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Apr 13, 2015

Figo to tempt CONCACAF voters with cash boost plan

MIAMI (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo will travel to the Caribbean this week hoping to tempt voters in the CONCACAF region with a plan to distribute more funds, $2.5 billion (1.7 billion pounds) over four years, to national associations.

CONCACAF hold their congress on Thursday in the Bahamas and the former Portugal international will be working the corridors as he looks to win support ahead of next month’s vote for the FIFA presidency.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-Figo to tempt CONCACAF voters with cash boost plan

MIAMI, April 13 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo will travel to the Caribbean this week hoping to tempt voters in the CONCACAF region with a plan to distribute more funds, $2.5 billion over four years, to national associations.

CONCACAF hold their congress on Thursday in the Bahamas and the former Portugal international will be working the corridors as he looks to win support ahead of next month’s vote for the FIFA presidency.

Apr 13, 2015

Gordon gives Galaxy win over Seattle, Orlando shine

MIAMI (Reuters) – Defending champions LA Galaxy beat Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday courtesy of a header from veteran forward Alan Gordon.

The Galaxy went into the game in bottom place in the Western Conference having won just one of their opening five games and lost their last two.

Apr 13, 2015

Soccer-Gordon gives Galaxy win over Seattle, Orlando shine

MIAMI, April 12 (Reuters) – Defending champions LA Galaxy beat Western Conference rivals Seattle Sounders 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday courtesy of a header from veteran forward Alan Gordon.

The Galaxy went into the game in bottom place in the Western Conference having won just one of their opening five games and lost their last two.

Apr 12, 2015

Red Bulls battle back for draw at D.C, Union get first win

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Winger Lloyd Sam grabbed a 90th minute equalizer for the New York Red Bulls to earn a 2-2 draw at Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The home side grabbed a 26th minute lead when Perry Kitchen powerfully headed in a corner from Taylor Kemp after he was left unmarked.

Apr 12, 2015

Soccer-Red Bulls battle back for draw at D.C, Union get first win

April 11 (Reuters) – Winger Lloyd Sam grabbed a 90th minute equaliser for the New York Red Bulls to earn a 2-2 draw at Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

The home side grabbed a 26th minute lead when Perry Kitchen powerfully headed in a corner from Taylor Kemp after he was left unmarked.

Apr 5, 2015

Djokovic’s rich form raises prospect of another 2011 run

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday.

Djokovic looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is already the feeling he could enjoy a similar year to his remarkable 2011, where he won 41 straight matches and claimed three of the grand slam titles.

Apr 5, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic’s rich form raises prospect of another 2011 run

MIAMI, April 5 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday.

Djokovic looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is already the feeling he could enjoy a similar year to his remarkable 2011, where he won 41 straight matches and claimed three of the grand slam titles.

Apr 5, 2015

Djokovic continues domination with win over Murray

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic continued his impressive run of form, winning the Miami Open over Andy Murray 7-6(3) 4-6 6-0 at Key Biscayne on Sunday.

The victory followed Djokovic’s triumphs at the Australian Open and Indian Wells and was the Serb’s fifth title at Miami.

Apr 5, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic continues domination with win over Murray

MIAMI, April 5 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic continued his impressive run of form, winning the Miami Open over Andy Murray 7-6(3) 4-6 6-0 at Key Biscayne on Sunday.

The victory followed Djokovic’s triumphs at the Australian Open and Indian Wells and was the Serb’s fifth title at Miami.

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