Soccer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about the Chicago Teachers Union strike during a press conference at City Hall, Thursday morning, Oct. 31, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers...
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Vlatko Andonovski speaks during a news conference Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro named Andonovski as head coach in U.S. Women's National Team on Monday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 28, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vlatko Andonovski is well aware of the expectations he faces as the new coach of the U.S women's national team. His predecessor, Jill Ellis, led the team to consecutive World Cup titles — an accomplishment her successor can only hope to equal. "What this team has done and what Jill...
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North Carolina Courage's Heather O'Reilly, center, holds the championship trophy following the team's win over the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL championship soccer game in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
October 28, 2019 - 9:43 am
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 Sunday for their second straight National Women's Soccer League title. Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, which won the NWSL Shield for the...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, right, celebrates with his teammate Jordan Henderson after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 27, 2019 - 4:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal and Tottenham scored early before all it started to unravel for the north London clubs in the Premier League on Sunday. Arsenal established a two-goal lead over Crystal Palace before capitulating, conceding twice and seeing its captain appearing to storm off in anger in a 2-2...
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Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side's ninth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's stadium in Southampton, England Friday, Oct., 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 25, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leicester scored five first-half goals and another four after the break to destroy 10-man Southampton 9-0 on Friday and tie the biggest win in Premier League history. Manchester United beat Ipswich by the same score in 1995, three years after the English top tier was...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019 file photo, Australia's Ellie Carpenter, left, chases Italy's Barbara Bonansea during a Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France. Italy won 2-0. Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
October 24, 2019 - 3:27 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men. Out of a population of 60 million, more than 20 million spectators watched...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his side's fifth goal during the Champions League, group B, soccer match between Tottenham and Red Star Belgrade, at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
October 22, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Just when some of Europe's top teams risked failing to advance from their Champions League groups, they steadied the ship. Real Madrid and Tottenham both earned their first European wins of the season Tuesday against overmatched opponents — but in very different style. Real had to work hard to win...
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Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, scores his side's third goal during the Champions League, group B, soccer match between Tottenham and Red Star Belgrade, at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
October 22, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham enjoyed all the goals this time as it went from its heaviest home European loss to its biggest Champions League win. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane both scored twice, and Erik Lamela also netted in a 5-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday to lift the gloom at Tottenham...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file image taken with a slow shutter speed a soccer player runs for the ball during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match in Prague, Czech Republic. A study, from the University of Glasgow and reported Monday, Oct. 21, in New England Journal of Medicine, of former professional soccer players in Scotland found that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
October 21, 2019 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general population but more likely to die from dementia. The results raise fresh concerns about head-related risks from...
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Sampdoria's Ronaldo Vieira, left, and Roma's Jordan Veretout vie for the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Roma at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
October 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...
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