Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Chelsea looks to restore 8-point lead over stumbling City

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, left, Eden Hazard, 2nd left, Oscar, center, Diego Costa, 2nd right, and goal scorer Branislav Ivanovic celebrate winning the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea has had an eight-point lead in the English Premier League wiped out by title rival Manchester City once already this season.

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Red Bulls acquire midfielder Sacha Kljestan from Anderlecht

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.

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Ronaldo suspended 2 games for kicking Cordoba player

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended from Real Madrid’s next two matches after his violent outburst in last weekend’s league game that included kicking an opponent.

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Fight to unseat Blatter as FIFA chief heats up in Europe

In this Friday, June 30, 2006 file photo, Portugal's national soccer player Luis Figo eyes the ball during a training session in Marienfeld, Germany. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)

GENEVA (AP) — The fight to remove Sepp Blatter from the most powerful job in world soccer intensified in Europe on Wednesday.

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Dutch FA chief wants one term as president to reform FIFA

Dutch football association KNVB leader Michael van Praag elaborates on his candidacy for the FIFA presidential election race during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. In the biggest challenge yet to current president Sepp Blatter, van Praag became the first would-be Blatter opponent to announce he has the required nominations from five of FIFA's 209 member federations. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag says he wants to serve a single four-year term as FIFA president to restore its credibility before handing the leadership to a new generation.

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