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TV Viewership Falls in N.F.L. and Premier League: A Blip, or Something Worse?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:52:00 GMT

Sunday night’s 6-6 tie between the Seahawks and the Cardinals on NBC drew 17.7 million viewers, down 11 percent from the game played in that slot last year.The startling, double-digital declines in TV viewership raise questions about whether the football and soccer leagues have reached their peak.

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Carlos Alberto Torres, 72, Scorer of Memorable Goal for Brazil, Dies

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:38:45 GMT

Carlos Alberto in 1970.Carlos Alberto, the captain of Brazil’s World Cup team in 1970, blasted home the goal after a pass from Pelé in a 4-1 win over Italy in the final.

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On Soccer: Push to Develop Young Players Revives A.C. Milan

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:27:46 GMT

A.C. Milan’s Manuel Locatelli, right, after scoring the only goal in a win over Juventus, the top team in the Serie A standings.Manuel Locatelli, an 18-year-old midfielder, and Gianluigi Donnarumma, a 17-year-old goalkeeper, have helped carry Milan toward the top of the Serie A standings.

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New York’s M.L.S. Teams Finish Strong

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:36:20 GMT

Portland’s Lucas Melano, left, and Vancouver Pedro Morales in Vancouver during the final day of the M.L.S. season.The Red Bulls and New York City F.C. claimed two playoff byes and the league scoring title.

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On Soccer: Humiliation Is in the Air as Chelsea Routs Manchester United

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:54:12 GMT

Chelsea players after N’Golo Kante scored the team’s fourth goal against Manchester United on Sunday.In José Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, he did not like what he heard from Chelsea’s new coach, in an apparent breach of the unwritten code governing managerial conduct.

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Sports Briefing: Andrés Iniesta’s Injury Mars Barcelona’s Thrilling Win

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:11:55 GMT

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi after converting a penalty in the 94th minute against Valencia. It was Messi’s sixth goal in three games since returning from injury.Lionel Messi’s penalty kick in stoppage time at Valencia moved Barcelona to the top of the Spanish league.

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American Pleads Guilty in FIFA Case for His Role in Bribes Worth Millions

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:45:59 GMT

Aaron Davidson, center, before pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire-fraud conspiracy charges in federal court in Brooklyn.Aaron Davidson, a sports marketing executive, was convicted in a federal court in Brooklyn on charges of racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy.

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