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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…

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  • 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…

  • 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
  • Toughest jobs in sports: World Cup referee

    No referees have a more pressure-packed, physically demanding job then those on soccer's grandest stage.

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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk

    MOSCOW (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champion did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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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  • Soccer-Slovak championship results and standings

    July 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Slovak championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 20 DAC Dunajska Streda 0 Spartak Trnava 0 Zilina 4 MFK Kosice 1 Saturday, July 19 Dukla Banska Bystrica 2 FK Senica 2 Podbrezova 1 Spartak Myjava 2 ViOn Zlate Moravce 1 Ruzomberok 1…

  • Protesters planned Cup final chaos -- Brazil police

    Brasília (AFP) - Tightly-organized groups of protesters planned to bring chaos to Rio's streets during the World Cup final with "guerrilla actions" including the use of home-made bombs, Globo reported on Monday. Citing a police report, Globo said protesters planned to use homemade explosive devices…

  • Man United's Evra joins Juventus

    Manchester United's France international Patrice Evra has joined Juventus on a two year contract, the two clubs announced on Monday. "After a greManat deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United," the player told United's website. A Juventus statement read:…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Rodriguez goal consecrated as Real speculation mounts

    James Rodriguez's spectacular volley against Uruguay was crowned the best goal of the World Cup on Monday as speculation mounted that he will soon be unveiled as Real Madrid's latest big money signing. Spanish sports dailies Marca and As said Real had agreed a deal worth between 75 and 80 million…

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