Soccer

United States forward Gyasi Zardes (9) celebrates a goal against Panama by United States defender Walker Zimmerman, back right, during the second half of a men's international friendly soccer match Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Phoenix. The United States defeated Panama 3-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 27, 2019 - 9:33 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter became only the third U.S. coach in the modern era to start with a win, Djordje Mihailovic and Christian Ramirez scored in their national team debuts and the Americans beat Panama 3-0 Sunday night in an exhibition between nations that started inexperienced...
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Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in London, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
January 27, 2019 - 5:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham exited its second competition in four days after losing 2-0 at Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, and defending champion Chelsea was boosted by two video reviews in beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0. Palace took a ninth-minute lead when Jeff Schlupp's...
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Manchester City's players celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 26, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Pep Guardiola dismissed as "fantasy" the notion of his Manchester City players winning the quadruple this season. It's certainly a long shot but, on current form, it's hard to see how or when they'll next be beaten. City swept past fellow English Premier League team Burnley 5-0 in the fourth round...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has a problem with World Cup guests who just won't leave. More than six months after France beat Croatia in the final, more than 5,000 foreigners who arrived on a visa-free system for fans last year have yet to leave the country, a senior policeman told Russian media on Friday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Ryan Martin, right, looks over his wager at Rivers Casino, as the new, temporary sports betting area opened in Pittsburgh. Pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval, regular operations are scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 15. Marton made several wagers, including placing a $100 bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl. Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. Prop bets aren’t a big moneymaker for sports books during the season, but they pick up popularity as the nation is intensely focused on a single game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic. File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Anyone willing to wager that the high-scoring Patriots or Rams will get shut out in the Super Bowl can count on a big payday if that unlikely scenario occurs. William Hill, the nation's largest sports book operator, released on Thursday its list of more than 900 proposition bets for Super Bowl 53...
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In this his picture taken on Jan. 14, 2018, Argentine soccer player, Emiliano Sala, of the FC Nantes club, western France, gives a thumbs up during a soccer match against PSG in Nantes, France. The French civil aviation authority says Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
January 24, 2019 - 1:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sobbing after the active search for her brother was halted, the sister of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala urged authorities Thursday not to give up trying to find the remains of his plane that disappeared from radar over the English Channel. Authorities said the chances of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011 file photo, referee Ibrahim Chaibou, second left, is surrounded by Argentina soccer players after he awarded a penalty against them during an international friendly soccer match with Nigeria Super eagles at the National stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. An international soccer referee who has long been implicated in fixing matches has been banned for life for taking bribes, it was reported on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Ibrahim Chaibou guilty of taking bribes and also fined him 200,000 Swiss francs ($201,000). (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)
January 24, 2019 - 1:14 pm
GENEVA (AP) — One of soccer's most infamous match-fixing cases was settled Thursday when a referee notorious for corrupt calls was banned for life. The corrupt games in Ibrahim Chaibou's career were key to revealing how easily international friendlies could be manipulated for betting scams, forced...
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This photo provided by Amazon shows Andrea Kremer, left, and Hannah Storm posing for a portrait at Pier 59 studios on Sept. 21, 2018, in New York. Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer had so much fun in their first season calling NFL games on Amazon Prime that they are coming back for an encore. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, that the veteran announcing duo will return next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon's prime video service. (Amazon via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:20 am
Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer had so much fun in their first season calling NFL games on Amazon Prime that they are coming back for an encore. Amazon announced Thursday the veteran announcing duo will return next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon's prime video service. "It's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez walks from the pitch after their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. This week marked a year since Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal and join Manchester United. It was a move that was supposed to revive the career of one of the Premier League’s most exciting players but it hasn’t worked out. Sanchez is back from a hamstring injury and the first game of his second year at United will be against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
January 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
The piano-playing video announcing his arrival generated record social-media interactions, and sales of his No. 7 jersey went through the roof in the club shop. By that measure, Alexis Sanchez couldn't have been more of a let-down in his first 12 months at Manchester United. This week marked a year...
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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward arrived in a black van, walked up some stairs leading to the court house and stopped to sign an autograph. The charges stem from his days at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 22, 2019 - 4:24 pm
MADRID (AP) — With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain. Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine of nearly 19 million euros ($21.6...
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