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  • Neymar leaves no one indifferent with goals and swagger

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar's two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazil striker.

    Associated Press
  • Chelsea's Costa charged over Can 'stamp'

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces a three-game suspension after being charged with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can, the Football Association announced on Wednesday. Costa seemed to deliberately stand on Can's ankle in the 12th minute of Tuesday's League Cup semi-final…

    AFP
  • Cameroon 'gave everything' in defeat

    Cameroon coach Volker Finke insisted his team had given everything despite a 1-0 defeat to the Ivory Coast on Wednesday which saw them eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage. A solitary first-half goal by Max-Alain Gradel did for the Indomitable Lions, who bow out without…

    AFP
  • Chelsea looks to restore 8-point lead over stumbling City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea can open up an eight-point lead over Manchester City for the second time this season by beating its Premier League title rival on Saturday in the most pivotal match of the campaign so far.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Spanish King's Cup quarter-final summaries

    Jan 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Spanish King's Cup Quarter-final second leg matches on Thursday Thursday, January 29Athletic Club 1 Aduriz 48 Malaga 0 - - -Sevilla 1 Diogo Figueiras 88 Espanyol 0 - - -Getafe 0 Villarreal 1 Gerard 78 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 8,000- - -Wednesday,…

    Reuters
  • Top 10 FIFA 15 Goalscorers | Costa, Sturridge, Lacazette!

    Football Daily counts down the Top 10 Goalscorers in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - including Diego Costa, Daniel Sturridge and Alexandre Lacazette as well as some surprising entries!

    The Football Daily
  • West Ham United-Liverpool Preview

    Liverpool are expected to welcome striker Daniel Sturridge back into their squad this weekend, but seem to be preparing to part company with another striker very soon. With Sturridge available to manager Brendan Rodgers for the first time since August, the Reds will try to avoid another…

    The Associated Press
  • Russia to cut budget for 2018 World Cup amid economic woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Hitzfeld warns Guardiola to keep Bayern's stars happy

    Bayern Munich resume their Bundesliga campaign at second-placed Wolfsburg on Friday having been warned to keep their star-studded squad happy in order to maintain their iron grip on the German league. Bayern have an 11-point lead at the top of the table and are set to break last season's record…

    AFP
  • Thai firm buys Sheffield Wednesday

    English second-tier club Sheffield Wednesday announced on Thursday that they have been taken over by Thai food company the Thai Union Frozen Group. Wednesday said that the firm have bought 100 percent of the club's shares from previous owner Milan Mandaric's company UKFI Limited. Businessman…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Jan 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, January 29 Club Petrolero 0 Nacional Potosi 0 Wednesday, January 28 Real Potosi 1 Jorge Wilstermann 1 The Strongest 1 Blooming 1 Universitario de Pando 1 Bolivar 2 Standings P W D L F A…

    Reuters
  • Eto'o wants Champions League for Sampdoria

    Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says he wants to see new club Sampdoria upset predictions in crisis-hit Serie A and qualify for next season's Champions League. Eto'o, who helped Inter Milan to an historic treble of league, Cup and Champions League in 2010, was unveiled on Thursday after arriving from…

    AFP
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    Possible replacement goalies for Hope Solo (15 photos)

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called ''an…

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  • The real reason why Barcelona is considering ending its Qatar shirt sponsorship

    Qatar has a horrible human rights record, but that isn't why the La Liga powerhouse might end the lucrative partnership.

    FC Yahoo
  • US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extends winless streak to 5

    RANCAGUA, Chile (AP) — Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes to lead Chile to a 3-2 win over the United States in an international friendly Wednesday that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

    Associated Press
  • French midfielder Benoit Cheyrou joins MLS's Toronto FC

    TORONTO (AP) -- Former Marseille midfielder Benoit Cheyrou has signed with Major League Soccer and joined Toronto FC.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Arsenal sign Brazilian defender Gabriel

    Arsenal have signed Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has moved to London in a deal worth 11.3 million pounds ($17.1 million), British media reported. "It's another dream in my career that has come true," Gabriel told the…

    Reuters