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Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Deportivo Quito 3 Independiente del Valle 2 Mushuc Runa 1 Emelec 3 Saturday, July 4 LDU de Quito 1 Aucas 0 LDU de Loja El Nacional Postponed Universidad Catolica Quito 1 Deportivo Cuenca 1 Friday, July 3 River Ecuador 2 Barcelona 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 20 12 8 0 27 9 44 -------------------------2 Independiente del Valle 21 12 5 4 34 23 41 3 Emelec 19 10 6 3 37 18 36 4 Barcelona 21 9 3 9 31 24 30 5 Deportivo Quito 21 7 8 6 33 35 29 6 River Ecuador 21 7 5 9 26 29 ...
Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Real Garcilaso 2 Juan Aurich 1 Saturday, July 4 Sport Loreto 1 Cesar Vallejo 1 Universitario 0 Deportivo Municipal 1 Alianza Atletico 3 Cienciano 2 Friday, July 3 Sport Huancayo 2 San Martin 1 UTC 1 Ayacucho FC 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Real Garcilaso 8 6 1 1 12 8 19 -------------------------2 Juan Aurich 7 4 1 2 10 5 13 3 Deportivo Municipal 8 3 4 1 9 6 13 4 Sporting Cristal 6 3 3 0 10 7 12 5 Sport Loreto 8 3 3 2 7 6 12 6 Cienciano 8 3 2 3 13 12 11 7 Alianza Atletico 7 3 2 2 ...
Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Aalesund 4 Mjondalen IF 2 Odd Grenland 1 Valerenga Oslo 2 Sandefjord Fotball 1 Tromso 1 Stromsgodset IF 4 Viking Stavanger 1 Saturday, July 4 FK Haugesund 3 Lillestrom 3 IK Start 4 Stabaek 1 Friday, July 3 Sarpsborg 08 1 Molde 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 14 10 3 1 40 14 33 -------------------------2 Stabaek 15 9 3 3 27 18 30 3 Valerenga Oslo 15 8 3 4 31 23 27 -------------------------4 Molde 15 7 4 4 35 17 25 -------------------------5 Viking Stavanger 15 8 ...
Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swedish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Haecken 3 Helsingborg 2 Falkenbergs FF 2 Elfsborg Boras 2 GIF Sundsvall 2 IFK Gothenburg 2 Kalmar 0 AIK Stockholm 0 Saturday, July 4Atvidabergs FF 0 Halmstad 0 Djurgarden 2 Orebro 0 IFK Norrkoping 3 Malmo 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 IFK Gothenburg 14 10 3 1 21 7 33 -------------------------2 IFK Norrkoping 14 9 3 2 25 15 30 3 Elfsborg Boras 14 8 4 2 28 16 28 -------------------------4 Djurgarden 14 7 5 2 26 15 26 -------------------------5 Malmo 14 7 4 3 27 19 25 6 AIK Stockholm ...
Soccer-Finnish championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Finnish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5IFK Mariehamn 0 Ilves 0 KuPS 1 Jaro Pietarsaari 3 VPS 0 Inter Turku 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 HJK Helsinki 18 10 6 2 28 14 36 -------------------------2 RoPS Rovaniemi 16 10 2 4 22 14 32 3 SJK 15 8 3 4 24 11 27 -------------------------4 Inter Turku 17 7 6 4 28 16 27 -------------------------5 IFK Mariehamn 17 6 8 3 17 14 26 6 KuPS 15 5 5 5 13 21 20 7 HIFK 15 4 7 4 16 19 19 8 Lahti 15 3 7 5 12 12 16 9 Jaro Pietarsaari 16 4 4 8 16 23 16 10 KTP Kotka 16 3 5 8 12 23 14 ...
Two killed in street revels in Chile after soccer win - local media
SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and several others injured in Santiago when a car slammed into street revelers celebrating host Chile's triumph in the Copa America soccer tournament, local radio Bio-Bio reported on Sunday. Chileans streamed into the streets, squares and bars after their team won its first ever major trophy on Saturday, beating Argentina 4-1 on penalties after the teams drew 0-0. Some crowds attempted to loot shops and supermarkets before being stopped by police, local media reported. ...
Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5Avai 2 Sport 2 Saturday, July 4Chapecoense 1 Vasco da Gama 0 Cruzeiro 2 Atletico Paranaense 0 Coritiba 0 Joinville 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sport 11 6 5 0 20 10 23 2 Atletico Mineiro 10 6 2 2 21 10 20 3 Fluminense 10 6 2 2 14 10 20 4 Gremio 10 6 2 2 14 11 20 -------------------------5 Atletico Paranaense 11 6 1 4 15 12 19 6 Corinthians 10 6 1 3 10 8 19 7 Sao Paulo 10 5 2 3 13 11 17 8 Chapecoense 11 5 1 5 9 10 16 9 Ponte Preta 10 4 4 2 15 12 16 10 Palmeiras 10 4 3 3 14 8 15 11 ...
Soccer-Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa
By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) - A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile's hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America's can-do country. With 12 nations taking part, holding the South American competition is not on the scale of the World Cup, but still provided logistical difficulties in a region where hooliganism has often dogged games. Defender Gonzalo Jara's bottom poke of Uruguay's Edinson Cavani earned him a two-match ban and unleashed a wave of Internet memes, while Arturo Vidal pranged his Ferrari after driving drunk.
Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean sufferingThe Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last. It was a disappointing finish for Lionel Messi and his teammates, who haven't won anything in 22 years, and a historic victory for an entire nation that desperately needed some reason to rejoice after getting way too used to a long history of tragedies at home. Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout in the final of the South American tournament on Saturday, finally winning a major title after decades of disappointments.


French, German presidents tried to influence World Cup votes: Blatter in paper

FIFA President Blatter leaves after his statement during a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in ZurichThe embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar. Sepp Blatter has become entangled in a corruption investigation of the sport's governing body, which involves the decision to hold the World Cup in the two countries. Blatter has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but he has retained an attorney.


Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT Sunday, July 5
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday: - - - - SOCCER Women's World Cup (to July 5) Japan and US set for World Cup rematch VANCOUVER - After a month of matches, defending champions Japan and the United States are the last teams standing and will face off against each other at a soldout BC Place Stadium in the final of the Women's World Cup. We will also have stories on Golden Ball and Golden Glove winners, team sidebars and wraps. ...
Fiji beats Micronesia 38-0 in Pacific Games soccer match
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) -- Pacific Games organizers say Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory Sunday over the Federated States of Micronesia.
Soccer-Chinese championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Chinese championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Guangzhou Evergrande 7 Chongqing Lifan 0 Hangzhou Greentown 2 Tianjin Teda 1 Shanghai SIPG 2 Shanghai Shenxin 0 Saturday, July 4 Guizhou Renhe 0 Jiangsu Sainty 1 Henan Jianye 0 Beijing Guo'an 1 Shandong Luneng 2 Liaoning Whowin 0 Shanghai Shenhua 1 Guangzhou R-F 0 Shijiazhuang Yongchang FC 0 Changchun Yatai 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Beijing Guo'an 17 10 6 1 25 10 36 2 Shanghai SIPG 17 10 5 2 38 19 35 3 Guangzhou Evergrande 17 9 7 1 43 17 34 4 Shandong Luneng 17 10 3 4 36 22 33 ...
French, German presidents tried to influence W.Cup votes - Blatter in paper
The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar. Sepp Blatter has become entangled in a corruption investigation of the sport's governing body, which involves the decision to hold the World Cup in the two countries. Blatter has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but he has retained an attorney.
Soccer-Nigeria sack coach Keshi for lack of commitment
By Mike Collett July 5 (Reuters) - The topsy-turvy troubled relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and their coach Stephen "Big Boss" Keshi has ended with the NFF sacking him because "he is not committed enough" to the job, the NFF said in a statement. The former Nigeria international, who coached his country to victory in the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and into the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil last year before losing to France, has been replaced by Shuaibu Amodu, who was appointed Nigeria's technical director last week. The statement issued by the NFF said it had reviewed Keshi's "actions and inactions" and found he lacked "the required commitment to achieve the federation's objectives as set out in the coach's employment contract." It added it had "decided to exercise its option to summarily terminate the employment contract of Mr. Stephen Keshi with the federation with immediate effect".
Soccer-Roberto Carlos joins Delhi team in Indian league
Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos will manage Delhi Dynamos in this year's Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced on Sunday. The league got off to a rousing start last year with Brazilian Zico headlining the managers' list while marquee players included Italian duo Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi, and Frenchman Nicholas Anelka. Zico has returned for his second year at the helm of FC Goa, who also signed Carlos' 2002 World Cup-winning teammate and former Bayern Munich defender Lucio as their marquee player.
Soccer-Argentina's search for elusive final key continues
By Rex Gowar July 5 (Reuters) - Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory. Bielsa changed perennial losers Chile's mentality and built a team that reached the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010 -- their first appearance in 12 years.
Keane's hat trick lifts Galaxy over Toronto FC, 4-0

Keane's hat trick lifts Galaxy over Toronto FC, 4-0CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Robbie Keane recorded his third-career hat trick to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Toronto FC 4-0 on Saturday night.


Soccer-Micronesia hammered 38-0 by Fiji in Olympic qualifier
The Federated States of Micronesia's first appearance at an Oceania Football Confederation tournament went from bad to worse on Sunday when they were thrashed 38-0 by Fiji in Port Moresby. Micronesia were also hammered 30-0 by Tahiti on Friday in the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, which are doubling as the Oceania qualifying tournament for next year's Rio Olympics. Atonio Tuivuna grabbed 10 goals for Fiji's under-23 side, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Vanuatu in their opening match and were aware they needed to get close to 30 goals to stay in touch with Tahiti in Group A. The top two sides in each group go through to the semi-finals of the Olympic qualifying tournament.
Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal

MLS: New York City FC at Montreal Impact(Reuters) - New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday. The former Spain forward sealed the three points when he curled home a low free kick in the 82nd minute, five minutes after Argentine Ignacio Piatti had levelled the scores from the penalty spot. In other action, the lowly Colorado Rapids pulled off a big upset when they beat the high-flying Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 for just their third win this season.


Soccer-Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal
New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday. The former Spain forward sealed the three points when he curled home a low free kick in the 82nd minute, five minutes after Argentine Ignacio Piatti had levelled the scores from the penalty spot. It was New York's fourth win in five games, a run that has lifted them into playoff contention after a horrible stretch earlier in the season when they went 11 matches without a win.
10-man Orlando City earns 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake
SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Kaka was sent off in the 45th minute, but 10-man Orlando City held Real Salt Lake scoreless for the second half to earn a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
Soccer-US championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4 Colorado Rapids 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Columbus Crew 2 New York Red Bulls 1 FC Dallas 3 New England Revolution 0 Impact Montreal 1 New York City FC 2 LA Galaxy 4 Toronto FC 0 Real Salt Lake 1 Orlando City SC 1 Friday, July 3 Houston Dynamo 1 Chicago Fire 1 Seattle Sounders 1 DC United 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Eastern Conference1 DC United 21 10 5 6 23 18 35 2 Columbus Crew 18 6 6 6 27 26 24 3 Orlando City SC 18 6 6 6 23 22 24 4 New England Revolution 20 6 6 8 25 29 24 5 New York ...
Doyle's first MLS goal lifts Rapids over Whitecaps, 2-1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Kevin Doyle scored his first MLS goal to help the Colorado Rapids beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night, ending a six-game winless streak.
Mauro Diaz leads FC Dallas over Revolution 3-0
Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night. Diaz also played a role in the second goal for FC Dallas (8-5-5) in the 64th minute, pressuring Revolution defender Jose Goncalves to create a deep giveaway. Diaz crossed it back to Fabian Castillo for a shot from the middle of the box.
Villa, New York City FC beat Montreal Impact 2-1

Villa, New York City FC beat Montreal Impact 2-1MONTREAL (AP) -- David Villa scored twice to help New York City FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night.


U.S. aid springboard to Japan World Cup success
By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - An act of kindness from the United States after the tsunami of 2011 helped set Japan on the road to success and could rebound on the Americans for a second successive women's World Cup final on Sunday. In 2011, with Japan reeling from the devastating natural disaster and their women's soccer team trying to prepare for a World Cup later that year, the U.S. came to the rescue by hosting the Asian champions for two charity friendly matches. Japan lost both contests but their coach Norio Sasaki remembers those two matches provided a springboard to success for the 'Nadeshiko', who face off against the Americans on Sunday in World Cup final in Vancouver.
Soccer-U.S. aid springboard to Japan World Cup success
By Steve Keating VANCOUVER, July 4 (Reuters) - An act of kindness from the United States after the tsunami of 2011 helped set Japan on the road to success and could rebound on the Americans for a second successive women's World Cup final on Sunday. In 2011, with Japan reeling from the devastating natural disaster and their women's soccer team trying to prepare for a World Cup later that year, the U.S. came to the rescue by hosting the Asian champions for two charity friendly matches. Japan lost both contests but their coach Norio Sasaki remembers those two matches provided a springboard to success for the 'Nadeshiko', who face off against the Americans on Sunday in World Cup final in Vancouver.
Copa America winners since 1993
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America for the first time on Saturday. Argentina were looking to equal Uruguay's record of 15 titles in the tournament first played in 1916. ...
Losing another final with Argentina is torture: Mascherano
By Felipe Iturrieta SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfield general Javier Mascherano said after Chile beat them on penalties to win the Copa America on Saturday. Argentina were beaten by Germany in the World Cup final last July and Saturday's 4-1 loss on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time left them still looking for a first major trophy since the 1993 Copa America. "Losing is torture, it’s a huge sadness," said Mascherano, one of the few Argentina players to talk to reporters after the final at Santiago's National Stadium.
U.S coach praises Japan for bringing possession into play

Soccer: Women's World Cup-TrainingUSABy Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Japan's World Cup victory four years ago with a possession style approach was a turning point for the women's game that will be reflected in Sunday's final, according to United States head coach Jill Ellis. Japan became the first Asian team to win the World Cup when they defeated the U.S on penalties in the final having despatched traditional European powers Germany and Sweden. "I think 2011, it was a watershed moment with Japan winning," said Ellis ahead of the 2015 final between the two sides at BC Place.


Messi fails again with Argentina's national team

Messi fails again with Argentina's national teamLionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina's national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile 4-1 on penalties, extending its 22-year title drought. Saturday's disappointment comes less than a year since he also failed to lead Argentina to victory in the World Cup final, and will ignite even more criticism by those who say Messi doesn't play as well with the national team as he does with his club.


Soccer-Copa America winners since 1993
SANTIAGO, July 4 (Reuters) - Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America for the first time on Saturday. Argentina were looking to equal Uruguay's record of 15 titles in the tournament first played in 1916. ...
Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup voteFIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that ''there were two political interventions'' from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the hosts were announced on Dec. 2, 2010. ''Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their voting representatives.


Finlay scores twice, Crew beat Red Bulls 2-1

Finlay scores twice, Crew beat Red Bulls 2-1COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kei Kamara set up Ethan Finlay's two goals, and the Columbus Crew rallied to beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday night.


Soccer-Losing another final with Argentina is torture - Mascherano
By Felipe Iturrieta SANTIAGO, July 4 (Reuters) - Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfield general Javier Mascherano said after Chile beat them on penalties to win the Copa America on Saturday. Argentina were beaten by Germany in the World Cup final last July and Saturday's 4-1 loss on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time left them still looking for a first major trophy since the 1993 Copa America. "Losing is torture, it's a huge sadness," said Mascherano, one of the few Argentina players to talk to reporters after the final at Santiago's National Stadium.
Soccer-Paraguayan championship results and standings
July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Paraguayan championship matches on Sunday Saturday, July 4Guarani 0 Sportivo San Lorenzo 1 Nacional A. 1 Club Rubio Nu 1 Sol de America 1 Deportivo Capiata 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Deportivo Capiata 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 -------------------------2 Sportivo San Lorenzo 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 Club Rubio Nu 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 Nacional A. ...
Soccer-U.S coach praises Japan for bringing possession into play
By Simon Evans VANCOUVER, July 4 (Reuters) - Japan's World Cup victory four years ago with a possession style approach was a turning point for the women's game that will be reflected in Sunday's final, according to United States head coach Jill Ellis. Japan became the first Asian team to win the World Cup when they defeated the U.S on penalties in the final having despatched traditional European powers Germany and Sweden. "I think 2011, it was a watershed moment with Japan winning," said Ellis ahead of the 2015 final between the two sides at BC Place.
England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd

England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rdDays after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory. Houghton's nifty legwork prevented an own goal and Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, leading England to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the third-place game Saturday. ''This is the team we wanted to be,'' coach Mark Sampson said.


Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa AmericaThe wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on Saturday, finally winning its first major tournament.


Report: Packers TE Andrew Quarless charged with firing a gun in Miami


By John Breech | CBSSports.com July 4, 2015 1:13 pm ET   Packers tight end Andrew Quarless started off his Fourth of July weekend with a bang. Literally. Quarless was charged with discharging a firearm in public after an incident in a