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  • U.S. and Japan exchange mild trash talk ahead of World Cup final

    Japan and United States captains exchange some less-than-fiery ahead of Sunday's game.

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  • Mad Dash: Kobe Bryant responds to LaMarcus Aldridge reports with meme

    In today's Mad Dash: Kobe gets creative with his critics, Dan Patrick wants Abby Wambach's socks, and Earl Thomas drops to a knee for his high school sweetheart.

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  • Mears' first MLS goal lifts Sounders past United, 1-0

    For Tyrone Mears, it was just a hunch. Mears scored in the 88th minute Friday night for his first MLS goal as the Sounders beat short-handed D.C. United, 1-0. Mears, a defender playing his first season in the league after joining the Sounders from England's Bolton Wanderers, was outside the top…

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  • FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy.

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  • Japan set for battle in Women's W.Cup title defence against USA

    Japan can expect USA at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final. It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final. Nicknamed 'the Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and…

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    U.S. seeks extraditions in FIFA probe

    The U.S. has asked Switzerland to extradite seven of the 14 FIFA officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering after an investigation that has thrown the soccer body into turmoil. Mana Rabiee reports.

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  • Despite FIFA scandal, the show goes on for South American soccer

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When Chile hosts Argentina on Saturday in the final of the quadrennial Copa America tournament, little may seem out of the ordinary unless the home team, which has never won a major soccer competition, pulls off an upset. The tournament's organizer, the…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-USA pound hapless Guatemala 4-0 in friendly

    The United States tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 4-0 thumping of Guatemala in a friendly in Nashville on Friday. The Americans extended their unbeaten run against Guatemala to 21 games, a streak stretching back to 1988 and a record against any nation. A headed own goal by Guatemala defender…

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  • Soccer-Serbian Gogic dies in China after training - Red Star

    Quingdao Hainiu midfielder Goran Gogic collapsed and died after training with the Chinese team on Friday, his former club Red Star Belgrade said on their website (www.crvenazvezdafk.com). "With great regret and sadness, we inform the public that our former player Goran Gogic died (on Friday) aged…

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  • Soccer-FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case-media

    Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in soccer's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday. Cayman authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Webb and…

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    RADIO: Carli Lloyd speaks on growing support for U.S. Women's Soccer

    U.S. women's soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd, joins Barry Warner to discuss the growing support of women's soccer in the country. The U.S. will take on Japan this Sunday in hopes of winning the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.

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  • U.S. Women's Soccer: 5 Badass Players to Watch in the World Cup Finals

    On Sunday, July 5, the U.S. women's soccer team will compete for the Women's World Cup Finals against Japan -- here are five badass players to watch!

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  • Tsunami survivor signs for Sporting Lisbon

    An Indonesian teenager who was found alive wearing a Portugal shirt with the name of Cristiano Ronaldo on the back after the devastating tsunami of December 2004 has signed for Sporting Lisbon. Martunis, 17, will join the Sporting academy that reared the talents of Ronaldo at the start of the last…

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  • Soccer-Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

    By Gideon Long SANTIAGO, July 3 (Reuters) - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday. "I think Medel is crucial in defence and Valdivia is a player who can create things in…

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  • Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

    July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Friday Friday, July 3Sarpsborg 08 1 Molde 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 14 10 3 1 40 14 33 -------------------------2 Stabaek 14 9 3 2 26 14 30 3 Molde 15 7 4 4 35 17 25…

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  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship matches on Saturday Friday, July 3River Ecuador 2 Barcelona 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 19 11 8 0 26 9 41 -------------------------2 Independiente del Valle 20 12 5 3 32 20 41 3 Emelec 18 9 6 3 34 17 33…

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  • Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

    The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA. Now FIFA's senior vice president, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter…

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