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Bad news for Balotelli as Liverpool alter system

Bad news for Balotelli as Liverpool alter system

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There's a very different feel to Christmas Day at Liverpool this season.

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2014 provided plenty of eye candy for fans

A look at some of the best catches, shots and plays of 2014.

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Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

SAO PAULO (AP) — It's white elephant time for World Cup stadiums — again.

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FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two Wor…

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Frantic fall semester brought sports moments, memories

Frantic fall semester brought sports moments, memories

The first month of the winter sports season has flown by.

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FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to…

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Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.

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Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don't generally beat big ones with deep wells of talent…

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Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany

Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on W…

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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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