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  • Mad Dash: Kobe Bryant responds to LaMarcus Aldridge reports with meme

    In today's Mad Dash: Kobe gets creative with his critics, Dan Patrick wants Abby Wambach's socks, and Earl Thomas drops to a knee for his high school sweetheart.

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  • Donovan's Wambach tweet draws mixed responses

    All-time US men's top scorer Landon Donovan drew some heat Wednesday for a Twitter comment about US women's World Cup stalwart Abby Wambach that hit a bit close to home. Wambach, a 35-year-old forward and the all-time top scorer in men's or women's international football, was brought on in the…

    AFP
  • Copa final 'not war' says Mascherano

    Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm on Wednesday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way. Two teams desperate to succeed will collide in Santiago on Saturday with hosts Chile aiming to end nearly a century of failure by winning a…

    AFP
  • Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

    England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing. Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration - and relief - in realizing how close they came to squandering a chance to defend their Women's World Cup title. After Japan was…

    The Associated Press
  • MLS 'Core Player' designation explained (and how L.A. can add dos Santos)

    According to a source, the creation of a "Core Player" is really just a new mechanism for MLS to implement allocation money from its new CBA and free up a Designated Player spot.

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    Hope Solo Reveals How She Psyched Out the Competition

    U.S. women's goalkeeper stalled as long as she could during Germany's penalty kick.

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  • China's Evergrande Taobao team applies for stock listing

    Chinese soccer team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of the country's biggest property developers, could become the first club listed in Asia after applying to the Chinese stock market. Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd. said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock…

    The Associated Press
  • La Liga becomes first league to sue FIFA over Qatar, probably won't be the last

    Spain's top division is challenging FIFA's decision to move the 2022 World Cup from its regular summer schedule to the winter.

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  • Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

    July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, July 2 Corinthians 2 Ponte Preta 0 Figueirense 3 Goias 1 Fluminense 2 Santos 1 Wednesday, July 1 Atletico Mineiro 2 Coritiba 0 Atletico Paranaense 2 Sao Paulo 1 Gremio 1 Cruzeiro 0…

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  • Soccer-We won't man-mark Messi, Chile's captain says

    Chile will not try to man-mark Argentina's playmaker Lionel Messi out of the Copa America final but will concentrate on playing their own quick-fire passing game, captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo said on Thursday. Bravo knows Messi well from their past season together at Barcelona and…

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    U.S. seeks extraditions in FIFA probe

    The U.S. has asked Switzerland to extradite seven of the 14 FIFA officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering after an investigation that has thrown the soccer body into turmoil. Mana Rabiee reports.

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  • 4 players fined by MLS for infractions

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

    The Associated Press
  • United States asks Swiss to extradite 7 in FIFA inquiry

    * U.S. officials submit extradition request ahead July 3 deadline * All 7 defendants have challenged extradition to face US charges * Swiss legal process expected to last a few months (Adds defendant's lawyer declining comment, remarks from head of Venezuela Football Federation) By Joshua Franklin…

    Reuters
  • Guzan, US seek to maintain momentum against Guatemala

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is intent on following his disappointing spring with a title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Shakhtar sell record scorer Luiz Adriano to Milan

    Shakhtar Donetsk have sold their all-time leading scorer Luiz Adriano to AC Milan for eight million euros ($8.87 million), the Ukrainian club announced on Thursday. The Brazilian has been at Shakhtar for eight years, winning the Europa League, six Ukrainian championships and four cup titles and…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Tommasi comes out of retirement at 41 to play in Europe

    Former Italy midfielder Damiano Tommasi came out of retirement at the age of 41 when he played for San Marino's La Fiorita at home to FC Vaduz in the Europa League on Thursday. Tommasi, who retired six seasons ago and is president of the Italian Footballers Association (AIC), played 90 minutes…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Portugal winger Nani to have Fenerbahce medical

    Portugal winger Nani is set to join Fenerbahce from Manchester United with the Turkish club saying negotiations were underway and he will be in Istanbul on Sunday for a medical. "Fenerbahce has begun talks with Luis Nani and his club Manchester United to transfer the player," the Turkish league…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Australia striker Burns on verge of joining Tokyo

    Australia striker Nathan Burns is on the verge of joining Tokyo FC after terms were agreed between the J-league side and his A-League team Wellington Phoenix, the New Zealand club said on Friday. Burns, who was part of Australia's successful Asian Cup campaign in January, won the Johnny Warren…

    Reuters