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24 min ago | Northern Michigan News

Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most Latin Americans will put aside their disdain for their proud neighbors as they look ... (more)


Related Topix: Argentina World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Lionel Messi, Summer Olympic, Sports, Neymar, Diego, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

24 min ago |

Chile star Sanchez leaves Barcelona for Arsenal

Chile striker Alexis Sanchez has ended his three-year stint at Barcelona by joining Arsenal for a reported fee of 35 million pounds , adding some much-needed firepower to the English Premier League side.


Related Topix: Sports, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez

1 hr ago | Washington Times

Zico says Brazil should replace Scolari as coach

Brazil football great Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing World Cup performance.


Related Topix: Sports, David Luiz, Oscar

5 hrs ago |

Jackson says Knicks still awaiting word from Melo

In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony goes to the basket against Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York.


Related Topix: Sports, Jackson, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, Trevor Booker

7 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Barcelona sell Jonathan Dos Santos to Villarreal

Dos Santos, like his brother Giovani, came through Barcelona's youth academy before eventually earning a spot on the first team in 2012.


Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Dos Santos

11 hrs ago |

Nasri pens five-year Manchester City deal

The former Arsenal midfielder has already won two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium and is excited to spend the peak years of his career pursuing more success there Samir Nasri has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract with Premier League champions Manchester City , keeping him at the club until 2019.


Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Samir Nasri, Manchester City, FIFA Soccer World Cup, France World Cup

15 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting

Football's international governing body on Thursday said its appeals committee rejected the appeal by Suarez and the Uruguay football federation in its entirety.


Related Topix: Sports, Luis Suarez

19 hrs ago |

Sounders score 2 in extra time, beat Timbers 3-1

Kenny Cooper scored on a header in the 111th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win over the Portland Timers on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Sports, Kenny Cooper, Gonzalo Pineda, Osvaldo Alonso, Donovan Ricketts, Diego Chara

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sporting KC goalie Kronberg fractures left hand

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg fractured a bone in his left hand during practice Wednesday and will miss about eight weeks for the defending MLS Cup champions.


Related Topix: Sports, Jon Kempin, Eric Kronberg, Andy Gruenebaum, Sporting Kansas City, World Soccer, More Sports, US Soccer

Athens Banner-Herald

Argentina reaches World Cup final win shootout win over the Netherlands

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.


Related Topix: Argentina World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Sergio Romero


Will Messi or Robben win battle of wizards?

All eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben when Argentina face the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinal in Sao Paulo to discover who will meet Germany in the final.


Related Topix: Sports, Lionel Messi

Salisbury Journal

Tadic ready to write new chapter

Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic hopes he can be part of a new chapter in Southampton's history, with manager Ronald Koeman close to bringing more fresh faces to St Mary's.


Related Topix: Sports, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Lorient, World Soccer, More Sports

Merced Sun-Star

Lewandowski charged for new club Bayern Munich

Lewandowski, who joined the Bundesliga champion on a free transfer from league rival Borussia Dortmund, said at his presentation Wednesday that his new club is "the yardstick, the club where I can win many titles."


Related Topix: Sports, Robert Lewandowski, World Soccer, More Sports, Borussia Dortmund

Fox Sports

Arsenal close in on Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy double swoop

Arsenal remain confident of pushing through a 30million deal for Chile winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and expect to complete the signing of France defender Mathieu Debuchy later this week.


Related Topix: Sports, Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Ramsey, Bacary Sagna, Wojciech Szczesny, Per Mertesacker, Carl Jenkinson

Tue Jul 08, 2014

McCoughtry paces Dream past Connecticut

"We always take it upon ourselves to have a good defensive game because we know that's what creates our offense," Hayes said.


Related Topix: Angel Mccoughtry, Sports, More Sports, Atlanta Dream, WNBA Women's Basketball, Katie Douglas, Alex


Brazil's defense falls apart without Thiago Silva

Forget Neymar for a second and consider just how badly Brazil missed Thiago Silva in defense.


Related Topix: Sports, Maicon

Netherlands vs Argentina: How they compare

No less than five of the world's best forwards could be on the field, which would normally raise expectations of a flurry of goals and end-to-end attacking football.


Related Topix: Argentina World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Ajax Amsterdam, Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero

Rock Hill Herald

New Man U manager to make coaching debut in US

Van Gaal won't be the only Man U newcomer making the club's U.S. trip that begins July 18. New additions Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw will also be part of the traveling squad as they look to make their debut for the English Premier League team.


Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, David De Gea

Hampshire Chronicle

Barca keep counsel over Suarez deal

Barcelona were giving little away about the prospective transfers of Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez as they unveiled new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo at the Nou Camp on Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, Victor Valdes, Alexis Sanchez, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Luis Suarez, Claudio Bravo, Real Sociedad

Merced Sun-Star

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs with Man City

The 32-year-old Caballero, whose contract with Malaga expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, says on the club's website that "this is a new challenge and a new league for me" and that he "will try and compete for the No.


Related Topix: Sports, Willy Caballero, World Soccer, More Sports, Joe Hart, Manchester City