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  • Jermaine Jones potential move to MLS gets weirder

    Report says the United States midfielder has agreed to terms, but only if he's allowed to join Fire, which MLS is unwilling to guarantee. Just when it appeared as though Jermaine Jones' move to Major League Soccer was nearing a simple solution, now come reports that whatever happens is going to be…

    SB Nation
  • Demba Ba mistakes Champions League qualifier for video game, attempts shot from opening kick

    How do you start a Champions League qualifying playoff against Arsenal in a way that would even make Zlatan Ibrahimovic think twice?

    Dirty Tackle
  • European soccer clubs opening US academies

    European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. Later this month, Barcelona will open FCB Escola Florida, its first permanent U.S academy, in Fort Lauderdale. Argentine Boca Juniors and English Everton are already operating in New York and Connecticut,…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

    Associated Press
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    Female soccer players rally against use of artificial turf in World Cup

    Some of the world's top players are fuming, as they may have to play on artificial grass at next year's women's World Cup finals in Canada. It would be the first tournament where turf is used instead of grass. Some players are calling the decision discriminatory. Jim Axelrod reports.

    CBS News
  • DTotD: Sergio Ramos hits Mario Mandzukic in the face, has no idea why anyone would be upset about that

    The Spanish Super Cup brought a rematch of last season's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, giving Sergio Ramos a chance to hit Atletico new boy Mario Mandzukic in the face. Twice.

    Dirty Tackle
  • 5 things to know about the French league

    PARIS (AP) — Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and Marseille counterpart Marcelo Bielsa don't have much time left to adapt to the French league.

    Associated Press
  • Bayern Munich had a presentation event for their new bus and it was very silly

    The kit launch is old news. If football clubs are going to truly capture the imaginations of their fans, they have to find something new. Something big. Something that will inspire a new generation of supporters. And Bayern Munich have found that next big thing: bus unveiling.

    Dirty Tackle
  • West Brom-Southampton Preview

    Though Southampton and West Bromwich Albion each fell short of earning a victory in their Premier League openers, both sides feel there's much to build on going forward. The Saints will be looking for a third straight victory over West Brom in their home opener on Saturday at St. Mary's. Daniel…

    The Associated Press
  • Fire damages Nigeria Football Federation office

    A fire gutted parts of the head office of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the capital Abuja on Wednesday, a spokesman said. According to two witnesses, it started in the accounts department, which the NFF said had not been damaged. "The fire started about 9.40 am (0840 GMT) from the…

    Reuters
  • Tottenham poised for 'killer' Europa League

    Several former winners enter the Europa League picture this week as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan begin the long road to glory in the play-off round. Tottenham, champions of the predecessor UEFA Cup in 1971 and 1984, travel to Cyprus where they face AEL Limassol in the first leg on…

    AFP
  • Di Maria wants out of Madrid - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window. The 26-year-old Argentine -- who missed the World Cup final defeat by Germany because of injury -- was a star performer as Real claimed…

    AFP
  • Lille vs. FC Porto: Final score 0-1, LOSC in trouble

    Lille are probably out of Champions League after losing at home to FC Porto.

    SB Nation
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Balotelli, who spent 2 1/2 years with…

    The Associated Press
  • Sky Sports News ticker claims the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rockies in some kind of abomination of sports

    According to the Sky Sports News ticker, it finally happened. True interleague play between Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer has begun and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3. It's unclear what unholy combination of kicking and batting was used in this contest, but there is no…

    Dirty Tackle
    Fri, Aug 22
    5:40 PM PDT
    Miami at Colorado
    Preview Game
  • The Bargain Hunter - Week 2

    Steve Rothgeb offers the best bargain options for your fantasy XI in week 2.

    Rotoworld