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  • Mario Balotelli is returning to a country he didn't like very much

    With Mario Balotelli on the verge of completing a £16million move from Milan to Liverpool, he leaves a country with vocal segments that don't like him very much for one that he isn't particularly fond of.

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  • Jermaine Jones potential move to MLS gets weirder

    Report says the United States midfielder has agreed to terms, but only if he's allowed to join Fire, which MLS is unwilling to guarantee. Just when it appeared as though Jermaine Jones' move to Major League Soccer was nearing a simple solution, now come reports that whatever happens is going to be…

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  • Villa keeper set for more international experience

    USA keeper Tim Howard is taking a break from the national team for a year, meaning Aston Villa goalie Brad Guzan will get to play more. Tim Howard of the United States was one of many great goalkeepers at this summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Howard, who has been solid in goal for Everton ever…

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  • Sky Sports News ticker claims the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rockies in some kind of abomination of sports

    According to the Sky Sports News ticker, it finally happened. True interleague play between Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer has begun and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3. It's unclear what unholy combination of kicking and batting was used in this contest, but there is no…

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    Fri, Aug 22
    5:40 PM PDT
    Miami at Colorado
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  • European soccer clubs opening US academies

    European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. Later this month, Barcelona will open FCB Escola Florida, its first permanent U.S academy, in Fort Lauderdale. Argentine Boca Juniors and English Everton are already operating in New York and Connecticut,…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

    Associated Press
  • Di Maria wants out of Madrid - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window. The 26-year-old Argentine -- who missed the World Cup final defeat by Germany because of injury -- was a star performer as Real claimed…

    AFP
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    Female soccer players rally against use of artificial turf in World Cup

    Some of the world's top players are fuming, as they may have to play on artificial grass at next year's women's World Cup finals in Canada. It would be the first tournament where turf is used instead of grass. Some players are calling the decision discriminatory. Jim Axelrod reports.

    CBS News
  • Soccer-Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of Bayern

    (Updates with more quotes, details) By Victoria Bryan BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna will buy a stake in Borussia Dortmund as the Ruhr Valley club raises funds to compete with Bayern Munich, the German league champions. Dortmund BVB.DE said on Thursday they will…

    Reuters
  • Tottenham poised for 'killer' Europa League

    Several former winners enter the Europa League picture this week as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan begin the long road to glory in the play-off round. Tottenham, champions of the predecessor UEFA Cup in 1971 and 1984, travel to Cyprus where they face AEL Limassol in the first leg on…

    AFP
  • Brazil's Palmeiras struggling with Argentine coach

    Brazilian club Palmeiras made a rare move when it hired an Argentine coach earlier this year, and the results have not been good. Since the arrival of Ricardo Gareca, Palmeiras hasn't won a single match in the Brazilian league, and its latest defeat on Wednesday left the club in last place in the…

    The Associated Press
  • The Bargain Hunter - Week 2

    Steve Rothgeb offers the best bargain options for your fantasy XI in week 2.

    Rotoworld
  • West Brom-Southampton Preview

    Though Southampton and West Bromwich Albion each fell short of earning a victory in their Premier League openers, both sides feel there's much to build on going forward. The Saints will be looking for a third straight victory over West Brom in their home opener on Saturday at St. Mary's. Daniel…

    The Associated Press
  • After fan protest, Fred threatens not to play

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil striker Fred warned on Thursday that he and his Fluminense teammates might not play this weekend following threatening behavior by fans after the team's recent run of defeats.

    Associated Press
  • Everton vs Arsenal: Premier League Matchday 2

    Everton have their home opener hosting Arsenal, playing in Saturday's later game. As an outsider looking in, it appears the Arsenal fans seem to expect to win things, that must create big pressure in itself for Arsene Wenger? Do you feel with the new signings, Arsenal could become the winning team…

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  • Despite last year's heroics, Adebayor should be Spurs' third-choice striker

    Last season saw Spurs' record striker signing Roberto Soldado flounder in the league, scoring only two goals from open play all season. Tim Sherwood promptly exiled the Spaniard and brought in Emmanuel Adebayor from the cold and the Togolese frontman repaid his faith with eleven goals over half a…

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