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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:47:47 -0500
Liverpool, Coutinho top the AP Global Football 10

ZURICH (AP) -- The head of organizing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been extradited to the United States in the FIFA bribery cas

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:26:45 -0500
Atletico held to 0-0 draw by Astana in Champions League

Instead of being one of the biggest sports events of the year in troubled Ukraine, Dynamo Kiev's game against Chelsea in the Champions League turned into a public display of the country's struggle to contain violent racists. While clashes between rival fans are comparatively common at Ukrainian league games, racist attacks on such a large scale are rare. This comes at a time when the country's small black population is under pressur

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:25:55 -0500
Soccer-Argentina name replacements for injured Zabaleta, Garay

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle will miss the rest of the MLS playoffs with a knee injur

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:50:24 -0500
Soccer-Champions League group C results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool and Philippe Coutinho took team and player of the week honors in the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday for beating Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier Leagu

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 09:47:44 -0500
Soccer-Mourinho denies player revolt at Chelsea

Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium will be fully decked out in party mood as it welcomes BATE Borisov, not least because it is celebrating 10 years since Lionel Messi scored his first Champions League goal. A decade after an 18-year-old Messi netted the third of Barcelona's five goals against Panathinaikos on Nov. 2, 2005, the club is the defending champion, having won four European cups since. A knee injury has sidelined the Argentine star with in-form attacking duo of Neymar and Luis Suarez charged with supplying the fireworks against the Belarusian clu

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:54:46 -0500
German authorities raid soccer federation over FIFA payment

Jose Mourinho could use a win. Chelsea has lost its last three matches, including its sixth of the Premier League season on Saturday against Liverpool. The team's next game is against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday in the Champions Leagu

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:33:10 -0500
Barcelona without Messi welcomes BATE in Champions League

Bayern Munich will be looking to avenge its first defeat of the season when Arsenal visits the Allianz Arena for the reverse fixture in the Champions League on Wednesday. Arsenal beat the Bundesliga leader 2-0 in London last month, putting itself back in contention for a knockout berth after losing its opening two games in Group F. Greek champion Olympiakos hosts Dinamo Zagreb in the other group match, where a win for the home side would firmly boost its chances of qualifying for the second roun

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 06:45:21 -0500
Soccer-Crouch insists he still has a future at Stoke

German authorities searched the premises of the country's soccer federation and the home of its president on Tuesday over payments made to FIFA in connection with the 2006 World Cup. Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen said the raids were at the federation's headquarters and at three private premises. ''The raids are linked to the awarding of the football World Cup 2006 and the transfer of 6.7 million euros to FIFA,'' Niesen told The Associated Pres

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:09:03 -0500
Soccer-Klopp - indomitable spirit important for Liverpool - Ibe

By Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police raided the Frankfurt headquarters of Germany's football association (DFB) on Tuesday and searched the private homes of officials on suspicion of tax evasion linked to the awarding of the 2006 World Cup, prosecutors said. The raid is focused on a 6.7 million euro ($7.4 million) payment the DFB made in 2005 to world soccer's governing body FIFA, which prosecutors said they suspected the association of failing to register in tax returns. According to a report in magazine Der Spiegel, the money was used to buy votes in favour of Germany's successful bid for the 2006 tournamen

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Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:01:28 -0500
German police raid DFB football association HQ- prosecutors

German authorities searched the premises of the country's soccer federation on Tuesday over payments made to FIFA in connection with the 2006 World Cup. Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen said the raids were ongoing at the federation's headquarters and at two private premises. ''The raids are linked to the awarding of the football World Cup 2006 and the transfer of 6.7 million euros to FIFA,'' Niesen sai

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:59:14 -0500
Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

Jason Kreis' tenure as coach of Major League Soccer's New York City FC has ended after the team's first season. The team said Monday it ''parted company'' with Kreis, words often used in English soccer when coaches have been fired. Kreis coached Real Salt Lake to the 2009 MLS Cup title and left after losing the 2013 championship game to join NYCFC, which started play this yea

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:47:38 -0500
Proposed FIFA reforms, including term limits, face rejection

Within hours of being hired as Aston Villa manager, Remi Garde witnessed the magnitude of his task on Monday when Tottenham handed his new team a ninth loss in 11 Premier League games to leave it stranded at the bottom. Tottenham's 3-1 victory kept the London club on the right path to a return to the Champions League and left Villa seemingly headed for the League Championship unless Garde can transform the team in the second third of the season. ''It's not very easy but he must have confidence in his own ability and in the players to want to take the job,'' said Kevin MacDonald, who remained in temporary charge as Garde watched from the directors' box at White Hart Lan

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:41:46 -0500
Soccer-English premier league top scorers

By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - A leading member of FIFA's reform committee, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, says up to 40 percent of the reform proposals made by ethics and compliance chief Domenico Scala could be rejected, including plans for term limits for top executives. Speaking to Reuters, Sheikh Ahmad, one of the key power brokers in international sport, defended the decision of the reform committee to turn down a proposal for term limits for members of world soccer's scandal-plagued governing body. Scala had originally been in charge of FIFA's reform plans before the creation of a Reform Committee headed by Sheikh Ahmad's ally, former International Olympic Committee director general Francois Carrar

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:25:27 -0500
Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings

With two goals in 10 Premier League games, Wayne Rooney's struggles are not just a source of glee for opposing fans. ''Missing Person,'' Manchester police wrote on one of its Twitter accounts over the weekend. The misfiring Rooney is emblematic of United's lack of goal threat through three consecutive drab 0-0 draw

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 12:11:53 -0500
Soccer-Netherlands axe Van Persie as Blind eyes fresh options

Aston Villa hired Remi Garde as its fifth manager in five years on Monday, tasking him with keeping the last-place team in the Premier League. The former France player signed a contract through June 2019 at the Birmingham club, succeeding Tim Sherwood, who was fired after eight months in charge. ''It is an unbelievable honor to be the manager of such an illustrious football club,'' Garde sai

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:56:15 -0500
Soccer-Russian championship results and standings

CAIRO (AP) -- Yaya Toure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were among the 10 nominees announced on Monday for the African player of the year awar

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:33:49 -0500
Moenchengladbach hopes for 1st Champions League win

Fernando Torres is making an almost 7,000-kilometer trek to the heart of Central Asia in search of an elusive 100th goal for Atletico Madrid. Atletico chartered a plane for long-distance flights- an Airbus A330- to make what it says is a record-breaking eight-hour journey for the club in European competition as it travels 6,840 kilometers to face Kazakh side Astana in the Champions League on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Torres returned to Atletico midway through last seaso

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:29:36 -0500
Rooney ridiculed as United endures 325-minute goal drought

After a scoreless dud in their first meeting, fireworks are hopefully in store when Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid hosts Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ronaldo appears more than ready to add to his competition record 83 goals after scoring 13 times in as many games this season to help Madrid overcome a spate of injuries that has knocked out strike partners Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. PSG leads the group, level on seven points with Madri

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:35:49 -0500
Moenchengladbach hopes for 1st Champions League win

With two goals in 10 Premier League games, Wayne Rooney's struggles are not just a source of glee for opposing fans. ''Missing Person,'' Manchester police wrote on one of its Twitter accounts over the weekend. The misfiring Rooney is emblematic of United's lack of goal threat through three consecutive drab 0-0 draw

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:24:14 -0500
Madrid and PSG vie for 1st place in Champions League group

Borussia Moenchengladbach has known nothing but victories in domestic competitions ever since Andre Schubert became caretaker coach following the resignation of Lucien Favre. If only some of that form could rub off in the Champions League. Favre quit after five straight defeats in the Bundesliga and his job went to the largely unknown Schubert, who was a youth coach at the clu

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:58:08 -0500
Soccer-Wijnaldum urges fellow Magpies to chip in with goals

After a scoreless dud in their first meeting, fireworks are hopefully in store when Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid hosts Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ronaldo appears more than ready to add to his competition record 83 goals after scoring 13 times in as many games this season to help Madrid overcome a spate of injuries that has knocked out strike partners Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. PSG leads the group, level on seven points with Madri

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 23:35:36 -0500
Soccer-US championship results

SEATTLE (AP) -- Clint Dempsey broke a tie on a direct free kick in the 86th minute in the Seattle Sounders' 2-1 comeback victory over FC Dallas on Sunday in the first leg of their Western Conference semifina

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:29:37 -0500
Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

MONTREAL (AP) -- Substitute Johan Venegas broke a tie in the 77th minute to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday night in the opening leg of their Eastern Conference semifina

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:15:31 -0500
Soccer-Red Bulls beat D.C. as Timbers and Whitecaps draw

(Reuters) - It was not "pretty' but the New York Red Bulls got the job done with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semi-final series against D.C. United on Sunday. Midfielder Dax McCarty delivered a valuable away goal in the 72nd minute, set up by a free kick from Sacha Kljestan for the top-seeded Red Bulls. In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps played a drab scoreless draw in a game of few chance

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:15:31 -0500
Soccer-Red Bulls beat D.C. as Timbers and Whitecaps draw

(Reuters) - It was not "pretty' but the New York Red Bulls got the job done with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semi-final series against D.C. United on Sunday. Midfielder Dax McCarty delivered a valuable away goal in the 72nd minute, set up by a free kick from Sacha Kljestan for the top-seeded Red Bulls. In the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps played a drab scoreless draw in a game of few chance

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 20:16:06 -0500
Soccer-Boca Juniors win 25th Argentine league title

Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson, who hadn't played in a Major League Soccer game since 2011, got the heads up Sunday morning that he was starting for the Timbers that afternoon in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinal against Vancouver. Gleeson, who played in 20 games this season for Portland's reserve team, the USL's Timbers 2, started and had three saves in a 0-0 draw. Got to be patient, but it definitely gets you there in the end,'' Gleeson sai

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:39:15 -0500
Timbers and Whitecaps play to 0-0 draw in MLS playoff match

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dax McCarty scored in the 72nd minute and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 1-0 on Sunday in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal serie

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:01:01 -0500
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT Monday, Nov 2

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Few would have imagined that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's job would be in danger just six months after winning the Premier League titl

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 17:39:54 -0500
Soccer-European roundup-Chelsea lose, Real and Barca win, Bayern held

Fiorentina won to reclaim the lead of Italy's Serie A on an otherwise subdued Sunday for Europe's major league

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 17:13:33 -0500
Soccer-Easy 3-0 win takes Corinthians step closer to title

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dax McCarty scored in the 72nd minute and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 1-0 on Sunday in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal serie

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:01:20 -0500
Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

Arouna Kone got the match ball and a contract extension. The 31-year-old striker's hat trick on Sunday powered Everton to its biggest Premier League win in eight years, routing Sunderland 6-2. ''Today was the most complete 90 minutes he has had and it was a phenomenal 90 minutes because it triggers an extension to his contract,'' Everton coach Roberto Martinez sai

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Sun, 01 Nov 2015 13:49:56 -0500
Soccer-Stuttgart on road to recovery with win over Darmstadt

Southampton beat Bournemouth 2-0 Sunday in the Premier League in a rare meeting of the south-coast rivals. Ronald Koeman's Saints dominated the first half against the newly promoted Cherries with Steven Davis opening the scoring in the 31st minute and Graziano Pelle adding a second goal five minutes later. Southampton's Victor Wanyama was sent off with 10 minutes remaining for two yellow cards but Bournemouth failed to take advantage of its numerical advantag

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 14:01:17 -0400
Man United held to another 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace

Manchester City needed a late penalty from Yaya Toure to secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Norwich that kept the team atop the Premier League. Goalkeeper Joe Hart's error gifted Norwich's Cameron Jerome an unlikely equalizer seven minutes from time at the Etihad Stadium. City had looked in control before that after finally breaking the resilient Canaries with a firm header from Nicolas Otamendi after 67 minute

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:52:50 -0400
Man City stays top after beating Norwich 2-1 in EPL

Mesut Ozil set up two goals as Arsenal used a second-half barrage to beat Swansea 3-0 Saturday in the Premier League. The win helped Arsenal bounce back a loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup as the Gunners shrugged off their many injury concerns to seize back some momentum going into a crucial Champions League trip to Bayern Munich. After a hesitant first half, Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock by heading in Ozil's corner in the 49th minute for the 2,000th goal Arsenal has scored under manager Arsene Wenge

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:23:21 -0400
Stoke holds Newcastle to 0-0 draw in Premier League

Leicester scored three goals in 20 minutes to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Saturday, with England striker Jamie Vardy netting in his eighth straight Premier League game. Vardy is two games away from matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's record set in 2003 and is the league's top scorer with 11 goals in 11 matches. Riyad Mahrez had already scored in the 57th and 64th minutes as the visitors remained unbeaten on the roa

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:12:46 -0400
Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea's slump in form under Jose Mourinho reached a new low on Saturday after a 3-1 loss at home to Liverpool, while Arsenal and Manchester City continued to set the pace at the summit of the Premier Leagu

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:00:53 -0400
Soccer-Ronaldo helps Real to pull clear of Barca at the top

LONDON (AP) -- Odion Ighalo scored twice to guide Watford to a 2-0 victory against West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League at Vicarage Roa

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:58:39 -0400
Soccer-Hungarian championship results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- Manchester United failed to score again in its 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturda

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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:54:06 -0400
Soccer-Serbian championship results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool handed new manager Juergen Klopp his first Premier League win, coming from behind to beat defending champion Chelsea 3-

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:21:36 -0400
Soccer-Portuguese championship results and standings

Eintracht Frankfurt ended Bayern Munich's record 10-game winning start to the Bundesliga by holding the German league leader 0-0 on Friday. Bayern had been targeting Tottenham Hotspur's mark from 1960-61 in England. Frankfurt, which was knocked out of the German Cup by third-division side Erzgebirge Aue on Tuesday, had lost the previous six meetings between the sides without scorin

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:28:07 -0400
Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings

A revival of the Atlantic Cup in the postseason, a Cascadia rivalry showdown and the stardom of Montreal's Didier Drogba at age 37 highlights the conference semifinal round of the MLS Cup playoffs that begin this weekend. The two-game, total goals series begin on Sunday, led by Supporters' Shield winners the New York Red Bulls facing D.C. United in one Eastern Conference semifinal, while Portland - after its dramatic knockout round win over Sporting Kansas City - faces Vancouver in a showdown of Cascadia rivals in the Western Conferenc

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:21:12 -0400
Soccer-Presidential candidate Champagne wants a more humble FIFA

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants soccer's crisis-hit government body to be less formal and more humble in the future. FIFA has been buffeted by scandals that have seen both outgoing president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, previously considered the favorite to take over, both suspended for 90 days. In addition to allegations of corruption, FIFA has been criticized for its extravagance, with officials enjoying a five-star lifestyle that includes private jets and banquets in opulent palace

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:55:45 -0400
Soccer-Turkish championship results and standings

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Embattled soccer boss Sepp Blatter has rejected complaints made by the sport's biggest sponsors over a bribery and corruption scandal, saying they were politically motivated and made at the behest of the United States. Blatter has been suspended from FIFA as part of the fall-out from a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into bribery, money-laundering and wire fraud at the sport's governing body. The 79-year-old had initially been set to remain in his post until next year, despite a string of arrests of top FIFA officials, until a group of major sponsors issued coordinated calls for him to g

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:55:45 -0400
Soccer-Turkish championship results and standings

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Embattled soccer boss Sepp Blatter has rejected complaints made by the sport's biggest sponsors over a bribery and corruption scandal, saying they were politically motivated and made at the behest of the United States. Blatter has been suspended from FIFA as part of the fall-out from a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into bribery, money-laundering and wire fraud at the sport's governing body. The 79-year-old had initially been set to remain in his post until next year, despite a string of arrests of top FIFA officials, until a group of major sponsors issued coordinated calls for him to g

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:49:51 -0400
Soccer-Captain Iniesta back for Barca for trip to Getafe

The Russian team that successfully bid to host the 2018 World Cup had no knowledge of who would win until the vote on choosing a host was publicly announced, the head of the Russian organising committee said on Friday. The committee "only learnt about the decision of the FIFA Executive Committee when it was made public on 2 December 2010 and was beforehand neither aware of or involved in discussions as mentioned in recent media reports," committee chief executive Alexei Sorokin said in a statement released by the committee. The committee issued the remarks in response to comments earlier this week by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has been suspended for 90 days by FIFA's Ethics Committee amid a corruption investigatio

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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 01:04:23 -0400
Soccer-US championship results

Rodney Wallace scored in the 57th minute to put the Timbers in front, but Kevin Ellis scored the equalizer for Kansas City in the 87th minute and the match went to extra time. After Krisztian Nemeth's top-corner goal in the 97th minute, Maximiliano Urruti answered in the 118th, and the match went to penalty kicks. Portland's Adam Kwarasey buried his before stopping Kansas City backup keeper Jon Kempin's shot for the victor

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:54:37 -0400
Soccer-Drogba on target as Montreal see off Toronto

(Reuters) - Toronto FC waited nine years for a taste of the Major League Soccer playoffs but on Thursday the Montreal Impact ensured they had little chance to savor it with a 3-0 win over their Canadian rivals. First-half goals from Patrice Bernier (18th minute), Ignacio Piatti (33) and Didier Drogba (39) saw Montreal advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals, where they will face Columbus Crew in the first leg on Sunday. Montreal’s campaign has been bolstered by the arrival of former Chelsea striker Drogba, who has scored 12 goals in 12 games since joining the club in Jul

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:59:26 -0400
Soccer-US championship results

MONTREAL (AP) -- Patrice Bernier, Ignacio Piatti and Didier Drogba scored in the first half and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 3-0 on Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinal

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:01:34 -0400
Soccer-FIFA candidate denies role in punishing protesting athletes

By Simon Evans WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa denied on Thursday he had ever been involved in investigating and prosecuting athletes active in Bahrain's democracy protests in 2011. Britain's Guardian newspaper cited on Tuesday a 2011 Bahrain News Agency article stating that Salman, who is now president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), had been appointed to "lead the investigation committee". Since announcing on Monday that he will run for FIFA president, Salman has faced strident criticism from human rights groups who say he had local soccer players arrested, detained, abused, tortured and publicly humiliated during the protests while he was head of the Bahrain Football Associatio

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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:38:46 -0400
Soccer-Turkish championship results and standings

San Lorenzo’s Edgardo Bauza and Diego Cocca of Racing Club, who coached their teams to major titles last year, said on Thursday they were quitting their jobs when the Argentine season ends next month. Bauza steered the Saints to their first South American Libertadores Cup victory in 2014 before Cocca’s Racing won their first domestic league title in 13 years. It’s the best thing for the club and the squad,” Bauza, who was in charge for two years, told a news conferenc

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