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Galaxy beats FC Dallas, 3-2, to end drought

The<p>Galaxyis going to need equal parts good fortune and good performance if it's going to make a serious run at a sixthMajor League Soccertitle.<p>It got a start on the good-performance part Sunday, when goals from Giovani dos Santos and<p>Robbie Keanein the first 14 minutes, and a goal from Steven …

Gerrard, Galaxy end scoring drought | Reuters

(Reuters) - Steven Gerrard and the Los Angeles Galaxy ended scoring droughts as they defeated FC Dallas 3-2 on Sunday to rise to the top of the Major League Soccer standings. Gerrard delivered his first goal since his MLS debut more than a month ago, a 57th-minute strike that put his side 3-1 …

Manchester City Rumours: Manuel Pellegrini Loses Cool and Thiago Alcantara Eyed

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool in the wake of his side’s surprise 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, storming off during post-match media commitments.<p>As reported by John Cross of the <i>Daily Mirror</i>, the Chilean, usually so calm and collected, was annoyed by what he …

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Jose Mourinho Reportedly to Axe Chelsea Stars Ahead of Porto Clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at his players after the Blues dropped more points in the Premier League at Newcastle United on Saturday, with some key men apparently set for the axe ahead of the team’s upcoming Champions League clash with Porto.<p>Despite roaring back from a couple of goals …

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Wayne Rooney Discusses 'Incredible' Anthony Martial and Key Man United Fixtures

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has tipped Anthony Martial to continue producing "magic moments" after the 19-year-old Frenchman continued his impressive form in the Red Devils' 3-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.<p>Martial set up Rooney for his first Premier League goal of the season as …

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Renault sign letter of intent to buy controlling stake in Lotus F1

<b>Renault have signed a letter of intent to buy a controlling stake in Lotus to create a new Formula 1 team for 2016.</b><p>Renault have been in talks to buy Lotus for several months and the latter's financial position has become precarious without a deal in place.<p>But in a statement on Monday, Renault said …

Manchester United Transfer News: Louis van Gaal Promises More New Signings

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted he will continue to make alterations to his squad moving forward despite the Red Devils topping the Premier League after seven games.<p>A 3-0 win over Sunderland after Manchester City’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur allowed United to take top spot …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Feeling 'Unease' in Battle to Break Raul's Record

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to make the final step to become the club’s all-time record goalscorer and, according to reports, feels “unease” at being just one goal behind the great Raul.<p><i>Marca</i> claimed being so close to the record is hampering Ronaldo, with the Portuguese ace …

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Jurgen Klopp Odds Slashed Amid Rumours Surrounding Liverpool Manager's Job

Odds on Liverpool to appoint Jurgen Klopp as their next permanent manager were slashed on Monday, as speculation continues to swirl about current boss Brendan Rodgers.<p>As we can see courtesy of OddsChecker, the price of the former Borussia Dortmund coach to take the top job at Anfield has come in as …

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Casillas voted as Champions League's greatest ever goalkeeper ahead of Buffon

More than 50,000 Goal readers around the world took part in the poll, which crowns the Real Madrid legend as the finest No.1 to have graced the competition<p>Iker Casillas has been voted as the greatest ever goalkeeper in the history of the Champions League by Goal readers.<p>The former Real Madrid icon, …

Anna Fenninger captures giant slalom title at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Anna Fenninger's ski tips nearly crossed going from one turn to the next late in her run, lurching her violently …

Samir Nasri Comments on Jose Mourinho, Calls Chelsea 'Not Special at All'

Defending Premier League champions Manchester City trail Chelsea by seven points with 13 matches left in the season, but midfielder Samir Nasri doesn't seem all that concerned.<p>On Thursday, the 27-year-old offered his unflattering assessment of the current table-toppers, via <i>The Daily Telegraph</i>'s …

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Genie Bouchard upset in second round at Diamond Games

Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated in the second round of the Diamond Games tennis tournament.<p>Bouchard, the top seed at the tournament and world No. 7, was upset 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Thursday by Germany's Mona Barthel.<p>It was the second meeting between the players. Bouchard triumphed …

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to kick off another season at Daytona

One driver is seeking a revival in the latter stages of his sterling career.<p>Another hopes a new team will finally bring a long-awaited first title.<p>And a third hopes a fifth championship will crown his season of saying goodbye.<p>Tony Stewart,<p>Carl EdwardsandJeff Gordonare some of the key stories …

Tom Marshall: Giovani dos Santos' battle for Villarreal starts affects his Mexico place

The forward's inconsistency at club level is having a detrimental effect on his national team prospects.<p>Giovani dos Santos seems unable to find a level of consistency in performance at clubs that will see him inked in as a starter for the Mexican national team for any lengthy period of time. <br>The …

Tony Stewart: We have a plan if Kurt Busch can’t drive

As Kurt Busch awaits word regarding whether he will be charged with domestic assault, Stewart-Haas Racing has a plan just in case Busch cannot drive.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart said the team has a contingency plan in place if Kurt Busch is unable to drive due to …

United States to host CONCACAF Olympic qualifying in October

Qualifying for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio will held Oct. 1-13, with CONCACAF receiving two and a half berths.<p>Olympic qualifying is returning to the United States.<p>CONCACAF announced Thursday that the U.S. will host the region's Olympic qualifying tournament for men's soccer this fall, with matches …

FIFA says it is awarding Fox, Telemundo another World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) — FIFA is sticking with its American TV partners through another World Cup.<p>In a surprise announcement Thursday, the sport's world …

John Daly matches best opening round of career at Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

John Daly back?!<p>It feels like 1996 with Tiger Woods out of the top 60 in the world rankings and John Daly back in the hunt at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Daly opened his week on the Monterey Peninsula playing Pebble Beach with a bogey-free opening round of 65. He's in the clubhouse at …

Vonn breaks into tears after Alpine combined at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn smiled and waved to the hometown crowd after finishing a run that didn't count.<p>Out of view, she broke into …

Tiger Woods’ comeback trail is filled with hurdles

SAN DIEGO — The BBC called a reporter on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf’s most meaningful record.<p>The line of questions made one thing clear. They didn’t need a golf …

Fifa: Sepp Blatter and rival candidates pass electoral integrity checks

Fifa's electoral committee has approved Sepp Blatter and his three rivals for the world governing body's presidential elections on 29 May.

Diego Simeone: Latest News, Rumours and Speculation on Atletico Madrid Manager

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone continues to be linked with the Manchester City hot seat currently occupied by an under-fire Manuel Pellegrini, as reported by Jack De Menezes of <i>The Independent</i>. Simeone joined the Rojiblancos in 2011, winning La Liga in 2014.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Balague: …

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Jeb Burton jumps to Sprint Cup, signs with BK Racing

Burton will run the entirety of the Sprint Cup schedule and challenge for Rookie of the Year.<p>Two weeks ago, Jeb Burton found himself facing the distinct possibility of not having a ride for the coming season. On Monday, BK Racing named Burton to drive one its cars full-time in the Sprint Cup Series.<p>…

Fast lane: Ex Ferrari chief Montezemolo leads Rome 2024 bid

ROME (AP) — Former Ferrari president Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will lead Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics, providing the candidacy with a …

balance of power shifts in Madrid

<b>1) Simeone’s Atletico are ripping up the Madrid form book</b><p>Once upon a time, Atletico Madrid just could not beat Real Madrid. But then along came Diego Simeone. And now, Real Madrid just can’t beat Atlético Madrid. At least not this season: on Saturday afternoon the sixth derby of the season was …

We are not 'long ball United', says Man Utd manager

Riled Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal waved a sheaf of statistics at reporters to refute suggestions that his direct tactics were turning the team into 'long ball United'.<p>West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce had spoken out about United's 'thump it forward and see what happens' approach in …

Dortmund learns from mistakes to shut out Bayern as Madrid heads Reus race

The attacker has signed a new deal with BVB, putting the club in a position of strength in the transfer market for once.<p>It is a picture Borussia Dortmund fans have got well used to and one which they dreaded witnessing all over again.<p>First Mario Gotze held aloft his new Bayern Munich shirt …

Milos Raonic prevails in tight three-setter in Rotterdam

Second-seeded Milos Raonic was made to work for a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-5 victory over qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and a place in the second round of the World Tennis Tournament on Tuesday.<p>Coming off an Australian Open quarter-finals loss, Raonic hit 19 aces to rally past the 23-year-old Russian in a …