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Whipping boys Evian next up for injury-hit PSG in French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates after scoring during their Ligue 1 match against Bastia at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 16, 2014Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with a slight muscle tear in his side early in last week's 2-0 home win against SC Bastia. A first Ligue 1 win of the campaign for Laurent Blanc's side was also overshadowed by a fractured vertebra suffered by Gregory Van der Wiel, while midfielder Thiago Motta's nose was fractured following an ugly clash with Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao in the tunnel after the game.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:20 am

Bayern face selection headache for Bundesliga opener

(L-R) Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm, Xherdan Shaqiri, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba celebrate after Alaba scores during the German cup match against SC Preussen Muenster in western Germany on August 17, 2014Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions' Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. Defender Jerome Boateng is suspended, while versatile Spanish international Javi Martinez tore his cruciate ligament during last week's German Supercup loss at Borussia Dortmund. Injured midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and Thiago, as well as Brazilian full-back Rafinha, are also set to miss the game at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 3:36 am

Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

Aug 22 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, August 21Corinthians 5 Goias 2 Cruzeiro 1 Gremio 0 Wednesday, August 20Bahia 0 Criciuma 0 Chapecoense 1 Fluminense 0 Coritiba 2 Vitoria 0 Figueirense 1 Botafogo 0 Flamengo 2 Atletico Mineiro 1 Internacional 0 Sao Paulo 1 Santos 2 Atletico Paranaense 0 Sport 2 Palmeiras 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Cruzeiro 16 11 3 2 33 13 36 2 Internacional 16 9 4 3 22 12 31 3 Corinthians 16 8 7 1 22 9 31 4 Sao Paulo 16 8 5 3 26 18 29 ————————-5 Fluminense 16 8 2 6 23 15 26 6 Sport …

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 1:24 am

England braced for Balotelli return

Italy striker Mario Balotelli gives a press conference at the Arena Pernambuco Stadium in Recife, Brazil, on June 19, 2014, on the eve of his side's World Cup match against Costa RicaMario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool on Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out. The Milanese club have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Anfield in a transfer worth 20 million euros (16 million pounds, $27 million), according to reports in England and Italy. The move reflects Liverpool's determination to land a top quality replacement for Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan's World Cup biting disgrace and subsequent departure for Barcelona.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 12:48 am

Soccer-Mackay apologises for ‘disrespectful’ messages

(Writes through with Sherwood ruling himself out of Palace job) LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures” after he was ruled out of the running to take over at Premier League Crystal Palace on Thursday. The League Managers Association (LMA) issued the apology in a statement on Thursday after a British newspaper printed what it said were messages Mackay and a colleague at the club had sent during his time at Cardiff. The LMA also said the Football Association was looking into the conduct of Scot, who was the preferred candidate to replace Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park before allegations were published.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 12:12 am

Soccer-Mackay apologises for sending "disrespectful" messages

(adds further quotes) LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay sent text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures”, the League Managers Association (LMA) said in a statement on Thursday after he was ruled out of the running to take charge of Crystal Palace. The LMA said the English Football Association are looking into the conduct of the Scot during his time at Cardiff City amid reports he sent messages of a racist nature. Mackay was Palace’s preferred candidate for their vacant manager’s job before allegations of misconduct emerged.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:50 pm

Spurs come from behind to win in Cyprus, Hull beaten

Tottenham Hotspur's player Harry Kane (R) fights for the ball against AEL Limassol's player Guidileye Dialo Sambra (L) during their 2014 UEFA Europa League Playoff football match at the Antonis Papadopoulos stadium on August 21, 2014Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg. The north London side are looking to reach the group stage for the fourth season running, and late goals by Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane have them in the driving seat ahead of next week's return at White Hart Lane. Spanish striker Adrian Sardinero opened the scoring in the 14th minute for AEL, who finished second in the Cypriot top flight last season and parachuted into the Europa League after losing to Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League third qualifying round.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:12 pm

Soccer-UEFA Europa League play-off round results

Aug 21 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg matches on Thursday Play-off roundThursday, August 21, first legRijeka (Croatia) – Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) 2-3 (halftime: 1-2) Lokeren (Belgium) – Hull City (England) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) Olympique Lyon (France) – FC Astra (Romania) 1-2 (halftime: 1-0) Real Sociedad (Spain) – FK Krasnodar (Russia) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) NK Split (Croatia) – Torino (Italy) 0-0 (halftime: 0-0) Asteras Tripolis (Greece) – Maccabi Tel Aviv …

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:04 pm

Goalkeeper Howard takes break from US duties

US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World CupEverton goalkeeper Tim Howard announced Thursday that he will be taking a one-year break from international duty with the United States. Howard's stellar performance in a round-of-16 loss to Belgium was considered the high point for the Americans in their World Cup run in Brazil two months ago. "I am grateful for the willingness of both Jurgen Klinsmann and Everton manager Roberto Martinez to afford me the opportunity to spend time with my kids.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:53 pm

U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

Tim Howard of the U.S. gestures during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Belgium at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador(Reuters) – U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Thursday, Howard, 35, said he had told U.S. Jurgen has always been up front with all the players in saying you have to earn your place, which is something I agree with, so I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot." Howard's absence will open the way for Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan to become first choice keeper while Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando, who was the third keeper at the World Cup in Brazil, could also get chances to start.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:31 pm

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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – Fifa.com


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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
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Asisat Oshoala scored four times as Nigeria reached the final with a thumping 6-2 victory over Korea DPR in the highest-scoring semi-final ever seen at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Oshoala also laid on two more goals in a win that leaves the Super …
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Germany, Nigeria in finalCBC.ca
Nigeria beats N/Korea 6-2 in semi-finals of FIFA U-20 Women World CupStarAfrica.com

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Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:34 am

The Throw-In: Endings, beginnings, and nine unforgettable moments in MLS … – MLSsoccer.com


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The Throw-In: Endings, beginnings, and nine unforgettable moments in MLS
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My next challenge is outside the soccer world. And that's a little daunting. I've spent the past decade as a soccer journo. I've been to two World Cups, six MLS Cups, three CONCACAF Gold Cups, around 50 US national team games and I've attended more …

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:22 pm

Building the Soccer Pyramid: Once a market scorned, Austin sets sights on MLS … – MLSsoccer.com


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Building the Soccer Pyramid: Once a market scorned, Austin sets sights on MLS
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When professional soccer left Austin, Texas, in 2010 for a brighter future in Orlando, fans in one of the fastest-growing markets in the United States suddenly had nowhere to watch the world's game. A group of local businessmen are trying to change all

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:19 pm

FIFA’s Match-Fixing Problem – Wall Street Journal


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FIFA's Match-Fixing Problem
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Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted soccer match fixer who acknowledges rigging games from Africa to the Arctic Circle for an Asian betting syndicate, says that FIFA, global soccer's governing body, isn't taking anything beyond the most basic steps to

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:21 pm

Transfer rumors: Jermaine Jones deal with MLS hits snag – SportingNews.com


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Transfer rumors: Jermaine Jones deal with MLS hits snag
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U.S. national team midfielder Jermaine Jones has reached an agreement on financial terms on a contract with Major League Soccer, but that may not be enough to keep his chances of coming to MLS from vanishing in a cloud of league bureaucracy. Sources …
Jermaine Jones potential move to MLS gets weirderSB Nation
Jermaine Jones destined for MLS — and maybe FireChicago Daily Herald
Despite interest in Fire, Jermaine Jones' MLS status still unclearComcast SportsNet Chicago

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:54 pm

FIFA 15 cover to feature Chelsea star Eden Hazard alongside Barcelona’s Lionel … – Daily Mail


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FIFA 15 cover to feature Chelsea star Eden Hazard alongside Barcelona's Lionel
Daily Mail
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has followed in the footsteps of a number of Premier League greats, and been chosen to appear on the UK cover of EA Sports' latest FIFA game. Hazard will be pictured with Lionel Messi on the front cover of FIFA 15, and …
Chelsea star makes FIFA 15 coverWe Ain’t Got No History
FIFA 15 release UK cover featuring Chelsea star Eden Hazard alongside Lionel Mirror.co.uk
FIFA 15 UK Cover Star Unveiled: Chelsea's Eden Hazard features alongside MessiTrustedReviews
Bleacher Report -Computerandvideogames.com -Eurogamer.net
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:22 pm

2 OC Sisters Quit University Of New Mexico Soccer Team Over Hazing Incident – CBS Local


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2 OC Sisters Quit University Of New Mexico Soccer Team Over Hazing Incident
CBS Local
TRABUCO CANYON (CBSLA.com/AP) — Orange County twin girls may have been victims of hazing by members of the University of New Mexico women's soccer team where players were allegedly sprayed with cleaner and forced to drink alcohol. Freshman …
Twin soccer-playing sisters drop out of University of New Mexico after hazing Daily Mail
Some Lobo soccer parents stunned by media attentionAlbuquerque Journal

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:53 pm

Barcelona face two-window transfer embargo after Fifa rejects appeal – The Guardian


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Barcelona face two-window transfer embargo after Fifa rejects appeal
The Guardian
Barcelona will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Fifa confirmed it will not be able to sign any players in the next two transfer windows. Fifa announced on Wednesday that it had rejected Barcelona's appeal against the sanction imposed
FIFA rejects appeals of FC Barcelona and Spanish FA in relation to transfers Fifa.com
Barcelona transfer ban: Fifa bans Barcelona from signing new players until 2016The Independent
FIFA Rejects Barcelona Appeal Against Transfer Ban: Latest Details and ReactionBleacher Report
ABS CBN News -Washington Times -USA TODAY
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:09 am

European Soccer Clubs Opening US Academies – ABC News


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European Soccer Clubs Opening US Academies
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The U.S. soccer audience is reaching new heights, with this summer's World Cup setting ratings records. NBC is paying $250 million to broadcast the English Premier League. A record crowd of 109,318 packed Michigan Stadium on Aug. 2 to see an …
Barcelona soccer academy coming to Fort LauderdaleMiamiHerald.com
European Soccer Clubs Open US AcademiesCBS Local

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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:58 am

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes | MLS Match Preview – MLSsoccer.com


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Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes | MLS Match Preview
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A pair of teams looking to put difficult losses behind them meet when Seattle Sounders FC play host to the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday at CenturyLink Field. Sounders FC fell out of the top spot in the MLS overall table, conceding first place in
MLS CapsulesUSA TODAY
SEATTLE SOUNDERS vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES Live Stream Online Sports World News

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:41 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Rise in abuse reports ‘due to app’

Anti-racism group Kick It Out says reports of discrimination in football have risen by 269% in the past year.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 7:18 am

One defender in, one out a Firhill

Partick Thistle sign former Tamworth defender Ben Richards-Everton after releasing Mexican Gabriel Piccolo.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 7:11 am

Friday’s gossip column

PSG out of Di Maria race – but Man Utd may not sign him, Hull increase bid for Rhodes, plus more.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 7:08 am

I want to play for India – Chopra

Striker Michael Chopra says he wants to renounce his British citizenship after being drafted into the Indian Super League.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 7:05 am

Wales can reach World Cup – Sampson

England manager Mark Sampson believes Wales can join his side at the Women’s World Cup finals in Canada 2013.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:18 am

VIDEO: MOTD at 50: John Motson tribute

Celebrity Match of the Day fans including Russell Brand and Sue Johnston pay tribute to legendary commentator John Motson.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:09 am

VIDEO: Lib Dems want safe standing return

The Liberal Democrats have put forward plans for Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 6:06 am

Blackburn reject Hull bid for Rhodes

Blackburn Rovers reject Hull City’s offer for Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, reports BBC Radio Lancashire.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:06 pm

Safe standing backed by Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats want to allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:00 pm

Lineker: What MOTD means to me

On the show’s 50th anniversary, presenter Gary Lineker on the ‘national institution’ that has been an ‘amazing part of my life’.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:32 pm