Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Balotelli in line for Liverpool debut at Spurs

Liverpool's Adam Lallana, left, and Mario Balotelli in the stands during the English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, where Manchester City were playing Liverpool, Monday Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Peter Byrne)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday after impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in the Italy striker’s first practice sessions with his new club.

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Roma’s American CEO keeps euphoria in check

In this April 8, 2013 file photo, AS Roma soccer club president James Pallotta, center, follows a Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Lazio at Rome's Olympic stadium. For Italian football fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" _ league title _ in association with a favorite club is considered tabu. The theory goes that it's better left unsaid until your squad actually raises the trophy. Yet recently, the word has begun popping up in animated discussions inside Rome's myriad coffee bars and impassioned sports-talk radio stations. The talk, and not only in the capital, is that Roma can put together a serious challenge for the Serie A title this season. Three years after takeover by US owners, Roma is expected to contend for the Serie A title.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)

ROME (AP) — For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word “scudetto” — league title — is considered taboo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award

Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in action during the  soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League.

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Real Madrid gets Liverpool in Champions League

MONACO (AP) — Real Madrid will start its Champions League campaign against five-time winner Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad.

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UEFA Champions League Draw List

MONACO (AP) — Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:

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