Soccer

Soccer-Vitesse hire yet another player from Chelsea

AMSTERDAM, June 26 (Reuters) – Vitesse Arnhem have signed Chelsea's junior international Lewis Baker on loan for the coming eason, the Dutch club said on Friday. The 20-year-old, who has played for England at under-20 level, has come through the youth system at Chelsea and had loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons. He ...

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Soccer-West Ham sign Payet from Marseille

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – West Ham United have signed attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet from Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal for at least 10 million pounds ($15.76 million), the club said on Friday. The 28-year-old France international joins the London club for an undisclosed fee but West Ham confirmed it was at least eight figures. Payet is West ...

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Peru hat-trick man seeks to emulate and honor his uncle

By Gideon Long SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Paolo Guerrero, Peru’s hat-trick scorer in their quarter-final win over Bolivia on Thursday, was only three years old when his uncle, a Copa America winner in 1975, died in one of Peruvian soccer's worst tragedies.     Guerrero’s uncle was Jose Gonzales, Peru’s reserve goalkeeper when they won the Copa America 40 years ago. It ...

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