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Ronaldo, Sturridge and Brandao feature in weekend...

The French season is already up and running and over the weekend the English Premier League returned to action, while Spanish clubs continue to prepare for the start of La Liga on Aug. 23. So who were the weekend's winners and losers?

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Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

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Suarez loses ban appeal, but can train

Luis Suarez will have to wait until late October to make his debut for Spanish club Barcelona after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld the Uruguay star's ban for biting an opponent on Thursday.

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Michigan trio excels with pro soccer's Columbus Crew

They are each a valuable part of the MLS team, and the trio proved it Saturday night in the game against Toronto.

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Miroslav Klose retires from international football

Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who scored a total of 16 goals at four World Cup tournaments, announced his retirement from international football on Monday.

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Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

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Luis Suarez appeals biting ban

Luis Suarez appealed to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) Friday against his four-month ban imposed by FIFA for biting during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Local 4 Sports bolsters soccer coverage

Local 4 Sports and ClickOnDetroit.com are proud to announce our addition and commitment to soccer coverage in Metro Detroit and Michigan.

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Landon Donovan, US Soccer, July 2013

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Landon Donovan to retire from soccer

Landon Donovan, the greatest scorer in American men's soccer history and one of the players who helped raise the profile of the game in the United States, will retire after the MLS season.

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Man United top Real Madrid in Ann Arbor

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Record crowd in Ann Arbor sees Man United top Real Madrid

Manchester United thrilled a record crowd in Ann Arbor with a brilliant opening goal — and even Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid.

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Ebola outbreak affects African soccer tournament

Concern over the spread of the Ebola virus has caused the cancellation of an African Cup of Nations football match.

The Seychelles was due to host Sierra Leone in a qualifying game on Saturday, but the tiny island nation's ministries of health and…

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Noisemakers, flags not allowed at Real Madrid-Man. U. game

Vuvuzelas and other artificial noisemakers, and flags and flagpoles are some of the items that won't be allowed inside the Big House for the soccer match.

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Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa

Spanish soccer team wears tuxedo uniform

When celebrating an important anniversary, it's always good to look your best. At least that's the theory behind the latest jersey for Spanish soccer team Cultural y Deportivo Leonesa, whose players donned a somewhat special uniform Wednesday.

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