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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.

Nov 10, 2014

Revolution through to face Red Bulls in East final

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Landon Donovan scored a hat-trick as the LA Galaxy stormed into Major League Soccer’s Western Conference final with a 5-0 (aggregate 5-0) crushing of Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

Donovan, who will retire at the end of this season, was at his clinical best as Salt Lake uncharacteristically collapsed.

Nov 10, 2014

Soccer-Revolution through to face Red Bulls in East final

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Landon Donovan scored a hat-trick as the LA Galaxy stormed into Major League Soccer’s Western Conference final with a 5-0 (aggregate 5-0) crushing of Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

Donovan, who will retire at the end of this season, was at his clinical best as Salt Lake uncharacteristically collapsed.

Nov 8, 2014

Canadian Soccer Association rejects mediation

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) says it will not participate in mediation to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, had declined on Friday the players’ request for an expedited hearing but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 8, 2014

Soccer-Canadian Soccer Association rejects mediation

Nov 7 (Reuters) – The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) says it will not participate in mediation to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, had declined on Friday the players’ request for an expedited hearing but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

Women’s World Cup turf dispute headed to mediation

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – A group of top female soccer players will head to mediation with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, declined the players’ request for an expedited hearing on Friday but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-Women’s World Cup turf dispute headed to mediation

Nov 7 (Reuters) – A group of top female soccer players will head to mediation with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the proposed use of artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Jo-Ann Pickel, vice chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, declined the players’ request for an expedited hearing on Friday but said the parties should go to mediation.

Nov 7, 2014

U.S. senators urge women’s World Cup switch to grass

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – A group of 13 members of the U.S. Senate have urged FIFA to switch next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada to natural grass saying the decision to play on artificial turf was a “short-sighted and counterproductive decision”.

Over 40 international women’s players have filed a lawsuit in Canada against local organisers and FIFA claiming that is discriminatory to play a women’s World Cup on artificial turf when the men’s tournament is always held on grass.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-U.S. senators urge women’s World Cup switch to grass

Nov 7 (Reuters) – A group of 13 members of the U.S. Senate have urged FIFA to switch next year’s women’s World Cup in Canada to natural grass saying the decision to play on artificial turf was a “short-sighted and counterproductive decision”.

Over 40 international women’s players have filed a lawsuit in Canada against local organisers and FIFA claiming that is discriminatory to play a women’s World Cup on artificial turf when the men’s tournament is always held on grass.

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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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