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  • James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Gerrard leaves England with tears for souvenirs

    As Steven Gerrard soaked up thunderous applause from England's supporters at full-time in Belo Horizonte, he looked surprised and relieved by the generous response to his team's dismal World Cup campaign. The 17-minute substitute appearance in a meaningless draw against Costa Rica proved to be…

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  • Reports: Colombia's Rodriguez going to Real Madrid

    MADRID (AP) -- World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez of Colombia is said to be leaving Monaco for Real Madrid.

    The Associated Press
  • We tried, but we're slipping -- Brazil's Neymar

    Sifting through the ruins of Brazil's World Cup campaign, star player Neymar says his team strove hard for glory, but other countries have moved ahead and they must catch up. While refusing to pin the blame on former handler Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar also warned young players to beware the damage…

  • Fans attack ex-Arsenal defender in Brazil

    Andre Santos, a defender with struggling Brazilian top flight side Flamengo, was attacked by fans following Sunday's 4-0 thrashing by Internacional in what his club called a "cowardly" act. The loss left the once proud Rio side bottom of the table after a run of just one win in 11 games. The fans…

  • U.S. Soccer team captain Dempsey to front EA's FIFA 15

    Clint Dempsey led the men's U.S. soccer team further than many people expected it would go in the 2014 World Cup. Now Electronic Arts is hoping he'll lead people to the latest installment of FIFA.

    Plugged In
  • Arsenal players attempt to speak with New York accents ahead of preseason visit

    Arsenal will visit the U.S. for the first time in 25 years for one match only in an attempt to get retribution against the New York Red Bulls, who won the 2011 Emirates Cup at Arsenal's home ground. To prepare for the trip, the club made a few players attempt to say famous phrases in a New York…

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  • Longtime UMass men's soccer coach dies

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.

    The Associated Press
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  • Hull City: Summer So Far

    Neal Thurman runs the rule over Hull City's summer so far and examines what they need to accomplish before the window closes to take a step forward.

  • English FA wants Garcia corruption file published

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association wants FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's ongoing confidential report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption to be published.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

    (Reuters) - Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic Antonetti, Herve Renard and Fernandez are…

  • Honduras' Thomas out for season after knee surgery

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Honduras midfielder Hendry Thomas will miss the rest of the Major League Soccer season after undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left knee.

    Associated Press
  • England captain Gerrard retires from internationals: FA

    LONDON (Reuters) - England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, England's Football Association said on Monday. Gerrard will continue his strong relationship with the FA, in a "high profile ambassadorial role" with the governing body, the FA said. England…

  • Loew made honorary citizen of his hometown

    Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is to be made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Schoenau im Schwarzwald, the town mayor said on Tuesday. "We are proud of Jogi Loew. He has carried the name of Schoenau throughout the world," mayor Peter Schelshorn told the DPA news agency. Loew,…

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  • Soccer-Slovenian championship results and standings

    July 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Slovenian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 20 ND Gorica 0 Domzale 1 NK Radomlje 1 Koper 2 Saturday, July 19 Maribor 1 Rudar Velenje 0 Olimpija Ljubljana 3 NK Krka 1 Friday, July 18 MIK Celje 0 NK Zavrc 1 Standings P W D L F A…

  • Soccer-Polish championship results and standings

    July 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Polish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 20 Lech Poznan 4 Piast Gliwice 0 Slask Wroclaw 2 Ruch Chorzow 0 Zawisza Bydgoszcz 2 Korona Kielce 0 Saturday, July 19 Jagiellonia Bialystok 2 Lechia Gdansk 2 Legia Warsaw 0 GKS Belchatow…

  • Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk

    Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

    Associated Press54 mins ago
  • World Cup host Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

    Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps were announced by minister of labor and social affairs Abdullah Saleh…

  • Soccer-Negredo out for several months with broken foot

    Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo will miss the start of the new season and be sidelined for several months after breaking his foot in the Premier League champions' 2-1 pre-season win over Hearts in Edinburgh on Friday. "I want to let you know that its going to be hard for the next few months,…

  • Ronaldo ready to rumble after World Cup flop

    Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid. Portugal failed to make the World Cup knockout round in Brazil last month with one win, one loss and one draw in their group as an…

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