Posts Tagged Soccer

European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

GENEVA (AP) — Europe’s top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run.

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No British soccer teams will play at Olympics in Rio

LONDON (AP) — Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations.

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Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California, Berkeley, student went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles early Saturday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car while he was on foot on a Los Angeles freeway.

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Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best’s son

An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

LONDON (AP) — There’s one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

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Russia Football Union appoints new anti-racism leader

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup.

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