Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

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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Ghana back from brink of elimination to make quarters

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan, third from left, with teammates celebrate after winning their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against South Africa in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

MONGOMO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Ghana came back from the brink of elimination with two goals in the last 17 minutes to beat South Africa 2-1 Tuesday and make the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals.

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Barcelona considering ending Qatar sponsorship deal

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, duels for the ball with Elche's Adrian Gonzalez, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Barcelona, at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Barcelona won the match 6-0.(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

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Real Salt Lake’s Plata to undergo surgery on broken foot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata is scheduled to have surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot, the team announced Monday. He is expected to be out three to four months.

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