keep up the club's strong tradition in the English League Cup. The first trophy of the English season is on offer when Liverpool faces Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday. Fueled by cash from Abu Dhabi since 2008, City is starting to make a habit of reaching title matches at Wembley Stadiu

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 02:46:58 -0500
Soccer-Antonio praises Payet - industry at West Ham

The powerbrokers of Asian football have long claimed that the sport's future rests in Asia, and given the recent spending boom by Chinese clubs, that future appears closer than even they dared predict. Chinese Super League clubs have splashed out close to $300 million in the winter transfer window -- which closes Friday - on big names from Europe and South America such as Ramires, Alex Teixeira, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jackson Martinez and Gervinho. ''There is a slight shift to China but how sustainable this is remains to be seen,'' Mark Sutcliffe, president of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA), told The Associated Pres

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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 22:27:21 -0500
Tigres defeats Real Salt Lake 2-0 in CONCACAF quarters

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Kennedy made five saves and the new-look Los Angeles Galaxy held Santos Laguna to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday nigh

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