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Turkish soccer coach injured by projectile before brawl broke out in tunnel

Wednesday’s Turkish cup semifinal match between rivals Fenerbahce and Besiktas was abandoned with 35 minutes to go in a scoreless draw when violence sparked both in the stands and the tunnel. 197 more words

Soccer

The celebrity that Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to meet most is himself

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the new LA Galaxy star, and very confident human being (though I would be too if I could play soccer that well) continued his media tour this week on… 233 more words

Soccer

Football leaders push back against soccer plan for Clarke Stadium

Frustrated football leaders pushed back Wednesday against a plan to give Clarke Stadium to professional soccer to support a new Canadian premier soccer league.

“High school football still needs to be there,” the Edmonton Huskies Football Club’s Curtis Craig told city councillors. 402 more words

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic wanted to give Los Angeles a gift, so he gave the city himself

As Jimmy Kimmel pointed out, many athletes take out ads in the local paper when they leave to thank fans for their loyalty.

But when Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in Los Angeles, the latest star for the Galaxy, he took out an ad in the… 219 more words

Soccer

VIDEO: Rachel Platten Bombs the National Anthem Before NWSL Game

Pop star Rachel Platten is no stranger to singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” — she was the MLB’s go-to singer in 2016 and sang the national anthem at both World Series Game 1 and the All-Star Game at Petco Park. 117 more words

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Soccer coach accused of squeezing dirt into official's hand during postmatch handshake

The union for Professional Soccer Officials slammed a ruling by the NWSL that reduced the suspension of one coach accused of pulling a dirty trick on an official at a game last month. 197 more words

Soccer

Usain Bolt sets extended stay with Borussia Dortmund

Usain Bolt said he is going back to Borussia Dortmund to “work with them for three more weeks” for another assessment of his prospects of becoming a professional soccer player. 337 more words

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