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  • Chelsea unflustered by Man City surge, says Mourinho

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea will have no cause for concern if they are joined at the top of the Premier League by Manchester City, despite letting a healthy lead slip, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. With Chelsea not in action until Monday, three points for Manchester City against Crystal…

    Reuters
  • Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes "I won't be around"

    VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesday, improvised the comment at the end of an…

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  • Van Gaal still waiting for 'perfect' United

    Louis van Gaal has told his predecessor Alex Ferguson he is still far from happy with Manchester United’s performances despite an impressive run that has catapulted them into the Premier League top three. At least the United manager looks set to have record signing Angel di Maria available for the…

    AFP
  • Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA says will publish Garcia report in appropriate form

    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA's executive committee has voted to allow publication of former ethics investigator Michael Garcia's investigation into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, president Sepp Blatter said in a statement on Friday. Soccer's governing…

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  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 13 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 6 Mario Mandzukic (Atletico…

    Reuters
  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal - Two Premier League powers headed in opposite directions

    The contrasting tales of Liverpool's and Arsenal's seasons can be best described by Olivier Giroud's comeback and Daniel Sturridge's prolonged absence.

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  • Soccer-Bundesliga results and standings

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Friday Friday, December 19Mainz 1 Bayern Munich 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bayern Munich 17 14 3 0 41 4 45 2 VfL Wolfsburg 16 9 4 3 31 16 31 3 Borussia Moenchengladbach 16 7 6 3 24 14 27 -------------------------4…

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  • Soccer-Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

    BARCELONA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday. Neymar has not played since he scored Barca's second goal in the 3-1 Champions League victory at home to Paris St…

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  • Soccer-Leicester boss Pearson handed touchline ban and fine

    LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined 10,000 pounds ($15,600) after arguing with a fan during their Premier League defeat by Liverpool this month. "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing... Nigel Pearson…

    Reuters
  • US women rout Argentina 7-0 in Brasilia Tournament

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Christen Press scored four goals and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick as the United States women's soccer team routed Argentina 7-0 in the Brasilia Tournament on Thursday, securing its place in the final of the four-team competition.

    The Associated Press
  • 11 Rappers With No Street Cred

    Street creed is arguably one of hip-hops most powerful currencies. Without it, craft & abilities can be questioned, often rightfully so.

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  • YEARENDER-Major sporting upsets of 2014

    By Toby Davis LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Five major sporting upsets in 2014: 1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany "Historic Disgrace" screamed the Folha de S.Paulo's headline, as a shocked nation digested a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany on home soil. While many…

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  • Robben scores late for Bayern to beat Mainz 2-1

    BERLIN (AP) — Arjen Robben's last-minute strike gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 win at Mainz to set a Bundesliga record for points at the halfway stage of the season on Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official

    Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation extended the one-year ban on Bangladeshi official Mohidur Rahman Mirax for match-fixing continent wide on Friday as corruption in the region showed no signs of slowing. Mohidur, joint secretary at Wari Club, was banned from taking part in any kind…

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  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 15 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 12 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 7 Edinson Cavani (Paris…

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  • Soccer-Greek strugglers Niki Volos ordered to forfeit match

    By Graham Wood ATHENS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Super League strugglers Niki Volos could be forced to withdraw from Greece's top flight after the team was ordered on Friday to forfeit their next game against Panaitolikos after failing to pay players. The Super League announced that due to…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-La Liga summaries

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Friday Celta Vigo 0 Missed penalty: Nolito 73Almeria 1 Tomer Hemed 17 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 13,200- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, December 20Barcelona v Cordoba (1500) Levante v Real Sociedad (1700) Eibar v Valencia (1900)…

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