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Welcome to the World’s Coolest Kindergarten

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:18 GMT

In Hamburg, Germany, it’s kindergarten with a view to excite any sports fan: The program is inside the F.C. St. Pauli soccer club’s stadium.“My God, my kid needs to go here”: In Hamburg, Germany, a professional soccer stadium is also home to an early-education program.


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Meet the Tea Ladies (and Tea Boys) of British Soccer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:16:09 GMT

The tea lady, once a fixture at British soccer clubs, endures mostly as a mythical image from a simpler time. Only a few remain, and not all are ladies.


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Champions League Draw: It’s Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid, Again

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:01 GMT

Antoine Griezmann and Atlético Madrid are set to play in next month’s Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.The semifinal will be a repeat of the 2014 and 2016 finals. In the other matchup, Monaco will play Juventus.


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Suspect in Borussia Dortmund Plot Hoped to Profit Off Attack, Officials Say

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:29:52 GMT

The Borussia Dortmund team bus was damaged in an explosion in Germany on April 11.A German-Russian man has been charged with carrying out the bombing, which has been attributed at various times to Islamist extremists and political groups.


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Sports Briefing: Tottenham Wins Eighth Straight to Keep Pressure on Chelsea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:44:54 GMT

Tottenham players celebrating with their fans after the only goal in their club’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.Christian Eriksen’s goal in the 78th minute lifted Tottenham to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace and within 4 points of first place in the Premier League.


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On Soccer: Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:26 GMT

Vítor Frade on a field used to train soccer players in his ideas. The developer of the tactical periodization approach, Frade is one of the sport’s most noteworthy theorists.Managers beat a path to Vítor Frade’s door at the University of Porto. What they find behind it is an education in just about everything.


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El Clásico: Lionel Messi’s Late Goal Lifts Barcelona Over Real Madrid

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:31:57 GMT

Lionel Messi after scoring Barcelona’s winning goal in the final minute against Real Madrid on Sunday. The teams are now tied atop the La Liga standings.Messi scored from inside the penalty area two minutes into stoppage time at Madrid, leaving the Spanish league’s title race up for grabs.


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Chelsea 4, Tottenham 2: Chelsea Defeats Tottenham to Advance to F.A. Cup Final

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:52:40 GMT

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after scoring in the F.A. Cup semifinal on Saturday.In a battle of the Premier League’s top teams, Tottenham dominated at times, but its hopes of a first F.A. Cup final since 1991 were sunk by two late moments of magic.


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For F.A. Cup Semifinals, the Long Shots Are Long Gone

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:40:36 GMT

Harry Kane of Tottenham, which will meet Chelsea in an F.A. Cup semifinal on Saturday, had a step on Heurelho Gomes, Watford’s goalkeeper, in a Premier League game in early April.This weekend’s semifinals — Chelsea versus Tottenham, and Manchester City versus Arsenal — feature wealthy powerhouses.


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