Posts Tagged Soccer

Barcelona considering ending Qatar sponsorship deal

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, duels for the ball with Elche's Adrian Gonzalez, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Barcelona, at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Barcelona won the match 6-0.(AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the Rod Laver Arena after his quarterfinal loss to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Women’s national soccer team to play St. Louis exhibition

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. women’ s national soccer team will play an exhibition against New Zealand in St. Louis as it prepares for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

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Real Salt Lake’s Plata to undergo surgery on broken foot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata is scheduled to have surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot, the team announced Monday. He is expected to be out three to four months.

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Tunisia, Congo through to quarters at African Cup

Tunisia's Ahmed Akaichi celebrates scoring a goal during their African Cup of Nations Group B soccer match against DR Congo in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Tunisia and Congo drew 1-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations on Monday as Cape Verde became the first team to be eliminated by the tournament’s tiebreaker rules.

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