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  • If Lionel Messi left Barcelona, where would he go?

    Only the world's richest clubs could afford such a move, but some are better fits than others.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp does not plan to renew its sponsorship contract with FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, as the Japanese electronics maker needs to prioritize its restructuring efforts, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Such a move would follow Emirates Airline's…

  • Irish football chief sorry for nationalist song

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- The Football Association of Ireland chief executive apologized on Tuesday for any offense caused by singing an Irish nationalist song in a pub.

    The Associated Press
  • Arsène Wenger: A Victim of His Own Success

    Eighteen years ago, the French soccer coach Arsène Wenger came to England and started a revolution. Piles of pasta instead of pints of beer. New training methods, focused on short passing and ball retention. A scouting network with a continental scope.

    The Atlantic
  • Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia's soccer federation.

    The Associated Press
  • Valencia discards new bat logo similar to Batman

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish football club Valencia says it will not use a new version of its bat logo that comic book maker DC Comics had opposed for being too similar to its Batman symbol.

    The Associated Press
  • Pele back in hospital for 'medical evaluation'

    SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a ''medical evaluation.''

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Champions League summaries

    Nov 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Champions League matches on Tuesday Tuesday, November 25Manchester City 3 Sergio Aguero 21pen,85,90+1 Bayern Munich 2 Xabi Alonso 40, Robert Lewandowski 45 Red Card: Mehdi Benatia 20Halftime: 1-2; Attendance: 44,510- - -APOEL Nicosia 0 Red Card: Joao…

    Reuters31 mins ago
  • MLS player rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league.

    The Associated Press
  • Motor racing-Hamilton says new contract looks a formality

    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven't discussed the nuances really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the…

  • Soccer-CSKA score late leveller to snatch draw with Roma

    (Adds details) By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - CSKA Moscow's Vasili Berezutski scored in the third minute of stoppage time to grab a 1-1 Champions League draw with AS Roma on Tuesday that left Group E in the balance. Roma appeared to have one foot in the knockout stages when the…

  • Soccer-Slick Porto put BATE out of their misery

    (adds details) MINSK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - An inspired second-half performance by Hector Herrera led Porto to a 3-0 win at BATE Borisov which put the Belarus side out of their Champions League misery and sent Shakhtar Donetsk through on Tuesday. The Mexican broke the deadlock with a long-range shot…

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    A Guide to Soccer in Brazil with Anthony Bourdain

    Tony discusses Brazil's soccer-crazy populace.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Soccer-Dutchman Stevens returns to Stuttgart as coach

    BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Dutchman Huub Stevens returned to VfB Stuttgart as coach on Tuesday just months after saving them from relegation, the Bundesliga's bottom club said. "The 60-year-old takes over with immediate effect," Stuttgart said in a statement. "He will lead team training this…

  • Soccer-Real to field strongest team at Basel, Ancelotti says

    BASEL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday's Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real, who have a maximum 12 points from four matches, need only to avoid a…

  • Man City pair Aguero, Jovetic fit to face Bayern

    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday that strikers Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic will both be fit to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday despite sitting out training.

  • Soccer-Peru looking to emerge from dark years - coach

    By Javier Leira SANTIAGO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A new generation of Peruvian soccer players can benefit from the country's economic progress this century to end decades of underachievement, according to coach Pablo Bengoechea. Peru have failed to reach the World Cup finals since 1982 and have not won…