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  • Best is yet to come from Chelsea, says Mourinho

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident the best is yet to come from a side unbeaten in 12 Premier League matches and showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas. Chelsea have a six-point advantage over second-placed Southampton and few would predict the title heading…

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  • Moyes critical of 'overzealous' referee after debut win

    MADRID (Reuters) - David Moyes admitted he was "very happy" after overseeing his maiden victory as Real Sociedad coach before criticising the Spanish referee for what the Scot suggested was excessive zeal. Mexico forward Carlos Vela netted a hat-trick in a 3-0 home win for the Basque club against…

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  • Critics turn on Rodgers as Liverpool stumbles

    It was barely a month ago that the scoring drought of Mario Balotelli was being cited as the chief reason for Liverpool's problems this season.

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  • German football president to run for FIFA post

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The German Football Federation says its president will run for a seat on FIFA's policy-making executive committee.

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  • Domestic abuse linked to soccer match days: Scottish study

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of domestic violence increase significantly on days of certain soccer matches, according to a Scottish study published on Friday. In some cases, reports of domestic abuse doubled on match days. The research suggests particularly important…

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  • Bayern turnover tops half a billion euros

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich achieved record turnover figures for 2013/14 on Friday, matching their success on the pitch by breaking through the 500 million euros ($621.55 million) barrier for the first time. The richest club in Germany and one of the wealthiest in the…

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  • Soccer-Palmeiras keeper to be investigated for incentive payments

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Palmeiras' goalkeeper Fernando Prass faces a fine and suspension after admitting he took money from other clubs as an extra incentive to win games that might help them in promotion or relegation battles. Prass told a media conference last week the…

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  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 20 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 6 Leo Baptistao (Rayo Vallecano) Jonathas (Elche) Alberto Bueno…

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  • Everton-Tottenham Hotspur Preview

    White Hart Lane has been anything but a fortress for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Dutch championship results and standings

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Dutch championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28FC Dordrecht 0 Willem II Tilburg 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 PSV Eindhoven 13 10 1 2 34 10 31 -------------------------2 Ajax Amsterdam 13 9 2 2 32 15 29 -------------------------3…

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  • Soccer-Chilean club punished for fans' racist behaviour

    Nov 28 (Reuters) - Chilean first division club O'Higgins have been ordered to play their next match behind closed doors after fans racially abused an opposing player, the Chilean football association said. The ruling came three weeks after the match between O'Higgins and San Marcos de Arica in…

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  • Soccer-Turkish championship results and standings

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Turkish championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28 Akhisar Belediyespor 0 Konyaspor 0 Istanbul Basaksehir 0 Bursaspor 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Besiktas 10 6 2 2 14 10 20 1 Fenerbahce 10 6 2 2 14 10 20…

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  • Soccer-Polish championship results and standings

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Polish championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28Gornik Leczna 3 Ruch Chorzow 0 Piast Gliwice 0 Wisla Krakow 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Legia Warsaw 16 10 2 4 34 17 32 2 Wisla Krakow 17 8 5 4 31 21 29 3 Slask Wroclaw 16 8 4 4 27…

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  • Hull's Bruce 'due a result' against Manchester United

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City manager Steve Bruce thinks he is "due a result" against Manchester United and is desperate for his side's poor run of form will end when they travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday. Bruce, who played for United as a rugged central defender for nine…

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  • Soccer-Russian championship results and standings

    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Russian championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28Rostov 1 Amkar Perm 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Zenit St Petersburg 14 11 2 1 36 9 35 -------------------------2 FK Krasnodar 14 8 3 3 24 11 27 -------------------------3 Dynamo…

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  • Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Saturday Friday, November 28Defensa y justicia 0 Velez Sarsfield 2 Gimnasia-La Plata 3 Quilmes 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Racing Club 17 11 2 4 26 16 35 -------------------------2 River Plate 17 9 6 2…

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  • Soccer-Wigan owner Whelan charged by FA over racism row

    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Dave Whelan, owner of Championship side Wigan Athletic, has been charged by the FA for insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. "It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3 in that his comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or…

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