Posts Tagged Soccer

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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South Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing

Sam Meyiwa, the father of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, bottom left, reacts as he walks past a poster with his son's portrait during a memorial service held for three South African sports figures who died within days of each other at an indoor sports arena in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa’s national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.

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Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

This undated photo released by the Corinthians soccer team shows an empty casket draped with the team's flag in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Corinthians says it’s building its own cemetery, complete with a mock football field and VIP tribunes where some of the team’s greatest players will be offered burial spaces. The “Corinthians Forever” cemetery is expected to open late in 2015, but fans can already start booking one of the 70,000 burial places available. (AP Photo/Ivo Duran, Corinthians)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Fans of one of Brazil’s most popular soccer clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols.

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Hearing set for soccer player in referee’s slaying

FILE- In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Bassel Abdul Saad, left, sits with his attorney Ali Hammoud, during his arraignment before Judge Kathleen McCann in the 16th District Court in Livonia, Mich.  Saad is accused of killing John Bieniewicz, a referee, with a punch to the neck.  A hearing for Saad is scheduled in Wayne County Circuit Court on Friday, Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)  MANDATORY CREDIT

DETROIT (AP) — A hearing for a Detroit-area soccer player charged in the one-punch slaying of a referee has been postponed.

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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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