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23 min ago | MSNBC

Seattle wins US Open Cup, beating Philadelphia

Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins teamed to give the Seattle Sounders their fourth U.S. Open Cup title - at the expense of the Philadelphia Union. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on a left-footed blast off Martins' feed.


Related Topix: Sports, Clint Dempsey, Chad Barrett, Obafemi Martins, DeAndre Yedlin, Vincent Nogueira, Zac MacMath

4 hrs ago | USA Today

Real Madrid beats Basel 5-1 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.


Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Nacho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas

8 hrs ago | Crewe Guardian

Pep taking nothing for granted

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season's Champions League serves as a warning to all 'big' clubs. United are sitting out the elite competition for the first time since 1995 after a dismal last season in which they finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League and failed to qualify for Europe altogether.


Related Topix: Sports, Philipp Lahm, More Sports, Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben

12 hrs ago | Borehamwood and Elstree Times

Alan Hutton has extended his stay at Villa Park

Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Alan Hutton, Darren Bent, World Soccer, More Sports, Aston Villa

13 hrs ago | KMIZ

Five Champions League stars in the making

The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.


Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, More Sports, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso

17 hrs ago | News Shopper

Chelsea are in talks with Eden Hazard over a new contract

Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported A 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.


Related Topix: Sports, Eden Hazard, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Lille

22 hrs ago |

Milan goalkeeper Lopez out for at least 2 weeks

Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goal-bound back pass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan said on Monday that Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, AC Milan, World Soccer, More Sports, Alex

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Jerome Champagne to stand against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency in 2015 election

STEVEN GERRARD EXCLUSIVE: We're back in the Champions League, we're hungry and we can shock the best in Europe... and let them call Balotelli a nutter if they want, he is one of us now! He's played just 26 minutes for Arsenal in a Capital One Cup tie, but could Wenger be forced to plunge Bellerin, 19, into Champions League clash at Dortmund? Hazard in line to become Chelsea's highest-paid player with new five-year contract worth A 200,000 a week Four-goal thriller as Davies slip saves point for West Ham at Hull after Valencia's 70mph bullet and Diame's goal against old club Yet to be involved in an Arsenal strike this season, and without a goal of his own in 623 minutes... why it's time for off-form Ozil to start repaying his A 42.5m price tag Real Madrid chasing title No 11... but will City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool triumph in the Champions League this season? Remember me, Louis? ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, Ad

Somerset County Gazette

Mario Balotelli has failed to find the net in his two appearances for Liverpool to date

The Italy international, a A 16million signing last month, is now the main man up front in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who is likely to be out for at least another fortnight with a thigh strain. As Liverpool make their return to the Champions League after a five-year absence, the 24-year-old finds himself the side's third most experienced player in Europe's elite club competition.


Related Topix: Sports, Steven Gerrard, More Sports, Liverpool, Alan Hutton

Hector Bellerin will add to his solitary senior appearance for Arsenal on Tuesday night

Arsenal's defensive resources for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund are being severely tested after Arsene Wenger ruled out Nacho Monreal and rated Calum Chambers only 50-50. Monreal failed to travel to Germany because of a back problem while Chambers has succumbed to tonsillitis and will be assessed again on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Sports, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, World Soccer, More Sports, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund

Leigh Journal

Younes Kaboul has been handed the Tottenham captaincy full-time

The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."

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Related Topix: Sports, Younes Kaboul, Michael Dawson, Emmanuel Adebayor, World Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, More Sports, Tottenham

WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller

CBS Local

Galaxy Draws Against Earthquakes 1-1

Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post.


Related Topix: Sports, Chris Wondolowski, US Soccer, San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy, Jordan Stewart

Rio Ferdinand, pictured, has spoken about David Moyes' Manchester United tenure in his autobiography

Rio Ferdinand has highlighted a series of mistakes which he believes David Moyes made during his dismal Manchester United tenure - starting with the banning of chips the night before matches. The QPR defender, who endured an unhappy return to Old Trafford on Sunday as his side were thrashed 4-0 by his former employers, has lifted the lid on what happened during Moyes' turbulent 10 months in charge.


Related Topix: Sports, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Journal

RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league. Robert Griffin III, Jamaal Charles , DeSean Jackson, A.J. Green and Knowshon Moreno all left their games on a busy Sunday for team trainers and medical staffs.


Related Topix: Sports, Washington Redskins, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Robert Griffin III, NFL Players, Denver Broncos, Jackson, DeSean Jackson

CBS Atlanta

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan Mata, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Queens Park Rangers, Ander Herrera

The York Daily Record

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.


Related Topix: Sports, Jackson

Angel di Maria opened the scoring for Manchester United

Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all got on the scoresheet as Van Gaal's team of Galacticos hammered Harry Redknapp's shell-shocked side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Van Gaal gave Radamel Falcao a second-half debut off the bench while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo made their first starts in the red of United.


Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Juan Mata

CBS Local

Toronto Equalizes In The 89th, Ties The Fire 1-1

Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 89th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. De Rosario tipped in the tying score from a yard out after Gilberto knocked a header down in front of the goal.


Related Topix: Sports, Dwayne De Rosario, Quincy Amarikwa, Toronto FC, US Soccer, Chicago Fire, Lovel Palmer, Jeff Larentowicz

York Press

Raheem Sterling made a belated appearance off the bench in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he did not make a mistake resting Raheem Sterling in the defeat to Aston Villa but the teenager will be straight back in the starting line-up for their Champions League opener. Sterling has emerged as a key player for the Reds over the last 10 months but having played 180 minutes in England's two matches last week he was benched for the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.


Related Topix: Sports, Raheem Sterling, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Aston Villa