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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:23:06 -0500
Soccer-Portuguese championship results and standings

Claudio Ranieri had been telling Leicester striker Jamie Vardy that if he continued to work hard then his goal drought would end. The manager was proved right on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Stoke. During his six Premier League matches without a goal, Vardy has been typically industrious, buzzing around opposition defenders and not allowing them time on the ball, despite his fitness being affected earlier this month by a minor groin operatio

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:45:35 -0500
Soccer-Reus sparkles as Dortmund cruise past Gladbach

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored one goal and set up another for Borussia Dortmund to win 3-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach and keep pace with Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich on Saturday. Both sides hit the crossbar early on - through Andreas Christensen for 'Gladbach and Ilkay Gundogan for Dortmund - before Marco Reus finally broke the deadlock in the 41st minut

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:30:22 -0500
Soccer-Aguero double rescues vital point for Man City title push

LONDON (AP) -- Sergio Aguero twice came to Manchester City's rescue to recover a 2-2 draw at West Ham on another frustrating away-day for the title-chasers on Saturda

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:42:29 -0500
Soccer-Leicester back on top, Liverpool win thriller at Norwich

WATFORD, England (AP) -- Watford beat struggling Newcastle 2-1 Saturday to end its four-game losing streak in the Premier Leagu

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:29:10 -0500
Soccer-Nobody can believe my Leicester dreamers, says Ranieri

Led by two brilliant goals from Angel di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain continued its march to a fourth-straight title by crushing Angers 5-1 to provisionally move 24 points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday. Angers boasted an excellent defensive record heading into the game, but had little answer once star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put PSG ahead in the 32nd minute. Di Maria capped an outstanding performance with two goals midway through the second half, after Brazilian winger Lucas and right back Gregory van der Wiel had scored either side of halftim

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:08:21 -0500
Bottom-place Aston Villa draws 0-0 at West Brom

The expectation is the rails will come off Leicester's title challenge and Manchester United will get back on track. Little goes to the script in this Premier League season. Manchester United was stunned 1-0 at home by Southampton on Saturda

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:00:58 -0500
Patrick van Aanholt gives Sunderland 1-1 draw vs Bournemouth

A remarkable acrobatic goal by Dele Alli propelled Tottenham past Crystal Palace 3-1 and tightened their grip on a top-four spot in the English Premier League on Saturday. Palace, condemned to a third straight defeat, deservedly led early despite it being through Jan Vertonghen's own goal. Palace forced Spurs to shoot in hope rather than with confidence, and even after Harry Kane leveled, Palace could have retaken the lead as it hit the crossbar twic

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:41:59 -0500
Soccer-English premier league top scorers

Lionel Messi scored an acrobatic goal to help Barcelona earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Malaga on Saturday, giving the defending champion the overnight lead of the Spanish league. Showing no signs of any lingering muscle pain that kept him from playing midweek, Messi made a pass for Luis Suarez to set up Munir El Haddadi's opening goal in the second minute. After Malaga's pressure led to Juan ''Juanpi'' Anor leveling, Messi restored Barcelona's advantage for good with a skillful scissor kick after halftim

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:36:56 -0500
Soccer-Barca back on top after Messi stunner

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Charlie Austin scored late on his debut as Southampton beat Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday to inflict the first English Premier League defeat of 2016 on Louis van Gaal's erratic tea

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:32:30 -0500
Soccer-Leicester back on top, Liverpool win thriller at Norwich

LONDON (AP) -- Fourth-place Tottenham bolstered its pursuit of a Champions League berth by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 with two late goals in the English Premier League on Saturda

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:06:11 -0500
Soccer-Austin header gives Southampton 1-0 win at Man United

Striker Hugo Almeida scored on his return to the Bundesliga on Saturday but couldn't prevent his new club Hannover from slumping to a 2-1 home loss to Darmstadt. Almeida, who joined from Anzhi Makhachkala during the winter break, scored 10 minutes into his Hannover debut, only for Sandro Wagner to equalize from close range, and then convert the rebound after Jan Rosenthal's header struck the post right after halftime. It was Thomas Schaaf's first game in charge of Hannover, now bottom after its seventh defeat from nine games at hom

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:37:49 -0500
Almeida scores on Bundesliga return but Hannover loses again

European football's power vacuum is being seen as an opportunity by clubs to have a big say in overhauling its richest competition. The Champions League could look very different by 2018 if some of the continent's biggest teams convince UEFA to offer them guaranteed spots in a more American-style competition. The European Club Association thrashed out various visions for the Champions League of the future at meetings in Nyon earlier this week, before UEFA leaders met in the Swiss city without a president as the governing body stalls on replacing the banned Michel Platin

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:53:54 -0500
Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

NORWICH, England (AP) -- Adam Lallana completed a wild 5-4 victory for Liverpool at Norwich just after Juergen Klopp's side appeared to have thrown away three English Premier League points in stoppage time on Saturda

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:37:16 -0500
Bayern Munich resumes Bundesliga with 2-1 win at Hamburg

Original Seattle Sounders defender Zach Scott has re-signed with the club for the 2016 season, putting off retirement for at least one more year. The Sounders announced Scott's signing Friday. The 35-year-old is one of three players from Seattle's inaugural season in 2009 that is still on the roste

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:34:45 -0500
Soccer-La Liga top scorers

Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich to extend its Bundesliga lead with a 2-1 win at Hamburger SV as the league resumed from its month-long winter break on Friday. After an encouraging start from the hard-tackling home side, Lewandowski opened the scoring with a penalty in the 37th minute after goalkeeper Rene Adler brought down Thomas Mueller just inside the area. Adler picked up Hamburg's third yellow card and Lewandowski's score was Bayern's only shot on goal in the first hal

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:54:15 -0500
Soccer-Most UEFA associations back Infantino for FIFA presidency

Gianni Infantino, a candidate in the election for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, received the "overwhelming" backing of Europe's football associations, UEFA said on Friday. "UEFA's national associations overwhelmingly expressed their support for Gianni and will officially announce their individual positions in due course," said UEFA in a statement. FIFA's 209 member associations each have one vote in the election, with 53 of those in Europ

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:49:35 -0500
GOALLINE TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED IN THIS YEARS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - UEFA STATEMENT

(Reuters) - UEFA will not schedule a presidential election to replace banned Michel Platini until the Frenchman's appeal has been decided, the European soccer body said in a statement on Friday. Platini, who had been strong favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, was banned for eight years from all football activities by the world body's ethics committee last month. "The UEFA Executive Committee decided there will be no UEFA presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision regarding Michel Platini’s suspension," UEFA sai

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:46:47 -0500
Giuseppe Rossi joins Spanish club Levante on loan

Unlike in previous seasons, only one team will be looking to enhance its Premier League title challenge when Arsenal hosts Chelsea on Sunday. Arsenal, which leads the league on goal difference ahead of Leicester, is coming into the match after a pair of draws, while still-struggling Chelsea has four draws and one win from its last five matches since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho. ''Even if Chelsea are not in the best position, look at their squa

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:08:35 -0500
Souness welcomes 40-team World Cup concept

FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino will share his manifesto with UEFA member federations on Friday. UEFA summoned the leaders of its 54 national bodies to discuss the five-candidate FIFA election to succeed Sepp Blatter on Feb. 26. Officials arriving at Geneva airport said UEFA sent no agenda for the meeting at its headquarters in nearby Nyo

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:32:18 -0500
Soccer-Ex-FIFA VP to be freed on bond before U.S. trial on bribery charges

A U.S. judge has approved the release pending trial of Alfredo Hawit, a former vice president of world soccer's governing body FIFA and one of more than 40 people and entities charged in an anti-corruption sweep in the sport, his lawyer said on Thursday. Hawit is to be released on a $1 million personal recognizance bond secured by $50,000 cash and real estate, lawyer Justin Weddle said. It was not immediately known when he would be released, but Hawit would be subject to home detention and electronic monitoring, Weddle sai

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:50:46 -0500
Soccer-Spanish King - Cup quarterfinal results

It took a trip to Europe for Jordan Morris to reaffirm his desire to start his professional career in the U.S. The best college player in the country last year and the rising star with the U.S. national team decided Seattle was where he wanted to begin. ''I always knew I wanted to come home,'' Morris said Thursday after being officially signed by the Seattle Sounders as a Homegrown Playe

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:02:56 -0500
US-born forward Giuseppe Rossi ready to leave Fiorentina

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is tackling the sports arena with a new platform called Facebook Sports Stadium, which the social media site said will provide real-time updates on games, popular posts from fans, statistics and commentary from experts. "With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world's largest stadium," it wrote in a post on Wednesday announcing the feature. Facebook, which said it had an average 1.01 billion active daily users as of September, reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, Jan. 2

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:14:34 -0500
Mascherano expected to avoid jail time in tax case

Gianni Infantino has declared 500,000 euros ($542,000) in financial backing from UEFA for his FIFA presidential campaign. Infantino, UEFA's general secretary, disclosed on his campaign website that the funding was approved by the European governing body in October. With Michel Platini ineligible due to his FIFA ban, Infantino entered the race on deadline-day in October as the UEFA-based candidat

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:58:47 -0500
Sounders sign Jordan Morris to homegrown player contract

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- American-born forward Giuseppe Rossi has made it clear he is on the verge of leaving Serie A club Fiorentina in search of more playing tim

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:40:11 -0500
Napoli - Sarri banned for two cup ties over Mancini clash

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined 20,000 euros ($22,000) for ''directing extremely insulting epithets'' toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli's 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says Thursday's decision ''formally clarifies'' that Sarri's comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discriminatio

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:37:45 -0500
Infantino FIFA campaign has 500,000 euros backing from UEFA

It has taken just a few months for Chinese clubs to feast on Brazilian football champions Corinthians. The latest to go was defender Gil, who signed this week with Shandong Luneng. Corinthians club President Roberto de Andrade has lamented that Chinese ''clubs don't even know my name'' as they've closed in on Brazilian talen

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:18:17 -0500
Soccer-Napoli - Sarri banned for two cup ties over Mancini clash

WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United says U.S. national team goalie Bill Hamid is expected to be sidelined for up to six months after having right knee surger

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:11:31 -0500
China signs 4 players from Brazilian champions Corinthians

Facebook is tackling the sports arena with a new platform called Facebook Sports Stadium, which the social media site said will provide real-time updates on games, popular posts from fans, statistics and commentary from experts. “With 650 million sports fans, Facebookis the world’s largest stadium,” it wrote in a post on Wednesday announcing the feature. Facebook, which said it had an average 1.01 billion active daily users as of September, reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Jan. 2

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:19:57 -0500
Atletico aims to stay atop in Spain with another home win

Chelsea will make the short journey across London to the Emirates Stadium to face an Arsenal side looking to end its 12-year wait for the league title. While the defending champion has endured a disastrous season culminating in Jose Mourinho's dismissal, the Gunners are level at the top of the standings. In the most unpredictable of seasons, Leicester, a side that was bottom of the table at the start of the calendar year, shares the lead with the Gunners, while Manchester City is a point adrift in thir

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:08:16 -0500
Former Zenit player found guilty of beating wife to death

Although he is not expected to serve any time in jail, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has been handed a one-year prison sentence for not properly paying taxes in Spain. Mascherano was also fined nearly 800,000 euros (about $850,000) on Thursday and has been prevented from receiving any tax benefits for a year. The sentencing came nearly three months after the Barcelona defender had reached a deal with prosecutors and the attorney's office for failing to pay nearly 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) in taxes for 2011 and 201

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:52:25 -0500
Soccer-Leaders Bayern ready for Guardiola farewell tour

By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - A combination of new and retro sneaker styles will keep driving growth at Adidas's fashion business and help attract more sports fans too, the head of the German firm's Originals unit said in an interview. Adidas, which on Monday announced that Henkel's Kasper Rorsted will take over as new chief executive in October, has lost market share to Nike as its U.S. rival has concentrated more squarely on performance-enhancing sportswear. Adidas has started to muscle back into the U.S. market, but growth has come largely from retro fashion styles like its Stan Smith tennis sneakers, while sales of core sports products like running and soccer shoes has been more mute

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:52:25 -0500
Soccer-Leaders Bayern ready for Guardiola farewell tour

By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - A combination of new and retro sneaker styles will keep driving growth at Adidas's fashion business and help attract more sports fans too, the head of the German firm's Originals unit said in an interview. Adidas, which on Monday announced that Henkel's Kasper Rorsted will take over as new chief executive in October, has lost market share to Nike as its U.S. rival has concentrated more squarely on performance-enhancing sportswear. Adidas has started to muscle back into the U.S. market, but growth has come largely from retro fashion styles like its Stan Smith tennis sneakers, while sales of core sports products like running and soccer shoes has been more mute

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:01:02 -0500
Soccer-Deloitte - Football Money League 2014-15

LONDON (AP) -- Real Madrid is soccer's biggest moneymaker for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to its lowest position in eight year

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:11:16 -0500
Confident Vieira embraces New York coaching challenge

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their midfield before the start of training camp by signing veteran Michael Farfa

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:41:49 -0500
Soccer-Lichtsteiner sends Juve into Coppa semi-finals

Atletico Madrid and Celta Vigo played to a 0-0 draw and Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Barcelona got the away victory but Aritz Aduriz's late goal kept Athletic alive going into next week's second leg at the Camp Nou. Atletico and Celta will play the return match at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, where Atletico has won its last nine matche

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:14:14 -0500
Soccer-Spanish King - Cup quarterfinal summaries

LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool dispatched fourth-tier Exeter at the second attempt in the FA Cup on Wednesday, with reserves Sheyi Ojo and Joao Carlos Teixeira scoring their first goals for the club to complete a 3-0 victory in a third-round repla

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:50:34 -0500
Soccer-English FA Cup 3rd round results

ROME (AP) -- Holder Juventus will meet bitter rival Inter Milan in the Italian Cup semifinals after winning 1-0 at Lazio on Wednesday in a repeat of last year's fina

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:15:44 -0500
Soccer-Hamburg - Lasogga, Djourou doubtful against Bayern

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish court officials say Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial has been set for May 31-June

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 05:40:20 -0500
Sampaoli resigns as Chile national team coach

Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been left out of the squad for the King's Cup quarter-final, first leg match at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. Messi had to come off at halftime in Sunday's 6-0 demolition of the Basque club in La Liga and while tests on Monday ruled out a hamstring strain the Argentina captain has been rested as a precaution. Suarez was given a two-match ban for allegedly provoking a fracas in the tunnel following the first leg of Barca's last 16 tie against Espanyol this mont

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:29:19 -0500
Iraq to back Prince Ali in FIFA election

Although Benny Feilhaber is coming off the best season of his lengthy soccer career, he figures he'll never get another chance to play for the US men's national team under coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Feilhaber doesn't know exactly why he can't catch Klinsmann's eye, but he isn't a fan of the coach or his plan. The Sporting Kansas City midfielder leveled frank criticism at Klinsmann on Tuesday when asked about his US future during an interview promoting Major League Soccer's upcoming seaso

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:15:30 -0500
Soccer-Livid Mancini accuses rival coach of homophobic insults

Inter Milan won at Napoli 2-0 to reach the Italian Cup semifinals but anti-gay slurs by Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Inter counterpart Roberto Mancini overshadowed the match on Tuesday. Mancini and Sarri were sent off in stoppage time following a touchline argument. Men like him cannot be in football,'' Mancini told Rai Spor

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:55:09 -0500
Inter through to Italian Cup quarters with 2-0 win at Napoli

LONDON (AP) -- Aston Villa avoided FA Cup embarrassment in this miserable season by overcoming fourth-tier Wycombe at the second attempt, winning a replay 2-0 to reach the fourth round on Tuesda

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:53:12 -0500
Soccer-French Cup last 32 results

(Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the idea of one day playing in Major League Soccer, he said in an interview with GQ magazine. The three times World Player of the Year told the magazine he does not follow MLS too closely but he has not ruled out adding his name to a growing list of high-profile talents that have moved to the United States in recent year

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:26:24 -0500
Soccer-Porto name Peseiro as their new coach

LONDON (AP) -- Luis Suarez and Barcelona returned to the summit of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesda

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:09:19 -0500
Soccer-Scottish Cup 4th round results

The World Cup could be spread across entire regions, emulating the continent-wide 2020 European Championship, if Gianni Infantino wins the FIFA presidential election next month. The UEFA secretary general used his manifesto, which was published on Tuesday, to say FIFA should not limit the tournament to be being held in one or two countries. The 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea was the only time the event has been co-hoste

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:56:29 -0500
Soccer-UEFA continue to pay banned Platini but Webb terminated by CONCACAF

By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Banned UEFA president Michel Platini will continue to be paid “until further notice” despite being unable to carry out his duties, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday. UEFA’s statement came after FIFA told Reuters on Monday that their banned president Sepp Blatter was still being paid and would continue to receive his salary until FIFA elect a new leader on Feb. 2

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:51:37 -0500
Soccer-French Cup last 32 results

(Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the idea of one day playing in Major League Soccer, he said in an interview with GQ magazine. The three times World Player of the Year told the magazine he does not follow MLS too closely but he has not ruled out adding his name to a growing list of high-profile talents that have moved to the United States in recent year

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:23:55 -0500
Copa America draw to be held Feb 21 in New York

By Joshua Franklin and Mark Hosenball ZURICH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swiss bank Julius Baer has dismissed one of its client advisers as part of its internal investigation into ties with world soccer's governing body FIFA, the bank said on Tuesday. The employee left soon after several soccer officials were arrested in Zurich last May, a source familiar with the matter had said earlier, adding this was the only member of the bank's staff to be dismissed so far in connection with the probe. "I can confirm to you that this employee has been dismissed," spokesman Jan Vonder Muehll said by telephone, adding that the employee was dismissed in summer 201

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:55:37 -0500
Julius Baer dismisses employee in internal FIFA probe -source

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino suggested expanding the World Cup to 40 teams and following the example of the European championship by spreading it across several countries to share out the "honour and benefits" of the tournament. The Swiss, general secretary of European soccer body UEFA, backed proposed reforms for soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body which included term limits for the president and leading officials and public disclosure of their remuneration. Laying out his plans for the Feb.26 election, he also proposed that FIFA should aim to distribute half of its revenues directly to its 209 member associations to be spent on the development of the spor

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:02:20 -0500
Athletics-IAAF scandal worse than soccer - crisis, says Johnson

The corruption scandal that has rocked athletics is worse than the one that has plunged soccer body FIFA into crisis because it punished clean athletes, four-times Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson said on Tuesday. An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has stated in a damning report that "corruption was embedded" at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The report found that a clique run by former IAAF president Lamine Diack covered up organized doping and blackmailed athletes while senior officials looked the other wa

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