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May 21 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Czech championship matches on Tuesday Tuesday, May 21Hradec Kralove 0 Marila Pribram 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Viktoria Plzen 27 18 5 4 49 19 59 ————————-2 Sparta Prague 27 17 6 4 47 20 57 3 Slovan Liberec 27 14 5 8 40 31 47 ————————-4 Sigma Olomouc 27 12 8 7 36 26 44 ————————-5 FK Dukla Praha 27 10 12 5 44 31 42 6 Jablonec 27 11 9 7 45 39 42 7 Mlada Boleslav 27 10 7 10 32 36 37 8 Slavia Prague 27 9 9 9 34 30 36 9 Vysocina Jihlava 27 6 14 7 31 38 32 10 Slovacko 27 8 6 13 31 39 30 11 …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:26 pm
By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) – The New York Yankees and Premier League club Manchester City have formed a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to play in New York City from 2015, aiming to win over America's largest sports market to the global game. City, owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority partner in New York City Football Club with the biggest name in baseball, the Yankees, as a minority partner active in running the team. The ownership group will pay a $100 million franchise fee. …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:21 pm
(Adds details) By Simon Evans MIAMI, May 21 (Reuters) – The New York Yankees and Premier League club Manchester City have formed a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to play in New York City from 2015, aiming to win over America’s largest sports market to the global game. City, owned by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority partner in New York City Football Club with the biggest name in baseball, the Yankees, as a minority partner active in running the team. The ownership group will pay a $100 million franchise fee. …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:15 pm
May 21 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Tuesday Tuesday, May 21Sandnes Ulf 0 Viking Stavanger 1 Sarpsborg 08 3 Valerenga Oslo 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Stromsgodset IF 11 8 2 1 24 7 26 ————————-2 Rosenborg Trondheim 11 6 3 2 21 11 21 3 Aalesund 11 6 2 3 23 14 20 ————————-4 Viking Stavanger 11 6 2 3 13 10 20 ————————-5 Brann Bergen 11 6 0 5 13 14 18 6 FK Haugesund 11 5 2 4 15 12 17 7 Tromso 11 4 4 3 17 12 16 8 Sogndal 11 4 3 4 14 18 15 9 Sarpsborg 08 11 3 5 3 15 21 14 10 Honefoss BK 11 3 4 …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 6:51 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea surged to the top of the weekly Associated Press global soccer poll after winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League for the 11th straight season.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 6:17 pm
LONDON (Reuters) – David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has trained at the junior academy of London club Queens Park Rangers and bookmakers are already offering short odds that the 14-year-old will emulate his father by playing for England. QPR said on Twitter that he was training with them but had not officially joined their academy. Beckham senior, who began his career by joining Manchester United's academy also at the age of 14, retired from the game last week after helping Paris St Germain to the French league title but now has a home in London. …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 6:11 pm
May 21 (Reuters) – Uganda unveiled Serbian Milutin Sredojevich as their new coach at a news conference in Kampala on Tuesday, less than three weeks before they play two key World Cup qualifiers. The 43-year-old has been handed a two-year contract following the sacking of Briton Bobby Williamson last month after Uganda lost further ground in their qualifying group for the 2014 finals in Brazil with a March defeat in Liberia. …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:35 pm
LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – West Ham United have signed Romania captain Razvan Rat on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The left back joins on an extendable one-year deal after his contract at Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk came to an end. The 31-year-old has 88 caps for Romania and won seven Ukrainian titles as well as the UEFA Cup during his time in Donetsk. “I’m hugely happy that we’ve got a player of his experience and his character,” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said on the club website (www.whufc.com). …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:33 pm
ROTTERDAM, May 21 (Reuters) – Ajax Amsterdam coach Frank de Boer has agreed a four-year deal to extend his contract until July 2017, the Dutch champions said on Tuesday. De Boer succeeded Martin Jol in December 2010 and has guided the club to a title hat-trick in his time at the helm. The 43-year-old, who enjoyed a distinguished playing career at clubs including Ajax and Barcelona, started his coaching career as assistant to former national team boss Bert van Marwijk in 2008 and also coached the Ajax Under-19s. (Reporting by Theo Ruizenaar; editing by Toby Davis)
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:06 pm
By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, May 21, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Serie A kicks off at the weekend and some of the country’s most successful sides already appear to be out of contention in what will be an unusual season. Split up by the Confederations Cup, the season will also be hampered once more by the twin distractions of the Libertadores Cup and Brazilian Cup. Last year’s champions Fluminense are still seeking their first Libertadores title along with Atletico Mineiro and may not be fully concentrated on the league. …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:41 pm
Soccer – Google News
Pierce: MLS really needs flex scheduling for TV games
Salt Lake Tribune
When the Major League Soccer season began 2½ months ago, it would have surprised many fans that Real Salt Lake would be in second place in the Western Conference in mid-May. It would have stunned just about everyone that Montreal would win its first …
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:49 pm
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Soccer-West Ham sign Rat on one-year deal
LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – West Ham United have signed Romania captain Razvan Rat on a free transfer, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. … "He's been playing Champions League football this year and at the highest level for many years.
Premier League – West Ham sign Rat, agree fee for CarrollYahoo! Eurosport UK
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:34 pm
Professional Soccer to Add Team in New York City
New York Times
Published: May 21, 2013. The New York metropolitan area, already packed with professional sports teams, will soon get another: a Major League Soccer team owned by Manchester City of the English Premier League and the Yankees. Enlarge This Image …
In partnership of sports' biggest names, New York City Football Club to play …MLB.com
Yankees, Manchester City partner on MLS franchise – USA TodayUSA TODAY
Yankees, Man City to co-own NYC MLS teamYahoo! Sports
CNN International -Bloomberg -SI.com
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:17 pm
The Guardian (blog)
2013 Week 12 MLS Power Rankings
It's May, which means it's time for the New York Red Bulls to get hot before a summer swoon sends them down Major League Soccer power rankings and the league table. Houston Dynamo all of a sudden can't win at home, and Seattle Sounders appear to be …
MLS Power Rankings (Week 12): Red Bulls charging aheadOregonLive.com
Monday Postgame: Another week, and even more impressive streaks in MLSMajor League Soccer
MLS: Five things we learned in week 12The Guardian (blog)
Bleacher Report -Sounder At Heart
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:44 pm
Goal MLS Power Rankings: Week 12
Seattle – Few MLS defenses can cope with this Sounders FC group in full flight. If Eddie Johnson, Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle … Those sorts of qualities bode well over the protracted MLS campaign. (8) 9. Real Salt Lake – RSL needed to accomplish …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 12:24 pm
Does all-German Champions League final spell trouble for the Bundesliga?
If Manchester United's path to the English Premier League title looked like a cakewalk, the German champions could have taken the entire dessert trolley along with them. Arguably the competition is beginning to resemble anything but. Writing in the …
Who makes the Champions League team of the season?The Sun
Reus: Champions League final is career highlightGoal.com
Champions League – Final match facts: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern MunichYahoo! Eurosport UK
Bleacher Report -Football365.com -Fifa.com
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 11:54 am
The Guardian (blog)
Champions League proves the era of super clubs has begun
The Guardian (blog)
When comparing European champions in the Champions League era to the European Cup era, what stands out is that no side has retained the title since Arrigo Sacchi's Milan in 1990. In the past, there were obvious phases of domination: Real Madrid …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 10:47 am
Mexico's top soccer league bans ownership of multiple teams in move seen as …
Mexico's largest broadcasters, Televisa and TV Azteca, have in the past owned multiple first-division teams but the issue wasn't brought up until after Slim ventured into Mexican soccer in September. Mexican Soccer League president Decio de Maria …
Mexico prohibits multiple soccer teams ownershipBoston Herald
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:04 am
New York Times
In England, Police Tactics Aim to Stop Trouble Before It Starts
New York Times
LONDON — Changes in fans' attitudes and the way stadiums are configured and managed have all contributed to the decrease in violence and mayhem around English soccer in the last 20 years. But perhaps the biggest change has come in the way the …
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 1:47 am
New York Times
A Guide for Game Hunting in England's Premier League
New York Times
Premier League soccer is growing ever more popular worldwide. A survey by Britain's national tourism agency in 2011 found that about 900,000 tourists — 61,000 of them American — attended games that season. The league broadcasts to 212 territories for …
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Posted on 21 May 2013 | 1:11 am
BBC Sport – Football
Romania defender Razvan Rat will join West Ham on a free transfer when his Shakhtar Donetsk deal expires on 1 July.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:06 pm
West Ham agree a £15m fee with Liverpool for England striker Andy Carroll but the player has yet to decide on the move.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:57 pm
Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane is out of the friendlies against England and Georgia because of club duties.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:07 pm
Nine players sign contract extensions with Scottish Premier League side Ross County.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:50 pm
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway thanks whoever left excrement in the dressing room at Brighton as it fired his players up.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:47 pm
Roma will have to shut down part of their stadium for one game next season after the club’s supporters repeated racist chants.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:46 pm
Patrice Lair urges Lyon to fulfil their pre-season promises and win a third consecutive Women’s Champions League title.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:38 pm
Manchester City have announced a partnership with baseball’s New York Yankees to form a new Major League Soccer franchise.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:29 pm
Mats Hummels says the Champions League final against Bayern Munich will not be his final game for Borussia Dortmund.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 4:06 pm
Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen announce the birth of a second son, named Klay Anthony.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 3:59 pm