Soccer

Luis Enrique speaks during his official presentation as Spain's new head soccer coach in Las Rozas on the outskirts Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 27, 2019 - 7:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique says Robert Moreno was disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship. Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill 9-year-old daughter...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian flag is held above the Olympic Rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and other major upcoming events. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 25, 2019 - 3:46 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended on Monday. WADA’s compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for...
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Jorge Jesus, coach of Brazil's Flamengo parades with the team at their arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Flamengo overcame Argentina's River Plate 2-1 in the Copa Libertadores final match on Saturday in Lima to win its second South American title. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)
November 25, 2019 - 11:23 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro has given an honorary citizen title to Portuguese Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus, days after the club won both the Copa Libertadores and national championship trophies. Jesus became emotional on Monday as he addressed city officials, talking about how “football in...
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho embraces Toby Alderweireld after the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham and West Ham, at the London Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 5:36 am
Jose Mourinho’s charm offensive has been in overdrive during his whirlwind first few days at Tottenham. He has lauded Tottenham’s training complex as being “second to none” and without comparison across Europe “at any level.” He says he has slept in the club’s pajamas at its on-site hotel which he...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls out to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Tottenham, at London stadium, in London, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 23, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Tottenham’s decision to switch managers reaped instant rewards as Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start in his highly anticipated fourth coaching stint in the English Premier League. How long before a slew of other teams — including Tottenham’s north London neighbor, Arsenal — opt to make a...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls out to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Tottenham, at London stadium, in London, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 23, 2019 - 9:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho made a winning start to life as Tottenham manager as his new team beat West Ham 3-2 on Saturday for its first away victory in the Premier League in more than 10 months. Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored in a 13-minute span around halftime at the Olympic...
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President Donald Trump poses for photos with members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Hockey Team during the NCAA Collegiate National Champions Day at the White House, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2019 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. The traditional honorary White House visit for champion college and pro sports teams has become a politically-loaded event in Trump’s presidency. Some athletes, including...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, Jose Mourinho arrives to attend the Best FIFA soccer awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy. Tottenham has hired Mourinho as manager, a day after firing Mauricio Pochettino. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
November 21, 2019 - 8:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho is portraying himself as a humble coach at the start of his Tottenham reign, and emotionally stronger. Eleven months after his firing from a fractured Manchester United, the Portuguese was handed a route back into English Premier League management this week following...
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November 19, 2019 - 8:31 pm
Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, on Tuesday night to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League. The U.S. finished 3-1 in Group A along with Canada and...
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Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino sits on the bench before the Champions League group B soccer match between Red Star and Tottenham, at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 19, 2019 - 5:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mauricio Pochettino was widely lauded as something of a miracle worker by elevating Tottenham into English soccer’s established elite and inspiring its improbable run to a Champions League final. In his sixth season at the north London club, the magic of the Argentine coach finally...
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