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  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco. …

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  • Xabi Alonso might be joining Bayern Munich, but not for a €10m salary

    As you're well aware, the current rumor that's making the rounds at the moment is that Xabi Alonso will be joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid. La Sexta reported that Xabi Alonso would be transferring to Bayern Munich. El Pais writer Diego Torres Romano tweeted that a press conference had been…

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  • Liverpool Draw Middlesbrough in League Cup

    Overshadowed slightly by Thursday's Champions League group stage draw, the League Cup third round draw quietly took place on Wednesday and gave Liverpool a favourable draw. Liverpool fans have had August 28th circled on their calendars since the moment it was announced as the day that the…

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  • Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

    LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.

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  • Arsenal manager Wenger backs Sanchez to fill Giroud's shoes

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backed Alexis Sanchez to prove an able deputy for the injured Olivier Giroud after the Chilean forward fired his new club into the Champions League. Sanchez scored the only goal of the game against Besiktas at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday to earn Arsenal a 1-0…

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  • Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

    Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season. The Bulgarian club Ludogorets reached the group stage for the first time when defender Cosmin Moti saved two penalty kicks in a…

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  • Getting ready for Chelsea's Champions League draw

    It's very nearly Champions League draw time. Hurray! As most of you will be aware, the first round of play will consist of eight four-team groups; these groups will be determined semi-randomly on Thursday at 5:45pm CET in an event that will mostly consist of flamboyant, useless ceremony. Which is,…

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  • Adding injury to insult: suspected arm fracture for Faouzi Ghoulam

    The bad news keeps rolling in for Napoli: it's believed that Faouzi Ghoulam's injury that forced him out of the match is a broken arm. As if things hadn't gotten bad enough for Napoli fans today, things just got a little bit worse: For those of you who don't speak Italian, that's the club's…

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  • Goalkeeper gets sent off, defender makes two saves (and scores himself) in Champions League qualifying shootout

    Bulgarian club Ludogorets qualified for the Champions League group stage in a way that has made all Hollywood films seem even more unimaginative than they already did.

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  • Ten-man Arsenal edge through, Napoli blown away by Bilbao

    A goal by Chilean star Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal scrape into the Champions League group stages on Wednesday as they beat a plucky Turkish outfit Besiktas 1-0 in their play-off second leg clash for a 1-0 aggregate victory. Arsene Wenger's side managed to hold on despite being reduced to 10 men --…

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  • Eto'o calls time on Cameroon

    Cameroon's four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o confirmed on Wednesday that he was calling time on his international career just days after he was stripped of the captaincy of the national side. Eto'o, who had not been named in Cameroon's 25-man squad for the qualifiers for the 2015…

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  • Malmo's Magnus Eriksson scores absurd looping volley from distance

    Magnus Eriksson helped Malmo become the first Swedish club to reach the Champions League group stage since 2000 with a truly spectacular volley.

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  • Arsenal draw Saints in League Cup

    Arsenal will play Southampton in the third round of the Capital One Cup Arsenal have been drawn to face Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the League Cup, which will be played on either September 23 or September 24. Given the amount of games Arsenal have already played and…

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  • Bilbao down Napoli to end 16-year Champions League wait

    Athletic Bilbao qualified for the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in 16 years after coming from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 (4-2 on aggregate) on Wednesday. The Italians looked set for a third group stage appearance in four years when Marek Hamsik fired them into the lead…

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  • Athletic Bilbao 3, Napoli 1 Champions League Playoff Match Review: Out with a whimper

    A flat first half gave way to a horror show of a second half, and Napoli are out of the Champions League. The season has barely begun and Napoli have taken a body blow right out of the chute. Napoli came out flat and not showing much of a cohesive plan, seeming to be content to just hoof the ball…

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  • Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Play the Pain Away

    The Timbers took out their frustrations with the loss to Seattle on the practice field today. The Portland Timbers practice today at the team's Beaverton training facility, putting in a short but intense practice as the team worked on clearing their heads following Sunday's demoralizing 4-2 loss…

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