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  • Key Real players rally behind sacked Ancelotti

    Some of Real Madrid's key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was made the scapegoat for a season without major trophies and sacked on Monday. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo had already offered his support for Ancelotti on Saturday, the Portugal forward saying he hoped…

    Reuters
  • FIFA VP Webb says don't risk World Cup for political reasons

    The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the pursuit of votes in Friday's FIFA presidential election. Sepp Blatter, whose grip on power since 1998 has been fortified by the success of soccer's showpiece tournament, has pledged to stick with 32 teams. FIFA Vice…

    The Associated Press
  • Alex Morgan says FIFA president Sepp Blatter had no idea who she was when she was up for the player of the year award

    US women's national team forward Alex Morgan is one of the best and most recognizable soccer...

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  • Alleging racism, Palestinians seek to have Israel suspended from world soccer

    By Ori Lewis and Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Dressed in the black and yellow of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team and holding aloft banners reading "Pure Forever" and "Beitar Good For The Jews", La Familia is Israel's most notorious soccer gang, denounced by the club they purport to support. As the…

    Reuters
  • Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester

    It's 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium's concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys. Inside the ground, a full repertoire of United songs is belted out in the bar and the main stand. Anticipation is building -…

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  • Neuer, Mueller, Kroos left out of Germany squad

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, forward Thomas Mueller and midfielder Toni Kroos have been left out of Germany's squad for the upcoming friendly against the United States and the European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar.

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    Team of the week - gameweek 38

    Our Premier League team of the week for gameweek 38

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  • Nigerian goalkeeper banned 1 year for spitting at official

    CAIRO (AP) — A Nigerian goalkeeper was banned for a year for spitting at an assistant referee and clubs were handed fines totaling $85,000 in disciplinary decisions announced by the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Libertadores Cup quarter-final summaries

    May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Libertadores Cup Quarter-final second leg matches on Tuesday Tigres 2 Rafael Sobis 5, Jose Arturo Rivas 79 Emelec 0 - - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Wednesday, May 27 Internacional (Brazil) v Santa Fe (Colombia) (2230) Thursday, May 28 Cruzeiro (Brazil) v…

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  • Soccer-Danish championship results and standings

    May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Danish championship matches on Tuesday Tuesday, May 26AaB Aalborg 1 Esbjerg 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Midtjylland 31 21 5 5 62 32 68 -------------------------2 FC Copenhagen 31 18 7 6 37 21 61 -------------------------3 Brondby 31 16…

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  • D.C. United-Timbers Preview

    D.C. United still sits atop the MLS standings even though it's gone without a victory in its last two matches. The club will try to maintain its position despite an injury-riddled roster when it visits the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night. D.C. (6-2-4) has allowed 10 goals, tied for the fewest…

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    Danny Ings - Spotlight

    Everything you need to know about English striker Danny Ings.

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  • Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewells

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. Veteran Ivory Coast striker Drogba was carried off the Stamford Bridge pitch by team-mates after retiring injured during a 3-1…

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  • Toure, Wisdom extend Liverpool deals

    Liverpool defenders Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Apart from stating that Wisdom, 22, has signed a "long-term" deal, Liverpool did not reveal the durations of the contracts, but former Ivory Coast centre-back Toure, 34, is…

    AFP
  • Soccer-West Ham back in Europe after 'fair play' success

    West Ham United have qualified for next season's Europa League after finishing top of the Premier League's Fair Play table. European football returns to the London club for the first time since 2006-07 in the final season at their famous Upton Park home before they move to the Olympic Stadium in…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Di Matteo leaves Schalke after disappointing season

    Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo left the club on Tuesday after the Italian said a difference of opinion over plans for next season made it impossible for him to see out the remainder of his contract to 2017. The former Chelsea coach took over the Ruhr valley side in October but ended a…

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  • Rugby Union - World Cup risk for Hartley after citing

    - England hooker Dylan Hartley risks missing the World Cup after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced that he faces a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday over an alleged headbutt. Hartley, capped 66 times by England, was cited for striking an opponent with his head during Northampton's 24-29…

    AFP