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  • Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

    With Champions League and Premier League titles still seemingly way beyond the team, Arsenal is again relying on an FA Cup triumph to salvage some silverware from its season. For the second straight year, Arsenal heads into the final of the world's oldest club competition as the big favorite…

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  • Bacca the star as Sevilla beats Dnipro, wins Europa League

    Sevilla won the Europa League for a record fourth time, with Carlos Bacca scoring twice in the Spanish club's 3-2 victory over Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Wednesday. The final whistle prompted tearful celebrations from Sevilla, which retained the title it won last season and earned a spot…

    The Associated Press
  • 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment

    The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:

    The Associated Press
  • Five memorable FA Cup final goals

    In legendary manager Bill Shankly's final game in the dug-out, Liverpool produced a ruthless performance that foreshadowed their dominance of the next decade and a half. Keegan gave Liverpool the lead in the 57th minute with a rasping drive from the edge of the box and sealed victory by finishing…

    AFP
  • US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

    The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA indictment: Seedy inner workings and how one bribe led to the next

    The 164-page indictment is filled with the seedy inner workings of soccer's power brokers, who exploited their positions to line their own pockets with not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of dollars.

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  • Balotelli staying at Liverpool, says agent

    London (AFP) - Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, his agent Mino Raiola claimed on Wednesday.

    AFP
  • Nike issues statement on cooperation in FIFA corruption investigation

    The FIFA corruption scandal has officially hit the sports apparel world, as Nike is being inferred as a party with some involvement in the case after the United States Department of Justice held a press conference early Wednesday. In the DOJ's release regarding the indictment of nine FIFA…

    CBS Sports
  • Real Madrid players 'ignoring Bale' says Wales coach

    Wales manager Chris Coleman has rallied to the defence of forward Gareth Bale by accusing his Real Madrid team-mates of deliberately ignoring him on the pitch. Bale, 25, has endured a difficult second season in Madrid, coming under fire from fans and the media, and lost a key ally on Monday when…

    AFP
  • Benitez well-placed as Madrid search for Spanish-speaking boss

    Upon sacking Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid coach, club president Florentino Perez offered the solace that the 10th boss of his reign in charge will be named next week. The 55-year-old is expected to take charge of his final game at the Stadio San Paolo before his contract expires on Sunday when…

    AFP
  • Bayliss appointed England head coach as Ashes loom

    Australian Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new head coach of England ahead of this year's Ashes series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday. The 52-year-old former Sri Lanka coach succeeds the sacked Peter Moores, having been preferred to his compatriot Jason…

    AFP
  • Di Matteo resigns at Schalke

    Roberto di Matteo has stepped down as coach of Schalke after a disappointing season that saw the Gelsenkirchen outfit finish only sixth in the Bundesliga, the club said on Tuesday. The Italian had been in charge since October after his predecessor Jens Keller was sacked, but last Saturday's 2-0…

    AFP
  • Sevilla seek European history against dogged Dnipro

    Sevilla can become the first side ever to win four Europa League or UEFA Cup titles when the holders face a Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk side playing in their first major European final on Wednesday. "The growth that the team has experienced is thanks to what we feel for the Europa League," Sevilla boss…

    AFP
  • Dnipro chasing a dream in Europa League final

    Against the backdrop of a conflict tearing its country apart, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is aiming for success in the Europa League final. Dnipro, which has reached the final without playing a single game at its own stadium, will face Spanish club Sevilla on Wednesday in Warsaw. The…

    The Associated Press
  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara…

    The Associated Press
  • CSKA boost Champions League hopes

    CSKA Moscow boosted their bid for Champions League football next season with a 3-0 win over Rubin Kazan on Monday. A brace by Serbian midfielder Zoran Tozic put the Red Army side on their way to leave them second behind newly-crowned champions Zenit St Petersburg with one game left. FC Krasnodar,…

    AFP
  • Galatasaray win 20th Turkish title as seven-man Fenerbahce draw

    Galatasaray were crowned champions of Turkey's top flight for a record 20th time on Monday, after perennial Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce had four men sent off in a 2-2 draw at Basaksehir. With one round of games remaining, Fenerbahce needed nothing less than a win against Basaksehir, a fast-growing…

    AFP