Posts Tagged Soccer

FIFA lifts Nigeria Football Federation suspension

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has lifted Nigeria’s suspension from international competition after the country’s soccer leaders were reinstated.

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Germany captain Lahm retires from internationals

Germany's Philipp Lahm (16) raises the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

BERLIN (AP) — World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 14th fairway during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

World Cup leader and Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany holds a helmet during a press conference in Hockenheim, Germany, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The German Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA.

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Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal speaks during a press conference at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. The new manager takes over after recently guiding Holland to third place at the 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

While avoiding starting his Manchester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in his ability to take on one of the biggest jobs in football.

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