Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Spanish league looking for foothold in China

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — In an effort to expand its reach overseas, the president of the Spanish league invited 40 leading Chinese businessmen to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James gestures to the crowd in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Owners have grand plans for new MLS club in LA

Major League Soccer announces the details of the league's plan to launch a second team in the Los Angeles area after shutting down Chivas USA, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Flanking MLS commissioner Don Garber, second from right, are members of the ownership group Tom Penn, Peter Guber and Henry Nguyen, right. The new team, the Los Angeles Football Club, will begin play in 2017 with strong owners and plans for a soccer-specific stadium. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber envision their new Major League Soccer team taking the field somewhere in the Los Angeles area in early 2017 in a sparkling new stadium filled with roaring fans.

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PSG back on Marseille’s heels in French league

Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac, right, in action with Lyon's Milan Bisevac, left, during their French League One soccer match at Gerland stadium, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

PARIS (AP) — After two consecutive losses in the space of four days, the joy in Marseille has given way to uncertainty about whether the team is really up for a title push.

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United looks to end poor run in Manchester derbies

Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal waves as he walks down the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United’s glory years under Alex Ferguson.

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