Posts Tagged Soccer

Galaxy sign defender De La Garza to extension

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Galaxy has signed veteran defender A.J. De La Garza to a multi-year contract extension.

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Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week’s dispute over a soccer match.

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Platini mulls allowing only women, kids at games

Manchester City players and CSKA players play in front of empty stands during the Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. CSKA have to play 3 matches behind closed doors after as punishment for the bad behaviour of their fans last season. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

LONDON (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters’ racist abuse.

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Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano,  Pope Francis receives an autographed soccer ball by Bayern Munich's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, left, and Bayern Munich's President Karl Hopfner, center, during a private audience with team and officials at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they “played a wonderful game” and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

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Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying

Mexico's Teresa Noyola (8) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico advanced in Women’s World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match against the United States in similar circumstances to four years ago — when the Americans suffered one of the most stunning losses in program history.

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