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May 29, 2013

Germany score in nine seconds against Ecuador

BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) – Lukas Podolski scored one of the fastest goals in international football when a largely second string Germany beat Ecuador 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Arsenal striker netted after only nine seconds as the Germans once again showed their impressive strength in depth.

May 29, 2013

Soccer-Germany score in nine seconds against Ecuador

BOCA RATON, Florida, May 29 (Reuters) – Lukas Podolski scored one of the fastest goals in international football when a largely second string Germany beat Ecuador 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday.

The Arsenal striker netted after only nine seconds as the Germans once again showed their impressive strength in depth.

May 28, 2013

Beckham to visit Miami in quest for MLS team ownership

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will visit Miami this week as he steps up his interest in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

Beckham, who played for L.A. Galaxy in the MLS, has an option to create a new franchise in the North American league.

May 28, 2013

Soccer-Beckham to visit Miami in quest for MLS team ownership

MIAMI, May 28 (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will visit Miami this week as he steps up his interest in owning a new Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

Beckham, who played for L.A. Galaxy in the MLS, has an option to create a new franchise in the North American league.

May 25, 2013

Pacers turn up Heat in Miami to level series

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Indiana Pacers threw open the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Friday, upsetting the Miami Heat with a 97-93 victory to level the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

LeBron James scored 36 points for Miami but gave up two crucial turnovers down the stretch that cost the Heat, while Roy Hibbert top-scored for the Pacers with 29 points and Paul George added 22 and produced some outstanding defensive work.

May 24, 2013

Pacers, Heat bring playoffs to life with overtime thriller

MIAMI (Reuters) – The Indiana Pacers fell just short in the Eastern Conference finals opener but their gritty display pumped life into the NBA playoffs and let the defending champion Miami Heat know they have a battle on their hands.

The ease with which the top-seeded Heat have brushed aside opponents during the regular season and playoffs has given an air of inevitability to this year’s postseason, resulting in falling television ratings and plummeting interest.

May 23, 2013

Holden thrilled at U.S. return after injury woes

MIAMI (Reuters) – Midfielder Stuart Holden will return to the United States national team next week, ending over two years of injury nightmares and with the World Cup finals in Brazil as his goal.

Holden, who plays in England for Bolton Wanderers, was seen as a central part of the rebuilding of the U.S. team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before a serious knee injury forced him out of the game.

May 23, 2013

Soccer-Holden thrilled at U.S. return after injury woes

MIAMI, May 23 (Reuters) – Midfielder Stuart Holden will return to the United States national team next week, ending over two years of injury nightmares and with the World Cup finals in Brazil as his goal.

Holden, who plays in England for Bolton Wanderers, was seen as a central part of the rebuilding of the U.S. team after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before a serious knee injury forced him out of the game.

May 23, 2013

James saves Miami in last-gasp win over Indiana

MIAMI (Reuters) – LeBron James scored the game-winning points in the dying embers of overtime as the Miami Heat held off a determined Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a thrilling Eastern Conference Finals opener on Wednesday.

If broadcasters were concerned that another easy series win for Miami would further damage ratings, they got the perfect antidote with the Pacers pushing the Heat all the way and raising the prospect of a tight best-of-seven set.

May 22, 2013

New York City FC name Reyna as director of football

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Former Manchester City and United States international midfielder Claudio Reyna was named as the first director of football for new Major League Soccer (MLS) team New York City Football Club, the team said on Wednesday.

The new club, which will start playing in 2015, is jointly owned by Premier League club City and baseball’s New York Yankees.

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