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May 25 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Turkish championship matches on Monday Monday, May 25 Akhisar Belediyespor 0 Bursaspor 1 Istanbul Basaksehir 2 Fenerbahce 2 Sunday, May 24 Galatasaray 2 Besiktas 0 Gaziantepspor 3 Eskisehirspor 2 Karabukspor 2 Sivasspor 1 Saturday, May 23 Kasimpasa 3 Erciyesspor 3 Konyaspor 1 Rizespor 1 Trabzonspor 3 Balikesirspor 2 Friday, May 22 Genclerbirligi 1 Mersin Idmanyurdu 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Galatasaray 33 24 4 5 59 34 76 ————————-2 Fenerbahce 33 21 8 4 58 29 71 ————————-3 Besiktas 33 20 6 7 53 31 …
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Swedish championship matches on Monday Monday, May 25 Haecken 0 Falkenbergs FF 2 GIF Sundsvall 0 IFK Norrkoping 1 Helsingborg 1 Hammarby 0 Sunday, May 24 Atvidabergs FF 1 Elfsborg Boras 2 Halmstad 1 IFK Gothenburg 2 Kalmar 2 Malmo 1 Orebro 1 Gefle 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 IFK Gothenburg 10 8 1 1 17 5 25 ————————-2 Elfsborg Boras 10 7 2 1 19 10 23 3 IFK Norrkoping 10 6 2 2 17 12 20 ————————-4 Djurgarden 9 6 1 2 20 11 19 ————————-5 Malmo 10 5 3 2 20 14 18 6 AIK Stockholm 9 4 3 2 15 11 …
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
A late glancing header from defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa earned Roma a stunning 2-1 victory over Lazio in a fiery city derby on Monday to secure the Giallorossi's automatic entry to the Champions League. Hosts Lazio looked to have salvaged a share of the spoils at the Stadio Olimpico when late substitute Filip Djordjevic headed Miroslav Klose's headed cutback past Morgan Da Sanctis in the Roma goal to level Juan Iturbe's 73rd minute opener for the visitors.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Danish championship matches on Monday Monday, May 25FC Copenhagen 1 OB Odense 0 Midtjylland 2 Brondby 3 Nordsjaelland 4 Hobro IK 2 Silkeborg IF 0 Randers 2 Sunday, May 24SonderjyskE 1 FC Vestsjaelland 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Midtjylland 31 21 5 5 62 32 68 ————————-2 FC Copenhagen 31 18 7 6 37 21 61 ————————-3 Brondby 31 16 6 9 42 27 54 4 Randers 31 13 9 9 36 27 48 ————————-5 Hobro IK 31 11 9 11 38 44 42 6 Nordsjaelland 31 12 5 14 38 43 41 7 AaB Aalborg 30 10 9 11 35 30 39 8 OB …
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
* Italian sacked after season without major silverware * Local media say Benitez is favourite to replace him (Adds quotes, details, byline) By Iain Rogers MADRID, May 25 (Reuters) – Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after the world’s richest club by income failed to win major silverware this season and, according to local media, Napoli’s Rafa Benitez is the favourite to succeed him. “The board of directors have decided this evening to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his duties,” president Florentino Perez told a news conference on Monday. “It was a very difficult decision … but we have not come to Real Madrid to take easy decisions but to take decisions that we believe are the best for an institution that is a reference point around the world,” added the construction magnate.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
Win or lose, Ukrainian outsiders Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are banking on being able to lift some of the gloom in their war-weary country when they face holders Sevilla in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Warsaw. With fighting raging on the doorstep of Dnipropetrovsk, the club’s players, staff and fans have had to travel 500 kilometres (310 miles) to play Europa League home matches in the capital, Kiev, often at near-empty stadiums. “It is clear these are hard times for our state and for us too,” Dnipro defender Artem Fedetskiy told Reuters.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:45 pm
Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, club president Florentino Perez said, making the popular Italian pay for a disappointing season without a major trophy. "The board of directors has taken the decision this afternoon to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his duties as coach of Real Madrid," Perez told a news conference at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium. "It has been a very hard decision… but Real Madrid is extremely demanding and we believe it is time to give a new impulse" to the club.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
AS Roma qualified for the Champions League group stage in the best possible style on Monday, booking their place with a last-gasp 2-1 win over neighbours and bitter rivals Lazio in a passionate Rome derby. Central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was the unlikely hero as he headed the winner five minutes from the end of a feisty encounter that produced eight yellow cards, several skirmishes between players and numerous protests. Third-placed Lazio, who needed a draw to make sure of a place in the Champions League playoff round, now have their hopes of qualifying in the balance while the chances of Napoli, who are fourth, have been rekindled.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
Factbox on former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked on Monday after the La Liga club finished the season without major silverware: PLAYING CAREER * Born Reggiolo, Italy, June 10, 1959. * A midfielder for Parma, AS Roma and AC Milan, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining AC Milan in 1986. * At Milan, he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
Former England manager Steve McClaren has been sacked as Derby's head coach, the Championship side announced on Monday. McClaren, who took charge at the iPro Stadium in September 2013, has paid the price for failing to lead Derby into the Premier League in his two seasons in charge. Derby suffered an agonising near-miss last season when they were beaten in the play-off final by QPR's last-gasp winner from Bobby Zamora.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
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Executive Committee meets ahead of 65th FIFA Congress
Chaired by FIFA President Blatter, the FIFA Executive Committee held its second meeting of the year today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, ahead of the upcoming 65th FIFA Congress (28-29 May 2015). The FIFA World Cup™ was a major item on the meeting's …
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
Dozens involved in fight at soccer match
Police say the fight broke out between players and the crowd during a soccer game. While preliminary reports indicated that some people involved in the fight were armed, DPD says these proved to be unfounded. It's not clear what prompted the fight.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
Norwich back in Premier League after winning playoff final
LONDON (AP) — Norwich secured an immediate return to the Premier League and an estimated promotion windfall of up to $235 million by beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the second-tier playoff final on Monday. Norwich seized control of world football's most …
Norwich City defeat Middlesbrough 2-0 in playoff final, promoted to Premier …SB Nation
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
Premier League End-of-Season Awards
He absolutely tore the Premier League to shreds in the first half of the season, pummeling opposing defences into submission and laying on chance after chance for compatriot Diego Costa. His crisp passing and inventive play flummoxed every defender who …
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
Sepp Blatter is scared of life after Fifa, says Uefa's Michel Platini
“He is simply scared of the future because he has given his life to the institution to the point where he now identifies himself fully with Fifa,” Platini told L'Equipe. “I understand the fear of that emptiness he must have – it's natural – but if he …
Diego Maradona: Fifa is a playground for the corrupt and if Sepp Blatter is …Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
Israel cries foul over FIFA suspension talk
Blatter met with both associations, as well as Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, during a visit to the region in hopes of finding a way to ease the tension. FIFA is the international soccer governing body. "Football has the power to connect …
Head of Palestine Football Association pushing to have Israel removed from FIFANew York Daily News
WATCH: Israel players appeal to FIFA over possible banYnetnews
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
Rival soccer teams involved in large park fight
DENVER — A large fight broke out at James Cook Park between rival teams after a soccer game Sunday afternoon, the Denver Police Department said. More than 100 people were involved in the fight and multiple agencies were called to the scene.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 11:02 am
MLS transfers: Didier Drogba mulling move, Andrea Pirlo “received offer”
Most professional leagues in the Eastern hemisphere are finishing their respective season and heading into the summer transfer window, while Major League soccer in America just begun roughly two months ago. And if certain players approaching the end of …
Transfer Watch: Former MLS target Didier Drogba leaving Chelsea, wants "at …MLSsoccer.com
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:30 am
San Jose Earthquakes 1, Orlando City SC 1 | MLS Match Recap
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Chris Wondolowski joined the century club and in the process saved a point for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 1-1 draw Sunday evening with Orlando City SC. The star striker's 100th MLS goal, from the penalty spot in the 68th minute …
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Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:02 am
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Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
Roma seal a spot in next season’s Champions League thanks to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s late winner in the Rome derby.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 6:16 pm
Derby County terminate the contract of head coach Steve McClaren after the Rams miss out on the Championship play-offs.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:22 pm
St Johnstone sign striker Graham Cummins, but Gary Miller and James McFadden have not been offered new deals.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
With the Premier League now over, chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses how each team performed over the season.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
Yaya Toure is to stay at Manchester City after the club said he was “too important to let go”, according to the player’s agent.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
Norwich secure an instant return to the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 4:18 pm
Dundee United say they are “fully supportive” of Nadir Ciftci and reject allegations he bit Dundee’s Jim McAlister.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
Chelsea celebrate their Premier League title at a packed victory parade in West London.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
Mark Sampson says he has consulted fellow England manager Roy Hodgson ahead of the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Posted on 25 May 2015 | 2:16 pm