Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday, March 11
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday: - - - - TENNIS Big names back in action at Indian Wells Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Li Na are among the players in action in the third round BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. (TENNIS-INDIAN/, moved with updates to follow, 500 words) - - NBA Heat face Wizards while Clippers host Suns The NBA champion Miami Heat return home to face another tricky opponent in the Washington Wizards while the high-flying Clippers chase their eighth consecutive win when they host the Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles. ...
Brek Shea's loan to Barnsley cut short
Brek Shea's loan from Stoke to Barnsley has ended early following an incident between the American midfielder and a fan. The incident occurred while the 24-year-old Texan was restraining teammate Stephen Dawson as Dawson tried to reach a Stoke supporter. Barnsley said in a statement on its website Monday that Shea had been returned to Stoke, his Premier League parent club. Hoping to see playing time and earn a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster, Shea made eight appearances for Barnsley of the second-tier League Championship since the loan began Jan. 1.
The organization that manages game officials for Major League Soccer has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the union it locked out, accusing the referees of attempting to intimidate replacements. The Professional Referee Organization made the filing with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday, three days after the lockout began. The Professional Soccer Referees Association previously filed a pair of unfair labor practice charges against PRO, which also are pending. ''PSRA had inaccurately told replacement officials in a March 7 e-mail that they would not be eligible to work for PRO in the future if they chose to work as replacements in games on March 8,'' Pro general manager Peter Walton, a former English Premier League referee, said in a statement Monday.
Soccer-La Liga results and standings
March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, March 10Osasuna 0 Malaga 2 Real Sociedad 2 Rayo Vallecano 3 Sunday, March 9 Espanyol 3 Elche 1 Real Madrid 3 Levante 0 Almeria 1 Sevilla 3 Valencia 1 Athletic Club 1 Saturday, March 8Celta Vigo 0 Atletico Madrid 2 Granada CF 2 Villarreal 0 Real Betis 2 Getafe 0 Real Valladolid 1 Barcelona 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Real Madrid 27 21 4 2 76 26 67 2 Atletico Madrid 27 20 4 3 63 21 64 3 Barcelona 27 20 3 4 74 22 63 -------------------------4 Athletic Club 27 15 6 6 50 31 51 ...
Soccer-La Liga top scorers
March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Monday 24 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 21 Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) 16 Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona) 15 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) 13 David Villa (Atletico Madrid) Pedro (Barcelona) 12 Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) Ikechukwu Uche (Villarreal) 11 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 10 Aduriz (Athletic Club) Sergio Garcia (Espanyol) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla) 9 Youssef El Arabi (Granada CF) Oriol Riera (Osasuna) Jonas (Valencia) Giovani ...
Soccer-La Liga summaries
March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, March 10Real Sociedad 2 Inigo Martinez 2, Ruben Pardo Gutierrez 45+1 Rayo Vallecano 3 Joaquin Larrivey 4pen, Alberto Bueno 47, Ruben Rochina 67 Halftime: 2-1; Attendance: 25,000- - -Osasuna 0 Malaga 2 Samuel Garcia Sanchez 14, Nordin Amrabat 66 Red Card: Jesus Gamez 52Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 13,287- - -Sunday, March 9Valencia 1 Alcacer 23 Athletic Club 1 Aduriz 53pen Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 35,400- - -Real Madrid 3 Cristiano Ronaldo 11, Marcelo 49, Nikos Karabelas 81og Levante 0 Red Card: David Navarro ...
The Mexico striker, who is said to be unsettled at Old Trafford, is attracting interest from across Europe and the Premier League champions are prepared to let him go
1st consecutive losses for US women since 2001
The United States women's soccer team is having a memorable trip to the Algarve Cup - for all the wrong reasons. The Americans lost consecutive games for the first time in 13 years and conceded five goals in a match for the first time in the team's 29-year history, finishing last in their group following a 5-3 defeat to Denmark on Monday at Albufeira, Portugal. ''The results in this tournament are obviously not up to our standards,'' defender Christie Rampone said. Christen Press pulled the U.S. to 3-1 in the 51st, but Joanna Rasmussen restored a three-goal lead in the 62nd.
Soccer-Patience key for Atletico clash, Milan's Seedorf says
AC Milan will play a patient game in Tuesday's Champions League last 16 second leg at Atletico Madrid when they attempt to overturn a 1-0 deficit, coach Clarence Seedorf said on Monday. The only player to win Europe's elite club competition with three different clubs, former Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid and Milan midfielder Seedorf said Atletico were clearly the favourites to advance to the quarter-finals. "You always have to have balance on these occasions," Seedorf, who took over from the sacked Massimiliano Allegri in January, told a news conference.
The Brazil legend says there are two different versions of the Barcelona star, while tipping Neymar to make a big impact at the World Cup
Soccer-Romanian championship results and standings
March 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Monday Monday, March 10 Dinamo Bucharest 1 Corona Brasov 0 FC Astra 2 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 0 Sageata Navodari 0 Vaslui 1 Sunday, March 9 Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt 0 Petrolul Ploiesti 0 Gaz Metan Medias 4 FC Viitorul Constanta 0 Saturday, March 8 CFR Cluj 0 Steaua Bucharest 1 Concordia Chiajna 1 Universitatea Cluj-Napoca 1 FC Botosani 1 ACS Poli Timisoara 0 Friday, March 7 Brasov 1 Otelul Galati 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Steaua Bucharest 22 15 7 0 48 14 52 -------------------------2 FC Astra 22 15 3 4 ...
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Arsenal's European track record shows they can overcome the 2-0 last-16 first leg deficit when they face holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, coach Arsene Wenger said on Monday. Bayern are seeking to become the first team to retain the trophy and will be banking on home advantage to sink Arsenal. But Wenger said the Germans should not take victory for granted. "It is a possible task, that is the most important thing. My team has quality and ambition," Wenger told reporters in Munich. "History is important in our belief. ...
The Bayern Munich star has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and has now fanned the flames by refusing to rule out a summer exit from the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich president admits to evading taxes
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness admitted Monday to dodging millions of euros (dollars) in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account at a trial that could see one of the most powerful figures in German soccer receive a lengthy prison sentence. Prosecutor Achim von Engel told the Munich state court that Hoeness evaded 3.5 million euros ($4.9 million) in taxes by concealing 33 million euros income in the Swiss bank account, the dpa news agency reported.
Trailing by two goals, the Gunners are far from favored ahead of their daunting trip to Bayern Munich. But history shows shocks are a part of European soccer.
Soccer-Newcastle's Gosling admits FA betting charge
Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted an English Football Association misconduct charge relating to betting, the FA said on Monday. In a statement on their website the FA said that Gosling admitted "multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting." This rule prohibits footballers betting on competitions they have played in that season or matches that they have any direct or indirect influence on. "Gosling has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course," the FA said.
By Keith Weir and Emma Thomasson LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina. They vie for the title of market leader in the supply of hi-tech boots and jerseys to fans inspired by Argentine Lionel Messi, who wears Adidas, or new Brazilian idol Neymar, who is in the Nike camp. A bootmaker since the 1950s and a World Cup sponsor, Germany's Adidas regards soccer as its territory and wants to avoid being overtaken by younger but larger American rival Nike, as has happened in other sports. "Forget all you may have heard or written about a weak Adidas performance in football in 2013.