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Soccer-Hull in double swoop for Mason and Keane

(Recasts after Keane signing, changes slug) LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Hull City made a double swoop for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason and Manchester United striker Will Keane on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed but the Premier League club said they had broken their previous record fee of 10 million pounds ($13.08 million) for England international Mason. Injuries restricted him to eight league appearances for Spurs last season and he has not featured under Mauricio Pochettino in the new campaign.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:27 pm

Soccer-Angry Botev fans force new coach to quit after two hours

By Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Botev Plovdiv fans unhappy at Nikolay Mitov’s appointment as coach interrupted a training session on Tuesday and forced him to quit only two hours after taking charge of the Bulgarian club. Botev, the oldest club in the country, handed the reins to the former Levski Sofia boss after having sacked Nikolay Kostov last week. Botev ‘ultras’, the club’s hardcore fans, also threatened the coach with physical abuse as they believe he is still a supporter of bitter rivals Levski.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:10 pm

Soccer-City striker Aguero charged by FA with violent conduct

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been charged with violent conduct over an incident involving West Ham United defender Winston Reid, the FA said in a statement on Tuesday. The Argentine international now faces a three-match ban that would see him miss Premier League games against Manchester United and Bournemouth and a League Cup third-round tie against Swansea City. Aguero appeared to elbow Reid in the head on Sunday, a Premier League game City won 3-1. The incident was not seen by match officials so the FA has taken retrospective action. …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:13 pm

Soccer-Sassuolo win over Pescara turned into 3-0 defeat

Serie A’s disciplinary committee has turned Sassuolo’s 2-1 win over Pescara on Sunday into a 3-0 defeat because of irregularities in the registration of midfielder Antonino Ragusa. The committee said in a statement that Sassuolo failed to notify the league of the signing of Ragusa, 26, who came on as a substitute against Pescara, from Serie B club Cesena before last week’s deadline. The club denied they failed to meet the deadline, saying the irregularities concerned a technology issue, and added that they would appeal against the ruling.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:39 pm

Ecstatic Torino fans welcome England ‘keeper Hart

British goalkeeper Joe Hart poses upon his arrival for a medical check before joining the Torino football club from former club Manchester City on August 30, 2016 in TurinEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart was given a rousing welcome by ecstatic Torino fans Tuesday as he held up the team's jersey ahead of signing a season-long loan with the unfashionable Serie A club. Hart, 29, fell out of favour with new coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City following the signing of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona and has caused general surprise by joining Torino in a bid to preserve his international career following England's spectacular Euro 2016 exit. Although Torino have yet to make an official announcement, Hart's agent earlier told Tuttosport: "Yes, Joe Hart will play at Torino.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:29 pm

Soccer-Kodjia joins Villa in deal that may set second tier record

Aston Villa have bought striker Jonathan Kodjia from second tier rivals Bristol City for 11 million pounds ($14.39 million) in a deal that could rise to 15 million, a record for a Championship club. The signing of the Ivory Coast international surpasses Villa’s previous Championship record of 12 million pounds, potentially rising to 14 million pounds, for Fulham’s Ross McCormack earlier this month. “He is a proven goalscorer and hopefully he’ll play an important part in what we hope will be a successful season for the club,” Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo said in a statement on Tuesday.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:25 pm

Soccer-Mason joins Hull City for club-record fee

Midfielder Ryan Mason has joined promoted Hull City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year contract for a club record fee, the clubs said on Tuesday. Injuries restricted Mason to eight league appearances for Spurs last season and the England international has not featured under Mauricio Pochettino in the new campaign.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:18 pm

English clubs pushing prices up – Schalke boss

Germany midfielder Leroy Sane was sold by Schalke to Manchester City for a reported £37 million ($48m, 43m euros)The financial strength of Premier League clubs is driving up transfer prices in Germany, according to Schalke's sports director Christian Heidel, who recently sold Leroy Sane to Manchester City. The transfer budgets of England's top clubs have grown considerably since the English League's television rights were sold in 2015 to Sky and BT in the United Kingdom for a massive £5.14bn (6.9 billion euros) for three seasons. Heidel says the knock-on effect of the influx of cash in England has certainly been felt in Germany.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 3:19 pm

Platini demands CAS reasoning for four year ban

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini was banned from football for four years over a suspect two million Swiss francs ($2mn, 1.8mn euros) payment he received from FIFAFormer UEFA president Michel Platini has demanded that the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) explain the reasoning behind their decision to ban him for four years from all activities relating to football. Originally banned for eight years, reduced to six on appeal, Platini took further court action in May and had the ban cut to four.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 3:13 pm

Remy loaned to Crystal Palace by Chelsea

Chelsea's forward Loic Remy has been used sparingly since joining Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers in August 2014, making 46 appearances and scoring 12 goalsFrance international striker Loic Remy will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, the two Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday. Remy, 29, has been used sparingly since joining Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers in August 2014, making 46 appearances and scoring 12 goals. The move to Selhurst Park reunites him with Palace manager Alan Pardew, who was Remy's manager during the 2013-14 season at Newcastle United.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:52 pm

Soccer – Google News

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Watch Hope Solo’s immediate, teary-eyed response to USA Soccer suspension – FOXSports.com


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Watch Hope Solo's immediate, teary-eyed response to USA Soccer suspension
FOXSports.com
Hope Solo had a rough Olympic experience this year. Not only did she and the rest of her USWNT teammates fail to medal, but Solo also then proceeded to call the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards" after they eliminated the Americans. It was enough to
Hope Solo's soccer passion should not have earned her the boot: Ted Diadiuncleveland.com
Hope Solo's reaction to soccer suspension: '17 [expletive] years and it's over!'Washington Post
Watch Hope Solo Break Down as She Finds Out About US Soccer SuspensionTIME
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:04 pm

Belles of the ball game – The Economist (blog)


Bleacher Report

Belles of the ball game
The Economist (blog)
The big clubs in Italy, Spain and Germany, which fret about falling behind the English Premier League financially after its huge television-rights deal, also want the benefits of a more profitable Champions League. And the English have cause to be
PSG Still Fighting for France's Champions League Future Despite UEFA's ChangesBleacher Report
Is the Champions league becoming a European super league?Al-Arabiya
Champions League Predictor: Play and winUEFA.com
Forbes –SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 3:57 pm

Israeli soccer leagues launch open-ended strike over sponsorship delay – The Times of Israel


The Times of Israel

Israeli soccer leagues launch open-ended strike over sponsorship delay
The Times of Israel
Ofer Eini, president of the Israel Football Association, and Premier League director-general Oren Hasson informed Sports Minister MIri Regev and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Tuesday that the strike was beginning, Channel 10 reported. “Despite
Israeli soccer league goes on strikeArutz Sheva

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 3:22 pm

What every club in the Premier League needs to do on deadline day – SB Nation


SB Nation

What every club in the Premier League needs to do on deadline day
SB Nation
The imminent arrival of Calum Chambers from Arsenal will likely complete Boro's acquisitions for the summer, and what an exciting and slightly bizarre collection of players they've managed to tempt to the Riverside: between Champions League winner
Transfer deadline day: Premier League clubs armed with cash and desperate for new signings are being exploited …The Independent
Seven unwanted Premier League championsFootball365.com
14 players who rejected the Premier League this summer – featuring Mats Hummels and Renato SanchestalkSPORT.com
Evening Standard –Paste Magazine –Express.co.uk
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:31 pm

Watershed moments that changed the American sports landscape: Is soccer finally a part of the big picture? – OregonLive.com


OregonLive.com

Watershed moments that changed the American sports landscape: Is soccer finally a part of the big picture?
OregonLive.com
"David Beckham was our first key signing and David's entry into MLS told the rest of the world that MLS is a legitimate player in the global soccer market," MLS Commission Don Garber said. "That led to an influx of many more big-name players from

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:03 pm

Bahamas 2017 match schedule released – FIFA.com


FIFA.com

Bahamas 2017 match schedule released
FIFA.com
With eight months until the kings of the sand are crowned at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, the pathway to glory has now been drawn with the release of the tournament's match schedule. The competition will descend on capital city …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 12:15 pm

A soccer club canceled a player’s four-day old contract for testing HIV positive – Quartz


Quartz

A soccer club canceled a player's four-day old contract for testing HIV positive
Quartz
Only four days after signing a new contract with Al Ittihad, a club in Egypt's Premier League, Cameroonian Samuel Nlend is on the look-out for a new club. His chances of finding one, however, are, all of a sudden, very slim. Nlend's contract at the 102

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 10:15 am

Trapped in the Premier League’s Golden Cage – New York Times


New York Times

Trapped in the Premier League's Golden Cage
New York Times
As European soccer's annual summer transfer window enters its final hours, both Balotelli and Schweinsteiger remain desperate for an escape. Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, has dropped hints that the French club Nice could offer his client a chance to …

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:00 am

In defying FIFA calendar, MLS continues to damage itself – Washington Post


Washington Post

In defying FIFA calendar, MLS continues to damage itself
Washington Post
Instead, the FC Dallas-Portland Timbers showdown has lost much of its luster because MLS continues to insist on allowing games during the FIFA calendar. Dallas has lost four potential starters to international duty. Portland will travel without three

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 8:15 pm

The Latest American Accused of Being Good at Soccer – New York Times


New York Times

The Latest American Accused of Being Good at Soccer
New York Times
Brian Schmetzer, coach of the Seattle Sounders of M.L.S., puffed out his eyes so much he resembled an emoji. Garth Lagerwey, the team's general manager, nearly tipped over in his office chair because of the sheer force of his facial exasperation. And

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 5:26 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Loic Remy: Crystal Palace sign Chelsea striker on loan

Crystal Palace sign France striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:15 pm

Joe Hart: Torino set to announce signing of Man City goalkeeper

Serie A side Torino are set to announce the loan signing of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart after he arrived in Italy for a medical.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:02 pm

Scotland: Watt and Wallace replace Griffiths and Tierney

Scotland call up Tony Watt and Lee Wallace after striker Leigh Griffiths and three others drop out of the squad to face Malta.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:43 pm

Gabriel Barbosa: Inter Milan sign Brazil striker on a five-year deal

Serie A side Inter Milan complete the signing of Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa from Santos on a five-year deal.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:40 pm

Wayne Rooney: England captain to quit internationals after 2018 World Cup

England captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:29 pm

Hull City sign Ryan Mason and Will Keane for undisclosed fees

Hull City sign midfielder Ryan Mason from Tottenham for a club-record fee and Manchester United striker Will Keane.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:28 pm

Idrissa Sylla: QPR sign Guinea striker from Anderlecht

Queens Park Rangers sign Guinea international Idrissa Sylla from Belgian side Anderlecht for an undisclosed fee.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:35 pm

Sergio Aguero: Man City striker charged with violent conduct over Winston Reid elbow

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could face a three-match ban after being charged with elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:32 pm

Adrian Mariappa: Watford re-sign defender on three-year deal

Premier League side Watford re-sign defender Adrian Mariappa on a three-year deal.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:30 pm

Marc Albrighton: Leicester City midfielder signs four-year contract

Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton signs a new four-year deal with the Premier League champions.

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 4:20 pm