Posts Tagged Professional soccer

With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, Newcastle United's owner Mike Ashley watches the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire. It wasn't just the way Ashley would squeeze into a tightly-fitting Newcastle jersey and down pints of beers with supporters, or the crowd-pleasing managerial appointments of club legends Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

LONDON (AP) — There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire.

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FIFA to study Israel-Palestinians dispute on election day

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks to journalists at the Asian Football Confederation Congress in Manama, Bahrain, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Some FIFA and AFC executive committee seats were decided, and AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected by acclamation for a four-year term until 2019. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

GENEVA (AP) — A move to consider suspending Israel from world football will be put to FIFA’s 209 member federations just before they elect their president this month.

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Ex-England striker Greaves in intensive care after stroke

LONDON (AP) — The family of World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves says the former England and Tottenham striker is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke.

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Martins scores twice, Dempsey adds another as Sounders roll

Seattle Sounders FC's Obafemi Martins scores a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.

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Chelsea wins Premier League title for 1st time in 5 years

Chelsea players celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Chelsea won the match 1-0 to secure Premier League title with 3 games to spare.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea won the Premier League with three games to spare with a 1-0 victory over fellow London side Crystal Palace, while Paris Saint-Germain took a step closer to a third straight title with a 2-0 victory at Nantes in the French league.

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