Striker Torres to join Milan on permanent deal

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Chelsea says striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a permanent basis in the January transfer window.

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Russian Premier League soccer players asked to take pay cut due to falling ruble

Russian Premier League soccer players asked to take pay cut due to falling ruble

The falling ruble has many scared foreign players and top-seeded Russians may no longer want to play in the league.

ESPN’s Jay Bilas calls Chris Jones’s flop for Louisville against Kentucky ‘embarrassing’

ESPN’s Jay Bilas calls Chris Jones’s flop for Louisville against Kentucky ‘embarrassing’

You’ll call it that or worse, too, once you see the slow-motion replay.

Why is there so much Premier League soccer on Boxing Day?

Why is there so much Premier League soccer on Boxing Day?

The century-old “Christmas truce” that allegedly saw German and British troops drop their arms to play soccer could have something to do with it.

Soccer bar Summers nearing final whistle

Soccer bar Summers nearing final whistle

Once the prime destination for soccer viewing and fan bonding, the Arlington pub is scheduled to shut down next week.

You have to see the new, um, flattering statue of Cristiano Ronaldo

You have to see the new, um, flattering statue of Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer great also received an award in Portugal.

Real Madrid wins FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid wins FIFA Club World Cup

For the seventh time in the tournament’s 11-year history the team from Europe took home the top prize.

English Premier League preview: Hull City’s struggles under Steve Bruce look similar to Sunderland

English Premier League preview: Hull City’s struggles under Steve Bruce look similar to Sunderland

No team has attempted fewer than Hull’s 9.2 shots per match, hitting the target with just 27.9 percent of attempts, while its 16.1 shots conceded per match is the second highest in the division.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli banned for one match, fined $39,000 over ‘racist’ Instagram post

The soccer star could appeal, but that action is not expected.

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2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

2014 Fall Players of the Year sound off

Isabelle Khurshudyan sits down with the Players of the Year from the 2014 fall season to discuss their season.

New Cuban policy could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

New Cuban policy could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

An open door with Cuba will alter Major League Baseball and allow for safe passage of Cuban players.

D.C. United stadium means new playing field

D.C. United stadium means new playing field

The venue in Southwest Washington, which gained long-awaited approval on Wednesday, will improve the game experience and bring the team up to the level of the rest of the league.

FIFA World Cup corruption report author Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA World Cup corruption report author Michael Garcia resigns in protest

The American lawyer is upset about how FIFA’s handled his 430-page report into the 2022 and 2018 World Cup bids.

Manchester United is winning, but that won’t last

Manchester United is winning, but that won’t last

Man.-U is winning matches without putting forward particularly convincing performances.

The 2015 soccer calendar

The 2015 soccer calendar

From the African Cup of Nations to the Women’s World Cup, from domestic to international club competitions, 2015 promises to fill the soccer slate.

UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester City vs. Barcelona headlines round of 16

UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester City vs. Barcelona headlines round of 16

Real Madrid will try to win back-to-back titles.

Virginia wins College Cup

Virginia wins College Cup

Cavaliers win their seventh NCAA men’s soccer championship, defeating UCLA in a penalty kick tiebreaker, 4-2.

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

Rubio Rubin, an 18-year forward, scored his second goal in three matches for Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.

David de Gea has Twitter buzzing after Manchester United beats Liverpool 3-0

David de Gea has Twitter buzzing after Manchester United beats Liverpool 3-0

Rooney, Mata and van Persie do what Sterling and his team cannot: score.

A few good minutes with Brad Friedel

A few good minutes with Brad Friedel

The American goalkeeper is the oldest active player in England’s Premier League and nearing the end of a extraordinary career.

A different path to NCAA final

A different path to NCAA final

After walking away from the program, goalkeeper Calle Brown returned to take Virginia all the way to the College Cup championship.

The pressure is on Mario Balotelli to produce against Manchester United

The pressure is on Mario Balotelli to produce against Manchester United

With Daniel Sturridge suffering with injury the pressure is on Balotelli produce, which may be a causing factor on his extreme number of long shots.

Virginia, UCLA to meet for College Cup title

Virginia, UCLA to meet for College Cup title

With semifinal victories, two of the most storied programs in NCAA soccer will collide Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Virginia ends UMBC’s run

Virginia ends UMBC’s run

Cavaliers get an early goal from Darius Madison and stifle Retrievers, 1-0, to advance to College Cup final vs. UCLA.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his Real Madrid teammates $10,000 watches

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his Real Madrid teammates $10,000 watches

Each one is engraved with the player’s name, as well as Ronaldo’s “CR7” signature.

Terps’ Steffen signs with Freiburg in Germany

Terps’ Steffen signs with Freiburg in Germany

The sophomore goalkeeper moves to Germany after two stellar years at Maryland.

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in suburban Dallas?

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in suburban Dallas?

The U.S. Soccer Federation is exploring an opportunity to build a new museum in Frisco, adjacent to FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium.

USSF tax return shows Klinsmann contract and other salaries

USSF tax return shows Klinsmann contract and other salaries

The U.S. Soccer Federation’s latest tax return does not yield a treasure trove of information because of the period it encompasses: April 2013 through March 2014.

FIFA to vote on measure that could allow the release of the full Garcia corruption report into World Cup bids

The proposal is being introduced by German FIFA member Theo Zwanziger and will be debated on Dec. 18-19.

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