Category archives for: Soccer

Former Man United manager Moyes accused of assault in bar

David Moyes, who was sacked as manager of Manchester United last month, has been accused of assaulting a man in a bar in northern England, a police source said on Thursday. The incident occurred in the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe north of Manchester on Wednesday night and no one has been arrested, police said. [...]

Soccer-High-flying Atletico inspired by terror victim

(A version of this story was first published on April 20) By Iain Rogers LISBON, May 22 (Reuters) – When Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and his players look back on the 2013-14 season, they may remember March 29 and their comeback La Liga victory at Athletic Bilbao as the moment they truly started to [...]

Soccer-Atletico success built on shaky economic foundations

(A version of this story was first published on April By Iain Rogers LISBON, May 22 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid’s emergence as a third force in Spain and contenders among Europe’s elite rests on wobbly economic foundations and the edifice could come crashing down if they cannot sustain their remarkable run. The club’s success is [...]

Toronto FC-Sporting Kansas City Preview

Trying to avoid its first three-game skid in just over two years, defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City probably doesn’t mind seeing Toronto FC next up on the schedule. Sporting KC looks to extend its home winning streak over Toronto to six and continue its overall domination in the series Friday night. Kansas City [...]

Keane, Zardes lead Galaxy past FC Dallas, 2-1

Robbie Keane scored a spectacular goal midway through the first half, Gyasi Zardes added another score before halftime and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night to end their four-game winless streak. At home for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks, the Galaxy (3-3-3) climbed out of last place in [...]

Adidas sees boost to sales from World Cup

By Jörn Poltz MUNICH (Reuters) – German sportswear company Adidas has given a more precise sales growth target for 2014, amounting to a rise of up to 8 percent, as it gets a lift from the soccer World Cup that starts in Brazil next month. As a World Cup sponsor, Adidas provides the official match [...]

Soccer-Larsson and Moyes in frame after Lennon leaves Celtic

* Lennon leaves Scottish champions * Crowd favourite Larsson linked with job LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Former players Henrik Larsson and David Moyes were being linked with a return to Scottish champions Celtic on Thursday after Neil Lennon stood down after four years at the helm. Former Sweden striker Larsson, a huge crowd favourite [...]

Uruguay striker Suarez has surgery ahead of WCup

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez had keyhole surgery on his knee on Thursday and is expected to recover in time for the World Cup. The mother of the 27-year-old Liverpool striker told The Associated Press that Suarez had successful surgery to repair damage to his meniscus. What Luis had wasn't as serious as we thought,'' Suarez's [...]

Wozniacki takes comfort from Liverpool connection

By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki said she was drawing comfort from her fellow supporters of Liverpool football club in her first public comments since golfer Rory McIlroy announced their wedding had been called off. "It's a hard time for me right now," former world number one Wozniacki [...]

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez has knee surgery

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez had surgery on his left knee Thursday but is expected to recover in time for the World Cup, where as one of the world's top players he is to be his team's main threat. The Uruguayan soccer association said ''no other injuries were found'' and his participation in the World Cup [...]

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