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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

- KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group A after beating last-place New Zealand 4-0 in St. Petersburg. Needing a victory to advance from its difficult group, the hosts played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexicans equalized through Nestor Araujo before halftime and secured the victory early in the second with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a mistake by Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev

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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

- KAZAN, Russia — Host nation Russia fought valiantly effort but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group A after beating last-place New Zealand 4-0 in St. Petersburg. Needing a victory to advance from its difficult group, the hosts played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexicans equalized with Nestor Araujo before halftime and secured the victory early in the second with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a blunder by Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev

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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo," the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries

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U.S. banks look to rebuild European football from the ground up - Football

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U.S. banks look to rebuild European football from the ground up - Football

- LONDON (Reuters/IFR) - U.S. banks that have carved out a lucrative niche financing the construction and renovation of sports stadia are making a push into Europe, signing a major deal with English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur last month. Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) dominate the sector, using stock and bond issues, the sale of naming rights, and securitisations of future ticket and TV revenues to fund improvements in infrastructure

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Glastonbury's Brinckman Wins National Soccer Honors

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Glastonbury's Brinckman Wins National Soccer Honors

- Glastonbury's BrinckmanGatorade Player Of Year. Danielle Brinckman of Glastonbury High School has been named Gatorade Connecticut girls soccer player of the year. The 5-foot-5 senior defender led the Tomahawks to a 20-0 record and the Class LL state championship last season. Brinckman had nine goals and 10 assists while anchoring a defense that allowed just six goals in 20 games. Dunkin' Donuts ParkVoted Best in Double A

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Does Cristiano Ronaldo Really Want to Quit Real Madrid This Time?

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Does Cristiano Ronaldo Really Want to Quit Real Madrid This Time?

- You don't have to believe a magician is sawing his assistant in half to enjoy the spectacle. When the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term "suspension of disbelief" in 1817, it is unlikely he envisaged 200 years on we would still be guided by its principles. Yet here we are, again, for a third time, scouring the social media accounts of the world's most famous athlete for clues as to whether Cristiano Ronaldo really could this time quit Real Madrid

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Football team tackles tornado cleanup

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Football team tackles tornado cleanup

- BELLEVUE, Neb. — Compelled to serve, the Bellevue East football team tackled debris cleanup in the Hyda Hills neighborhood. Friday, the area was ravaged by an EF-2 tornado. Debris litters the ground, but not for long. After his team's morning workout Monday, assistant coach Rob Mason asked for volunteers. He didn't know what to expect, but knew he had a good group of guys

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Fire cool off Revolution, get win at Gillette Stadium

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Fire cool off Revolution, get win at Gillette Stadium

- FOXBOROUGH — The Revolution fought hard to remain unbeaten in Gillette Stadium Saturday night, but a two-goal deficit was too much to overcome and the Chicago Fire walked out with a 2-1 win. The Fire (9-3-4) visited New England riding an eight-game unbeaten streak. Despite their struggles in Gillette — they had lost their last five matchups in Foxborough — the Fire stayed hot

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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

- Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly insisted that he wants to move away from the Spanish club this summer. Ronaldo has been a Real Madrid player since he left Manchester United in 2009. Since joining the Spanish giants, Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for Real Madrid, and as Metro report, he is considered one of the finest players of all time

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Deconinck goals lift Birmingham Marian to D2 soccer title

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Deconinck goals lift Birmingham Marian to D2 soccer title

- This time around finding the back of the net meant a little more. Deconinck scored twice in the second half for Marian as it won its first state title since 2012 and sixth in school history with a 2-1 win over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern. “Our team has worked so hard over the last three years to get back here,” Deconinck said

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With Banker’s Conviction, FIFA Case Signals Shift to Financial Institutions

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With Banker’s Conviction, FIFA Case Signals Shift to Financial Institutions

- Photo Jorge Luis Arzuaga, a former managing director at the Swiss bank Julius Baer, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday, revealing his role in the United States’ sweeping criminal case focused on FIFA, the governing body of international soccer. Mr. Arzuaga, who admitted to arranging the financial transfers of more than $25 million in bribes and kickbacks from 2010 to 2015, became the first banker publicly convicted in a case that has felled dozens of soccer officials and marketing and media executives since it was announced two years ago

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Former Julius Baer banker pleads guilty in US FIFA corruption probe

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Former Julius Baer banker pleads guilty in US FIFA corruption probe

- NEW YORK: A former banker at Swiss private banking group Julius Baer pleaded guilty on Thursday to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge in connection with a wide-ranging corruption probe into the world soccer governing body FIFA. Jorge Arzuaga, 56, of Argentina, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in the Brooklyn federal court. Prosecutors accused him of helping funnel kickbacks and bribe payments to a soccer official in the Americas

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Badgers sports: Wisconsin coaching salaries and contracts

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Badgers sports: Wisconsin coaching salaries and contracts

- Listed below are the salaries for each member of the University of Wisconsin athletics staff. Click on a name to view the full contract. FOOTBALL. MEN'S BASKETBALL. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. MEN'S HOCKEY. WOMEN'S HOCKEY. VOLLEYBALL. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING. SOFTBALL. CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD. TENNIS. WRESTLING. ROWING. SOCCER. SWIMMING AND DIVING. GOLF. SPONSORSHIP CONTRACTS.

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SOCCER: Arellano's physical, determined play sets tone for South Sioux

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SOCCER: Arellano's physical, determined play sets tone for South Sioux

- SOUTH SIOUX CITY | Growing up, Bryan Arellano played soccer with teammates and opponents who were older than himself. Perhaps that’s the way he learned how he had to become aggressive, yet dribble and possess so well. The skills he developed as a youngster in terms of positioning and ballhandling were important as he became a senior, playing for a South Sioux City program that hadn’t reached the state tournament level since falling in the 2014 Class A semifinals

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Newark Charter girls soccer completes banner season

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Newark Charter girls soccer completes banner season

- Newark Charter’s girls soccer team almost went undefeated in its first season with seniors on the roster. In fact, it did during the regular season. The Patriots won 13 games and tied twice before losing in the first round of the state tournament. "I think the biggest reason for our success was the dedication of the senior class,” said second-year head coach Matt Hammond, who was named the Diamond State Conference Coach of the Year

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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

- MADRID Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.48 million) between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that Real Madrid's Ronaldo had knowingly used a business structure created in 2010 to allegedly hide his income in Spain from his image rights

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Memphis Depay's new rap song
Memphis Depay's new rap song The former Manchester United man is on holiday in Los Angeles, where he put together a video with countryman Quincy Promes. If you follow Memphis Depay on social media, then you're well aware that he's currently enjoying a vacation in sunny southern California with his wife after his season with Lyon came to an end last month. On Friday, the former Manchester United man took his vacation posts to a new level, sharing a new rap video that he shot in Los Angeles   Read More ...
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Reports: Lionel Messi could pay fine to avoid prison time in tax case
Reports: Lionel Messi could pay fine to avoid prison time in tax case Spanish prosecutors may let soccer star Lionel Messi pay an additional fine instead of serving the 21-month prison term imposed in his tax fraud case, according to multiple reports on Friday. The Argentine FC Barcelona forward would be allowed to pay a fine of 255,000 Euros (about $285,000) instead of serving time in jail, the BBC reported. Messi was fined 2 million Euros ($2   Read More ...
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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo," the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries   Read More ...
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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo," the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries   Read More ...
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NFL players fund Texas youth football team created after national anthem protest
NFL players fund Texas youth football team created after national anthem protest Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has agreed to a contract extension that now makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history. USA TODAY Sports. A group of NFL players donated $20,000 to fund a youth football team in Texas that is comprised of players who had their previous season interrupted after they took a knee during the national anthem last September   Read More ...
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Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims
Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday. Officials said they were hoping to raise "in the region of 1.25 million pounds ($1.59 million)" when FA Cup winners Arsenal take on Premier League champions Chelsea for the 2017 Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium on Aug   Read More ...
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Spain prosecutor says not opposed to lifting prison sentence for Messi
Spain prosecutor says not opposed to lifting prison sentence for Messi MADRID The Barcelona state prosecutor said on Friday it was not opposed to substituting a 21-month prison sentence for a fine for tax fraud handed down to soccer player Lionel Messi, as long as the fine was the maximum allowed under law. Neither is the prosecutor opposed to suspending Messi's prison sentence, and that of his father, on proviso that they have no more brushes with the law for three years given that both have had clean criminal records up to now   Read More ...
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In New York Soccer Rivalry, Cult Figures Outnumber Championships
In New York Soccer Rivalry, Cult Figures Outnumber Championships Photo The banner was as much a fixture at games as Mike Petke was during every one of his 11 seasons as a player and coach with the MetroStars and, later, the Red Bulls. Whether at Giants Stadium or later at Red Bull Arena, it was always there, game after game, staring back at him when he looked up into the supporters’ section   Read More ...
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