Soccer

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory. The deal for the team's parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 7:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — When world soccer executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3...
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United States forward Tobin Heath, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against England during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States and England played to a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
March 02, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Americans have scored twice in each of their first two games of the SheBelieves Cup. They've also allowed two goals apiece, and now a pair of ties has the United States looking at what must improve before the Women's World Cup in June. Tobin Heath scored off her own...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds the official ball of the upcoming Women's Soccer World Championship as he poses for photographers during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 02, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Striving to improve behavior at soccer matches, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees women as role models for male players. There is less simulation and time wasting in the women's game, according to Infantino, and it's time for men to clean up their act to improve the...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts after missing a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 02, 2019 - 10:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Hugo Lloris saved a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday after Harry Kane had equalized with a spot kick of his own. Arsenal had a chance to win it in the final minutes when substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was adjudged...
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Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri watches the warmup ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Fulham at the London Stadium in London, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 28, 2019 - 11:14 am
Shad Khan's overly bold words always seemed like they could come back to bite him. In welcoming Claudio Ranieri as Fulham manager in November, Khan — the American billionaire owner of the English soccer club — said it was a "risk-free" decision to bring in the 67-year-old Italian. Ranieri, after...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, Chelsea fans watch an English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Gathered with his Chelsea’s directors, Roman Abramovich stopped the football talk to raise deep concerns he wanted them to address at the club and beyond. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
February 27, 2019 - 11:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is standing by its fans who frequently chant a term for Jews that can be considered offensive. The statement of support on Wednesday followed the chairman of Premier League rival Chelsea calling on Tottenham to end any ambiguity over the term by stopping its use altogether...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Air accident investigators say the plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed for commercial use by authorities. The initial report from the Air Accident Investigation Branch says investigators have yet to determine if it could be classified as a private flight if...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Watching goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga appearing to struggle with cramp, and with a penalty shootout looming to settle the League Cup final, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri summoned a substitute from the bench. Kepa was furious. Wildly gesticulating with his arms, the world's most...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League by drawing 0-0 at Manchester United on Sunday in a lackluster game featuring more injuries than outstanding chances. United had to make three substitutions in the first 43 minutes alone — Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and...
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