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  • Real Madrid sign Porto full-back Danilo

    European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal. "Real Madrid and Porto have reached an agreement for the transfer of Danilo, who will join next season and be tied to the club until June 30, 2021," the club said in…

    AFP
  • Missing Cal soccer player Eloi Vasquez found dead, killed on L.A. freeway

    The body of the 19-year-old freshman was found not far from the USC fraternity where he was last seen early Saturday morning.

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  • U.S. overcomes Jozy Altidore red card, holds on for 1-1 draw at Switzerland

    Conceding another late goal couldn't tarnish the Americans' best performance in months that was highlighted by Brek Shea's free-kick goal.

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  • Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

    A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who disappeared after leaving a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday. The 19-year-old freshman, Eloi (eh-loy) Vasquez, died early Saturday on eastbound Interstate 10 about a mile from the…

    The Associated Press
  • Herrera scores early to lift Mexico past Paraguay

    Eduardo Herrera scored in the third minute to lift Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Paraguay in an international friendly Tuesday night. ''We lead with our noses blue,'' Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera said, while donning a blue cap on his nose. Mexico overmatched Paraguay in the first half,…

    The Associated Press
  • Palestinians to ask FIFA to suspend Israel

    By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its football activities. Despite efforts by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to ease tensions, the Palestinians remain frustrated…

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  • Argentina beats Ecuador 2-1 in friendly match

    Sergio Aguero and Javier Pastore scored in each half and Argentina defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a friendly match Tuesday. In a lively game under snowy conditions at the start, Argentina managed to get another win in its round of tuneups in the United States ahead of the Copa America in June. The…

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  • Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain

    The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Spain were hoping to exact revenge for the 5-1 thrashing they suffered at the hands of the Dutch at last year's World Cup, but…

    AFP
  • England's Townsend pleased to silence critics

    England substitute Andros Townsend declared that he had silenced his critics after his memorable goal earned Roy Hodgson's side a 1-1 draw in their friendly with Italy in Turin. The Tottenham Hotspur winger beat Gianluigi Buffon from 20 yards with a fine, right-footed strike in the 79th minute of…

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  • Soccer-Sako penalty earns Mali draw with Ghana

    Bakary Sako converted a 71st-minute penalty to earn Mali a 1-1 draw with fellow west Africans Ghana in a friendly on Tuesday. The striker, who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English second tier, equalised after Ghana's Richmond Yiadom Boakye had needlessly tugged down Molly Wague at the…

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  • Organisers soak up criticism after sponge fiasco in Romania

    Romania fans complained the country had been made to look stupid after two men armed with meagre car sponges battled hopelessly to soak up water from a rain-drenched pitch ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against the Faroe Islands. The game, which Romania won 1-0, took place but only after a an…

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  • Martinez's goal in 2nd half lifts Venezuela past Peru

    Josef Martinez scored in the 60th minute to give Venezuela a 1-0 victory over Peru in an exhibition Tuesday night. Martinez, a striker with Italian Serie A club Torino, took a pass from Salomon Rondon, dribbled toward the right side of the Peru penalty area and sent a low shot that eluded Peru…

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  • Second-string Portugal suffer home defeat to Cape Verde

    By Simon Curtis LISBON (Reuters) - A second-half sending off for Andre Pinto capped a miserable evening for a second-string Portugal side, who were beaten 2-0 at home by African minnows Cape Verde in a friendly on Tuesday. Portugal fielded none of the players that beat Serbia in Euro 2016…

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  • Bayern's Alaba out for seven weeks

    Bayern Munich will be without versatile left-back David Alaba for the closing stages of the season after he was ruled out for around seven weeks with a torn knee ligament, the club said on Wednesday. Alaba, out for three months earlier this season after a partial ligament tear in his right knee,…

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  • It's Man Utd or no-one, says Dortmund's Hummels

    Manchester United-target Mats Hummels has said if he ever transfers abroad it will only be to the Red Devils after telling Borussia Dortmund he is weighing up his future options. Borussia's captain, 26, has a Dortmund contract until 2017, but has long been courted by United, whose current manager…

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  • No British soccer teams will play at Olympics in Rio

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations.

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  • Brazilian club abandon World Cup stadium in Salvador

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Esporte Club Bahia, one of the biggest clubs in Salvador, said on Monday they were abandoning the stadium that was rebuilt for last year's World Cup and returning to use the city's old municipal ground. The club said their fans had not been respected at the…

    Reuters
  • Southampton report first profits since 2009 crisis

    High-flying Southampton reported annual after-tax profits of 33.4 million pounds ($49.41 million) in 2014, their first time in the black since the Premier League club went into administration in 2009. Gareth Rogers, Southampton's chief executive officer, said in a statement that the figures showed…

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