Professional soccer

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 4:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who...
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Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, center, answers questions during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. Demers was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, left, and Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 3:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In Russia, sports and the government are closely intertwined. Top athletes hold military ranks, Olympic medals are a matter of national pride, and champions receive luxury cars in Kremlin ceremonies. So when Russia was accused of doping its way to the top, the Russian state hit the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 filer, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, center, is flanked by his girlfriend Georgina, left, and his son Cristiano Jr, as he sits in the stands during a Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. Kathryn Mayorga's attorney, Leslie Stovall, told reporters Wednesday that the psychiatrist's medical opinion is that Mayorga's psychological injuries made her "incompetent" to legally reach a non-disclosure settlement with Ronaldo's representatives in 2010. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
October 04, 2018 - 7:07 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal's national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the soccer great fights rape allegations in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her...
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 03, 2018 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Back at the scene of his 2011 Champions League final triumph, Lionel Messi delivered another display of artistry at Wembley Stadium. Messi's two goals helped Barcelona fight off Tottenham's second-half resurgence and secured a 4-2 win for the visitors on Wednesday. But the victory —...
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Paris Saint Germain's Neymar bites a handkerchief after he have been injured during the League One soccer match between Nice and Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
September 29, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Neymar took a whack to the face, played on with cotton tissue in his bloodied mouth, and grabbed his second goal as Paris Saint-Germain won at Nice 3-0 in the French league on Saturday. The Brazil forward was caught by Wylan Cyprien's flailing arm as they contested the ball near the...
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Juventus' Mario Mandzukic, left, celebrates with teammates Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MILAN (AP) — Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo have been just perfect this season. And the seven-time defending champion looks even more unstoppable in this Serie A after a 3-1 victory over 10-man Napoli, which again looks set to be its closest challenger. Napoli pushed Juventus all the way last...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo hugs team member Ruben Neves after the final whistle of the game against Southampton during their English Premier League soccer match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Ivan Cavaleiro scored with his first touch in the English Premier League to help Wolverhampton to a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. After missing the start of the season with a back injury, Cavaleiro was teed up by Raul Jimenez to score in the 79th minute...
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Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a penalty and misses during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 29, 2018 - 12:25 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Gylfi Sigurdsson atoned for an earlier penalty miss with a second-half double to help Everton defeat Fulham 3-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Iceland forward hit a 52nd-minute spot kick against the bar but four minutes later drilled home the opener from...
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September 29, 2018 - 12:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — As own-goals go, Stuttgart produced a classic while defeating previously unbeaten Werder Bremen 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Stuttgart was a goal up and facing 10 men following Milos Veljkovic's sending off in the first half, when defender Borna Sosa caught his goalkeeper Ron-...
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, announces that Germany will stage the 2024 European Championships, during the Euro 2024 Host Announcement Ceremony, at the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany won the right to host soccer's 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign. Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There...
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