Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, attends a press conference of his presentation at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.

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New coach Conte vows to return Italy to top

In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Juventus coach Antonio Conte waves to supporters prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy. Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is the new coach of Italy, after signing a two-year contract. The Italian football federation announced the news on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 three days after new president Carlo Tavecchio was elected. The 45-year-old Conte replaces Cesare Prandelli, who resigned, along with former FIGC president Giancarlo Abete, immediately after Italy's early elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, File)

ROME (AP) — Antonio Conte is ready to turn Italy back into a powerhouse.

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Pekerman extends contract with Colombia until 2018

In this July 6, 2014 file photo, Colombia's coach Jose Pekerman, from Argentina, holds a Colombian flag as the team parades before supporters as they are welcomed home from the World Cup, in Bogota, Colombia, following their loss to Brazil in the quarterfinals. Colombia's Football Federation announced on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 that Pekerman will stay on as coach for the national selection. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018.

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Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.

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Chelsea beats Burnley 3-1 in 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)

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Diego Costa scored just 17 minutes into his debut and Cesc Fabregas had two assists as Chelsea opened its Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win Monday at newcomer Burnley.

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