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Timbers defender Nat Borchers needs Achilles surgery (The Associated Press)

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Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:03:01 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


In China's quest to conquer world soccer, fans feel left behind (Reuters)

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Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:09:45 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Allardyce will take time to decide if Rooney remains captain (The Associated Press)

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Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:11:54 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


FIFA bans council member Niersbach in World Cup bids probe (The Associated Press)

FIFA council member Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's ruling council, was banned from soccer for one year on Monday in the first sanction from the investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. FIFA's ethics committee found Niersbach guilty of failing to report findings about possible unethical conduct and conflicts of interest during the bidding process. Last year, Niersbach had been considered a possible successor to UEFA President Michel Platini before resigning as president of the German soccer federation when allegations against the bid first surfaced. [read full article]

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:06:34 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages (The Associated Press)

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Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:07:38 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Dwyer has 2 goals as Sporting KC beats Sounders 3-0 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:32:55 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Wright-Phillips, Kljestan lead Red Bulls past NYCFC 4-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:35:03 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Didier Drogba scores 3 goals, Impact rout Union 5-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:05:24 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Whitecaps and Dynamo play to scoreless draw (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:54:47 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Giovinco has hat trick, Toronto beats DC United 4-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:19:53 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Early goals give the Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Timbers (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:04:32 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


US women cruise past Costa Rica 4-0 in Olympics send-off (The Associated Press)

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Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:50:15 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Mulholland, Real Salt Lake tie Earthquakes 1-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:26:05 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Sunderland hires Moyes to replace Allardyce as manager (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 23 Jul 2016 02:56:57 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Allardyce hired to manage England, wants to restore pride (The Associated Press)

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Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:37:54 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


English soccer club Wolves bought by China's Fosun group (The Associated Press)

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) -- English second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers has become China's latest soccer investment. [read full article]

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:44:48 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Spain announces Lopetegui as Del Bosque's replacement (The Associated Press)

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Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:34:12 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Orlando City lands Jason Kreis as new coach (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:05:18 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Sam Allardyce on verge of being hired to coach England (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:27:23 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


IOC edict sharpens scrutiny on Russia as 2018 World Cup host (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:48:27 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Bayern beats Manchester City 1-0 in friendly (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:52:40 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Premier League says players' bad behavior damaging its image (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:50:55 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


J-League signs $2 billion deal for online matches (The Associated Press)

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's professional soccer league has announced a 10-year, $2 billion deal with the British-based Perform Group for online matches. [read full article]

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:40:22 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


The Latest: Pro soccer team reviewing analyst's guilty pleas (The Associated Press)

An official with Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union says the team is aware that a TV analyst has pleaded guilty to receiving nearly $500,000 in kickbacks for filling unneeded prescriptions for himself and recruiting others to the scheme. Tim McDermott, the Union's chief business officer, said the team learned Tuesday that Peter Pappas had pleaded guilty. A TV analyst for Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union has pleaded guilty to receiving nearly $500,000 in kickbacks for filling unneeded prescriptions for himself and recruiting others to the scheme. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:26:11 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Pro soccer TV analyst pleads guilty to drug kickback scheme (The Associated Press)

A TV analyst for Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union pleaded guilty Tuesday to receiving nearly $500,000 in kickbacks for filling unneeded prescriptions for himself and recruiting others to the scheme. Peter Pappas, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health fraud in federal court in Newark. The pharmaceutical salesman admitted he was recruited by a marketing company that was paid by pharmacies to refer people whose insurance paid for compounded medication including pain creams, scar creams and vitamins. [read full article]

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:39:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Spanish federation head Villar seeks UEFA presidency (The Associated Press)

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Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:45:44 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Russia's Putin orders government to tackle World Cup delays: RIA (Reuters)

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Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:39:59 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Thousands arrested in global football gambling raids: Interpol (Reuters)

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Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:56:21 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


FIFA says Russia's Alfa Bank is first regional World Cup sponsor (Reuters)

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Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:10:09 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Valeri scores twice, Timbers beat Sounders 3-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:03:05 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Villa, Lampard score, NYC beats Impact 3-1 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:52:07 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Hairston, Howard help streaking Rapids beat Sporting KC 1-0 (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:41:39 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Canada's Larin scores in Orlando City's 2-2 tie in Vancouver (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:26:58 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


All eyes on Neymar at men's Olympic soccer tournament (The Associated Press)

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Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:52:24 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Messi still the best despite international failures: Ronaldinho (Reuters)

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Posted Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:25:02 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Gerrard, Rowe lead Galaxy to 1-0 win over Dynamo (The Associated Press)

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Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:30:06 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Egypt court dismisses assault charges against soccer star (The Associated Press)

A court has dismissed assault charges against one of Egypt's best known football stars after a police photographer who he chased and kicked on an empty pitch withdrew his complaint. In its ruling on Saturday, the court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia fined retired international forward Hossam Hassan $50 for damaging the photographer's camera. The incident, shown on live television, followed a tense July 8 league game involving al-Masri club, which is managed by Hassan, who retired in 2007. [read full article]

Posted Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:11:33 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Benin issues arrest warrant for FIFA council member (The Associated Press)

PORTO-NOVO, Benin (AP) -- FIFA has threatened Benin with another suspension from international soccer after a judge in the West African nation issued arrest warrants for a senior FIFA official and the head of Ivory Coast's federation. The warrants demand that FIFA council member Constant Omari and Ivory Coast Football Federation president Augustin Sidy Diallo be arrested immediately and taken to a jail in the capital Potro-Novo. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:41:38 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


FIFA investigatory chamber asks for four year ban for former ExCo member Makudi (Reuters)

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Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:53:52 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


FIFA ethics court wants 4-year ban for Thai official Makudi (The Associated Press)

FIFA ethics prosecutors want former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand banned for at least four years for election forgery and other misconduct. The investigations unit of the FIFA ethics committee says it sent a case file to the judging chamber which can impose punishments, and also requested a 25,000 Swiss franc ($25,500) fine. Makudi was previously found guilty in a Thai court for forgery in his 2013 re-election to lead the national soccer federation. [read full article]

Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:02:20 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Argentina name Correa, Simeone in Olympic soccer squad (Reuters)

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Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:38:42 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Spurred by field flap, NWSL players sound off (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:28:18 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Hamilton's goal gives Toronto FC 1-1 draw with Crew (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:47:45 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Montreal, Portland play to 1-1 tie (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:40:57 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


NFL's Dallas Cowboys top Forbes' most valuable teams list (Reuters)

July 13 (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys unseated Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for top spot on a list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that was dominated by NFL franchises. The value of the National Football League's Cowboys rose 25 percent to $4 billion compared to last year, while the value of 10-time European champions Real Madrid rose 12 percent to $3.65 billion over the same period, Forbes said in a statement. It marks the first time since the list's inception in 2011 that a non-soccer club has taken the top spot on the list. ... [read full article]

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:48:14 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Dallas Cowboys top Forbes' most valuable teams list (Reuters)

(Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys unseated Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for top spot on a list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that was dominated by NFL franchises. The value of the National Football League's Cowboys rose 25 percent to $4 billion compared to last year, while the value of 10-time European champions Real Madrid rose 12 percent to $3.65 billion over the same period, Forbes said in a statement. It marks the first time since the list’s inception in 2011 that a non-soccer club has taken the top spot on the list. ... [read full article]

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:03:36 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


China gets its richest man to back 'best football competition in Asia' (Reuters)

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Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:01:39 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Sam Allardyce has spoken to FA about England coaching job (The Associated Press)

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Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:22:47 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Rapinoe, coming off knee surgery, Lloyd make Olympic roster (The Associated Press)

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Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:51:42 PDT - via Yahoo Sports


Barcelona to sign France defender Samuel Umtiti from Lyon (The Associated Press)

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Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:11:12 PDT - via Yahoo Sports