Posts Tagged Soccer

Zenit cruises into Champions League group stage

Standard de Liege's Ricardo Faty, left, fights for the ball with Zenit's Hulk during the UEFA Champions League, play offs, 2nd leg soccer match, between Standard de Liege  and Zenit St. Petersburg in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Zenit St. Petersburg cruised into the Champions League group stage, beating Standard Liege 3-0 in the playoff round Tuesday on two goals by Hulk and playing with 10 men.

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Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million).

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Frank Lampard retires from England duty at 36

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, England's Frank Lampard applauds supporters after defeating Moldova 5-0 in Chisinau, Moldova, in their Group H FIFA World Cup qualifier soccer match. Lampard has retired from England's national team ahead of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship, it was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Since making his England debut in 1999, the 36-year-old Lampard has scored 29 goals in 106 appearances, with his last appearance coming at the World Cup in June.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite never winning a trophy with the so-called “golden generation,” Frank Lampard retired from England duty on Tuesday having provided his greatest legacy to football in one game he’d rather forget.

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Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

A man, left, walk past a Ebola awareness campaign poster, in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast,  Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Sevi Herve Gbekide )

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Another African Cup of Nations qualifier is in doubt because of the deadly Ebola virus after Ivory Coast’s football federation said Tuesday that it had been instructed by its government to cancel or move next month’s home game against Sierra Leone.

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Bayern agrees deal for Roma defender Benatia

Bayern's players celebrate after scoring during the soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

MUNICH (AP) — Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich says it has reached a deal with Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia.

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