Professional soccer

Italy's Matteo Politano scores his side's first goal during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and the United States at Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 20, 2018 - 7:09 pm
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage...
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England's Harry Kane walks next to Croatia's Luka Modric, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 5:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 10:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in...
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November 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 3:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors, right, and Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate go for a header during a Copa Libertadores first leg final match in Buenos AIres, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 11, 2018 - 4:16 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in an intense first leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was delayed by a day because of torrential rain. The two Argentine teams hold one of the fiercest rivalries in soccer and the two-leg final has been called "The...
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Leicester City fans gather at Jubilee Square in Leicester, before taking part in a memorial walk to the King Power Stadium, in honour of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died in a helicopter crash outside the stadium on October 27. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 9:59 am
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester players led thousands of fans on a walk from the center of the city to the club's stadium as soccer returned home for the first time since the death of the owner who oversaw the team's transformation into improbable English Premier League champions. The march...
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Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left can't get to the ball on a goal by Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, not seen, as Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse (17) watches during the second half of a second-leg MLS playoff soccer match Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 09, 2018 - 3:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The first bit of celebrating by the Portland Timbers was premature. The confusing MLS playoff rules created a moment of misunderstanding at the end of extra time and a wild 120 minutes. The second celebration, after Dairon Asprilla deposited his winning penalty past Seattle Sounders...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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Atletico Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 06, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d'Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from...
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