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Peru court OKs U.S. extradition of ex-soccer boss in FIFA probe | Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian court on Thursday ruled the former head of the country’s soccer federation could be extradited to the United States as part of a far-reaching investigation into corruption at the heart of the sport’s governing body FIFA.<p>An effigy of former President of the Peruvian …

Corruption

Copa America Centenario — a mini World Cup in the US

<b>Top teams, big-name players in US for mini-World Cup</b><p>It is the oldest soccer tournament in the world, and it includes the top-ranked team and the planet’s best player. It will fill football stadiums across the United States, beginning Friday at Levi’s Stadium.<p>Although it is South America’s …

Soccer

USA vs. Japan Women's Soccer: Score, Reaction from 2016 International Friendly

After coming back from a two-goal deficit, the United States women's national soccer team ended its friendly with Japan in a 3-3 draw Thursday in Denver.<p>With the match tied at 2-2 and Japan down to 10 players, Denver native Lindsey Horan's header gave the U.S. a late one-goal lead. But Kumi …

Costa Rica

Barca star Neymar inspired by Michael Jordan

Brazil international captain Neymar and basketball great Michael Jordan have collaborated on a signature football boot.<p>Barcelona star Neymar revealed NBA legend and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan inspired him to be the footballer he is today.<p>Regarded as one of the best players in the game, Neymar has …

Reports suggest FIFA boss Gianni Infantino could face suspension

He's only been in the job three months, but already FIFA President Gianni Infantino has had to fight off a series of allegations. Reports in Germany …

Corruption

USA vs. Colombia: 2016 Copa America Date, Time, TV Schedule and Live Stream

Copa America 2016 hosts USA kick off the 45th edition of the world's oldest international football competition when they take on Colombia in Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California on Friday.<p>Jurgen Klinsmann's side will be participating for the fourth time in the tournament—specially organised to …

Soccer

Manchester United Transfer News: Latest on David De Gea, Jose Mourinho Rumours

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will reportedly do whatever it takes to keep David De Gea at the club this summer amid fresh reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.<p>According to J.L. Guerrero of <i>AS</i>, the Special One will do "anything and everything" to prevent De Gea from leaving, though …

Soccer

De Rossi: Do not discount Italy

Although the Azzurri have been discounted by many critics, the Roma ace warns that they still have plenty of talent, even if he will miss Andrea Pirlo<p>…

Barca confident Neymar will commit to long-term deal | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are convinced Brazil captain Neymar will commit his long-term future to the Nou Camp as protracted negotiations between the Spanish champions and the striker continue over an extension to his current deal, which expires in June 2018.<p>Barcelona's Neymar salutes the …

Soccer

Fifa lurches from one crisis to another

<b>New look Fifa appears little different to the organisation that preceded it.</b><p>FIFA is teetering on the brink of further chaos after the presidency of Gianni Infantino careered bizarrely into yet another totally unnecessary crisis.<p>When the Swiss-Italian lawyer was elected three months ago the world …

Copa América Centenario 2016: What new fans need to know

North and South America's best teams face off to find out who reigns supreme on their half of the globe.<p>On Friday, June 3, one of the best international soccer tournaments ever conceived gets underway. The United States takes on Colombia in the opening match of the Copa América Centenario, a twist …

South America

IAAF's Coe, FIFA's Infantino not on IOC members' list | Reuters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The heads of world soccer’s governing body FIFA and world athletics’ IAAF were not included in a list of proposed new members for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday.<p>Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF, looks on during opening ceremonies for the …

IAAF

Tottenham vs. Manchester United: Score, Reaction from 2016 Premier League Match

An inspired second-half performance saw Tottenham Hotspur throttle Manchester United 3-0 on Sunday, as Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela scored to keep the north Londoners' title dream alive.<p>The two teams went in scoreless at the break, but Spurs bagged three in the space of six minutes …

Soccer

Galaxy can't muster an offense in 0-0 tie with Vancouver

Over the last three seasons, no<p>Major League Soccerteam has had a better record at home than theGalaxy. It’s been a different story on the road, though, where the team has won only 11 times since 2012.<p>The Galaxy split the difference Saturday, visiting Vancouver and playing the<p>Whitecapsto a scoreless …

Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: Updated Records, Stats After El Clasico 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo played a decisive role in Real Madrid's 2-1 Clasico win over Barcelona on Saturday and is now the third-highest scorer in the fixture, a list Lionel Messi still tops with 21 goals.<p>The Argentinian continued his recent Clasico struggles, as he has now failed to score in his last …

Soccer

Cesare Maldini, AC Milan Legend, Dies at the Age of 84

AC Milan legend and former Italy national team manager Cesare Maldini has died at the age of 84.<p>The Rossoneri confirmed the news via their official Twitter account:<p>Maldini was one of the most successful players in Milan history, winning four Serie A titles with the club. His son Paolo went on to …

Soccer

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jack Wilshere Rumours

Reports from the British press claim Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is “house hunting” in London ahead of a summer move to Arsenal, while West Ham United are planning a transfer of Jack Wilshere.<p>According to the <i>Sun</i>'s Ken Lawrence, Mkhitaryan has rejected a new contract with Die …

Soccer

Thrilling Win over Bremen Shows Borussia Dortmund Haven't Given Up on Bundesliga

If one were to look for a sequence that defines Borussia Dortmund's mentality as the 2015/16 season goes into its final stretch, the 77th minute of Saturday's Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen is a good place to start.<p>In that minute, substitute Shinji Kagawa equalised the game at 2-2 after a …

Soccer

Fernando Torres Has Earned Chance to Take on Barcelona in Champions League

Fernando Torres is in red-hot form. At least, he is for a man who went an entire half-season without scoring a goal.<p>Between September 19, when he scored against Eibar at Ipurua, and February 6, when he scored against Eibar at the Vicente Calderon, he could not find the net for love or money.<p>One of …

Soccer

Kevin De Bruyne's Return Galvanises Manchester City Ahead of PSG Tie

Kevin De Bruyne’s return to the Manchester City starting lineup was so impressive, so overwhelmingly good, it raised the question: If he’d been fit for the last two months, would Manuel Pellegrini be on the brink of a second Premier League title in three seasons?<p>Of course, no one could say for …

Soccer

Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester Comment on Dr Mark Bonar's Doping Allegations

Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester City have dismissed doping allegations from British doctor Mark Bonar, calling statements he made during an undercover interview with the <i>Sunday Times</i> "baseless and false."<p>As relayed by the <i>Mirror</i>, Bonar reportedly said he has prescribed banned substances for more than …

Soccer

Juergen Klinsmann's national team remains consistently inconsistent

Juergen Klinsmann is nearly five years into his stay as coach of the men's national soccer team. Yet judging from last month's two World Cup qualifiers with Guatemala, the U.S. may be no closer to developing a consistency and rhythm under Klinsmann than it was when he took over in the summer of …

Amnesty: Qatar World Cup stadium workers suffer abuse

Living conditions and delayed salaries among concerns raised but Qatar says reforms are being implemented.<p>Workers in Qatar renovating a stadium for the 2022 World Cup have suffered rights abuses two years after the tournament's organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, …

Amnesty International

Liverpool Transfer News: Mario Gotze Banner Shock, Alexandre Lacazette Rumours

Liverpool have received a boost in the race to sign Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze during the summer transfer window, as fans of former club Borussia Dortmund raised a banner to make it clear he wouldn't be welcomed back. Just hours earlier, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said the club would be …

Soccer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Ready for Manchester City but PSG's Defence Is Still Shaky

Paris Saint-Germain head into Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City off the back of a 4-1 thrashing of Ligue 1 surprise package OGC Nice on Saturday.<p>Laurent Blanc’s men clipped Les Aiglons’ wings thanks to a hat-trick from the insatiable Zlatan …

Soccer

Anti-doping: Arsenal, Chelsea & Leicester deny 'false' claims

<b>Three Premier League clubs have denied "false" doping allegations made by the Sunday Times.</b><p>The paper claims London-based private doctor Mark Bonar prescribed banned performance-enhancing drugs to over 150 British athletes including footballers.<p>Arsenal said they were "extremely disappointed" by the …

Soccer

Lyon climbs to 3rd in French league with 3-1 win at Lorient

PARIS (AP) — France forward Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Lyon reasserted its credentials in the fight for Champions League spots with a 3-1 win at Lorient on Sunday.<p>With Paris Saint-Germain already crowned champion, the main point of interest in the French league is on the second and third …

Soccer

Relentless Leicester takes giant step towards title glory

The Foxes are now just four weeks away from claiming a possible Premier League title win, edging past Southampton in Sunday's keenly contested clash at the King Power Stadium.<p>Seven points clear with six matches to play. That is the equation facing Leicester City. League titles have been lost from …