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Clashes in Egypt as Protesters Blame Police for Soccer Deaths

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces clashed late Thursday with thousands of protesters who flooded the capital, Cairo, enraged by the failure of the country’s military rulers and police to prevent soccer violence that killed 74 people in the northern city of Port Said. Black-clad riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators attempting to reach the Interior […]

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Egyptian Protesters Denounce Military, Security Forces After Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians in Cairo have protested to denounce the country’s military rulers and security forces for failing to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people and injured hundreds more in the northern city of Port Said. Some protesters gathered Thursday in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square while others marched to the nearby Interior Ministry, […]

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Egyptians Protest Lack of Security Following Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian activists are taking to the streets Thursday to protest the failure of police to prevent violence at a soccer match that left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in the northern city of Port Said. The protesters are angry that most riot police in the stadium appeared to stand idly by as […]

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Egyptians to Protest Lack of Security Following Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian activists have called for large demonstrations Thursday to protest the failure of police to prevent violence at a soccer match that left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in the northern city of Port Said. Many are angry that televised images showed riot police in the stadium mostly standing idly by as […]

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Egypt’s Military Ruler Vows Justice; 74 Dead in Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Egypt’s ruling military council has vowed to track down those responsible for violence at a soccer match that killed at least 74 people and injured hundreds more in the northern city of Port Said, on the Mediterranean coast. Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi spoke early Thursday to a sports television channel owned by […]

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At Least 73 Killed in Egypt Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian health ministry officials say at least 73 people were killed and hundreds of others injured Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in the northern city of Port Said, on the Mediterranean coast. Fans of the home team, al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare win against al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. They threw rocks, […]

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At Least 73 Killed in Egypt Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian health ministry officials say at least 73 people were killed and hundreds of others injured Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in the northern city of Port Said. Fans of the home team, al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare win against al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. They threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at […]

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Libyans Celebrate Football Victory Under New Flag

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of joyful Libyans gathered in the capital, Tripoli, late Saturday to celebrate the national football team’s first victory since anti-Gadhafi forces toppled the long-time Libyan leader and forced him into hiding. People cheered and fired off celebratory gunshots in Tripoli’s central Martyrs Square which, until recently, the Libyan government had used for mass demonstrations […]

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Russian Club Signs Soccer Star to Top Salary

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian soccer club has signed Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto to a three-year contract, rivaling some of the highest salaries in sports. Russia’s FC Anzhi Makhachkala announced on Wednesday,Eto will earn at least $14.2 million per season. The Cameroon native, who is one of Africa’s most acclaimed players, is due in Russia Thursday to […]

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Bob Bradley Out as U.S. Soccer Coach

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that Bob Bradley “has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team.” U.S. Soccer said it will have a further announcement on Friday. Federation president Sunil Gulati said in a press release Thursday that it is always hard to make these decisions […]

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