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Published October 12. 2010 05:00PM

Iverson considering

playing in Turkey

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson is in "serious talks" to play with a Turkish team. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, said there is strong interest in both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas. Iverson is negotiating with Besiktas Cola Turka for at least a one-year deal.

Iverson is 17th on the NBA's career scoring list with 24,368 points over a 14-year career with Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. He won the MVP in 2001 when he led the Sixers to the finals.

Iverson had been negotiating with a team in China. Moore says those talks aren't dead, but Turkey may be the best option.

NFL stadium wants to get World Cup matches

Developers planning an NFL stadium near Los Angeles are tweaking their design to lure World Cup soccer matches.

Architect Dan Meis said he adjusted his plans for the stadium in the city of Industry to incorporate field measurements and bleacher configurations based on guidelines from FIFA.

Los Angeles is among the 12 U.S. cities that would vie to host matches if FIFA's executive committee votes in December to give the 2018 or 2022 tournament to the United States.

Developer Majestic Realty has the necessary approvals to build a planned 75,000-seat stadium about 15 miles east of Los Angeles but has yet to secure a team.

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