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Jul 29, 2015

Mob Museum to stage FIFA exhibit

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled “The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly” will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. ...

Sources say Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

Jul 29, 2015

Sources say Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini’s plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials spoke ...

Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Jul 29, 2015

Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Reigning Premier League champion Chelsea and reigning European king Barcelona exited Tuesday’s friendly showdown injured but intensely motivated as they return to Europe to defend their crowns. Chelsea captured the International Champions Cup victory 4-2 on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 2-2 ...

Mexico coach Herrera fired after fracas with reporter

Jul 29, 2015

Mexico coach Herrera fired after fracas with reporter

Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that the man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But Decio de Maria, ...

Jul 28, 2015

Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former ...

Jul 28, 2015

FIFA overhauling task force rules

FIFA has changed composition rules for a task force criticized as lacking credibility to drive reforms after a corruption crisis. An 11-member panel announced last week to propose ideas at a Sept. 24-25 FIFA executive committee meeting was widely judged to lack independence. Changes ...

Jul 28, 2015

Soccer veterans Boxx, Holiday to retire

U.S. Soccer formally announced that midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team following a victory tour to celebrate the Women’s World Cup title. Both players had previously voiced their intention to step down from the team. U.S. Soccer ...

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

Jul 28, 2015

Impact acquire former Chelsea striker Drogba

The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the league title last season. The 37-year-old Cote d’Ivoire forward signed ...

Mexico overpowers Jamaica to lift Gold Cup for seventh time

Jul 27, 2015

Mexico overpowers Jamaica to lift Gold Cup for seventh time

Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too. Mexico ensured the final wouldn’t come down to any calls in the last minutes with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica for the CONCACAF Gold ...

Jul 27, 2015

Gamba await showdown aginst River Plate

Gamba Osaka manager Kenta Hasegawa is hoping to keep the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan by beating Argentine powerhouse River Plate in the showdown between the Nabisco Cup holders and the Copa Sudamericana champions on Aug. 11. “We will go out and try ...

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

Jul 26, 2015

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a ...

Jul 26, 2015

Man United tops Barcelona in International Champions Cup

Wayne Rooney raised both arms in delight after his early goal and Manchester United had many more moments to celebrate in an impressive victory over Champions League holders Barcelona. This time, coach Louis van Gaal praised his second team for its “spirit” four days ...