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  • US routs New Zealand 4-0 to advance at Under-20 World Cup

    US routs New Zealand 4-0 to advance at Under-20 World Cup

    Associated Press
    US routs New Zealand 4-0 to advance at Under-20 World Cup

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rubio Rubin scored twice around goals by Emerson Hyndman and Paul Arriola, and the United States routed host New Zealand 4-0 Tuesday at Wellington to become the first team to reach the second round of the Under-20 World Cup. …

  • Rodgers stays in Liverpool hotseat after talks

    Rodgers stays in Liverpool hotseat after talks

    AFP News
    Rodgers stays in Liverpool hotseat after talks

    Brendan Rodgers will be given another chance to deliver Liverpool their first league title in over a quarter of a century after he held talks with the club's American owners on Tuesday both the Press Association and the BBC reported. The 42-year-old Northern Irishman -- who failed to land any silverware this season after going agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title in the previous campaign -- met with chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon. Pressure …

  • Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

    Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

    Associated Press
    Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

    Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal: …

  • Mourinho slams 'superstar' youngster Loftus-Cheek

    Mourinho slams 'superstar' youngster Loftus-Cheek

    Reuters
    Mourinho slams 'superstar' youngster Loftus-Cheek

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho delivered a damning assessment of home-grown midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek's performance in Tuesday's 1-0 tour win over Sydney FC. The teenager, viewed as one of the brightest young prospects with the English champions, replaced Diego Costa before halftime but was substituted himself half an hour later. "He has to learn that at 19 you have to run three times as much as the other guys," Mourinho told a news conference. …

  • I'm staying at Chelsea, says Costa

    I'm staying at Chelsea, says Costa

    Reuters
    I'm staying at Chelsea, says Costa

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Striker Diego Costa dismissed media reports suggesting he was unhappy at Chelsea after helping the English champions to a 1-0 victory in a tour match against Sydney FC on Tuesday. Earlier, Britain's Sun newspaper said the former Atletico Madrid player was homesick and was keen to go back to Spain. The Brazilian-born Costa has spent just one campaign at Stamford Bridge but already he has won the Premier League, scoring 20 goals, and the Capital One Cup. …