Posts Tagged Soccer

Irish football chief sorry for nationalist song

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Football Association of Ireland chief executive apologized on Tuesday for any offense caused by singing an Irish nationalist song in a pub.

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Sporting Kansas City parts with Olum

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City declined contract options on several players, including goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, and terminated the contract of midfielder Lawrence Olum on Tuesday.

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Valcke: FIFA faces ‘years’ to rebuild reputation

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says it will take “years to rebuild our reputation” following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation.

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Robbie Rogers’ book: Soccer, faith and family

This June 8, 2013 file photo shows LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers before the first half during an MLS soccer game against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah. Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir coming out. Rogers chronicles his struggles with faith and family acceptance in the memoir "Coming Out To Play," released Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, by Penguin Books.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league.

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Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia’s soccer federation.

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