FC Barcelona

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

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A late Lionel Messi-inspired flurry of goals secured a 3-0 home win for Barcelona against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

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Pep Guardiola's Bayern side worked hard from the start to stifle their hosts.

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Video Messi goals vs Bayern Munich 2015 gives Barcelona 3-0 win in first leg

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Messi-Guardiola 3-0

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It was a fantastic match between two great teams; there is no discussion about that. Every player delivered, with Lionel Messi nevertheless delivering the death punch to Bayern Munich with his two splendid goals and his late assist to an otherwise anonymous Neymar. However, there is something to be said about Guardiola's approach to the match.

FC BARCELONA 3 BAYERN MUNICH 0 | 1º ST LEG SEMI CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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La Liga season suspended from May 16 due to TV rights dispute

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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided to suspend all competitions from May 16 onwards in a dispute with the government over the new TV rights deal signed into law at the end of April. The RFEF says it wasn't properly consulted when the rights were being negotiated, therefore accusing the government of a "lack of respect".

La Liga season suspended from May 16 due to TV rights dispute

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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided to suspend all competitions from May 16 onwards in a dispute with the government over the new TV rights deal signed into law at the end of April. The RFEF says it wasn't properly consulted when the rights were being negotiated, therefore accusing the government of a "lack of respect".

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Champions League semi-final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

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After yesterday's very entertaining clash between Juventus and Real Madrid, arguably the biggest semi-final of the round kicks off today when Barcelona meets Bayern Munich in a must-see match.

So many storylines. So much football. Let's hope this one is half as good as the hype. If so, we're in store for a memorable match.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Champions League semi-final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

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After yesterday's very entertaining clash between Juventus and Real Madrid, arguably the biggest semi-final of the round kicks off today when Barcelona meets Bayern Munich in a must-see match.

So many storylines. So much football. Let's hope this one is half as good as the hype. If so, we're in store for a memorable match.

English Premier League

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge recovering from surgery in New York

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is hoping his injury nightmare is almost over after undergoing surgery on a hip problem in the United States.

The 25-year-old's season had effectively been ended once the decision was made to send him to America for further investigation into his ongoing injury issues which have seen him miss the majority of this season.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge recovering from surgery in New York

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is hoping his injury nightmare is almost over after undergoing surgery on a hip problem in the United States.

The 25-year-old's season had effectively been ended once the decision was made to send him to America for further investigation into his ongoing injury issues which have seen him miss the majority of this season.

Fabricio Coloccini says Newcastle doesn’t deserve to be relegated

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini insists his side do not deserve to be in a position where they head into Saturday's game with West Brom fighting for their Premier League lives.

In an open letter to supporters published via the club's official media channels, Coloccini also called on fans to put their differences aside and cheer the Magpies to a vital win.

Fabricio Coloccini says Newcastle doesn’t deserve to be relegated

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini insists his side do not deserve to be in a position where they head into Saturday's game with West Brom fighting for their Premier League lives.

In an open letter to supporters published via the club's official media channels, Coloccini also called on fans to put their differences aside and cheer the Magpies to a vital win.

Adam Lallana: Liverpool can spoil Chelsea’s title celebrations on Sunday

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Adam Lallana wants Liverpool to spoil Chelsea's title celebrations and dent Manchester United's Champions League aspirations this weekend.

United's shock defeat to West Brom on Saturday left them just four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

Although there are just three matches of the season left, Lallana is convinced Liverpool can catch Louis van Gaal's men, but he admits the Reds will have to win all three of their remaining games to do so.

Adam Lallana: Liverpool can spoil Chelsea’s title celebrations on Sunday

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Adam Lallana wants Liverpool to spoil Chelsea's title celebrations and dent Manchester United's Champions League aspirations this weekend.

United's shock defeat to West Brom on Saturday left them just four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

Although there are just three matches of the season left, Lallana is convinced Liverpool can catch Louis van Gaal's men, but he admits the Reds will have to win all three of their remaining games to do so.

Newcastle Now Worth £230M – But Going Down?

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In their annual list of the top 20 soccer (football) clubs in the world Forbes magazine have just released what theirlist for the season 2013-2014 is. Forbes ranks the clubs by what they perceivethe clubs are worth if they are sold in the market, so it's not based on revenue as Deloitte ranked the teams [.

Major League Soccer

Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are MLS’ best strike duo yet; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer has seen its share of high quality strike duos over 20 years.

There have even been striker partnerships that were merely "good" and even a couple of truly sensational ones, productive, classy and electrifying all at once.

But let's go ahead and start making the case that we are currently watching the best striker partnership that has ever tormented Major League Soccer's back lines.

Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are MLS’ best strike duo yet; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer has seen its share of high quality strike duos over 20 years.

There have even been striker partnerships that were merely "good" and even a couple of truly sensational ones, productive, classy and electrifying all at once.

But let's go ahead and start making the case that we are currently watching the best striker partnership that has ever tormented Major League Soccer's back lines.

Four MLS stadiums

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MLS has stadium issues in four markets, raising concern that the league's push for expansion may have gotten ahead of places to play. Read More

The LA Galaxy does without

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The LA Galaxy looks like a different team early in 2015 and a summer revamp around Steven Gerrard might come too late. Read More

Manchester United

Man Utd to keep Radamel Falcao until January

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Manchester United are considering making an offer to keep Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford until January, according to the Daily Mirror. The Colombia...

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Jorge Mendes meets Juventus to offload Man Utd man

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Agent Jorge Mendes was in Turin for last night's Champions League semi-final first leg between Juventus and Real Madrid. According to Italian...

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Man Utd to lure ex-Spurs man Gareth Bale with Angel Di Maria swap, claims ex-star

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Manchester United are likely to try and lure Gareth Bale by offering Angel Di Maria back to Real Madrid as part of a summer swap deal, according to...

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Arsenal

BFG baffled but buzzing over awesome Arsenal form

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Some of the football that Arsenal produced as we beat Hull City at the KC stadium on Monday night was simply stunning. Moments of magic like Ozil's audacious flick, Cazorla's pinged pass to Ramsey or the Welshman's wonder ball to Alexis were three of the most memorable but there was plenty of good stuff from [.

Arsenal set to seal STUNNING 1st summer transfer next week?

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Perhaps Arsene Wenger is so keen to get his first Arsenal transfer of the summer done and dusted very quickly in order to stop Maurizio Zamparini talking about it, because the president of Palermo is just about the opposite of the Arsenal boss when it comes to keeping a lid on his transfer dealings. The [.

Time for Arsenal to put Ramsey back in middle?

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It has been yet another season disrupted by injury problems for the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey, with his latest problems meaning that he has only managed to start 20 of our34 Premier League games so far. And it is fair to say that for most of the year Ramsey has failed to [...]

Fox Sports

Listen to Matt Yoder from Awful Announcing from 9-10pm ET on World Soccer Talk Radio

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Tonight's World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Matt Yoder, managing editor at Awful Announcing.

Matt will be on the show to discuss what's going on at FOX Sports 1, why the network is buying so many TV rights to soccer, whether the AT&T U-Verse/FOX Sports dispute will be resolved anytime soon, and how FOX Sports 1 is doing as it tries to compete against ESPN.

Listen to Matt Yoder from Awful Announcing from 9-10pm ET on World Soccer Talk Radio

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Tonight's World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Matt Yoder, managing editor at Awful Announcing.

Matt will be on the show to discuss what's going on at FOX Sports 1, why the network is buying so many TV rights to soccer, whether the AT&T U-Verse/FOX Sports dispute will be resolved anytime soon, and how FOX Sports 1 is doing as it tries to compete against ESPN.

UEFA Champions League

Soccer Morning (5.6.15) David Amoyal and Paul Tenorio

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Amoyal and Paul Tenorio.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Listen to the episode above or here.

Soccer Morning (5.6.15) David Amoyal and Paul Tenorio

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Amoyal and Paul Tenorio.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Listen to the episode above or here.

Sepp Blatter

Watch the trailer for ‘Sepp Blatter,’ e:60′s new investigative film about FIFA President [VIDEO]

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In its newest documentary, E:60′s Jeremy Schaap presents the most complete look done by television, at the most powerful man in the world of sports and the current crisis his organization is facing, FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

The trailer for the film has been released (see below). The actual documentary itself will air on Tuesday, May 12 at 8pm ET on ESPN.

Watch the trailer for ‘Sepp Blatter,’ e:60′s new investigative film about FIFA President [VIDEO]

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In its newest documentary, E:60′s Jeremy Schaap presents the most complete look done by television, at the most powerful man in the world of sports and the current crisis his organization is facing, FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

The trailer for the film has been released (see below). The actual documentary itself will air on Tuesday, May 12 at 8pm ET on ESPN.

Texas A&M

Texas A&M OC Jake Spavital: Kyler Murray ‘will have his opportunities’ to compete with Kyle Allen

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COLLEGE STATION – The story within the story of Texas A&M's football season has started a little earlier than expected, and A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital has chimed in on the anticipated late spring arrival of touted freshman quarterback Kyler Murray.

"He'll be here June 1," Spavital told A&M athletics' Studio 12 radio show on Wednesday, while on the road recruiting.

Kyler Murray intends to enroll at Texas A&M in time for June 2 summer session

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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin anticipates nearly his entire 2015 recruiting class to show up in time for the school's first summer session, which starts June 2, an A&M spokesman said Wednesday. Including Kyler Murray.

That's why Murray, an Allen High star quarterback, posted on his Twitter account Wednesday, "Opting out of the MLB draft.

Spain

Photo: Chelsea target’s dad meets Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

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A photo has emerged apparently showing Chelsea target Giannelli Imbula's dad meeting Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. The picture was posted...

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Video: Man City target Paul Pogba’s agent at Real Madrid’s hotel

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Italian transfer news website Calcio Mercato has released a video they claim shows Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, arriving at Real...

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Ticker

Report: Lletget to Galaxy, Allocation Money to Revs

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The Los Angeles Galaxy are set to sign 22-year-old American midfielder Sebastian Lletget, but will have to transfer allocation money to the New England Revolution, who have his discovery rights, to do it, according to a report on Goal.com. Lletget joined West Ham United in 2009 and appeared in a few FA Cup matches, but despite making the gameday 18 on a few occasions, never played in a Premier League game.

Nguyen Feels ‘Disrespected, Undervalued’ w/ Deal

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Following an MVP-caliber season, midfielder Lee Nguyen hoped to renegotiate a new contract with the Revolution. But after the club was unwilling to budge, the midfielder took matters into his own hands.

To express his displeasure with a deal that he believed was unfair, Nguyen sat out the first two days of training last week, even though he knew it could cost him his spot in the lineup.

Liverpool

LIVERPOOL IN FOR DEPAY

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Liverpool are in the hunt for Dutch striker Memphis Depay, the free-scoring forward was in the Manchester area last week.
While Depay is understood to have travelled to England he did not hold talks with United – as he was instead given permission by PSV to enter into discussions with Liverpool.

Ex-Spurs man signs two-year Liverpool contract

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Very happy to have signed a new 2 year deal here..! #LFC Lawrence Vigouroux (@LawrenceV93) May 6, 2015 Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence...

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Transcript: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference

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Jim Curtin discussed the return of Rais Mbolhi, revealed that Andre Blake re-injured his knee and John McCarthy suffered a concussion, said Michael Lahoud is out for over a month, and tipped Richie Marquez as a likely - but not certain - starter in Vancouver.

Portland Timbers draw against Vancouver Whitecaps, the lighter side

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The Portland Timbers welcomed their rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps, to town on May 2 and treated them to a scoreless draw. Photos and humor galore.

The Rest

Sapong Arrested for DUI - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Former Kansas City forward, CJ Sapong is in trouble with police in Philadelphia after being arrested for DUI and reckless driving in Philadelphia after being arrested early Friday morning. Because of the arrest, Sapong cannot play for the Union until he completes the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Treatment.

Newcastle’s New Top Choice For Head Coach Identified

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The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle want to hold talks with Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement over becoming the Tyneside club's new head coach in the summer, and that's been forced on the club by the refusal of Steve McClaren of Derby County to come to Newcastle. It's also coupled with the disastrous reign [.

Joe Clements, Huntsville QB and coach, 78

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Joe Clements, the retired Huntsville High School coach who died Monday at age 78, will be remembered by Texas football historians as the first man to win a state championship as a quarterback and, decades later, as a head coach at the same school.

He will be remembered by pop culture buffs for contributing sayings that one of his former players, writer/director Richard Linklater, incorporated into the 1990s coming-of-age film "Dazed and Confused.

B&RU Match Prediction Game - Week 10

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D.C. United is flying high this week, and so were our MPG players. Week 10 looks promising, so get your picks in early!

The winner of Week 9 was DoddsDC with 31 points! As a prize, you have won a set of yellow smoke bombs, similar to ones employed by our friendly Crew friends at RFK stadium last year.

Report: UIL state basketball tournament expected to return to Alamodome through 2017

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The state's governing body doesn't have a comment, but a report from the San Antonio Express News on Tuesday indicates the University Interscholastic League's state basketball championships will be returning to the Alamodome in San Antonio for the next two seasons.

Michael Sawaya, the director for the San Antonio Convention Sports, Entertainment and Facilities, told the Express News the Alamodome and UIL are expected to finalize a two-year contract, setting up the Alamodome to host the girls and boys state basketball tournaments through 2017.

Ask And Ye Shall Receive!

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Last night's post about wanting Doyle early was on-target. The Rapids just sent out a press release announcing they will get him registered before the May 12th deadline and he'll join the team at the end of May. Well done Front Office!

Atlantic City Crusdaers come from behind to beat Evergreen Diplomats

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Late game heroics from Dan Covello give the Crusaders a 3-2 win

The Atlantic City Crusaders picked up their first win of the spring American Soccer League season with a come from behind 3-2 win over the Evergreen Diplomats on Sunday at Silver Eagle Stadium, in Egg Harbor Twp, N.J.

The Crusaders went down early in the first half when midfielder Brian Graham's shot in the box went past Crusaders goalkeeper Ryan Gill in the 14th minute.

Ascenso MX Movimientos de Clubes para el Apertura 2015

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Hasta el momento de abrir esta entrada, no hay nada todavía formal sobre los clubes que llegarán al Ascenso MX ni los que se van, así como tampoco los que cambian de sede para el próximo torneo de Apertura 2015, sin embargo es obvio que habrá movimientos y tal vez muchos como ha ocurrido últimamente en cada inicio de año futbolístico.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Maurice Edu

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Maurice Edu joins Greg to talk about how the team can stay focused as it works to turn around the poor start to the season. Then Kevin joins Greg to talk about Mbolhi's return and possible transfer targets.