Soccer

Lazio's Danilo Cataldi and Brescia's Mario Balotelli, left, vie for the ball during the Italian Series A soccer match between Brescia and Lazio at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 12:42 pm
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli slammed Lazio fans after the Italian forward was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia’s 2-1 home defeat on Sunday. The Serie A soccer match was halted for a few minutes shortly after the half-hour mark and an announcement was made on the stadium’s...
Read More
In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Sudanese al-Difaa, in yellow, and al-Sumood women teams play in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city, Sudan. The women's soccer league has become a field of contention as Sudan grapples with the transition from three decades of authoritarian rule that espoused a strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. (AP Photo)
January 04, 2020 - 10:59 am
OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It’s a...
Read More
January 04, 2020 - 8:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.” The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. The...
Read More
Everton's manager Carlo Ancelotti looks out from the bench before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 03, 2020 - 7:08 am
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was setting the scene for the latest Merseyside derby against Liverpool when he trotted out a cliché seemingly used for any match between local rivals. “In a derby,” Ancelotti said with a smile, “you never know what’s going to happen.” Except, that is, on Merseyside...
Read More
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wears an AC Milan scarf as he acknowledges his fans outside the AC Milan team headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The 38-year-old striker has been presented by AC Milan after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another year. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)
January 03, 2020 - 6:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe’s storied clubs. The 38-year-old striker was presented by AC Milan on Friday after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another year. “...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the moment two officials watched a Los Angeles Rams defender slam into a New Orleans receiver well before the ball arrived and failed to throw a flag for pass interference that was obvious to tens of millions of fans watching at home, officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 01, 2020 - 1:09 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the moment two officials failed to throw a flag for obvious pass interference on a play that helped decide the NFC championship — stunning the players, coaches and millions of fans — officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. No matter the sport, fans and...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
Read More
FILE - In this March 25, 2016, file photo, Colombia's Juan Fernando Quintero (10) celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against the United States during an Olympic qualifying soccer match at the Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia. The newly appointed chief of Colombia’s army says he is willing to meet with soccer star Juan Fernando Quintero to discuss his father’s disappearance more than 20 years earlier. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
December 30, 2019 - 8:00 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The newly appointed chief of Colombia’s army says he is willing to meet with soccer star Juan Fernando Quintero to discuss his father’s disappearance more than 20 years ago. Gen. Eduardo Zapateiro said during a military ceremony on Monday he “shares the pain” of Quintero’s...
Read More
File-This May 1, 2019, file photo shows Monterrey's Head Coach Diego Alonso giving instructions to his players during a CONCACAF Champions League final soccer match against Tigres, in Monterrey, Mexico. Inter Miami has hired Alonso, a Uruguayan who has coached two different teams to CONCACAF Champions League titles and officially took over Monday, Dec.30, 2019, as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club. He was an attacker as a player and prefers the same style as a coach. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
December 30, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso. The Uruguayan, who has coached two different teams to CONCACAF Champions League titles, officially took over Monday as the inaugural manager of Beckham’s club. He was an attacker as a player...
Read More
Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham Utd and Leicester City at the London Stadium in London, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 29, 2019 - 4:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Discarded for not being the “high-caliber” manager desired by West Ham, David Moyes was brought back by the east London club on Sunday for a second spell in charge. Premier League survival was Moyes' mission two seasons ago, and that's the manager's job again. Only this time, rather...
Read More

Pages