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Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

12 December, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked … Read More

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Conservatives plan 550 million pound boost for grassroots soccer

12 December, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said they planned to invest 550 million pounds in grassroots soccer as part of plans for a bid to host the 2030 World Cup if they win next week’s election. The Conservatives are leading the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls before the Dec. 12 vote, … Read More

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Liverpool march on, Man City keep up chase

09 September, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

LONDON (Reuters) – There was more than a touch of fortune about Liverpool’s seventh successive Premier League win of the season as a howler by Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson gifted the leaders a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane. But Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City kept themselves within five points of Liverpool after picking up a … Read More

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Palestinians cancel soccer final after Israel denies Gaza team travel

09 September, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian national soccer club championship was called off on Wednesday after Israel denied travel permits to Gaza players who had hoped to face off with their opponents in the occupied West Bank. Israel refused to let players from Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah club travel several dozen kilometres through its territory to play … Read More

Soccer: Real Madrid scrape 3-2 win over Levante

09 September, 2019 6:27 pm 6:27 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid earned a nervy but vital 3-2 win at home to Levante in La Liga on Saturday, taking a three-goal lead by halftime but conceding twice in a shoddy second-half display which left them clinging on for all three points. Karim Benzema headed Real in front after 25 minutes when he … Read More

Liverpool post club-record 13th league win; City hot in pursuit

09 September, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool’s perfect start to the season continued with a 3-0 win at Burnley, a club-record 13th successive Premier League victory that quickly displaced Manchester City, 4-0 conquerors of Brighton & Hove Albion, at the top of the table. After four games, last season’s top two have broken clear of the pack although … Read More

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Soccer: Asian champions Kashima held to 0-0 draw by Guangzhou

08 August, 2019 4:24 pm 4:24 pm

GUANGZHOU (Reuters) – Defending champions Kashima Antlers were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final in China on Wednesday. Ryohei Shirasaki went closest to claiming an away goal for the Japanese side, who won the title for the first time last year, only … Read More

Salah at the double as Liverpool dispatch Arsenal

08 August, 2019 8:24 am 8:24 am

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Liverpool made it three wins out of three as Mohamed Salah scored twice in a convincing 3-1 victory over Arsenal to take control at the top of the Premier League. Salah turned on the style after the break at the expense of Arsenal’s close-season signing David Luiz whose decision to pull … Read More

Mallorca make dream start to life back in La Liga

08 August, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

PALMA, Spain (Reuters) – Real Mallorca made a dream return to La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Estadi Son Moix  less than two months after sealing back-to-back promotions to rejoin Spain’s soccer elite. It is holiday season on the Ballaeric island but fans clad in the club’s red colours flocked to … Read More

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Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous strike from Aduriz

08 August, 2019 10:21 am 10:21 am

BILBAO (Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz. The 38-year-old came off the bench late in the game and soon made Barca pay … Read More

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Delph joins Everton from Manchester City on three year deal

07 July, 2019 8:58 am 8:58 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Everton have signed England international midfielder Fabian Delph on a three-year deal from Premier League champions Manchester City, they announced on Monday. The 29-year-old, who has made 20 appearances for England, became surplus to requirements at City after they recently signed Spanish midfielder Rodri in a club record deal from Atletico Madrid. … Read More

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US beats Netherlands to win their fourth women’s World Cup

07 July, 2019 11:35 pm 11:35 pm

LYON, France (Reuters) – The United States beat the Netherlands 2-0 to win the women’s World Cup for a record-extending fourth time on Sunday. Captain Megan Rapinoe converted a VAR-awarded penalty in the 61st minute and Rose Lavelle wrapped up the victory eight minutes later as the US added to their 1991, 1999 and 2015 … Read More

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Le Sommer penalty puts France on brink of last 16

06 June, 2019 9:31 am 9:31 am

NICE, France (Reuters) – France took a big step towards the last 16 of the women’s World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty earned the tournament hosts a 2-1 victory against Norway on Wednesday. Le Sommer struck from the spot after Wendie Renard’s own goal had cancelled out Valerie Gauvin’s opener for France at the … Read More

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New Madrid hope Hazard needs Real as much as they need him

06 June, 2019 11:18 am 11:18 am

MADRID (Reuters) – After five years without a ‘Galactico’ signing, Real Madrid have recruited Eden Hazard to return the dishevelled Spaniards to their perch as the best side in Europe, while the Belgian hopes his new team can elevate him to a higher level too. The 28-year-old agreed a five-year deal with Real on Friday … Read More

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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

06 June, 2019 2:12 pm 2:12 pm

PORTO (Reuters) – Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident. Ronaldo blasted Portugal ahead from a free kick in the 25th minute, his first goal for his country for nearly a year, but the … Read More