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On Soccer: At Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane’s Gift Is Wrapped in Charisma

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:26 GMT

Zinedine Zidane leading Real Madrid through a workout before a Champions League match in Warsaw.Though he is not widely viewed as one of soccer’s top managers, Zidane might have the exact attitude his team needs to keep the players happy and Real’s president at bay.


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Claims of Child Sexual Abuse in English Soccer Grow

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:42:03 GMT

The Crewe Alexandra Football Club ground in Crewe, Britain. Andy Woodward, 43, a former player at Crewe, has said he was sexually abused by a Crewe coach during the 1980s.The British police said on Thursday that at least 350 people have come forward to report abuse at the hands of soccer coaches.


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Chapecoense Soccer Team’s Plane Crashes, Leaving Brazil Devastated

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:12:35 GMT

Rescue workers removing bodies of victims at the site of a plane crash on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, on Tuesday.Few survivors have been found among the 77 on the chartered flight taking the team to a game in Medellín, Colombia. The crash came as fans across Brazil had been reveling in the team’s performance.


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Bruce Arena Outlines a New Vision for the U.S. Team

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:48:08 GMT

Bruce Arena said Tuesday that he understands the difficult situation he is inheriting as United States national team coach. “We’re fighting for our lives starting March 24,” he said of a World Cup qualifying campaign in crisis.“I’m not a person that digs deep into analytics because I don’t think the sport of soccer is an analytic sport,” Arena said, offering a contrast with Jurgen Klinsmann.


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Barry Bennell, Former Youth Coach, Faces Eight Counts of Sexual Abuse in England

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:07:56 GMT

Barry Bennell in 1995. He worked as a scout and coach for a number of English clubs during the 1980s.Bennell, 62, is accused of assaults suspected of occurring between 1981 and 1985 involving a boy under the age of 14. Bennell is to appear in court on Dec. 14.


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Opponent in Finals Requests Chapecoense Be Awarded the Title

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:43:29 GMT

Chapecoense players celebrated their semifinal victory over San Lorenzo last week. The team had a startling run of success over the last few years.Atlético Nacional, a Colombian team, asked Copa Sudamericana organizers to award the trophy to Chapecoense, a Brazilian club that lost most of its players in a plane crash.


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Chapecoense Grief: ‘I Just Want to Go Back to Yesterday’

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:04:51 GMT

Chapecoense players celebrated their semifinal victory over San Lorenzo last week. The team had a startling run of success over the last few years.A scrappy upstart team from a humdrum industrial city, now devastated by a plane crash, was a remarkable modern success story in Brazilian soccer.


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Toronto F.C. Pursues a Title, and Relevance in Its Own City

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:43:22 GMT

Toronto F.C.’s Justin Morrow (2), Jonathan Osorio (21) and Michael Bradley (4) after a goal by Sebastian Giovinco, left, during an M.L.S. playoff game against the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 26.The Maple Leafs are the center of attention, and the Raptors and the Blue Jays have recently made playoff runs. A championship for Toronto F.C. could change the story.


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A History of Air Disasters Involving Sports Teams

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:27:03 GMT

Rescue workers removing bodies of victims at the site of a plane crash on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, on Tuesday.The crash of a plane carrying the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense to a game in Colombia is one of several similar accidents stretching back decades.


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Sexual Abuse Claims in English Youth Leagues Prompt Wider Inquiry by Authorities

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:29:47 GMT

The Crewe Alexandra sports academy. Barry Bennell, a former youth soccer coach who has been accused of molesting young players, once worked for the Crewe club.England’s Football Association announced an internal investigation into the claims after several former players came forward with accusations that they were molested as boys in youth programs.


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José Mourinho Loses His Temper as Manchester United Stumbles

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 01:59:01 GMT

The referee Jonathan Moss, right, ejected Manager José Mourinho in Manchester United’s 1-1 home draw with West Ham.Mourinho was ejected in United’s 1-1 tie with West Ham, and United has zero wins in its last four home games in the Premier League.


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One City. Two Soccer Clubs Split by War.

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:49:35 GMT

Fans were able to watch through a wall as FK Trepca, a Kosovar Serb team from the city of Mitrovica, played last month. FK Trepca and KF Trepca share a history and team colors but are divided along ethnic lines.Depending on whom you ask, either KF Trepca or FK Trepca is the rightful owner of the decades of soccer history that came before war tore apart the former Yugoslavia.


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Released From Prison, Former Bayern Munich President Is Re-elected

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:51:13 GMT

Uli Hoeness speaking at Bayern Munich’s general meeting on Friday. He resigned as president in March 2014, a day after his conviction on tax-evasion charges.Uli Hoeness is back in charge of Bayern Munich, 270 days after his early release from a 42-month prison term for tax evasion.


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