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Apr 19, 2013

Cash probe details to be revealed at CONCACAF congress

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – A detailed account of serious financial mismanagement within CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean will be presented to the sport’s leaders on Friday.

CONCACAF’s congress will hear a breakdown of the ‘forensic audit’ that was ordered by president Jeffrey Webb, who succeeded long-time leader Jack Warner after he quit following a cash for votes scandal in 2011.

Apr 19, 2013

Soccer-Cash probe details to be revealed at CONCACAF congress

PANAMA CITY, April 18 (Reuters) – A detailed account of serious financial mismanagement within CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean will be presented to the sport’s leaders on Friday.

CONCACAF’s congress will hear a breakdown of the ‘forensic audit’ that was ordered by president Jeffrey Webb, who succeeded long-time leader Jack Warner after he quit following a cash for votes scandal in 2011.

Apr 17, 2013

Italy needs change and investment says Maldini

MIAMI (Reuters) – Italy’s Serie A needs radical change and investment if their struggling clubs are to compete for European trophies, former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has told Reuters.

No Italian club has made the Champions League semi-finals since Inter Milan won the title in 2010, with Serie A leaders Juventus’ 4-0 loss on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals causing consternation and Maldini said it was time for the league to look at the reasons why.

Apr 17, 2013

Soccer-Italy needs change and investment says Maldini

MIAMI, April 17 (Reuters) – Italy’s Serie A needs radical change and investment if their struggling clubs are to compete for European trophies, former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has told Reuters.

No Italian club has made the Champions League semi-finals since Inter Milan won the title in 2010, with Serie A leaders Juventus’ 4-0 loss on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals causing consternation and Maldini said it was time for the league to look at the reasons why.

Apr 16, 2013

Real and Juventus headline new U.S.-based tournament

MIAMI (Reuters) – European giants Real Madrid and Juventus are among eight leading clubs who will take part in the first edition of the tournament-style International Champions Cup in the United States starting in July.

Spanish giants Real and Italian champions Juventus will be joined by Inter Milan and Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.

Apr 16, 2013

Soccer-Real and Juventus headline new U.S.-based tournament

MIAMI, April 16 (Reuters) – European giants Real Madrid and Juventus are among eight leading clubs who will take part in the first edition of the tournament-style International Champions Cup in the United States starting in July.

Spanish giants Real and Italian champions Juventus will be joined by Inter Milan and Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.

Apr 15, 2013

Soccer-San Jose’s Gordon facing ban for homophobic slur

April 15 (Reuters) – San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon is facing almost certain suspension by Major League Soccer (MLS) after television cameras caught him making a homophobic comment to an opponent.

Gordon made the comment to Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson in Sunday’s game and MLS is looking into the incident, a league spokesman said.

Apr 4, 2013

Golf-Rose leads powerful English contingent at Masters

April 4 (Reuters) – It has been 17 years since Nick Faldo overtook a floundering Greg Norman to become the last Englishman to win the Masters but if the current world rankings count for anything, this year could mark the end of the drought.

There are four Englishmen, Justin Rose (3rd), Luke Donald (4th), Ian Poulter (12th) and Lee Westwood (13th), near the top of the rankings and one other, lower ranked but with recent major form. Only the United States has more players in the top 15.

Apr 3, 2013

Anthony’s 50 points fires playoff warning shot to Heat

MIAMI (Reuters) – Carmelo Anthony’s stunning 50-point performance led the New York Knicks to a 102-90 win over defending NBA champions Miami on Tuesday, extending their winning streak to nine games.

The Heat, already having sealed top spot in the Eastern Conference, were without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, all sitting out with minor injuries.

Mar 31, 2013

Murray delighted with “brutal” win in Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) – An exhausted Andy Murray credited his mental strength and physical freshness for his tie-break victory over David Ferrer in the Sony Open final on Sunday after a grueling two hour, 45 minute battle.

“It was a brutal, brutal match. Both of us were kind of on our last legs,” Murray told reporters after his 2-6 6-4 7-6 win.

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