Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

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5 things to know about the Spanish league

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish league opens this weekend with the three main title contenders – Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona- all facing smaller clubs they will be expected to beat.

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5 things to know about the English Premier League

Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Schurrle after scoring against Burnley during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley, England, Monday Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits’ pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest its slump.

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Ancelotti: Di Maria wants to leave Madrid

Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria from Argentina reacts during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer.

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Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

Munich's coach Pep Guardiola  smiles during the German soccer cup first round match between SC Preussen Muenster and FC Bayern Munich in Muenster, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany’s triumph at the World Cup in Brazil.

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