Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California, Berkeley, student went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles early Saturday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car while he was on foot on a Los Angeles freeway.

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Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best’s son

An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

LONDON (AP) — There’s one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

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Russia Football Union appoints new anti-racism leader

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup.

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Former FIFA official Fernando loses appeal against life ban

GENEVA (AP) — A former FIFA executive committee member lost his appeal against a life ban for corruption in a long-running case of alleged bribery in a 2009 election.

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3 Greek soccer players slightly hurt in Hungary taxi crash

A damaged taxi cab carrying members of the Greek national soccer team Vangelis Moras, Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Ioannis Fetfatzidis stands on the site where it crashed with a car on a road linking the city center with the International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, March 30, 2015. The tree players were slightly injured. (AP Photo/MTI, Zoltan Mihadak)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three players from the Greek national team soccer were slightly injured when their taxi crashed on its way to the airport in Budapest on Monday morning.

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