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  • U.S. needs more than Jozy Altidore to carry goal-scoring burden

    Continuing to rely on the Toronto FC star will generate more questions than answers for Jurgen Klinsmann's team.

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  • Khedira confirms Real Madrid exit

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira on Wednesday said he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season. "There is nothing more to say than what I told the sports magazine (Kicker), when there's anything more, I'll say it," the 27-year-old said after captaining Germany to a…

    AFP
  • Soccer-QPR director Ferdinand fined for abusing official

    Queens Park Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand has been fined 12,000 pounds ($17,800) and banned from the touchline for one match for abusing an official, the FA said on Thursday. Ferdinand, 48, lost his temper with the fourth official following Rangers' 2-1 home Premier League defeat by…

    Reuters
  • MLS adds Minnesota, Beckham's Miami not set

    Minnesota was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise on Wednesday, the league's 24th team planning to make a 2018 start, while David Beckham's conditional Miami club remains shrouded in uncertainty. MLS commissioner Don Garber said Minnesota, owned by minor-league Minnesota United owner Dr. Bill…

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  • Soccer-Mourinho has resuscitated Terry's Chelsea career

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved. The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as 'Mr Chelsea', had been handed a new…

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  • Soccer-Italy's Verratti ready to fill Pirlo void against Bulgaria

    By Jacopo Lomonaco ROME, March 26 (Reuters) - Marco Verratti is ready to take advantage of an injury to Andrea Pirlo and show Italy boss Antonio Conte he can fill the void in the Azzurri midfield when the Juventus talisman eventually retires. The Paris St Germain midfielder is expected to start in…

    Reuters
  • Rooney cheered by Kane's England emergence

    England captain Wayne Rooney paid a glowing tribute to his new international colleague Harry Kane on Thursday, saying the Tottenham Hotspur striker's emergence was "great for English football". Kane, 21, has been drafted into the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson for the first time after scoring…

    AFP
  • Lampard visits future MLS club this weekend

    Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard will visit his future Major League Soccer club this weekend, attending a New York City match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Lampard will take advantage of the English Premier League side's break for international matches to look…

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  • UEFA fines Malmo $110K for poor pitch in Champions League

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Malmo 100,000 euros ($110,000) for a sub-standard playing surface in the Champions League.

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  • Soccer-Venezuelan championship results and standings

    March 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Venezuelan championship matches on Wednesday Wednesday, March 25Metropolitanos FC 2 Deportivo Tachira 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Caracas FC 12 8 2 2 14 7 26 -------------------------2 Zamora FC 10 7 2 1 19 6 23 3 Deportivo Tachira 9 7…

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  • African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

    Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match. The Ivorian Elephants fielded seven of the starting line-up that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea last month after a penalty shootout against…

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  • Soccer-Real fan, two others fined for attack on players

    A Spanish government commission has imposed fines of 3,001 euros ($3,262) on a Real Madrid member and two others who insulted players and struck at least one of their vehicles after Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' defeat at Barcelona. Players including Wales winger Gareth Bale and forward Jese were…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-CSKA ask fans for emergency backing amid expulsion threat

    * Reds need $556,000 within five days to get licence * CSKA might have to play in amateur championship By Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, March 26 (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia have issued a desperate plea to their supporters to provide emergency financial backing to avoid expulsion from the Bulgarian top…

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  • Soccer-Falcao hits brace for six-goal Colombia, Chile lose 2-0

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, March 26 (Reuters) - World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia cruised to a 6-0 rout of Bahrain while Chile lost 2-0 to Iran in contrasting Copa America warm-ups for the two South American teams on Thursday. Colombia captain Radamel Falcao laid on an opening 14th-minute goal…

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  • Soccer-Bendtner hat-trick gives Danes 3-2 win over United States

    (Adds details, quotes) By Philip O'Connor March 25 (Reuters) - Nicklas Bendtner scored twice in the last seven minutes to complete a superb hat-trick as Denmark came from behind to beat the United States 3-2 in a friendly international in Aarhus on Wednesday. It turned out to be a double…

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  • Lionel Messi tops France Football's list of richest players

    PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi tops France Football magazine's list of richest players for the fifth time in six years after hitting an estimated 65 million euros ($71.3 million) in revenue last year.

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  • Soccer-Barcelona plan academy in Denmark to find new Laudrups

    The dream of Danish kids hoping to emulate Michael Laudrup and play for Barcelona moved a step closer on Thursday with the announcement of the Spanish club's plans to set up an academy near Copenhagen. Allan Simonsen, who became the first Dane to represent the Catalan club when he joined in 1979,…

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