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  • Freddy Adu clears the air about his latest departure from a club team

    The former American phenom took to Twitter to correct reports of his release by Serbian side FK Jagodina.

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  • Leeds star Bellusci hit with racism charge

    Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci was charged with misconduct by the Football Association on Monday after allegedly making racist comments to Norwich striker Cameron Jerome. The incident occurred in Leeds' 1-1 Championship draw with Norwich at Carrow Road on October 21 when Jerome complained to…

  • Newcastle's Gutierrez to return after beating cancer

    LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez will return to action in an under-21 game on Monday after recovering from testicular cancer, the Premier League club said. Gutierrez had an operation in his native Argentina in September to remove his left testicle after the discovery…

  • FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup

    LONDON (Reuters) - England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big surprise," Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying in The Sunday Times.…

  • Simeone wants more of the same from 'fabulous' Griezmann

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Antoine Griezmann has taken time to settle at Atletico Madrid but the France forward's fine hat-trick at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday was more evidence he could be a key man for the Spanish champions this season. Griezmann is one of several new faces at Atletico,…

  • Soccer-Premier first as Arsenal chalk up five million followers

    LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Arsenal have become the first Premier League club to reach five million followers on Twitter. The north London club said in a news release on Monday that they had consolidated their position as the third most followed team on the social network behind Real Madrid and…

  • Club World Cup still a hit outside Europe

    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week. An estimated 9,000 fans made the tortuous and costly trip from…

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    A Guide to Soccer in Brazil with Anthony Bourdain

    Tony discusses Brazil's soccer-crazy populace.

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  • Soccer-Bundesliga results and standings

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Sunday Sunday, December 21Hertha Berlin 0 Hoffenheim 5 Freiburg 2 Hanover 96 2 Saturday, December 20Bayer Leverkusen 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 FC Augsburg 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Schalke 04 0 Hamburg SV 0 VfB…

  • Celtic must make chances count, manager Deila points out

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila took a swipe at his ineffectual forwards after the Hoops' winning streak came to an end following a 2-1 defeat to Dundee United on Sunday. Despite his side chalking up eight successive victories in the Scottish Premiership prior to Sunday's defeat, Deila has repeatedly…

  • Soccer-Marseille go into break as leaders after victory

    (Adds Lyon win) PARIS, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Olympique de Marseille will go into the two-week Ligue 1 break at the top of the table thanks to Michy Batshuayi's winning goal in a 2-1 home victory over Lille on Sunday. Belgian striker Batshuayi, in the side after coach Marcelo Bielsa dropped Dimitri…

  • Dortmund signs Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl is joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg, reinforcing Dortmund's squad after a disappointing first half of the Bundesliga season.

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  • Soccer-Pardew creates unwanted history in Newcastle defeat

    LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alan Pardew suffered the ignominy of becoming the first Newcastle United manager to lose four successive Tyne-Wear derbies against Sunderland after Adam Johnson's late goal subjected his team to more misery against their arch-rivals. In a frenetic, feisty and…

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    Brazilian Soccer Fans Drop and Break Trophy

    While rallying for the Brazil soccer team, one fan dropped the trophy which shattered when it hit the ground.

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  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, December 21 Blooming 0 Bolivar 3 Jorge Wilstermann 5 Nacional Potosi 2 The Strongest 2 Oriente Petrolero 1 Universitario de Pando 2 Club Petrolero 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Bolivar 22 14…

  • Soccer-English premier league top scorers

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the English premier league on Sunday 14 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 12 Diego Costa (Chelsea) 11 Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 9 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 8 Graziano Pelle (Southampton) Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) 7 Robin van Persie (Manchester…

  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive in #TheVanishingGame

  • Soccer-No retirement in sight for evergreen Socceroo Cahill

    SYDNEY, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Australia's all time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill is feeling as fit as ever and thinks he could continue playing for another four seasons into his 40th year. With his weight and body fat ratio unchanged since he was 17, Cahill said he would be looking for a two or three…

  • Schuerrle happy to fight for his place at Chelsea

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - German World Cup winner Andre Schuerrle has ruled out a move away from Chelsea despite failing to secure a regular starting place this season. Schuerrle has been troubled by injury and illness since helping his country to the World Cup title in July and says he…