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  • Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

    If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level. A thrilling title race in La Liga, home to the world's best player Cristiano Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi, made it the envy…

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  • FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.

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  • US women rout Argentina 7-0 in Brasilia Tournament

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Christen Press scored four goals and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick as the United States women's soccer team routed Argentina 7-0 in the Brasilia Tournament on Thursday, securing its place in the final of the four-team competition.

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  • US rises 1 spot to 27th in FIFA rankings

    The United States rose one spot to 27th in the December FIFA rankings despite losses the previous month to Colombia and Ireland.

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  • San Lorenzo to play Real Madrid for Club World Cup

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Real Madrid's opponent in the Club World Cup final will be San Lorenzo after the South American champions ended a surprise tournament run by amateur team Auckland City with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

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  • Stoke says Shea likely to move to MLS's Orlando City

    American midfielder Brek Shea is likely to move from Stoke of England's Premier League to the Orlando City expansion team in Major League Soccer.

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  • McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world. Soccer World Cup winners Germany…

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  • Soccer-Capital One Cup semi-final draw

    LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The draw was made on Wednesday for the semi-finals of England's Capital One (League) Cup. Liverpool v Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United Two-legged ties to be played w/c Jan. 19 and 26 (Editing by Ed Osmond)

    Reuters
  • Spurs pitch invaders fined, banned for three years

    Three men have been fined £155 ($242) each and banned from football stadiums for three years after their pitch invasions forced a Tottenham match to be temporarily suspended last month. Nathaniel Thompson, 23, Helder Gomes, 22, and Daniel Jarvis, 26, were arrested following their incursions during…

    AFP
  • Crystal Palace-Manchester City Preview

    Manchester City will be looking to make it six wins on the bounce as they welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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  • FIFA ethics investigator Garcia resigns in protest

    By Brian Homewood and Mark Hosenball MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer…

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  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive. Immerse yourself in William Boyd’s new action-adventure, Th...

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  • Soccer-Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Dec 18 (Reuters) - It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil. The Germans could not have scripted a better scenario for their fourth…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Spanish King's Cup last 32 results

    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Spanish King's Cup Last 32 second leg matches on Thursday Last 32Thursday, December 18, second legAthletic Club - CD Alcoyano (III) 1-0 (halftime: 1-0) First leg: CD Alcoyano - Athletic Club 1-1. Athletic Club win 2-1 on aggregate.Malaga - Deportivo…

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  • Soccer-Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

    MADRID, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Factbox on Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone Born April 28, 1970, in Buenos Aires. PLAYING CAREER * An energetic, hard-tackling midfielder, often described as playing with a knife between his teeth, who also had an eye for goal, Simeone made his first division debut for…

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  • Balotelli suspended 1 match for social media post

    LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one game and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,000) by the governing body of English soccer for making a racially offensive online post.

    The Associated Press
  • Newcastle suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan. Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old…

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  • Soccer-Serie A results and standings

    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Thursday Thursday, December 18Cagliari 1 Juventus 3 Napoli 2 Parma 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Juventus 16 12 3 1 34 7 39 2 AS Roma 15 11 2 2 28 11 35 -------------------------3 Napoli 16 7 6 3 28 20 27…

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