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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Oct 26

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday: – - – - SOCCER Premier League (1400 unless stated) Burnley v Everton (1330) Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United (1330) Manchester United v Chelsea (1600) Chelsea can stretch lead to six points LONDON – Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea can go six points clear at the top of the table by winning at Manchester United, managed by his old Barcelona mentor Louis van Gaal. …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 6:02 am

Hearts confident ahead of Edinburgh derby

Goalkeeper Neil Alexender, pictured during a training session at the Ataturk stadium in Bursa, Turkey, on December 6, 2010Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander says his teammates are brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday's Edinburgh derby against Hibernian in the Scottish Championship. The Jambos have won nine and drawn one of their opening 10 matches to top Scotland's second tier in their bid to make it back to the top flight at the first time of asking. Injury ruled Alexander out of his side's 2-1 win over Hibs at Tynecastle in August but has played an integral part for the Jambos as they have opened up a nine point gap at the top of the table. "So there is pressure on us, but, with Hibs being the home team in a derby, it's probably even.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:53 am

Tottenham attempt to revive domestic campaign as Newcastle visit

Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela celebrates scoring his team's second goal during their UEFA Europa League match against Asteras Tripolis, at White Hart Lane in London, on October 23, 2014London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela's stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:52 am

Friends reunited as Mourinho, van Gaal clash

Louis van Gaal (R) and Jose Mourinho, pictured before a UEFA Champions League match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 22, 2010Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal insist their friendship will survive whatever happens when Chelsea look to cement their position on top of the Premier League with a statement victory at Manchester United on Sunday. Mourinho has never hidden his distain for some of his managerial rivals, with Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Aston Villa's Paul Lambert crossing swords with the Chelsea boss already this season, and the prospect of a crucial clash with a team capable of ending his side's unbeaten start would usually bring out the antagonist in the Portuguese coach. Yet there should be a refreshing lack of animosity on the sidelines at Old Trafford this weekend, however heated the action becomes on the pitch, because Mourinho and United manager van Gaal have a bond that dates back 17 years to the day their paths first crossed at Barcelona. Mourinho, then labouring in anonymity as a translator and assistant to Barcelona manager Bobby Robson, was kept on by van Gaal when he took over at the Nou Camp and earned the trust of his new boss to such an extent that he was allowed to take training sessions and give team-talks.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:50 am

Pellegrini defiant despite Hammer blow

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho (R) celebrates scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Manchester City, at Upton Park in London, on October 25, 2014Manuel Pellegrini has insisted it is too early to write off Manchester City's chances of retaining the Premier League title after their 2-1 defeat at West Ham United. Saturday's loss at Upton Park was City's second league defeat of the season and meant they missed out on the chance to reduce what was Chelsea's five-point advantage at the top of the table ahead of the leaders' match at Manchester United on Sunday. City's reverse in east London capped a bad week for Pellegrini's side, who days earlier had squandered a two-goal lead in a draw away to CSKA Moscow that left their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the balance.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:48 am

Bayern out to extend unbeaten run at Gladbach

Bayern Munich's players celebrate after winning 7-1 their UEFA Champions League group stage match against AS Roma, in Rome, on October 21, 2014Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga business on Sunday in a top-of-the-table clash at Borussia Monchengladbach with winger Arjen Robben insisting their Champions League record romp at Roma is already history. Pep Guardiola's Bayern are four points clear of Gladbach ahead of Sunday's clash at Borussia Park and Lucien Favre's side have their work cut out to prevent Bayern claiming a seventh straight win.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 5:08 am

Soccer-US championship results and standings

Oct 26 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the US championship matches on Sunday Saturday, October 25 FC Dallas 0 Portland Timbers 2 New England Revolution 1 Toronto FC 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Colorado Rapids 0 Impact Montreal 1 DC United 1 Seattle Sounders 2 LA Galaxy 0 Friday, October 24 Chicago Fire 2 Houston Dynamo 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts Western Conference1 Seattle Sounders 34 20 4 10 65 50 64 2 LA Galaxy 34 17 10 7 69 37 61 3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 11 8 54 39 56 4 FC Dallas 34 16 6 12 55 45 54 5 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 12 14 8 42 40 50 6 Portland Timbers 34 12 13 9 61 52 49 …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 4:20 am

Soccer-Mexican championship first stage results and standings

Oct 26 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Mexican championship First Stage matches on Sunday Saturday, October 25Atlas 2 Puebla 1 Cruz Azul 3 Morelia 1 Monterrey 2 Tigres 2 Pachuca 0 Leones Negros 0 Veracruz 1 Chiapas 2 Friday, October 24Queretaro 3 America 2 Santos Laguna 1 UNAM 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 America 14 9 2 3 25 14 29 2 Atlas 14 8 3 3 19 14 27 3 Toluca 13 7 4 2 18 11 25 4 Tigres 14 6 6 2 22 16 24 5 Monterrey 13 7 3 3 18 12 24 6 Chiapas 14 5 6 3 20 18 21 7 Pachuca 14 6 3 5 17 15 21 8 Cruz Azul 14 5 4 5 15 12 19 ————————-9 Queretaro 14 5 3 6 20 …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 3:55 am

Klopp vows to fix dire league form as Bayern loom

Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp, seen during their German First division Bundesliga match against Hannover 96, in Dortmund, western Germany, on October 25, 2014Jurgen Klopp has vowed to fix Borussia Dortmund's dire Bundesliga form following their fourth straight league defeat with leaders Bayern Munich lying in wait. Dortmund have yet to concede a goal in the Champions League with three straight wins after Wednesday's impressive 4-0 victory at Galatasaray and are top of Group D ahead of Arsenal, but are in free-fall in the Bundesliga. Borussia can book their place in the knock-out phase of Europe when they host Galatasaray in the return leg, but they are winless in their last six German league games.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 2:54 am

Soccer-Colombian championship liga postobon ii results and standings

Oct 26 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Colombian championship Liga Postobon II matches on Sunday Saturday, October 25Atletico Nacional 2 Aguilas Doradas 0 Millonarios 2 Alianza Petrolera 0 Uniautonoma FC 1 Santa Fe 0 La Equidad 4 Patriotas 2 Friday, October 24Chico 0 Fortaleza FC 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Santa Fe 16 8 4 4 23 12 28 2 Once Caldas 15 7 6 2 23 13 27 3 Atletico Nacional 16 7 5 4 24 11 26 4 Independiente Medellin 15 8 2 5 26 17 26 5 Alianza Petrolera 16 6 6 4 14 13 24 6 Deportivo Cali 15 7 3 5 20 20 24 7 Atletico Huila 15 6 5 4 24 17 23 8 Aguilas Doradas 16 …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 2:45 am

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Soccer headers scrutinized for concussion risk – The News-Press


The News-Press

Soccer headers scrutinized for concussion risk
The News-Press
The president of the Lee County Strikers, which has a membership of about 800 kids ages 4-18, is unequivocal about the need for greater concussion awareness and safety measures in soccer, including recent rules that kids suspected of having a …

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 4:45 am

FC Dallas 0, Portland Timbers 2 | MLS Match Recap – MLSsoccer.com


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FC Dallas 0, Portland Timbers 2 | MLS Match Recap
MLSsoccer.com
FRISCO, Texas — With a touch of luck, a lot of patience and finally a quality finish, the Portland Timbers did what they could to put themselves in the playoffs on Saturday night, defeating FC Dallas 2-0 at Toyota Stadium to stay alive in the Western
Marco Di Vaio makes stylish exit by scoring a goalThe Seattle Times
MLS weekend preview: Sounders meet Galaxy again, Caps and Timbers jostle NBCSports.com
Whitecaps defeat Rapids to clinch MLS playoff spotMetroNews Canada
Yahoo Canada Sports -FOXSports.com -CBC.ca
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 3:14 am

New England Revolution 1, Toronto FC 0 | MLS Match Recap – MLSsoccer.com


New England Revolution 1, Toronto FC 0 | MLS Match Recap
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With 32,766 on hand at Gillette Stadium, the third largest stand-alone crowd for the club on their grounds, the New England Revolution returned the favor to their supporters, capping their season with a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC.

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 2:03 am

Foo Fighters show their MLS colors — and they’re Black-and-Red | SIDELINE – MLSsoccer.com


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Foo Fighters show their MLS colors — and they're Black-and-Red | SIDELINE
MLSsoccer.com
This Friday's latest episode was taped in DC, hometown of the group's lead vocalist Dave Grohl, where they recorded at a local studio. So what better occasion to pay homage to Grohl's hometown soccer team and the best team in the Eastern Conference in …

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 1:13 am

Seattle Sounders 2, LA Galaxy 0 | MLS Match Recap – MLSsoccer.com


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Seattle Sounders 2, LA Galaxy 0 | MLS Match Recap
MLSsoccer.com
SEATTLE — For the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Sounders are Supporters' Shield champions. Seattle topped the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in front of 57,673 at CenturyLink Field, riding two late goals from second-half substitute
MLS Playoff standings 2014: Scores and seedings for the final weekendSB Nation
Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles Galaxy Live Stream and MLS ScoresVavel.com
Seattle Sounders face LA Galaxy in MLS Supporters' Shield deciderThe Guardian
TheNewsTribune.com -Goal USA -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:27 pm

U.S. women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup, but Hope Solo case lingers – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

U.S. women's soccer team qualifies for World Cup, but Hope Solo case lingers
New York Daily News
CHESTER, Pa. — The U.S. women's soccer team is so much better than its CONCACAF rivals that no American coach has to worry much at these regional matches about being second-guessed on her lineup. So when the Americans officially qualified Friday …

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:42 pm

Is soccer safe for kids? Amid concussion fears, a parent searches for answers – PBS NewsHour


PBS NewsHour

Is soccer safe for kids? Amid concussion fears, a parent searches for answers
PBS NewsHour
Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in America, sending an estimated 10,000 kids to the E.R. every year. NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play soccer, weighs the risks and …

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:07 pm

Selling a Smaller Soccer Ball – New York Times


New York Times

Selling a Smaller Soccer Ball
New York Times
In August, a group of soccer players and parents filed a class-action lawsuit against six organizations, including the United States Soccer Federation, the American Youth Soccer Organization and FIFA, contending that 50,000 high school soccer players …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:30 pm

Women’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 revealed – Fifa.com


Fifa.com

Women's shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 revealed
Fifa.com
Who will be the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football for 2014? FIFA and France Football have today announced the names of the players and coaches on the shortlists for these awards (see …

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:29 am

A Player Convicted of Rape Hopes to Return to Soccer – New York Times


New York Times

A Player Convicted of Rape Hopes to Return to Soccer
New York Times
The club, which played in the Premier League as recently as 2007, has fallen on hard times, sinking into the third tier of English soccer. Sheffield United's manager, Nigel Clough, acknowledged that the possibility of bringing back Evans had been

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:12 am

BBC Sport – Football

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Saha scores fastest

BBC Sport is looking back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 6:44 am

VIDEO: FA Cup: Stunning Stockport strike

Stockport County’s Scott Spencer scores a stunning half-volley in their 4-2 loss at home to Chester City in the fourth-qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 11:10 pm

Sampdoria 0-0 Roma

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Italian Serie A game between Sampdoria and Roma.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:03 pm

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Crystal Palace

Saido Berahino scores his sixth goal in five games with a late penalty to complete a fightback against Crystal Palace.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:57 pm

Ancelotti proud of Real players

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he is proud of his players after ending Barcelona’s unbeaten La Liga start.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:51 pm

El Clasico key duels: Winners and losers

Who came out on top in the head-to head confrontations during Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona?

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:47 pm

Liverpool fans hold prices protest

Liverpool fans protest against ticket prices at Anfield during the Reds 0-0 draw with Hull on Saturday.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:30 pm

Suarez happy with ‘bittersweet’ debut

Luis Suarez says it was a “relief” to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:57 pm

Leicester demand goal is measured

Leicester City ask for the crossbar height at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium to be measured after claims it looks too high.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:50 pm

Paris St-Germain 3-0 Bordeaux

Lucas Moura scores two penalties as Paris St-Germain beat Bordeaux to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Marseille.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:30 pm