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  • Boca Juniors fire coach Carlos Bianchi

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Carlos Bianchi was fired as Boca Juniors coach a day after the team lost for the third time in four games in the Argentine league. Boca president Daniel Angelici made the announcement Thursday, saying it was "painful to rescind the contract" of the most successful...

  • 10 World Cup vets on US squad for Czech match

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected 10 players from the World Cup squad to play against the Czech Republic next Wednesday. Such stars as Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley were not on the roster as Klinsmann chose a mixture of youngsters and veterans to Prague. Howard...

  • 10 World Cup vets on US roster

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected 10 players from this year's World Cup team to play against the Czech Republic next Wednesday. Such stars as Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley were not on the roster as Klinsmann chose a mixture of youngsters and veterans to Prague....

  • Bresciano replace injured Antonis for Socceroos

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran midfielder Mark Bresciano has been added to Australia's squad for friendly internationals against Belgium and Saudi Arabia after injury ruled out Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis. Football Federation Australia on Friday said Antonis strained his hamstring during Sydney's...

  • On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — From the World Cup semifinals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching...

  • Red Bulls' Bobby Convey has nasal surgery

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — New York Red Bulls midfielder Bobby Convey is going to be out 3 to 5 weeks after having surgery for a deviated septum. The Major League Soccer team said Convey had the surgery on Thursday at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Convey played in 13 games this season,...

  • New Wembley set for lowest England attendance

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association says that Wembley Stadium is set to be more than half empty for England's friendly against Norway next week. Following England's worst-ever World Cup campaign, the FA says only 35,000 to 40,000 fans are expected in the 90,000-capacity national...

  • Alessandro Del Piero joins ISL side Delhi Dynamos

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Del Piero has joined Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos. The 39-year-old forward, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, confirmed the move on Thursday via his Twitter account, adding that he will also be an ambassador for the new league. The inaugural ISL season...

  • Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Michel Platini won't fight Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, though he still hopes somebody will. The UEFA president decided Thursday not to challenge Blatter in an election next May, insisting he was not dodging a battle with his former mentor. Platini denied FIFA critics a...

  • Real Madrid gets Liverpool in Champions League

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — European greats Real Madrid and Liverpool will meet again in the group stage of the Champions League after a draw on Thursday that promised many reunions. Aiming to be the first club to retain world football's most coveted club trophy for 25 years, the road for ten-time winner...

  • Mexico names squad for upcoming friendlies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has kept only 13 members of his World Cup squad for the team's upcoming international friendlies against Chile and Bolivia. Two months after his team reached the Round of 16 in Brazil, where it lost 2-1 to the Netherlands, Herrera made a series of...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League. The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands' Arjen Robben. The voting was by...

  • UEFA Champions League Draw List

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage: Group A_Atletico Madrid (Spain), Juventus (Italy), Olympiakos (Greece), Malmo (Sweden). Group B_Real Madrid (Spain), Basel (Switzerland), Liverpool (England), Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria). Group C_Benfica (Portugal),...

  • Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Murder, pure and simple. For football coach Hugo Broos, no other word is fitting for the death of his star player, Albert Ebosse. The deadly weapon was perhaps a rock, certainly something hard, heavy and sharp enough to fell a strapping 24-year-old in the prime of life. It appears to have been...

  • Timbers D Paparatto suspended for 1 game by MLS

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto has been suspended for a game after elbowing Seattle's Chad Marshall in the back of the head during Sunday's game. Paparatto also was fined an undisclosed amount and will miss Portland's game Saturday at Vancouver. The Argentine was...

  • Don't expect miracles from Di Maria, Van Gaal says

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid — pace, energy, incisiveness and goals. Just don't expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder. "I hope he shall give us...

  • Despite Ebola fears, games ordered to go ahead

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent's top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams. CAF's decision that...

  • Despite 'baggage,' Rooney made England captain

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Despite an often tempestuous relationship with fans and past concerns over his temperament, Wayne Rooney has received the symbolically-prestigious honor of captaining England. Taking over the leadership of an inexperienced squad that is recovering from the national team's...

  • Russian football union to meet with UEFA, FIFA

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union plans to attend UEFA and FIFA-mediated talks next month aimed at resolving a dispute with Ukraine over the clubs in Crimea. Three clubs from Crimea, a region in Ukraine annexed by Russia in March, debuted in Russian league and cup competitions this...

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in training with PSG

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has resumed light training, and Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc will be hoping that is enough to spark a lackluster attack. PSG will play Sunday against second-place Saint-Etienne, a team that has caused the defending French champions problems over the...

  • France calls up Lacazette to replace Giroud

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette will get his chance to play for France in the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud in matches against Spain and Serbia next month. The 23-year-old Lacazette, who was called up Thursday by France coach Didier Deschamps, scored 15 league goals last...

  • Platini: Europe deserves 1 extra World Cup place

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Europe deserves an extra team at the next World Cup, UEFA President Michel Platini said Thursday. Platini pledged to ask FIFA for the extra spot because Germany's World Cup victory in Brazil made it three straight titles for Europe. Italy won in 2006 and Spain four years ago....

  • Andrea Pirlo out a month with bruised hip

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo will miss the first month of the Serie A season because of a bruised right hip. Pirlo was injured in a preseason match and Juventus says a medical exam revealed a pulled tendon that requires 30 days to heal. Three-time defending champion...

  • Ethiopia to bid for 2017 African Cup

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations after Libya pulled out citing security concerns, the president of the national football federation said, a tough task for a country with only basic sports infrastructure. There is government backing for the...

  • French league blocks Luzenac's bid to play

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Newly-promoted Luzenac's season looks increasingly uncertain after the French football league maintained its decision to stop the club from playing in the second division because its stadium does not meet safety requirements. Luzenac won promotion from the third-tier National...



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