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  • Seydou Keita refuses to shake hand with Pepe, throws water bottle at him before friendly

    The preseason friendly between Roma and Real Madrid in Dallas, Texas brought back the ghost of Clasicos past when former Barcelona player Seydou Keita refused to shake hands with Pepe and then threw a water bottle at his head before the match.

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  • Several things Dunga does not like about Neymar and the current state of the Brazilian national team

    There is much for new/old Brazil manager Dunga to do if he is going to restore Brazil from the embarrassment suffered at the end of the 2014 World Cup. So, like a Festivus celebration, Dunga has started off by airing his grievances about the team and star martyr Neymar. They are presented below in…

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  • Carles Puyol demonstrates impressive yoga poses with his girlfriend, inspires imitator

    Barcelona great Carles Puyol has retired from football and it seems he has replaced it in his life by serving as the base for his girlfriend's acrobatic yoga poses.

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  • World Cup Star Tim Howard Returns to NBC Sports as Premier League Analyst

    Team USA goalie and World Cup star Tim Howard is returning to NBC Sports as an analyst for its Premier League games this season. Howard's new multi-year deal will be structured around Everton's games — the team he plays for in the same Barclays league. The goalkeeper will work up to 10 “top-tiered”…

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  • Ronaldinho leaves Atletico Mineiro - club

    Former world player of the year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro, the club said Monday. The 34-year-old left on amicable terms after a meeting between his agent and brother Roberto de Assis and the club president Alexandre Kalil, Mineiro's press service told AFP. The former Barcelona, AC Milan…

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  • Pan-African airline suspends flights to Ebola hit countries

    Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening Ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country. The LFA decided "to cease operations of football activities considering that…

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  • Tevez father kidnapped, released after ransom paid

    The father of Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was kidnapped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before being released following the payment of a ransom, according to local media. Reports said the footballer had initially looked to fly from Turin, where he is in pre-season training, to Argentina on hearing the…

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  • Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home

    Wilfried Zaha will start at striker in the second half of Manchester United's friendly Tuesday against Inter Milan while back Rafael da Silva has returned to England with a groin injury. Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal confirmed both moves Monday and also that newcomer Luke Shaw is unfit…

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    World Class Soccer Brings Fans To The Cotton Bowl

    The Guinness International Champions Cup is bringing some of the best soccer teams and players in the world to 13 cities in the U.S. The match up between Real Madrid and AS Roma brought huge crowds to the Cotton Bowl Tuesday night.

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  • Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

    Landon Donovan pushed himself early in the season so he was ready for the international stage. When he was left off the United States' roster for the World Cup, there was an understandable letdown in Donovan's performance for the Los Angeles Galaxy. It's got to continue and that's what's expected…

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  • Green fights to show he belongs with Bayern

    Bolstered by a dramatic World Cup goal for the United States, 19-year-old striker Julian Green wants to prove he belongs with German champions Bayern Munich. The German-American prodigy rewarded US coach Jurgen Klinsmann for giving him a World Cup spot by scoring a spectacular volley with his first…

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  • Ex-Rangers defender Berg plotting Celtic downfall

    Former Rangers defender Henning Berg is aiming to claim the scalp of Celtic when his Legia Warsaw side take on the Scottish champions in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round on Wednesday. Ex-Norway international Berg, 44, spent the 2003/04 campaign, the final season of his…

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  • The summer transfer market strategies of every Premier League club

    With a month to go in the summer transfer window, the strategies being employed by Premier League clubs are becoming clear. Of course, business conducted at this level can be very complicated, so we've boiled each club's strategy down its essence.

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  • Louis van Gaal thinks someone broke Manchester United (and it wasn't Alex Ferguson)

    Though Louis van Gaal has started his reign at Manchester United by notching two wins in as many preseason matches, he is far from satisfied with the state of his team.

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  • Red Bulls-Real Salt Lake Preview

    Thierry Henry wasn't overly emotional in facing his former team since it was only an exhibition game. It figures to be different for teammate Jamison Olave as he makes his return to face Real Salt Lake. Olave helped Real Salt Lake capture its lone MLS Cup in 2009 and will finally be back in Utah…

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  • Iran's Dejagah leaves Fulham for Qatar

    Iran international winger Ashkan Dejagah has joined Qatari club Al Arabi from Fulham for an undisclosed fee, the English Championship club announced on Tuesday. Dejagah, 28, made 49 appearances during his two seasons at Fulham, scoring six goals, and leaves after the west London club were relegated…

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  • Southampton seem intent on starting piles of money in place of actual players this season

    Southampton's eighth-place finish in the Premier League was a triumph that has been rewarded with a large amount of money. The only problem is that all this money has been given to the club in exchange for many of their best players.

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    Grass Covers TCF Bank Stadium For Int'l Soccer

    International soccer is coming to TCF Bank Stadium this weekend -- so grass is replacing artificial turf, reports Frank Vascellaro (0:37).  WCCO 4 News At 5 – July 29, 2014

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  • Soccer-Sabella quits as Argentina coach - reports

    * Steered Argentina to World Cup final * Martino, Pekerman emerge as front runners (Adds detail) By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES, July 29 (Reuters) - Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final, has quit as national team coach with Gerardo Martino or Jose Pekerman in line to…

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  • West Ham's Valencia granted work permit

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has completed his move to West Ham United after he was granted a work permit on Tuesday, the Premier League club announced. Valencia, 24, agreed to join the Hammers from Mexican side Pachuca on a five-year contract earlier this month after being his country's standout…

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