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NY Red Bulls sign veteran Brazilian MF Juninho

NY Red Bulls sign veteran Brazilian MF Juninho

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) The New York Red Bulls have signed Brazilian midfielder Juninho (joo-NEEN-yoh).

The Major League Soccer club announced Monday that it had signed the 37-year-old who played on Brazil's World Cup team in 2006. He had been with Brazilian First Division side Vasco da Gama, and scored 14 goals in 50 matches. He spent 2010 with the Qatari club Al-Gharafa, helping it win the league title while earning player of the year honors.

Juninho played a decade in Europe in the French First Division with Olympique Lyonnais, helping it win seven straight Ligue 1 titles from 2002-08. He had 100 goals in 344 matches in all competitions.

Juninho earned 47 caps playing for Brazil.

Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday. 

Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58. 

In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."

Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement

"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily

Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star: 

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