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Lionel Messi Scores 400th Goal for Barcelona

Lionel Messi Scores 400th Goal for BarcelonaDavid Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lionel Messi reached another milestone, scoring his 400th career goal for Barcelona on Saturday in his club's La Liga meeting with Valencia. Messi has scored 278 goals in La Liga, 75 in Champions League, 32 in Copa Del Rey, 10 in the Spanish Super Cup, four in the Club World Cup, and one goal in the UEFA Super Cup. Messi became Barcelona's all-time goal scorer last March, when he passed Paulino Alcantara, who scored 369 goals for the club between 1912 and 1927. The Argentina forward has won the Ballon d'Or four times, and holds the record for leading goal scorer in a single La Liga season, with 50 in 2011-12. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

ESPN: MLS Reaches CBA Deal with Players’ Union, Avoiding Strike

ESPN: MLS Reaches CBA Deal with Players’ Union, Avoiding Strike George Frey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union reached an agreement in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to ESPN.com.The deal is reached just days before the 2015 regular season is set to start on Friday.The two sides have been negotiating since last December. One of the main issues surrounded having a limited version of free agency, which has never existed in the league.According to the Orlando Sentinel, the new CBA is a five-year deal that creates free agency for players 28 years of age or older with at least eight years of experience.MLS and the MLSPU negotiated from Tuesday until around six o'clock Wednesday morning.The season kicks off Friday when the reigning champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy, host the Chicago Fire. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo for 30 Days

U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo for 30 Days Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Soccer suspended U.S. women's national team goalie Hope Solo for 30 days Wednesday.U.S. Soccer made the decision based on a situation that happened during training camp but would not specify what happened. The gossip site TMZ is reporting, however, that the penalty came from her allegedly "belligerent" behavior towards cops during Monday morning's DUI arrest of her ex-NFL player husband Jerramy Stevens in California. Solo has been released from camp, and the suspension is effective immediately."During our current National Team camp, Hope made a poor decision that has resulted in a negative impact on U.S. Soccer and her teammates," U.S. women's soccer coach Jill Ellis said in a statement. "We feel at this time it is best for her to step away from the team."After the 30 days are up, if Ellis and U.S. soccer agree, Solo is eligible to be reinstated.The team is currently training for June's World Cup. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Galaxy Win MLS Cup, Donovan Retires a Champion

Galaxy Win MLS Cup, Donovan Retires a Champion Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(CARSON, Calif.) -- Robbie Keane scored in the 111th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 advantage and lift them to a victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final. The win marks the fifth straight MLS Cup for the Galaxy as well as the final professional game of American soccer icon Landon Donovan.  After a scoreless first half, Los Angeles scored in the 52nd minute when Gyasi Zardes found the back of the net. Donovan had a chance to extend the lead a few moments later, but instead Keane kept possession and was unable to score again.  The Revolution were fortunate to find an equalizer in the 72nd minute as Patrick Mullins fed Chris Tierney, who buried the ball past Jaime Penedo. Tierney had another opportunity to put his team ahead in overtime but his left-footed shot was saved by Penedo. That opened the door for Keane's heroics. It was the first Championship for the Galaxy since the 2012 season. Meanwhile, New England lost in the title game for the fifth time in franchise history. Donovan ends his professional career as the leading scorer in US Men's National Team history with 57 goals, along with owning the most goals in MLS history at 136. He is a four-time MLS Cup champion and national team Player of the Year, as well as earning the MLS Most Valuable Player award in 2009. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14

ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Baltimore Ravens 28 (8-5) - Miami Dolphins 13 (7-6) Carolina Panthers 41 (4-8) - New Orleans Saints 10 (5-8) Houston Texans 27 (7-6) - Jacksonville Jaguars 13 (2-11) Indianapolis Colts (9-4) - Cleveland Browns 24 (7-6) New York Giants 36 (4-9) - Tennessee Titans 7 (2-11) Minnesota Vikings 30 (6-7) - New York Jets 24 - (2-11) Overtime Pittsburgh Steelers 42 (8-5) - Cincinnati Bengals 21 (8-4) St. Louis Rams 24 (6-7) - Washington Redskins 0 (3-10) Detroit Lions 34 (9-4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (2-11) Denver Broncos 24 (10-3) - Buffalo Bills 17 (7-6) Arizona Cardinals 17 (10-3) - Kansas City Chiefs 14 (7-6) Oakland Raiders 24 (2-11) - San Francisco 49ers 13 (7-6) Seattle Seahawks 24 (9-4) - Philadelphia Eagles 14 (9-4) New England Patriots 23 (10-3) - San Diego Chargers 14 (8-5) NBA: Boston Celtics 101 (7-11) - Washington Wizards 93 (13-6) Atlanta Hawks 96 (13-6) - Denver Nuggets 84 (9-11) Memphis Grizzlies 103 (16-4) - Miami Heat 87 (9-11) Oklahoma City Thunder 96 (7-13) - Detroit Pistons 94 (3-18) Dallas Mavericks 125 (16-6) - Milwaukee Bucks 102 (11-11) Portland Trail Blazers 103 (16-4) - New York Knicks 99 (4-18) New Orleans Pelicans 104 (9-10) - Los Angeles Lakers 87 (4-16) NHL: Anaheim Ducks 4 (18-6-5, 41pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (14-9-5, 33pts) - Overtime Detroit Red Wings 3 (17-6-5, 39pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-15-3, 19pts) Ottawa Senators 4 (11-11-5, 27pts) - Vancouver Canucks 3 (18-8-2, 38pts) - Overtime Edmonton Oilers 2 (7-15-5, 19pts) - San Jose Sharks 1 (14-11-4, 32 pts) NCAA Men's Basketball Top-25: (1) Kentucky 82 (9-0) - Eastern Kentucky 49 (4-3) (12) North Carolina 108 (6-2) - East Carolina 64 (4-5) Washington 49 (7-0) - (13) San Diego State 36 (6-2) (16) West Virginia 67 (8-1) - Northern Kentucky 42 (3-5) Clemson 68 (5-3) - (18) Arkansas 65 (6-2) MLS Cup Final: Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - New England Revolution 1 Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

David Beckham and Son Involved in Car Crash, Walks Out ‘Shaken’

David Beckham and Son Involved in Car Crash, Walks Out ‘Shaken’ Quinn Rooney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former England captain David Beckham and his son Brooklyn were invovled in a car crash on Saturday. Beckham was picking his son up from training at Arsenal when the crash occurred.  Both were shaken, but walked out okay because of the deployment of the car's airbags. "They were shaken. It was quite a heavy prang at quite a speed but everybody walked away uninjured. Everybody’s fine. Thankfully the car’s airbags deployed," a source close to Beckham told the Telegraph.  Beckham is still focusing his attention on bringing an MLS franchise to Miami. Beckham played in the MLS for the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2007 through 2012, scoring 18 goals in that span. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tim Howard Named US Male Soccer Player of the Year

Tim Howard Named US Male Soccer Player of the Year Stock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tim Howard, goalkeeper of the United States Men's National Soccer Team, was named the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday. It is the second time in his career that Howard has received the honor, first winning it in 2008. The award, revealed on ESPN's SportsCenter, is given to the top performer from the United States National Team. "It's pretty special to have my name up there with the greats," Howard said on SportsCenter. Howard beat out five of his teammates to take the accolade, helping the U.S. reach the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this past summer. Among the others on the ballot were Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, and Jermaine Jones. His most memorable performance was a World Cup record 15 saves in the Round of 16 against Belgium. Howard helped to keep the match scoreless until extra time when Belgium came away with a 2-1 victory, eliminating the Americans.  Howard has started eight consecutive matches for the U.S., earning a 3-3-1 record in 2014. This year, he became the all-time leader for starts as a goalkeeper as well as the American's all-time leader in wins with 55.  Votes were collected from current U.S. coaches, players and staff, MLS and NASL head coaches, select media members, and former players and administrators. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Falcao Joins Manchester United on Loan

Falcao Joins Manchester United on Loan iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Striker Radamel Falcao has joined Manchester United on a season long loan from Monaco.  United will reportedly pay Monaco between five and six million pounds for the striker and have an option to buy Falcao at the end of the loan period. The transfer required an extension past the deadline, allowed by Premier League rules when all three parties are committed to finalizing the deal.  Despite an injury-shortened 2013-14 season, Falcao scored nine goals in 17 games for Monaco. The injury also kept him out of the World Cup for his native Colombia. Prior to his season with Monaco, Falcao scored a combined 52 goals in two years with Atletico Madrid. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Donovan Will Play One Last Time for U.S.

Donovan Will Play One Last Time for U.S. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team's all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan, who announced in early August he would retire at the end of the MLS season, will play in one more game for the country. The 32-year-old will be part of the American team Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn. when it takes on Ecuador."For 15 years, Landon has thrilled us with his amazing abilities on the field and impressed us with his gracious approach off the field," U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. "We are looking forward to celebrating his legacy during our next home national team match and allowing fans the opportunity to thank him for all the memories he's provided over the years."Donovan, who was left off the U.S. 2014 World Cup team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has 57 goals and 58 assists throughout his 156 matches with Team USA. "Congratulations to Landon Donovan on an absolutely amazing career. He consistently raised the bar for himself these last 15 years, and he set a fantastic example for so many other American players to follow," Klinsmann said in a statement. "As one of the best players in U.S. Soccer history, Landon should be proud of everything he has accomplished." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tim Howard Taking 1-Year Break from US National Team

Tim Howard Taking 1-Year Break from US National Team iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Goalie Tim Howard announced Thursday he will take a one-year off from the United States men's national soccer team.The 35-year-old will still play for Everton in England's Premier League and won't have a chance to return to the national team until September 2015. "Having played overseas for the last 12 years and missing out on spending time with my family, making this commitment to my family is very important at this time," Howard said in a statement. "I am grateful for the willingness of both Jurgen Klinsmann and Everton manager Roberto Martinez to afford me the opportunity to spend time with my kids. It's the right decision at the right time. Jurgen has always been up front with all the players in saying you have to earn your place, which is something I agree with, so I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot." On his Facebook page, Howard also expressed interest in playing for the U.S. in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  "Physically I feel as strong as ever, and right now my heart, mind, and body all feel good about continuing on with the national team for the next World Cup," Howard wrote. "It is difficult to predict the situation in four years but I know this decision is right for me today." Howard has played every minute of every match for the Americans at the last two World Cups. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Yedlin Signs 4-Year Deal with Tottenham

Yedlin Signs 4-Year Deal with Tottenham Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Defender DeAndre Yedlin is headed to England. Yedlin's current team, the Seattle Sounders, reached an agreement Wednesday to transfer the 21-year-old to Tottenham Hotspur. Yedlin signed a four-year deal with Tottenham, but will stay with Seattle through the end of the 2014 MLS season, which ends in December, possibly longer.According to ESPN's Taylor Twellman, the Spurs will pay MLS a $4 million transfer fee, 75 percent of that will go to the Sounders because Yedlin is a homegrown player from Seattle."We are extremely proud of what DeAndre has accomplished in his young professional career," Sounders part owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer said in a statement. "His success is a reflection of his individual ability as well as soccer development in Washington State and the continued commitment to progress the sport in this country. DeAndre is and always will be a special member of the Sounders FC family, and we are excited to have him in Seattle for the remainder of the season."Yedlin came in as a substitute in three games for the U.S. National Team in the 2014 World Cup. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox Contract Sells For One Million Dollars

Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox Contract Sells For One Million Dollars Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- At an auction in Baltimore, Md., Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox was sold for $1.02 million on Saturday night. When it was originally sold almost 100 years ago, the deal was worth just $5,000. The contract was signed by American League president Ban Johnson, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, and Ruth himself. The price tag eclipsed the record for a bidding price of a sports contract, surpassing the 1919 document that sent Ruth to the New York Yankees, which sold for $996,000 back in 2005. The item was part of a collection of Ruth memorabilia, designed to honor the 100th anniversary of his professional debut. Other items included a bat from early in his career and a signed ball, both of which fetched more than $95,000. One of the more intriguing items, the very first home run ball Ruth ever hit at Yankee Stadium, did not sell. The ball was collected by a construction worker when Ruth was called over to test out the dimensions of the new ballpark in February of 1923. Other items that were up for auction on Saturday included ticket stubs from the clinching game of each of New York's 27 championship years ($58,000) and a Super Bowl VIII ring from the 1972 Miami Dolphins perfect season ($19,000). Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brazil Booed After Third-Place Loss

Brazil Booed After Third-Place Loss Michael Dodge/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- The host country was already on thin ice with their fans when they lost 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. On Saturday, a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands resulted in Brazil being booed off the pitch in front of their own nation. Thanks in part to some poor defending, the Dutch ran rampant in the 2014 FIFA World Cup third-place match. Robin Van Persie started the performance by converting on a penalty kick in the third minute. Arjen Robben went sprinting past the Brazilian defense but was dragged down by Thiago Silva just inside the box, awarding the spot kick. Daley Blind, son of assistant coach Danny, tallied his first-ever international goal when David Luiz misplayed a ball in the box. Instead of heading it over his own net for a set piece, he attempted to clear it but instead directed the ball right to Blind's foot.  Holland added another goal in stoppage time from Georginio Wijnaldum while goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen stopped the two sure shots he had to face. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Germany’s Klose Sets All-Time World Cup Goals Record

Germany’s Klose Sets All-Time World Cup Goals Record Ian MacNicol/Getty Images(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) -- On Tuesday, German striker Miroslav Klose broke the record for most goals scored at the World Cup.The 36-year-old Klose scored his 16th, and record-breaking goal, in the 23rd minute of Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. Klose tied the record, held by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, in Germany's Group Stage game against Ghana earlier in the tournament. Klose, who is Germany's all-time leading scorer with 71 goals in 136 matches, becomes only the third player ever to score in four straight World Cups. The other two are West Germany's Uwe Seeler and Brazil's Pele. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Neymar Suffers Broken Vertebra Out For World Cup

Neymar Suffers Broken Vertebra Out For World Cup Pool/Getty Images(FORTALEZA, Brazil) -- The host nation will be without its most popular, and most powerful, player for the rest of the World Cup. Neymar suffered a broken vertebra late in Friday's quarterfinal matchup with Colombia. Neymar went to the ground after a collision with Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 88th minute and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Hours after the match, which Brazil won 2-1, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar delivered the bad news. "It is a benign fracture," Lasmar said. "This news is not easy, but he will not be available at this World Cup. The fracture does not require surgery. There will be a conservative treatment and [he] will need physiotherapy and comfort to ease the pain." The 22-year-old is the face of the Brazilian National Team and one of the top scorers in the world. Now, the host squad must find a way to continue their hope of winning the World Cup on home soil without one of their most talented players. Brazil will face Germany on Tuesday in semi-final action. To make matters worse, captain Thiago Silva will not be available as well after picking up a second yellow card in the tournament. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

United States Falls to Belgium at World Cup, 2-1

United States Falls to Belgium at World Cup, 2-1 iStock/Thinkstock(SALVADOR, Brazil) -- The United States run at the World Cup is over after falling to Belgium in overtime on Tuesday, 2-1, in the round of 16.  Belgium got on the board first when Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute. They would add a second goal in the 105th minute when Romelu Lukaku connected. The U.S. would cut the deficit two minutes later on a goal from Julian Green.  U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard recorded 16 saves -- a World Cup record. Up next for Belgium is a quarterfinal showdown against Lionel Messi and Argentina. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

France Gets It Together Late to Advance to Quarterfinals

France Gets It Together Late to Advance to Quarterfinals Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- France scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of the game to upend Nigeria in the Round of 16 at the World Cup Monday. Paul Pogba scored the first goal off of a corner in the 79th minute to get France on the board. Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Joseph Yobo re-directed a cross from teammate Mathieu Valbuena into the back of the net to put the game out of reach for the Nigerians. France, which did not make it out of the group stage in the last World Cup, now advances to take on Germany in the Quarterfinals. "I have no words to describe this feeling," Pogba said. "The whole country is behind us and scoring that goal really liberated us. I am so happy for the team and all of France." France's match against Germany is Friday. The game is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the action on ESPN2. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Germany Prevails in Extra Time Over Algeria

Germany Prevails in Extra Time Over Algeria Martin Rose/Getty Images(PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL) -- Algeria held tough against the powerhouse Germans, but in the end, the Germans survived and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by winning 2-1 in extra time Monday. In actuality, it was only a matter of time before the Germans scored; they outshot Algeria 28-10. The scoring started in the second minute of extra time when substitute Andre Schurrle took a pass from teammate Thomas Muller, which he knocked past Algerian goalie Rais M'Bolhi.   Germany got back at it 18 minutes later when Mesut Ozil drilled a shot into the net off of a rebound. Algeria's Abdelmoumene Djabou scored just a minute later, but it was too late as Germany advanced to the quarterfinals for the ninth straight time.   Germany will take on France Friday. The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. You can watch that on ESPN2. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/30/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup: France 2 - Nigeria 0  Germany 2 - Algeria 1 MLB: Chicago White Sox - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Postponed Washington Nationals 7 (44-38) - Colorado Rockies 3 (36-47) Baltimore Orioles 7 (43-39) - Texas Rangers 1 (37-45) Chicago Cubs 2 (35-46) - Boston Red Sox 0 (38-45) Detroit Tigers 5 (45-34) - Oakland Athletics 4 (51-31) Atlanta Braves 5 (45-38) - New York Mets 3 (37-46) Seattle Mariners 10 (45-38) - Houston Astros 4 (36-48)  Kansas City Royals 6 (43-39) - Minnesota Twins 1 (37-44) Tampa Bay Rays 4 (36-49) - New York Yankees 3 (41-40) - 12 Innings San Diego Padres 1 (36-47) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (43-39) Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (48-37) - Cleveland Indians 0 (39-43) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Costa Rica Advances on Penalties

Costa Rica Advances on Penalties Jeff Gross/Getty Images(RECIFE, Brazil) -- After giving up a stoppage time goal that forced extra time, Costa Rica rebounded to defeat Greece 5-3 on penalty kicks Sunday afternoon. With the win, Costa Rica advances into the quarterfinals for the first time in history. Following a very stagnant first half, Bryan Ruiz put Costa Rica on top in the 52nd minute to give Los Ticos the lead. Costa Rica had to play the final 25 minutes of regulation, and all of extra time, with just 10 men after Oscar Duarte was sent off with a red card. The winners of Group D relied on some impressive play by goalkeeper Keylor Nevas to maintain the advantage until injury time. That was when Sokratis Papastathopoulos drove home a ball that was originally saved by Nevas. Neither team was able to score in extra time and the match went to penalties. Both teams converted on each of their first three spot kicks, with Costa Rica scoring on their fourth. Theofanis Gekas approached to keep Greece tied, but Nevas made a sprawling save to his right and Michael Umana finished the Greeks off with his spot kick. Costa Rica now faces the Netherlands, who defeated Mexico earlier in the day, in the quarterfinals. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  
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