Soccer

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 07, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday. In the same incident, as Fred prepared to take a corner with United leading 2-0, a fan was caught on...
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December 04, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...
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US Megan Rapinoe is seen on the screen after she awarded as the best female soccer player during the Golden Ball award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or, Golden Ball for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 02, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe has won the Ballon d’Or for the best female player of the year after leading the United States to World Cup glory in July. Rapinoe scored six goals in the tournament, earning her the Golden Boot as the top scorer and the Golden Ball as the top player. England...
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Leicester City players celebrate after Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Leicester continued another improbable Premier League title run with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday, while Arsenal great Freddie Ljungberg couldn’t end the Gunners’ winless streak. Kelechi Iheanacho’s 94th-minute winner completed a comeback victory for second-place...
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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Brighton at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 30, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Liverpool’s march to a first English league championship in 30 years is turning into a procession. Manchester City certainly looks in no state to stop it happening. The gap between the two main title contenders in the Premier League grew to a remarkable 11 points on Saturday, with a match-winning...
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Berlin's head coach Juergen Klinsmann looks up before the start of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Andreas Gora/dpa via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 12:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Jürgen Klinsmann’s debut as Hertha Berlin coach ended in defeat on Saturday as 10-man Borussia Dortmund held on for a 2-1 win in the Bundesliga. Two early goals from Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard were enough for Dortmund to ease the pressure on coach Lucien Favre with his team’s...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, Arsenal's head coach Unai Emery during the Europa League soccer match against Vitoria at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal. Emery was fired by Arsenal on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, 18 months after succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager of the English Premier League club. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira, FILE)
November 29, 2019 - 1:51 pm
There's another managerial vacancy at a north London club in the English Premier League, this time at Arsenal. Unai Emery was fired on Friday after 18 months as the successor to long-time coach Arsene Wenger, with Arsenal on its worst run of results in 27 years. The Spaniard arrived at training the...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi drives the ball past Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek, right, during a Champions League group F soccer match between Barcelona and Dortmund at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 27, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2018 file photo Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, acknowledges fans as he walks off the field after an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy both announced Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 they are officially parting ways after two seasons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
November 27, 2019 - 5:32 pm
A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalized and apparently set on fire outside the stadium of his boyhood club, Malmo, as fans reacted with fury at the Swedish soccer star buying a stake in one of its biggest rivals on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic outlined his desire to make Hammarby the “best in...
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Luis Enrique speaks during his official presentation as Spain's new head soccer coach in Las Rozas on the outskirts Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 27, 2019 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique on Wednesday accused Robert Moreno of being disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship. Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill...
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