Posts Tagged Professional soccer

FIFA says English teams spend most in $4.1bn transfer market

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, right, battles for the ball with Chelsea's Diego Costa during 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/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA says English clubs are dominating international transfer spending, accounting for almost 30 percent of the $4.06-billion market.

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Defender Ronald Zubar agrees to join MLS’s Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Former Wolverhampton defender Ronald Zubar has agreed to join Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls.

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Barcelona considering ending Qatar sponsorship deal

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, duels for the ball with Elche's Adrian Gonzalez, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Barcelona, at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Barcelona won the match 6-0.(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

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Women’s national soccer team to play St. Louis exhibition

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. women’ s national soccer team will play an exhibition against New Zealand in St. Louis as it prepares for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

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