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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:27:36 -0400
Columbus Crew earn spot in semis with 5-0 rout of DC United

MONTREAL (AP) -- Didier Drogba scored twice inside a minute early in the second half and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday night in their regular-season finale to secure a home playoff dat

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:12:10 -0400
Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

NEW YORK (AP) -- Charlie Davies had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution clinched a playoff spot with a 3-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunda

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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14:25:06 -0400
Manchester derby draw: Rooney scrutiny frustrates Van Gaal

Manchester United and Manchester City played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday, while Tottenham surged to a big victory at Bournemouth. Also, Jurgen Klopp was denied a first victory as Liverpool manager when Sadio Mane scored a late goal to earn Southampton a 1-1 draw at Anfield. At Old Trafford, United went closest to winning against City when substitute Jesse Lingard turned a high ball from Anthony Martial onto the crossbar before Chris Smalling had a low shot turned around the post by Joe Har

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 15:07:15 -0400
Soccer-Robben scores on comeback in Bayern - 1,000th league win

(Reuters) - South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale is to run for the presidency of world soccer's governing body FIFA, a spokesman said on Saturday. Sexwale, who confirmed his candidacy two days before the deadline for registrations, is the fifth candidate to declare that he will bid to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter in the Feb. 26 election. "He is South Africa's candidate and we hope he will be all of Africa's candidate," spokesman Peter Paul Ngwenya told Reuter

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:34:31 -0400
Soccer-Greek championship results and standings

Jose Mourinho had to watch from the stands as Andy Carroll nodded in a late winner to give West Ham a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea, handing the defending champions a fifth loss of the Premier League season. Mourinho was sent to the stands at halftime, apparently incensed over refereeing decisions that saw a goal by Cesc Fabregas disallowed and Nemanja Matic sent off for two yellow cards. Carroll took full advantage as the substitute striker leapt above the Chelsea defense to head Aaron Cresswell's pinpoint cross past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the 79th minut

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:57:28 -0400
Soccer-Serbian championship results and standings

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African Football Association said on Saturday it has unanimously given its backing for Tokyo Sexwale to run for the presidency of soccer's world governing body FIFA. The German Football Association said this month it would probably back the candidacy of Sexwale, a South African businessman and former anti-apartheid activist, if he stood to replace Sepp Blatter in February's election. (Reporting by Nick Said, Editing by Ed Osmond; nick.said@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: nick.said.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net; +27 83 272 294

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00:31:06 -0400
Soccer-Mexican championship first stage results and standings

By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday in Manchester that he hoped Britain and China would strengthen cooperation and exchanges in the area of sports, including football, according to a statement by the country's foreign ministry. On a visit to an academy run by Premier League football club Manchester City during his state visit to the UK, Xi said that sport was an important part of China-UK exchanges and that China could learn from British footbal

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:28:48 -0400
Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rebuked media outlets on Friday for not showing him respect after publishing video of him walking through London filmed by teenagers. Mourinho said at his news conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League game at West Ham that he will change the way he speaks to media because of the videos. Mourinho's annoyance at the videos comes after a bad start to Chelsea's Premier League title defense, with the champions 12th after losing four of their opening nine game

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:21:06 -0400
Asylum-seeking Eritrea soccer players in detention center

This time, Jerome Champagne has officially entered the FIFA presidential election race. ''I sent my application letter and eight nomination letters to FIFA on Monday night,'' Champagne, a French former diplomat, told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of launching his bid for football's top job on Friday. ''It's an exciting mission,'' said the onetime FIFA international relations director, who has sent a 7-page manifesto to FIFA's 209 member federation

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:19:35 -0400
Soccer-Dybala consigned to the bench while Juve struggle for goals

LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is hitting out at media outlets for not showing him respect after publishing video of him walking through London filmed by teenager

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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:30:01 -0400
Soccer-Candidate Champagne says FIFA must iron out inequalities

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Alarmed at the financial gulf between soccer's haves and have-nots, FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne says a more even distribution of riches will be a priority if he wins election in February. Highlighting the divisions, the former French diplomat pointed out that the top European clubs spend millions on players while Papua New Guinea's football federation struggles to pay air fares for its team. "The national team of Papua New Guinea plays only two matches a year because they cannot afford the plane ticket

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:02:04 -0400
Soccer-Liverpool toil as Klopp - old Dortmund team shine

Liverpool was applauded off the field following its 1-1 draw against 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday but it's hard to imagine new manager Juergen Klopp offering his players the same sort of praise. Elsewhere, Italian league leader Fiorentina lost 2-1 at home to Lech Poznan, and Lazio strengthened its hold at the top of Group G following a 3-1 win over Rosenborg. It was a frustrating night for Klopp in his first match at Anfield as his side toiled in vai

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:06:53 -0400
Soccer-Spain official wants clarity on Clasico allegation

A previously secret financial deal between Sepp Blatter and Franz Beckenbauer was revealed by the German football federation on Thursday as it sought to further defend a payment to FIFA from 2006 World Cup organizers. The statements created further confusion over the 6.7 million-euro payment, which FIFA is investigating after German publication Der Spiegel claimed that the bidding team created a slush fund to secure votes. Germany has been denying wrongdoing throughout the last week but the pressure has been growing on Niersbach and the federation (DFB

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:55:07 -0400
Soccer-UEFA Europa League group C results and standings

The Women's World Cup-champion U.S. national team will be honored on Tuesday by President Barack Obama at the White House. The United States, ranked No. 1 in the world, defeated Japan 5-2 in the title game of the monthlong World Cup tournament this summer in Canada. Carli Lloyd, who scored the fastest hat trick in tournament history in the championship match, was the event's Golden Ball winner, while Hope Solo won the Golden Glove title as the best goalkeepe

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:52:39 -0400
NFL-Wembley extends NFL deal through to 2020

The NFL has extended its agreement to play regular season games at London's Wembley stadium for another five years through to 2020, they said in a statement on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who had committed to playing one home game per season until 2016, have also extended their deal throughout the NFL's new agreement. The NFL has staged games at Wembley since 2007, with London's iconic venue set to host three games in 2015 including Sunday's clash between the Jaguars and the Buffalo Bill

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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:04:28 -0400
FIFA executive lineup of 2010 scores highly for bad behavior

Medical experts and National Football League (NFL) officials will gather with peers from other top global sports on Saturday in a bid to accelerate how to properly diagnose and treat player concussions. Three dozen doctors and executives from rugby, hockey, soccer and athletics will meet in London at the NFL's second annual professional sports concussion conference. Concussions and head trauma suffered by athletes remain a controversial topic, prompting many contact sports to change rules and adopt new protocols to ensure a higher level of player safet

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 22:44:25 -0400
Soccer-Two semi-finals halted as blunders hinder Brazilian Cup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Dillon Powers and Marcelo Sarvas scored late goals and the Colorado Rapids beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for their first road victory in the series since 200

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:09:47 -0400
Soccer-Juventus frustrated by Gladbach as Buffon breaks record

Cristiano Ronaldo could not find the target for Real Madrid and Zlatan Ibrahimovic put in an even less impressive performance for Paris Saint-Germain as the Group A leaders drew 0-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Perfect in their two previous group games, PSG and Real produced a largely sterile match at the Parc des Princes. The three-time defending French champions lacked imagination and pace to break through the 10-time European champions' defense, with Madrid happy to sit back and play on the counterattac

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:56:32 -0400
US women to play China on Dec 13 at Glendale, Arizona

German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body's ethics panel said Wednesday. Both Beckenbauer and Villar - now serving as FIFA's No. 2 official while President Sepp Blatter is suspended - have previously been identified by media as targets of the investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Both men face sanctions for obstructing then-FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's investigation, ethics committee spokesman Marc Tenbuecken told The Associated Pres

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:45:50 -0400
Soccer-FIFA puts Beckenbauer and Villar under ethics investigation

German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body's ethics panel said Wednesday. Both Beckenbauer and Villar - now serving as FIFA's No. 2 official while President Sepp Blatter is suspended - have previously been identified by media as targets of the investigation into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The announcement inflicts more damage on FIFA, which is reeling from waves of corruption allegations that led the ethics committee two weeks ago to suspend Blatter and the front-runner to succeed him as president, Michel Platin

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:45:13 -0400
The Latest: Ex-FIFA executive Adamu faces further sanctions

By Simon Evans and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The FIFA scandal swept up one of the greatest soccer players of all time on Wednesday, when Franz Beckenbauer's name appeared on a new list of individuals facing possible sanction from the scandal-hit body's ethics committee. FIFA and UEFA vice-president Angel Maria Villar of Spain and other former FIFA executive committee members were also named on Wednesday. Earlier this month FIFA suspended president Sepp Blatter for 90 days along with European soccer head Michel Platini - like Beckenbauer, once a legendary international playe

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Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:19:39 -0400
Soccer-Vertonghen confident Spurs can cope with injury crisis

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - As FIFA struggles with internal reforms to clear up a corruption scandal, some within the sport worry that the world governing body could be distracted from its commitment to international development programs. Especially in Africa, football associations that lacked proper offices or quality fields for training and games have seen FIFA projects bring significant improvements. “In Cape Verde, the football association was sharing a small three-floor building with other sports federations, there was nothing,” Jerome Champagne, former director of international relations for FIFA, told Reuter

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:01:30 -0400
Soccer-Ideye gives Olympiakos 1-0 win at Dinamo

Sepp Blatter's authorization of a payment to fellow FIFA executive Michel Platini without a written contract was a ''classic conflict of interest,'' FIFA's financial compliance head told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Audit and compliance committee chairman Domenico Scala said that FIFA president Blatter could be culpable of ''falsification'' of accounts over the 2011 payment of 2 million Swiss francs (about $2 million) to Platini. Platini, the president of UEFA, said the money was owed from his job as an adviser to Blatter between 1998 and 2002, but there was only a verbal agreement for the deb

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:05:50 -0400
Soccer-Sheikh Salman says up to Asian FAs whether he runs

By Brian Homewood Zurich (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Tuesday its presidential election would go ahead as planned on Feb. 26 and promised it would do more to open up internal investigations into complaints and scandals. The announcement was a blow for UEFA president Michel Platini - a delay in the election mooted by some officials would have given him more time to appeal against a ban from the game and then stand to replace departing leader Sepp Blatter. Both Blatter and Platini were suspended by FIFA's Ethics Committee this month, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United State

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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:21:58 -0400
FIFA confirms congress, presidential election for February

FIFA decided Tuesday to keep its presidential election date in February as uncertainty surrounded Michel Platini's candidacy. The governing body held its first executive committee meeting since FIFA President Sepp Blatter was provisionally suspended two weeks ago. Blatter had already announced plans to resign before being banned for 90 days amid a FIFA ethics investigation over a 2011 payment to Platini, the UEFA president who was also suspende

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:00:01 -0400
Soccer-Man Utd back in Moscow after six-year absence

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who was last week handed a 50,000-pound ($77,400) fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban by England's Football Association, was included in the list of 10 nominees for World Coach of the Year announced early Tuesday. The list of Ballon d'Or nominees will be shortened to the final three contenders on Nov. 30 with Messi and Ronaldo almost certain to make the cu

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:31:35 -0400
Soccer-Rosler out, Evans in at Leeds

If Arsenal is to turn around its miserable Champions League campaign, Arsene Wenger's side will have to do it in style - by beating five-time champion Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Consecutive defeats to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos have backed Arsenal into a corner of its own making. With Dinamo hosting Olympiakos, and both sides on three points, the opportunity is there for one to lay claim to the runners-up slot, halfway through the group stag

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:50:47 -0400
Neymar showing he - ready to make list of top 3 in the world

Marseille players were booed off the pitch Sunday after being held 1-1 by Lorient in the French league as the nine-time champions' dismal season continued. Marseille failed to hold its lead when Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo equalized for the visitors in the 37th minute at the Stade Velodrome. Marseille dominated but lacked a cutting edge after Michy Batshuayi scored from the penalty spot in the 22nd to move to the top of the league scoring table with seven goal

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:03:16 -0400
Soccer-Asian Champions League semifinal fixtures

Lionel Messi's injury might just be what Neymar needs. With Messi out of action, the Brazil striker has taken over the spotlight at Barcelona and has the room to prove he has what it takes to finally make the three-player shortlist for the player of the year award. Neymar is almost certain to be in the 23-player list that will be announced Tuesday for the FIFA Ballon d'Or awar

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:15:55 -0400
Soccer-Platini defends $2 million FIFA fee, says he undercharged - Le Monde

Michel Platini said the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA, a payment which has cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body, was legitimate reward for genuine work. In an interview with Le Monde newspaper published on Monday, the head of Europe's powerful UEFA football federation reaffirmed his determination to run for the top job and said the money was for work he did for FIFA President Sepp Blatter from 1998 to 2002. Most of the payment, which is being investigated by the Swiss authorities, was only made in 201

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:15:55 -0400
Soccer-Platini defends $2 million FIFA fee, says he undercharged - Le Monde

Michel Platini said the two million Swiss francs ($2.1 million) he received from FIFA, a payment which has cast a cloud over his bid to become president of the world football body, was legitimate reward for genuine work. In an interview with the Le Monde newspaper published on Monday, the head of Europe's powerful UEFA football federation said the money was for work he did for FIFA President Sepp Blatter from 1998 to 2002. Both Blatter and Platini have denied any wrongdoing over the affai

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 16:36:24 -0400
Soccer-Uruguayan championship results and standings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chris Pontius scored in the 39th minute and D.C. United added three second-half goals to beat the Chicago Fire 4-0 on Sunda

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:49:57 -0400
Soccer-Kuyt hat trick puts Feyenoord level at top

Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the organizing committee for the 2006 soccer World Cup, on Sunday rejected claims that a slush fund had been set up to buy votes and bring the tournament to Germany back in 2000. "I never gave money to anyone in order to acquire votes so that Germany is awarded the 2006 World Cup," Beckenbauer, a former World Cup winning player and coach, said in a statement. "And I am certain that no other member of the bid committee did something like that." Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday that an alleged slush fund had been set up with 6.7 million euros loaned by the late Adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus for Germany's World Cup bid committee to pay bribes to FIFA officials in order to help land the tournament for Germany during a vote in 200

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:49:57 -0400
Soccer-Kuyt hat trick puts Feyenoord level at top

Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the organizing committee for the 2006 soccer World Cup, on Sunday rejected claims that a slush fund had been set up to buy votes and bring the tournament to Germany back in 2000. "I never gave money to anyone in order to acquire votes so that Germany is awarded the 2006 World Cup," Beckenbauer, a former World Cup winning player and coach, said in a statement. "And I am certain that no other member of the bid committee did something like that." Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday that an alleged slush fund had been set up with 6.7 million euros loaned by the late Adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus for Germany's World Cup bid committee to pay bribes to FIFA officials in order to help land the tournament for Germany during a vote in 200

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:51:10 -0400
Soccer-FIFA reform committee keeps plans under wraps

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA's reform committee kept its plans for overhauling the scandal-plagued organization's structure under wraps after its second meeting on Sunday, saying only that discussions had been "rich and in-depth". Francois Carrard, the committee’s chairman, said he would present concrete recommendations to FIFA's executive committee on Tuesday and that progress was "on track". FIFA is facing unprecedented pressure to reform its governance structure following the May indictment by U.S. authorities of nine current and former football officials on bribery-related charge

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:24:24 -0400
Soccer-Gignac marks Ferretti - Tigres return with brace in 2-1 win

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder David Nakhid launched his campaign to be president of crisis-hit FIFA on Sunday with an attack on the two Arab royals who are the frontrunners to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter. Nakhid, who played club football in the Swiss league and North America's Major League Soccer, said he had successfully secured the five nominations from national associations needed to become a candidate and had submitted his paperwork to FIFA’s election committee. Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has also put in his nomination and the president of Asian soccer, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, is also expected to do so before the October 26 deadline for the vote four months late

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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 00:09:04 -0400
Soccer-Columbus, Montreal secure MLS playoff berths

(Reuters) - Columbus Crew locked up a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs, and vaulted into contention for a first-round bye, with a 2-0 away victory over Toronto FC on Saturday, while Montreal also booked their place after a 1-0 win at New England. Columbus midfielder Ethan Finlay scored from close range in the 40th minute before Federico Higuain sealed the three points in second-half stoppage time. Toronto had their chances, with a first-half header from Robbie Findley hitting the post, while the usually prolific Sebastian Giovinco could not add to his 22-goal hau

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:53:07 -0400
Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila ii results and standings

TORONTO (AP) -- Ethan Finla and Federico Higuain scored to help the Columbus Crew beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturda

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:37:51 -0400
Soccer-Seven-up for Olympiakos with 4-0 derby win over AEK

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Paris St Germain beat SC Bastia 2-0 on Saturday to maintain their five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. PSG, who suffered a shock 4-2 defeat in the same fixture last season, were unconvincing during the first half, but their all-time top scorer Ibrahimovic struck a double to settle the match after the break. Laurent Blanc's side, perhaps distracted by the upcoming Champions League visit of Real Madrid, were far from their best though and the coach's selection was clearly affected by a costly international brea

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:34:59 -0400
Soccer-Ibrahimovic stars as PSG beat Bastia, Angers win again

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Paris St Germain beat SC Bastia 2-0 on Saturday to maintain their five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. PSG, who suffered a shock 4-2 defeat in the same fixture last season, were unconvincing during the first half, but their all-time top scorer Ibrahimovic struck a double to settle the match after the break. Laurent Blanc's side, perhaps distracted by the upcoming Champions League visit of Real Madrid, were far from their best though and the coach's selection was clearly affected by a costly international brea

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:41:39 -0400
Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

Switzerland's Attorney General has suggested that an investigation into alleged corruption at soccer's Swiss-based governing body, FIFA, could take five years. "Realistically, in all big investigations, longer than five years is bad," Michael Lauber told SRF radio in an interview broadcast on Saturday. FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 competitions to Russia and Qatar is one of the strands his office is investigatin

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11:44:20 -0400
No bribes paid to FIFA for 2006 World Cup: German FA president

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Cyle Larin scored twice in an 8-minute span in the second half and Orlando City beat New York City FC 2-1 on Friday night to keep its playoff hopes aliv

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:06:54 -0400
Soccer-English premier league top scorers

Germany's 2006 World Cup bid team did not bribe officials from the world soccer's governing body FIFA to win the vote for the tournament, Fedor Radmann, the former vice president of the German organizing committee, said on Saturday, rejecting claims made by a German magazine. Radmann, who left the post three years before the World Cup, was responding to a report in Der Spiegel magazine on Friday alleging a slush fund had been set up to help land the tournament for Germany back in 2000. Der Spiegel reported that the head of the committee, Franz Beckenbauer, and its then vice president Wolfgang Niersbach, had allegedly been aware of this slush fund, citing internal documents from the German Football Association (DFB

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:37:56 -0400
Soccer-English premier league top scorers

LONDON (AP) -- Juergen Klopp's first game since taking over as Liverpool manager ended in a 0-0 draw with Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturda

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 07:11:06 -0400
Soccer-World Cup slush fund claims cast shadow over Niersbach

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - German football association (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach was considered a potential dark horse for one of world soccer's top administrative posts but allegations of a slush fund to help the country win hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup have cast a shadow over his credentials. A purportedly scandal-free background, long links with the DFB, the world's largest national football association, and limited involvement in global authority FIFA and its European counterpart UEFA singled him out in some quarters as an ideal candidate for one of soccer's leading role

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 01:20:10 -0400
San Jose beats Sporting KC 1-0 to move into 5th-place tie

(Reuters) - Canadian striker Cyle Larin scored twice and Orlando City SC retained a slim playoff hope with a 2-1 home win over New York City FC on Friday. Larin, the most prolific rookie goalscorer in Major League Soccer history, notched his 16th and 17th goals of the season as Orlando came from behind after trailing 1-0 at half-time. Orlando improved to 44 points with one regular season game left, one point behind sixth-placed Montreal Impact, who have two games remainin

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:00:24 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Cyle Larin scored twice in an 8-minute span in the second half and Orlando City beat New York City FC 2-1 on Friday night to keep its playoff hopes aliv

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:58:49 -0400
Strachan stays in charge of Scotland

By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, were banned from international soccer on Friday because of government interference in the running of its Football Association. "The suspension will be lifted only when the Kuwait Football Assocation (KFA) and its members (the clubs) are able to carry out their activities and obligations independently," said soccer's governing body FIFA in a statement. Kuwait could be expelled from the World Cup qualifying competition if the situation is not resolved before their next game away to Myanmar on Nov. 1

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:43:51 -0400
Soccer-UEFA fine Lokomotiv Moscow 20,000 euros

Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow have been fined 20,000 euros ($22,772.00) and will have to close part of their ground for their next European match, UEFA said on its website (www.uefa.org) on Friday. The club's supporters were found guilty by UEFA of racist behaviour during Lokomotiv's Europa League clash against Albanian side Skenderbeu in the Russian capital on Oct. 1. Part of the south stand at the Lokomotiv Stadium will be closed for their next Europa League encounter against Besiktas on Oct. 22, while they will also have to display a banner with the wording "No to Racism." Lokomotiv already apologised for the behaviour of their fans and pledged to ban those responsibl

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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:36:44 -0400
FIFA to investigate serious allegations on Germany bribes

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has defended Sepp Blatter's record as FIFA president and questioned why the 79-year-old Swiss should have to step down from the scandal-mired soccer body. In an interview with state-funded Russian TV network RT, the 84-year-old also declared himself the "best supporter" of Russian president Vladimir Putin, spoke out against democracy and said he was "not very enthusiastic about America". "I don't think he should ever have stepped down," Ecclestone said of Blatter, who has been in office for 18 years and been suspended for 90 days amid the worst corruption scandal in FIFA's histor

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