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Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

GENEVA (AP) FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor fears the ''emptiness'' of life after leaving soccer's world governing body. Blatter is clinging to power ''at all costs,'' Platini told French sports daily L'Equipe in an interview published on Monday. Ahead of the FIFA presidential election on Friday...
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Arsenal considering swap deal for Liverpool man

Arsenal and Liverpool are considering a swap deal that would see Theo Walcott join the Reds and Raheem Sterling taking the opposite route. Boss Brendan Rodgers insists the 20-year-old will stay at Anfield next season but agent Aidy Ward reportedly said that the youngster will refuse a new deal if offered "£900,000 a week". The […]
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Arsenal season review: 3 things to look forward to next season

Arsenal season review: 3 things to look forward to next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal seasons are more or less similar every year (in the recent past), with Wenger’s side finishing in top 4 and winning nothing. However, Arsene Wenger and his men broke the trophy drought last season and might end this season with a trophy as well. Having had a more or less...
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SEALED! Arturo Vidal set for £25m Arsenal move after Copa America

SEALED! Arturo Vidal set for £25m Arsenal move after Copa America - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. The £25m midfielder will be sold to fund moves for the likes of Cavani and Dybala as the Italians look to beef up their attacking options this summer. Despite rumours linking Pogba with a move...
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Chelsea season review: 3 things to look forward to next season

Chelsea season review: 3 things to look forward to next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have lifted the Premier League and the League cup in what has been a spectacular season for Jose Mourinho’s men. The Blues have been the most dominant English side by far and have had one of the best domestic seasons to date. However, Mourinho wants them to get better and...
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Filippo Inzaghi eager to continue as Milan coach

Filippo Inzaghi says he is ready to continue as Milan coach despite a disappointing season in his first year in charge. The Rossoneri produced a solid performance to beat Torino 3-0 at home on Sunday evening to move up to tenth in the table. "It wasn't easy playing against this Torino side," Inzaghi told Sky […]
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Wondolowski nets 100th goal in 1-1 draw with Orlando City

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night. Wondoloski scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute, tying it for the Earthquakes (5-4-3). He placed it confidently to the left corner after catching his former teammate, goalkeeper Tally Hall...
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Aussies select full-strength squad for Cup qualifying opener

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Asian Cup champion Australia has selected a full-strength squad including Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak for its opening World Cup qualifier in Kyrgyzstan. Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou on Monday recalled Cahill, Matthew Spiranovic and Eugene Galekovic in the 23-man squad for the June 16 Asian Group B qualifier in Bishkek. The squad contains 19 players...
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Orlando City holds on after going man down, ties San Jose Earthquakes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski became the ninth MLS player to reach 100 goals, helping the San Jose Earthquakes salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night. Wondoloski scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute, tying it for the Earthquakes (5-4-3). He placed it confidently to the left corner after catching his former teammate, goalkeeper Tally Hall...
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Watch Didier Drogba’s emotional farewell at Chelsea

Didier Drogba declared his thanks and love for Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard after being carried from the field following his final appearance for the Blues. Drogba is adored at Stamford Bridge after an eight-year first spell which yielded 157 goals in 341 appearances and which concluded with the memorable Champions League win in 2012. His season-long...
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Theo Walcott scores hat-trick as Arsenal thrash West Brom 4-1

Theo Walcott plundered a hat-trick as Arsenal gave themselves the perfect warm-up for the FA Cup final with a 4-1 win over West Brom in the last match of the Barclays Premier League season. Walcott, who has yet to commit his long-term future to the Gunners, laid down a marker to be included in the starting XI at Wembley with a blistering first-half display from a central striker...
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Diego Maradona calls FIFA president Sepp Blatter a 'dictator'

Argentina's beloved former striker and manager Diego Maradona has launched a scathing personal attack on Sepp Blatter ahead of FIFA's presidential elections this week. Blatter is seeking an unprecedented fifth term at the helm of the governing body, with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan his only challenger following the withdrawal of several other candidates. The 79-year-old Swiss...
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WATCH: Didier Drogba carried off by teammates in final match for Chelsea

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Liverpool Stoke City Wrap: Reds Suffer Widespread Letdown In Season-Ending Loss

Steven Gerrard headlined a generation of Liverpool players and fans, who have just discovered what little joy there is in six. Stoke City hammered Liverpool 6-1 Sunday in the teams’ final game of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Not even Steven Gerrard’s goal-scoring farewell could mask the scale of Stoke City’s dominance or Liverpool’s end-of-season capitulation. Stoke...
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The Fallout: David Beckham (yes, that David Beckham), Joe Paterno, and Kansas State.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday editionLet's Get Together. Former international soccer star David Beckham and Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber met with outgoing University of Miami president Donna Shalala regarding the possibility of the league and the school teaming up to sharing a proposed stadium near Marlins Park in Miami. The Hurricanes currently play their home...
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Zlatan atones for France insult during title ceremony

Zlatan Ibrahimovic caused a bit of a circus when he insulted the French people during a wild outburst, one which earned him a four-game suspension.  After a loss to Bordeaux in March, Zlatan complained that in 15 years of playing football, he'd never seen such a terrible referee in this '[expletive] country.' Even French politicians expressed their outrage at Zlatan's words at the...
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Steven Gerrard Scores Goal In Final Game Game For Liverpool FC (Video)

Steven Gerrard ended his Liverpool career with a flourish. Gerrard scored Liverpool’s only goal its 6-1 loss to Stoke City on Sunday. Gerrard struck in his final game for Liverpool, making some fans smile on an otherwise dismal day. Steven Gerrard's last Premier League game by numbers: 46 passes completed 4 shots 3 chances created 1 goal Farewell http://t.co/ZYAU88Z4nY— Squawka...
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Jose Mourinho to add "fresh blood" during summer transfer window

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says new players will join in the summer to add healthy competition to his squad. The Blues ended their Premier League campaign with a convincing 3-1 win against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. And he expects the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United to spend big during the summer transfer […]
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Manuel Pellegrini: We are going to grow as a club next season

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he expects his side to fight for the title next season. The Citizens beat Southampton 2-0 at home on the last day of the Premier League to finish the season in second place. And the Chilean is confident he will still be in charge next season. "It was important […]
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Cristiano Ronaldo gives his shirt to an ecstatic fan during half-time

In Real Madrid's 7-3 thrashing of Getafe, Ronaldo grabbed his twenty-seventh hat-trick in La Liga, and all he required was one half to do it in. But after being subbed out to introduce the Norwegian youth Martin Odegaard, Ronaldo had one more trick up his sleeve. Check out this grand gesture: That kid will be talking about that moment for a long time. For him, it was a half-time...
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Lampard scores for Man City in Premier League farewell

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Frank Lampard wrapped up his Premier League career by scoring in Manchester City's 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday on the last day of the season. The former England and Chelsea midfielder, made captain in his final game before joining New York City in the MLS, opened the scoring as runner-up City ended its league campaign with a sixth successive win....
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Chelsea crowned Premier League champions for 2014/15

Chelsea bade farewell to Didier Drogba before coming from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 and lift the Premier League trophy on a day of celebration, farewells and potential goodbyes. The title was sealed with three matches to go after a defeat of Crystal Palace and there was a strange atmosphere on the day of Chelsea's coronation as a Diego Costa penalty and two Loic Remy strikes...
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Arsene Wenger: We want to challenge for the Premier League title

Arsenal will fight for the title next season according to boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman was speaking after his side's easy win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon that enabled the Gunners to finish the second in third place. "Theo Walcott had a great game today. He was on fire and moved well. Jack […]
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Chelsea ends title-winning season with win as Drogba leaves

LONDON (AP) Before raising the Premier League trophy, Chelsea's players first lifted striker Didier Drogba - during Sunday's season-ending 3-1 victory over Sunderland. The 37-year-old Drogba was allowed to make the unusual, lengthy mid-game farewell to Chelsea fans after being theatrically substituted around 30 minutes into the game. Drogba was carried to the touchline by his teammates...
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Walcott scores 3, Arsenal beats West Brom 4-1

LONDON (AP) Theo Walcott scored a first-half hat trick on a rare start for the England winger as Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion 4-1 to secure third place in the Premier League and a direct berth in the Champions League group stage. Walcott stated a case for inclusion in next weekend's FA Cup final against Aston Villa by netting in the fourth, 14th and 37th minutes. Jack Wilshere...
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