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Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check

Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check

ROME (AP) — For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" — league title — is considered taboo.

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Soccer: UA, both Pima teams win

Soccer: UA, both Pima teams win

Aztec men, women top South Mountain; Cats beat NAU.

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Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban

Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban

Murder, pure and simple.

August 28, 2014 9:40 am Photos

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.

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Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies i…

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Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

LONDON (AP) — Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League gr…

August 27, 2014 4:27 pm Photos

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Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.

August 27, 2014 4:03 am Photos

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Women's World Cup turf war heats up

Women's World Cup turf war heats up

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

August 27, 2014 12:37 am Photos

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Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million…

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast's footbal…

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Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

LONDON (AP) — The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list.

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Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a …

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Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promo…

August 25, 2014 6:37 am Photos

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Shakhtar's stadium damaged by shelling in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium was damaged by shelling Saturday during the conflict between gove…

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No act: Tom Hanks wants sod for Women's World Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women's World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on gras…

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Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

CHICAGO (AP) — Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.

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Column: In France, a small team makes a big point

Column: In France, a small team makes a big point

PARIS (AP) — The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: P…

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Dortmund hopes to raise cash in stock issue

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is hoping to raise fresh capital with a stock issue expected to bring in 114.4 million euros ($151.…

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European soccer clubs opening US academies

European soccer clubs opening US academies

MIAMI (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. T…

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Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.

August 19, 2014 4:57 am Photos

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Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.

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Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits

Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring…

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Pope cheers San Lorenzo's Copa Libertadores win

Pope cheers San Lorenzo's Copa Libertadores win

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has cheered the victory of his beloved San Lorenzo soccer club in the Copa Libertadores, saying he …

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