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  • Klinsmann close to finalizing pre-World Cup roster

    April 23, 2014

    Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.Preliminary 30-man rosters are due to FIFA by May 13, the day before the Americans start to arrive for the camp at Stanford University.

  • Klinsmann close to finalizing pre-World Cup roster

    April 23, 2014

    Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.Preliminary 30-man rosters are due to FIFA by May 13, the day before the Americans start to arrive for the camp at Stanford University.

  • Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    April 23, 2014

    MADRID (AP) - Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.Madrid got its goal on a counterattack when Cristiano Ronaldo found Fabio Coentrao speeding down a flank. Coentrao crossed for Benzema, who tapped the ball past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from 4 yards.

  • Man United's brand strength softens blow of slump

    April 23, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season.Few clubs have the money-making abilities of United, which has been setting revenue records even as the team endured poor performance under the brief managerial reign of David Moyes, whose departure was announced by the club Tuesday less than a season into a six-year contract.

  • Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll

    April 23, 2014

    Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League.Raheem Sterling made it a double for Liverpool in the poll as his two goals in the victory earned him leading player honors.

  • FIFA urged to back probe of Qatar World Cup

    April 23, 2014

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) - Anti-corruption advisers appointed by FIFA say it's important to give ''a convincing and transparent answer'' to allegations about Qatar's selection as 2022 World Cup host.The advisory panel chaired by Swiss law professor Mark Pieth says FIFA's ethics committee investigating the 2018-2022 World Cup hosting decisions ''should not rest until there is a conclusive answer.''

  • David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    April 23, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge.''To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.

  • 'Class of 92' reunited to stabilize Man United

    April 23, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - Manchester United has brought the ''Class of 92'' back together.Renowned graduates of United's most successful youth team have been put in control of a team in turmoil following the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes. A notable absentee is David Beckham, who has never expressed a desire for team management.

  • FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

    April 23, 2014

    ZURICH (AP) - Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.Soccer's world governing body said its appeal panel ''considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect.''