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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:26:37 -0500
Soccer-Belgian championship results and standings

By Martyn Herman GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) - A fired-up Andy Murray showed his class to draw Britain level with Belgium on day one of the Davis Cup final after David Goffin's escape act from a two-set deficit had given the hosts the lead in Ghent on Friday. The 28-year-old world number two Murray, who has almost single-handedly put Britain on the brink of their first title since 1936, duly delivered another point, beating 108th-ranked Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 6-2 7-5 on the indoor claycour

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:38:31 -0500
Tennis-Murray levels Davis Cup final as Goffin survives scare

Before the big game this weekend, Matt Miazga must handle some mundane tasks. ''I'm still living at home,'' the New York Red Bulls defender said, ''so if my mom says I need to help with dishes, I've got to do it. Just 20 years old and an imposing 6-foot-3, Miazga made his debut for the U.S. national team this mont

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:20:10 -0500
Chelsea-Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange is being treated in a Rio de Janeiro hospital for respiratory problems. The 99-year old Brazilian, who handed over the FIFA presidency in 1998 to Sepp Blatter, was hospitalized a year ago for a similar problem. ''He is in stable condition,'' Rio Hospital Samaritano said Friday in a brief statemen

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:07:41 -0500
Newcastle United-Crystal Palace Preview

By Caroline Stauffer SAO PAULO (Reuters) - One of Brazil's largest builders, Andrade Gutierrez, will confess to paying bribes for 2014 FIFA World Cup contracts and business with state-run companies Petrobras and Eletrobras , a newspaper report said on Friday. Andrade Gutierrez agreed with Brazil's prosecutor-general and other investigators to pay a fine of 1 billion reais ($270 million) in leniency and plea deals covering the company and its executives, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said. A source with knowledge of the talks said Andrade Gutierrez's Chief Executive Otávio Marques de Azevedo was negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors but did not say what he might reveal in exchange for a reduced sentenc

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:20:37 -0500
Soccer-Bulgarian championship results and standings

Brazilian builder Andrade Gutierrez will confess to paying bribes for 2014 FIFA World Cup contracts and business with state-run companies Petrobras and Eletrobras, a newspaper report said on Friday. Andrade Gutierrez agreed with Brazil's prosecutor-general and other investigators to pay a fine of 1 billion reais ($270 million) in a plea deal covering the company and its executives, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said. Brazil's biggest corruption investigation ever has seen some of the country's most powerful politicians and businessmen jailed over the past two years, but shed little light so far on the soaring costs of a dozen World Cup stadium

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:20:16 -0500
Soccer-Manchester United striker Wilson joins Brighton on loan

PARIS (AP) -- Mathieu Valbuena has spoken out for the first time against France teammate Karim Benzema, who is facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam that has rocked the national tea

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:02:24 -0500
Former FIFA president Joao Havelange hospitalized in Rio

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to loan out young forward James Wilson at a time when the team is short of genuine strikers and struggling to scor

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:31:43 -0500
Everton-Bournemouth Preview

Things couldn't be better for Darlington Nagbe. The 25-year-old midfielder became an American citizen in September, he just returned from his first call-up with the U.S. national team, and his Portland Timbers are in the MLS Cup playoffs. To top it off, Nagbe and his wife are expecting a son next mont

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:07:39 -0500
Del Nero quits FIFA executive committee; Sarney takes over

GENEVA (AP) -- Tottenham advanced to the Europa League last-32 in Azerbaijan on Thursday after beating Qarabag 1-0 with a goal from Harry Kan

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:22:22 -0500
Stoke City-Sunderland Preview

The head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has resigned his post on FIFA's Executive Committee after months of pressure to stand down, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said on Thursday. "Mr. Marco Polo Del Nero asked to leave the FIFA Executive Committee as Conmebol's representative and he recommended Mr. Fernando Sarney as his replacement and that was unanimously approved," Conmebol said in a statement issued after regional soccer bosses met in Brazi

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:02:34 -0500
FIFA donates 48 luxury watches to non-profit organization

Rafa Benitez probably never imagined that Sunday's match at Eibar would be a critical test for his coaching credentials at Real Madrid. Madrid's most disgruntled supporters waved white handkerchiefs to demand the removal of Benitez and shouted for club president Florentino Perez to step down. Perez publicly declared that the club backed Benitez, but that was before Madrid almost blew a four-goal lead as it hung on 4-3 at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesda

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:48:55 -0500
Leicester upstaging the big names in English Premier League

Jamie Vardy's unconventional route to the English Premier League's record book began with heartbreaking rejection from his hometown club at 16 and back-breaking work in a carbon-fiber factory. One thing was a constant for Vardy on that up-and-down journey: An ability to score goals - and plenty of them. The 28-year-old striker, whose direct and hard-working playing style is straight out of the Sunday leagues, has scored in 10 straight Premier League games for Leicester, and another goal against Manchester United this weekend would see him break the record for scoring in consecutive games in the divisio

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:46:54 -0500
Soccer-Thirteen could be lucky number for Sunderland - Allardyce

Swiss justice officials have issued their first order to send bank information to U.S. prosecutors who in May charged 14 soccer officials and sports-rights marketers with racketeering, money laundering and bribery. Folco Galli, a Federal Office of Justice spokesman, said on Thursday the order was the first regarding information from Swiss banks as requested by the U.S. Justice Department as part of its pursuit of corruption linked to world soccer body FIFA. The holder has 30 days to lodge an appeal with the Swiss Federal Criminal Cour

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:31:15 -0500
Olympics-Hamburg - 2024 Olympic hopes hinge on Sunday referendum

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics hinges on the result of a referendum on Sunday, with city officials hoping for a strong show of support to boost the chances of Germany's Olympic newcomer staging the Games. The northern port city beat Berlin in March to win the German nod and is proposing a compact inner-city concept that bid officials say meets the International Olympic Committee's recent reforms aimed making the Games cheaper and more sustainable. Hamburg is the only one of the five candidates to put its plans to a city vot

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:05:01 -0500
Soccer-MLS is tougher than Premier League - Drogba

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Major League Soccer (MLS) offers a tougher challenge than the English Premier League and will soon be one of the best domestic competitions in world football, according to Chelsea great Didier Drogba. The former Ivory Coast striker has just completed a successful first season with the Montreal Impact after leaving Chelsea in May. "It's a different challenge (in the U.S.)," Drogba told Reuters in an interview. Believe me, it's more difficult than playing in the Premier League because of the trave

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:49:27 -0500
Soccer-Grealish axed from Villa squad for off-field behaviour

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer world body FIFA, mired in the worst graft scandal in its history, is giving 48 Swiss watches worth up to $25,000 each to a children's soccer charity after a year cajoling officials who received them from Brazilian soccer authorities to give them up. The watches were left on the hotel beds of football officials including members of FIFA's Executive Committee and representatives of national football associations attending a FIFA Congress in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup. FIFA, though dogged by corruption accusations for many years, was pitched into crisis in May when police raided a Zurich hotel on the eve of a congress arresting several official

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:49:27 -0500
Soccer-Grealish axed from Villa squad for off-field behaviour

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer world body FIFA, mired in the worst graft scandal in its history, is giving 48 Swiss watches worth up to $25,000 each to a children's soccer charity after a year cajoling officials who received them from Brazilian soccer authorities to give them up. The watches were left on the hotel beds of football officials including members of FIFA's Executive Committee and representatives of national football associations attending a FIFA Congress in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup. FIFA, though dogged by corruption accusations for many years, was pitched into crisis in May when police raided a Zurich hotel on the eve of a congress arresting several official

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:50:30 -0500
Soccer-FIFA ethics committee says Blatter not exempt from its rules

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has rejected suspended President Sepp Blatter's claim that he is not subject to its rules and that only Congress can bar him from his role as head of the scandal-plagued global soccer body. Andreas Bantel, spokesman for the Ethics Committee, told Reuters on Thursday. "The FIFA code of ethics applies to anyone who is involved in football worldwide and there are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever." (Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne Editing by Jeremy Gaun

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:16:29 -0500
Atletico beats Galatasaray 2-0, advances in Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return to his first senior club with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday while Juventus claimed top spot to qualify from Group D with a 1-0 win over Manchester City. Ibrahimovic played his first competitive club match at his hometown team Malmo since joining Ajax in 2001. ''I lived a dream tonight, coming back,'' Ibrahimovic sai

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:40:27 -0500
Soccer-Mandzukic answers critics to send Juve into last 16

Juventus advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League and moved above Manchester City into top spot in Group D, with a 1-0 win over the Premier League side on Wednesday. Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal of an entertaining game in the 18th minute, and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon did well to prevent City from leveling. ''I think it was a very good game for both teams,'' City coach Manuel Pellegrini sai

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:29:04 -0500
Moenchengladbach beats Sevilla 4-2 in Champions League

Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Malmo 5-0 on Wednesday and secured a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League. Returning to his hometown, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also scored for PSG and enjoyed a standing ovation from the fans of his former club. This is where everything started,'' Ibrahimovic told Sweden's TV3 after the gam

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:44 -0500
Soccer-Real take top spot by thwarting Shakhtar rally

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and set up two more as Real Madrid weathered a late Shakhtar Donetsk revival to win 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Already qualified for the knockout stages, Madrid's win ensures it will finish top of Group A, while defeat ends Shakhtar's slim qualifying hopes. While victory is welcome for Madrid after a 4-0 humbling by arch-rival Barcelona in Saturday's ''clasico,'' there will be concerns over how it allowed Shakhtar to get so close to snatching a dra

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:02:43 -0500
Schuerrle steers Wolfsburg to 2-0 win over CSKA Moscow

Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half as Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Galatasaray 2-0 to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday. Griezmann scored in the 13th and 65th minutes at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, both times set up by team captain Gabi. All four of Griezmann's goals in this season's Champions League have come against Galatasara

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:56:23 -0500
Jimenez double rescues draw for Benfica at Astana

By Silke Koltrowitz ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he believes that only the Congress of soccer's governing body, and not its Ethics Committee, can bar him from office. Comparing himself to a state president, Blatter told Swiss broadcaster SRF: "If one wants to revoke an elected president, only parliament can ask for that." In a tense interview, Blatter declined to comment on whether FIFA's ethics investigators had recommended he be handed a life ban, as they had with European soccer boss Michel Platini, who had been the favorite to replace him as head of the global soccer body. Blatter and Platini, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as the sport faces criminal probes in Switzerland and the United States, have both been suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee while it investigates their conduc

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:50:56 -0500
Soccer-Manchester United draw to squander chance of place in last 16

Manchester United failed to break down a stubborn PSV Eindhoven in a 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday, missing the chance to qualify from Group B with a game to spare. After wasting a string of openings and then fading against the Dutch champions, United may have to beat Wolfsburg in their group closer in Germany in two weeks to reach the knockout stage. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard squandered United's best chances at Old Trafford, before the home team began to feel the effects of its high-tempo start and PSV started to look dangerous in the final 25 minute

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:49:28 -0500
Soccer-Wolfsburg surge to the top after crucial win in Moscow

Andre Schuerrle scored one goal and made the other as Wolfsburg beat CSKA Moscow 2-0 on Wednesday in the Champions League. An erratic performance by CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev played a crucial part in his club's defeat, which ends the Russian champion's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages. A low shot by Schuerrle from a narrow angle in the 67th minute was deflected in off Igor Akinfeev's arm and marked down as an own goal by the CKSA keepe

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:55:06 -0500
Soccer-Champions League summaries

Raul Jimenez scored twice to haul Benfica back from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw with FC Astana in the Champions League on Wednesday. Benfica started slowly in freezing conditions in Kazakhstan and went behind in the 19th minute when Astana forward Patrick Twumasi, back after a four-game ban, met Junior Kabananga's cross with a well-timed header. Twelve minutes later, Marin Anicic made it 2-0 for Astana with a glancing header off Foxi Kethevoama's free kic

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:50:04 -0500
Soccer-Greek soccer HQ evacuated after bomb threat

It's a good time to be a Barcelona fan. While Madrid is embroiled in turmoil and trying to avert a crisis, Barcelona just keeps on winning and impressing. A day after Madrid's president came out to publicly support coach Rafa Benitez amid widespread discontent from fans, Barcelona thrashed Roma 6-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday for its eighth consecutive victor

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:46:30 -0500
Old-school sports chiefs need to change: IOC - Prince Feisal

UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match. A third closed-door match sanction is suspended for three probationary years, UEFA said on Wednesday. Dynamo, whose former president Hrigoriy Surkis is a UEFA vice president, was also fined 100,000 euros ($106,000

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:42:45 -0500
Olympics-Old-school sports chiefs need to change-IOC - Prince Feisal

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - International federations need to change to become more transparent with some of them still stuck in their 'old-school' past, Jordanian Olympic Committee chief Prince Feisal Al Hussein said on Wednesday. Prince Feisal, who is an International Olympic Committee member and whose brother, Prince Ali, is running for the presidency of world soccer's governing body FIFA, said the image of professional sports was taking a hit. World athletics (IAAF) and FIFA are in the midst of their deepest crisis in their respective long histories with top officials investigated for corruption, money-laundering and bribery while allegations of widespread doping in professional sports has already led to the ban of Russian track and field athletes, with new IAAF chief Sebastian Coe under mounting pressur

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:57:34 -0500
Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is in no hurry to pick his vice-captains for next year's clash with the United States at Hazeltine, saying he wanted to give the candidates every chance to qualify as players first. Davis Love III, the Northern Irishman's American counterpart for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 clash, announced four of his five vice-captains, including Tiger Woods, earlier this month. Clarke said he would wait until early April before finalizing his lis

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:23:32 -0500
Arsenal - Champs League hopes alive with 3-0 win over Zagreb

There were goals galore in the Champions League on Tuesday as Barcelona and Bayern Munich advanced to the knockout stage and also secured top spot in their groups. Barcelona had already qualified following BATE Borisov draw with Bayer Leverkusen earlier, but it clinched top spot in Group E in style, hammering Roma 6-1 as Lionel Messi marked his return from injury with two goals. ''It's tough to get back up to full speed,'' said Mess

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:36:05 -0500
Soccer-Sanchez double helps keep Arsenal - hopes alive

Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League knockout rounds for a 12th consecutive season. Suarez got Barcelona rolling at Camp Nou in the 15th minute. Three minutes later Messi scored his first goal in his second appearance since returning from a left-knee injur

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:22:33 -0500
Arsenal - Champs League hopes alive with 3-0 win over Zagreb

Chelsea remained in the hunt to advance from Champions League Group G in easing past 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 on Tuesday. Chelsea's win, and Porto's loss to Dynamo Kiev, tied the first two teams on 10 points, two more than Kiev. In the final round of group games next month, Chelsea hosts Porto in a likely winner-takes-all match, and Kiev hosts winless Tel Avi

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:07:46 -0500
Soccer-Casillas blunders as Porto blow chance to qualify

Bayern Munich secured first place in Group F of the Champions League by dispatching Olympiakos 4-0 on Tuesday. In its 100th home match in the Champions League, Bayern was up by three inside the first 20 minutes, through Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski, and Thomas Muelle

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:50:55 -0500
Messi scores first goals after injury, Barca routs Roma 6-1

LYON, France (AP) -- Striker Kalifa Coulibaly scored in the fifth minute of injury time as Gent won 2-1 at Lyon on Tuesday to maintain its chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions Leagu

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:41:27 -0500
Bayern beats Olympiakos 4-0, wins Group F in Champs League

PORTO, Portugal (AP) -- Dynamo Kiev upset FC Porto 2-0 on Tuesday to leave its Champions League Group G wide open with one game left to pla

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:37:35 -0500
Soccer-Champions League summaries

LONDON (AP) -- Alexis Sanchez kept Arsenal's Champions League campaign alive with a pair in a 3-0 victory over Dynamo Zagreb as Group G leader Bayern Munich assisted the London club by beating Olympiakos on Tuesda

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:55:09 -0500
Chicago Fire of MLS hires Valjko Paunovic as coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Red Bulls' Jesse Marsch has been voted Major League Soccer's Coach of the Year, the first to earn the honor in the two-decade history of the New York tea

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:53:00 -0500
Soccer-Pellegrini determined City top Champions League group

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Fire have hired Serbian Veljko Paunovic as coach to replace the fired Frank Yallo

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:18:00 -0500
Soccer-BATE and Leverkusen on the edge after 1-1 draw

Zenit St. Petersburg secured top spot in Group H by beating Valencia 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. Artyom Dzyuba continued his scoring touch with the second goal, his fifth in the group stage. Dzyuba's 74th-minute goal, scored with a simple finish after a lay-off from Hulk following a smart team move, preserved Zenit's perfect record with a fifth win from five game

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:01:09 -0500
Soccer-Leverkusen hopes hit after 1-1 draw at BATE

Admir Mehmedi's volley salvaged a 1-1 draw for Bayer Leverkusen away at BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Tuesday. A goalkeeping error from Bernd Leno handed BATE the lead in the second minute, Mikhail Gordeichuk's tame low shot skidding between the keeper's legs. As BATE tried to hold on for a second surprise win of the group stage, Leverkusen dominated the game but could not break through the Belarusian team's defense until the 68th minute, when Swiss forward Mehmedi hit an elegant volley inside the far post off a pass from Hakan Calhanogl

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:42:01 -0500
FIFA seeking life ban for Platini, say his lawyers

LONDON (AP) -- Barcelona was voted team of the week in the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Real Madrid 4-0 away at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish Leagu

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:00:18 -0500
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Nov 24

French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at next year's European Championship and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who chairs the organizing committee for the World Cup, said there was a particular focus on protecting crowds gathered in fan zones. ''Today our colleagues from FIFA focused on us paying more attention to the fan zones,'' Mutko sai

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:55:09 -0500
soccer-France to keep "fan zones" at Euro2016 championships

Fourth in the Portuguese league, Benfica has been doing just fine in the Champions League. The two-time European Cup champions lead Group C with nine points, two more than Atletico Madrid, ahead of Wednesday's trip to Kazakhstan to face Astana. Benfica will qualify for the knockout round with a victory, and can advance with a draw unless Galatasaray beats Atletico Madrid in the other matc

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:46:24 -0500
United looking to secure Champions League knockout place

The FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for Michel Platini, the Frenchman's lawyer said Tuesday, a move that would rule the UEFA president out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter. Thibaut d'Ales told The Associated Press that the maximum sanction was asked for when the FIFA ethics committee investigations unit submitted its final case report. Platini faces a hearing before FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert in Decembe

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:35:10 -0500
Soccer-Stuttgart sack coach Zorniger after bad start

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial returned to training for Manchester United on Tuesday, though the team could still be hindered by a lengthy injury list as it bids to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League against PSV Eindhoven. The two forwards missed United's 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday - Rooney because he was ill and Martial with a foot injury - and Marouane Fellaini was also back in training after a calf injur

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:08:26 -0500
Soccer-FA releases new safety-first guidelines for concussion

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, who hopes to become head of world soccer's governing body FIFA, could face a life ban from the sport over a payment he received from FIFA head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. A probe into the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.97 million) payment from FIFA to UEFA president Platini in 2011 forms part of a broader corruption scandal shaking the world soccer body. (Editing by: Ossian Shin

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:08:26 -0500
Soccer-FA releases new safety-first guidelines for concussion

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, who hopes to become head of world soccer's governing body FIFA, could face a life ban from the sport over a payment he received from FIFA head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday. A probe into the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.97 million) payment from FIFA to UEFA president Platini in 2011 forms part of a broader corruption scandal shaking the world soccer body. (Editing by: Ossian Shin

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:26:28 -0500
Soccer--UEFA accept doping says Arsenal - Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused European soccer's governing body UEFA of accepting doping because they allowed his team's defeat by Dinamo Zagreb to stand despite one of the Croatian club's players failing a drugs test. After Dinamo beat Arsenal 2-1 in their opening Champions League Group F match in September, midfielder Arijan Aremi tested positive and was banned for four years. Under UEFA rules the result of a match stands if only one player fails a tes

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