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  • Champions League semifinal draw produces great matchups but not Clasico

    Barcelona and Real Madrid could meet in the June 6 final but they'll have to survive two tough semifinal matchups.

    FC Yahoo
  • De Gea offered big money deal to stay at United - Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United have made David de Gea a big-money offer in a bid to persuade the Spain goalkeeper to remain at Old Trafford. De Gea is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year award after a fine season in the Premier League. Van Gaal said in January he expected the…

    AFP
  • Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry

    Chelsea's trip to Arsenal this Sunday is being billed as a Premier League title decider, but in reality it is likely to have more of a bearing on next season. With 11 wins and two defeats since the turn of the year, Arsenal have amassed more points per game in 2015 than any other team in Europe's…

    AFP
  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 39 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 35 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 20 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) 18 Neymar (Barcelona) 17 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 16 Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 15 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 14 Aduriz…

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  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 25 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 18 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 13 Claudio Beauvue (En Avant Guingamp) 12 Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon) 11 Jordan Ayew (FC Lorient) Diego…

    Reuters
  • Young calls for rousing finish from Man United

    Ashley Young says Manchester United will aim to secure second spot in the Premier League with five "cup final" displays in their remaining fixtures. United are a point behind second-placed Arsenal, who have played one match fewer, but Young is confident Louis van Gaal's third placed side can…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Mexican championship first stage results and standings

    April 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Mexican championship First Stage matches on Friday Friday, April 24Queretaro 1 Tigres 3 Santos Laguna 1 Leones Negros 0 Veracruz 3 UNAM 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Veracruz 15 6 7 2 25 15 25 2 Tigres 15 8 1 6 21 14 25 3 Guadalajara 14…

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  • Soccer-US championship results and standings

    April 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Friday Friday, April 24Chicago Fire 1 New York City FC 0 Colorado Rapids 1 FC Dallas 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts Eastern Conference1 New York Red Bulls 5 3 2 0 9 4 11 2 DC United 6 3 2 1 6 5 11 3 New England…

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  • Soccer-Slovenian championship results and standings

    April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Slovenian championship matches on Friday Friday, April 24NK Radomlje 1 Maribor 6 NK Zavrc 0 Rudar Velenje 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Maribor 29 19 5 5 58 27 62 -------------------------2 Domzale 28 17 4 7 35 15 55 3 MIK Celje 28 15 9…

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  • Deila expects Celtic to surge to title finish

    Ronny Deila has backed Celtic to sweep to the finish line as the champions look to secure the points they need to retain the Scottish Premiership title. The Hoops, who are eight points clear with five matches remaining, could clinch their fourth consecutive title if they win their next three games…

    AFP
  • Garber: MLS plan in 6 months to expand beyond 24 teams

    Having committed to reach 24 teams by the end of the decade, Major League Soccer intends to develop additional expansion plans within six months. MLS launched with 12 teams in 1996 and cut to 10 in 2002. There are 20 this year following the additions of New York City and Orlando, and the league…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Schalke's European hopes dented by 2-0 loss at Mainz

    Schalke 04's Europa League qualifying hopes were hit when they slumped to a 2-0 Bundesliga defeat at Mainz 04 with central defender Stefan Bell scoring twice in three minutes on Friday. The 23-year-old former German youth international first tapped in after Schalke, without a win in their last six…

    Reuters
  • Accam scores early; Chicago beats 10-man NYCFC 1-0

    David Accam scored his first MLS goal and the Chicago Fire beat 10-man New York City FC 1-0 on Friday night. Chicago (3-3-0) won its third straight game, while NYCFC (1-4-3) had its winless streak reach six. NYCFC backup goalkeeper Ryan Meara came out of his area to prevent the ball from going out…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Chinese championship results and standings

    April 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Chinese championship matches on Friday Friday, April 24 Shijiazhuang Yongchang FC 4 Tianjin Teda 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Shanghai SIPG 6 4 2 0 9 4 14 2 Guangzhou Evergrande 6 4 1 1 13 6 13 3 Beijing Guo'an 6 3 3 0 10 4 12 4 Henan…

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  • Soccer-Newcastle boss Tinkler cited after journalist tirade

    Newcastle Jets chairman Nathan Tinkler, the former mining magnate who lost his fortune because of a slump in coal prices, has been cited by Football Federation Australia for a code of conduct breach after reports of an expletive-laden tirade at a journalist. Fairfax Media, citing witnesses, said…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-CSKA Sofia fined $20,000 over swastika banner

    (Corrects Silva's club in 2nd para) SOFIA, April 24 (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia have been fined 37,500 levs ($20,829) after fans displayed a banner showing a swastika during this week's 1-0 home league defeat by city rivals Lokomotiv, the Bulgarian Football Union said on Friday. CSKA's Portuguese winger…

    Reuters
  • Toure happy at City says Pellegrini

    Yaya Toure is still happy at Manchester City despite reports the Ivory Coast midfielder is keen to leave at the end of the season, manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted on Friday. "Maybe the new challenge is at City also," he said.

    AFP
  • Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash

    An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash. “We’re playing against the Argentine champions, we're taking it very seriously and anxiously await the match,” coach Gustavo Coronel of…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Glimpse of the Premier League fires Indian teenager

    A 15-year-old from India was given a taste of the Premier League lifestyle after winning a competition to train with Crystal Palace's Academy. Dhruvmil Pandya from Mumbai was identified as the outstanding talent among more than 350 teenagers who competed in the 'Play for Palace' trials. "This is a…

    Reuters
  • Somalia plea for return of national stadium

    Every country likes to think of their national stadium as a fortress but for the Somali Football Federation (SFF) that is literally the case. The Somalia National Stadium in Mogadishu has been used as a military barracks for much of the last two decades and has most recently by occupied by African…

    Reuters