Professional soccer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 15, 2019 - 10:58 am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows all about overturning Champions League deficits at the Camp Nou. Twenty years after scoring a last-gasp winner there for Manchester United in the final against Bayern Munich, Solskjaer will be back in Barcelona's stadium on Tuesday looking to mastermind an unlikely...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
FIFA President Gianni Infantino held talks in Kuwait on Sunday about the country staging 2022 World Cup matches as he pushes to enlarge the Qatar tournament from 32 to 48 teams. After meeting with the emir of Kuwait and soccer officials, Infantino flew to Qatar to see Qatari leaders on Monday about...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 14, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Liverpool didn't slip up this time. A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City, which beat Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier Sunday. The victory also meant the Reds partially avenged a...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Sunday. Two minutes after Sadio Mane headed Liverpool into the lead at Anfield, Salah collected Virgil van Dijk's long ball from the...
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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Crystal Palace, during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park in London, Sunday April 14, 2019. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola threw himself backward then banged the side of the dugout with his fist after seeing Raheem Sterling skew wide an early chance from close range against Crystal Palace. Sterling responded in the best way possible. The England winger put City ahead...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 13, 2019 - 3:55 pm
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination,...
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In this photo Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley is interviewed by a reporter next to the trophy for the National Women's Soccer League championship during a media event at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. The National Women’s Soccer League opens its seventh season this weekend with lingering some questions about the overall health of the league but the encouraging possibility of a World Cup “bump.” (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson, File)
April 13, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NWSL opens its seventh season this weekend with some lingering questions about its health, but also the encouraging possibility of a "bump" from the World Cup. The National Women's Soccer League has already outlasted any of the other previous pro women's leagues in the...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola fixes his sweater during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 11, 2019 - 6:13 am
It has all been going so smoothly for Manchester City. Perhaps too smoothly. In winning 22 games out of 23 from Dec. 30, City was often in cruise control and came up against opponents who mostly sat back and engaged in a damage-limitation exercise. Bournemouth, playing at home, didn't have a shot...
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Watford's Ken Sema, center, celebrates at the end of the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Watford won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
April 07, 2019 - 3:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gerard Deulofeu was watching from the Watford bench when Raul Jimenez followed up scoring Wolverhampton's second goal with a pre-planned celebration. A Wolves-themed mask, gifted from WWE wrestler Sin Cara, was retrieved from behind the Wembley goal and the showboating striker placed...
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Everton's Phil Jagielka, center, scores his side's first goal of the game as Arsenal players appeal during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 10:44 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Arsenal missed a chance to strengthen its chances of Champions League qualification when it lost 1-0 at Everton on Sunday. At 36 years and 233 days, Phil Jagielka became the oldest scorer in the Premier League this season when he netted from close range in the 10th minute...
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