6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Story

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Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who

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Losing streak hits six games for the Revolution, Crushed by LA Galaxy, 5-1

Losing streak hits six games for the Revolution, Crushed by LA Galaxy, 5-1

It’s hard to believe, but less than two months ago the New England Revolution were riding a hot streak and leading the Eastern Conference with an ideally balanced team that showed a stingy defense and a powerful offense. After Wednesday … Read Full Story

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Crusaders fall short in Region 1 Tournament

Crusaders fall short in Region 1 Tournament

Although they were the only Massachusetts boys’ team to advance out of the group stage, the GPS Crusaders Massachusetts Elite U14 team left a bit frustrated after being eliminated in the semi-finals of the Region 1 Soccer Championships, at the … Read Full Story

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Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

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Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is

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Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Story

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US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members

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Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn’t prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday.

Portugal finished level on four

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Injuries affect both sides before U.S.-Portugal match

Injuries affect both sides before U.S.-Portugal match

Both teams will be hampered by injuries to key players. US national team forward Jozy Altidore has been ruled out of Sunday’s game, rekindling the discussion about coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to leave Landon Donovan off his roster.

So, the … Read Full Story

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F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

During a tour that lasted in excess of three weeks,the team from Futebol Clube da Madalena, from the Azorean Island of Pico, champion of the Azores in the Portuguese third division in the 2009/2010 season and current champion of the … Read Full Story

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Tiverton U-11 girls win Portsmouth Invitational

Tiverton U-11 girls win Portsmouth Invitational

For some fathers in Tiverton, a victory in the Portsmouth Invitational Soccer Tournament was a very nice Father’s Day present from their talented daughters. The U-11 girls from the neighboring town won the U-12 tournament, played last weekend, at the … Read Full Story

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All eyes on Manaus

All eyes on Manaus

U.S and Portugal face off Sunday

NEW ENGLAND — Local bars and restaurants are cleaning themselves up and getting ready for Sunday’s game between Portugal and the U.S.

Walking into Pasha Hookah Bar, on Allens Avenue in Providence, one is … Read Full Story

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FIFA security head: Maracanã lapse ‘embarrassing’

FIFA security head: Maracanã lapse ‘embarrassing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has acknowledged being embarrassed by a security lapse that let ticketless Chile fans rampage into the Maracanã Stadium.

Fences have been breached by fans at both World Cup matches staged at the country’s biggest

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Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal

Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans’ World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week’s match against Germany.

The U.S. probably needs to advance

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US turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

US turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

SÃO PAULO (AP) — After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.

The U.S. opened the World Cup with a thrilling

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Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for its World Cup match against the United States.

Though his knee had been bandaged in

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