Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

In this Friday, June 30, 2006 file photo, Portugal's national soccer player Luis Figo eyes the ball during a training session in Marienfeld, Germany. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter.

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Review: Tragedies of ‘Timbuktu’ told with rare beauty

This image released by Cohen Media Group shows a scene from "Timbuktu."  (AP Photo/Cohen Media Group)

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence.

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FIFA says English teams spend most in $4.1bn transfer market

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, right, battles for the ball with Chelsea's Diego Costa during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA says English clubs are dominating international transfer spending, accounting for almost 30 percent of the $4.06-billion market.

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Defender Ronald Zubar agrees to join MLS’s Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Former Wolverhampton defender Ronald Zubar has agreed to join Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls.

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Algeria and Ghana advance to quarterfinals at African Cup

Algeria's,  Nabil Bentaleb, centre, celebrates after he  scored a goal against Senegal  during  their final Group C African Cup of Nations soccer match  at Estadio De Malabo in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Algeria secured its passage to the African Cup quarterfinals alongside Ghana on Tuesday after rekindling some of the attacking flair that took it to the second round of last year’s World Cup.

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