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Nov 27, 2014

Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 27, 2014

Soccer-Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Thierry Henry’s long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action.

The odds are stacked against a New York team playing the Eastern Conference Championship decider on the Revolution’s artificial turf field and without top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips after the Englishman picked up a second postseason yellow card.

Nov 24, 2014

Seahawks shut down Cardinals, 49ers stay in contention

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals just their second loss of the season with a 19-3 win in their NFC West clash on Sunday despite quarterback Russell Wilson being sacked seven times.

The win keeps alive the slim hopes of Seattle (7-4) of catching the Cardinals (9-2) while the San Francisco 49ers kept themselves in contention with a 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins.

Nov 23, 2014

Packers take control of NFC North as Pats tame Lions

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Running back Eddie Lacy scored two touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards as the Green Bay Packers took sole control of the NFC North with a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was again without a turnover as he threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Lacy.

Nov 20, 2014

Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nov 20, 2014

Soccer-Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

MIAMI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer’s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Canover Watson, a vice-president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, was charged with five offences by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nov 14, 2014

Calm Tannehill guides Miami to win over Bills

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Miami Dolphins took hold of second place in the AFC East after beating divisional rivals the Buffalo Bills 22-9 on Thursday.

Miami moved to a 6-4 record with the win, keeping themselves in playoff contention, while the Bills fell to 5-5. The New England Patriots lead the division on 7-2.

Nov 12, 2014

Bayern seek slice of American pie

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Five-times European champions Bayern Munich, looking to take on English Premier League clubs and grab some of the growing market for soccer in the United States, have set up a U.S. registered company.

FC Bayern Munich LLC recently opened an office in New York and on Wednesday announced a partnership with a leading youth soccer organisation.

Nov 12, 2014

Soccer-Bayern seek slice of American pie

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Five-times European champions Bayern Munich, looking to take on English Premier League clubs and grab some of the growing market for soccer in the United States, have set up a U.S. registered company.

FC Bayern Munich LLC recently opened an office in New York and on Wednesday announced a partnership with a leading youth soccer organisation.

Nov 12, 2014

Nowitzki savors ‘amazing ride’ after setting scoring record

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – German-born Dirk Nowitzki’s journey to become the National Basketball Association’s highest scoring non-American player was anything but traditional but the Dallas Mavericks forward still calls it an “amazing ride.”

Nowitzki surpassed Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon and moved into ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Tuesday when he drained a mid-range jumper during the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind win over visiting Sacramento.

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      "Simon is a Reuters Sports Correspondent based out of Miami and he covers a range of sports including NFL, NBA, US national team and MLS soccer, tennis, West Indies cricket, golf and winter sports. He was the co-author of the best-selling soccer book The Rough Guide to European Football and previously worked in Milan, Italy and Eastern Europe. He was born in Lancashire, England."
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