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Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming soccer's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

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How much of a fix is soccer in?

Recent revelations in print and now on television by convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal are once again throwing the spotlight onto match-fixing in soccer.

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Argentina's Angel di Maria, 2014 World Cup

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Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria

Manchester United needs a miracle to win the league title this year according to manager Louis van Gaal -- so what better way to start off than with the arrival of an angel.

Angel Di Maria, the Argentina winger, completed his £59.7 million ($98.7m)…

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Mario Balotelli, Italian soccer star, October 2013

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Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

Look out Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has arrived. As famous for his larger than life demeanor as he is for his goalscoring exploits, the mercurial striker has completed his move from AC Milan to the English Premier League club.

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MLS used 'blind draw' to assign star

The MLS is at it again, this time placing a high-profile player on a team through a random draw.

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Oakland tops Saginaw Valley, 3-0, in exhibition game

Both squads had only a week together to train, condition and learn how to come together and work as a team prior to this match.

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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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