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June 04, 2019 - 6:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Supporters of Tunisian side Esperance are protesting outside a hotel in Paris where African soccer officials are deciding whether their African Champions League final victory should stand...
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar runs for the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the Copa America tournament, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 01, 2019 - 11:03 pm
A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later...
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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy to celebrate with his teammates winning the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
MADRID (AP) — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah. Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory...
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A pitch invader interrupts the game during the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Play was momentarily stopped in the 18th minute of the Champions League final when a scantily dressed woman streaked onto the pitch. The fan reached midfield before stewards swarmed...
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Tottenham midfielder Lucas Moura kicks the ball during a training session at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Friday May 31, 2019. English Premier League teams Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for the Champions League final which takes place in Madrid on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 31, 2019 - 5:36 pm
MADRID (AP) — Lucas Moura and Divock Origi have been the unlikely heroes for Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League this season. They kept alive their team's hopes of winning the European title with crucial goals and decisive performances. Without them, the English sides probably wouldn't...
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Tourists take pictures in at the fan zone in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday May 28, 2019. English Premier League teams Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing for the Europa League Final soccer match that takes place in Baku on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/ Luca Bruno)
May 29, 2019 - 3:34 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Arsenal and Chelsea are gearing up to play a London derby far from home in the Europa League final. Playing three time zones and 2,460 miles (4,000 kilometers) from London in Azerbaijan, the game offers Arsenal coach Unai Emery the chance to win a record fourth Europa League...
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Valencia midfielder Daniel Parejo celebrates after his team's win in the Copa del Rey soccer match final between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Saturday. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
May 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title. Strikers Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno scored after defensive errors by Barcelona in a first half dominated by...
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his goal against RB Leipzig during the German soccer cup, DFB Pokal, final match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 25, 2019 - 3:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending...
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Celtic's Scott Brown, left, and Mikael Lustig celebrate with the trophy after winning the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday. Having already won the Scottish League Cup and league titles, Celtic rallied at Hampden Park with a brace from striker Odsonne Edouard. (Jeff Holmes/PA via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 12:38 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Immediately afterwards, Celtic offered manager Neil Lennon the job permanently. Lennon said there's "a good chance" he'll accept...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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