Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Russian coach refuses to sign black players

MOSCOW (AP) — The coach of Russian Premier League team FC Rostov said Friday he will not sign black players and joked that Ebola had spread to the club.

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Minnesota sports groups maneuver for MLS team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jockeying is intensifying for two groups hoping to land a Major League Soccer franchise in Minnesota.

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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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