Soccer-Gerrard move part of new wave of imports to MLS

By Simon Evans Jan 7 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer enters its 20th season with Steven Gerrard the latest high-profile signing completing an 18 month deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, as a new wave of foreign players head to North American shores. It is no surprise that it was Galaxy who made ...

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Players to mourn Paris attack victims in French league

PARIS (AP) — French club Lille says it will hold a minute's silence before Wednesday's home league game against Evian as a mark of respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris. Masked gunmen shouting ''Allahu akbar!'' stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo newspaper earlier Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including the ...

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Barcelona calls for early club elections at end of season

. View gallery BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has called for early club elections to be held at the end of the season, saying Wednesday the increasingly troubled Spanish soccer team needs to ''relieve tension.'' The early elections will cut short by a year the current board's mandate, which was to expire at the end of the ...

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