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APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA (AP) — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committ…

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Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation

Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is "surprised" by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the A…

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Resignation statement from FIFA prosecutor Garcia

NEW YORK (AP) — Statement from Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee:

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In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outs…

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Qatar: Where is it? What is it?

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — WHERE: Qatar is a thumb of land that pokes into the Persian Gulf. Its only land border is with Saudi Arabia.

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Real Madrid coasts into Club World Cup final

Real Madrid coasts into Club World Cup final

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 Tuesday night for a place…

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What's next in World Cup bid corruption case

GENEVA (AP) — Russia and Qatar appear to be the big winners on the day American prosecutor Michael Garcia lost his appeal against FIFA.

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1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

PARIS (AP) — In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished.

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Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports = global fame.

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FIFA dismisses Garcia's appeal of World Cup probe

GENEVA (AP) — The status of Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts seemed even more secure Tuesday after FIFA dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael…

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Extra Asian Cup security sought after Sydney siege

Extra Asian Cup security sought after Sydney siege

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation urged Australia on Tuesday to provide extra security for next month's Asian Cup…

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DaMarcus Beasley retires from US national team

DaMarcus Beasley retires from US national team

CHICAGO (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, said Monday he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponent…

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FC Tucson earns league honors

Local developmental soccer team named USL PDL's top organization.

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HS girls soccer: Sense of belief carrying Nighthawks early

HS girls soccer: Sense of belief carrying Nighthawks early

I-Ridge hopes to build on strong start, make run for state title.

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Pima midfielder Vega named first-team All-American

Sophomore named to coaches' team; Pima's Shields makes women's second team.

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A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in footba…

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HS soccer: Foothills' offense catching up with stellar D

HS soccer: Foothills' offense catching up with stellar D

Catalina Foothills led Salpointe Catholic 3-0 in the final seconds of Saturday’s Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic championship game when the Lance…

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US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match …

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Liverpool exits Champs League; Juve advances

Liverpool exits Champs League; Juve advances

Liverpool was eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday night with a 1-1 tie at home against Basel, which advanced to the final 16.

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Ex-US goalie Friedel joining Fox as soccer analyst

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel is joining Fox as a soccer analyst.

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Pele leaves hospital, says illness was a 'scare'

Pele leaves hospital, says illness was a 'scare'

SAO PAULO (AP) — After going through a "scare" and spending time in intensive care because of a urinary tract infection, Brazilian soccer grea…

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Galaxy win MLS Cup 2-1, beat Revs on Keane's goal

Galaxy win MLS Cup 2-1, beat Revs on Keane's goal

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan grabbed Robbie Keane in a triumphant midfield hug right before Donovan's girlfriend leaped into his arms.…

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Messi's 3rd hat trick in 4 games leads Barcelona

Messi's 3rd hat trick in 4 games leads Barcelona

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick for the third time in his last four games, rallying Barcelona over Espanyol 5-1 Sunday night in the Catalan derby.

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Chelsea loses; Ronaldo breaks hat-trick record

Chelsea loses; Ronaldo breaks hat-trick record

Chelsea lost for the first time in 22 matches this season, a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday, and the Blues' English Premier League lead w…

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