Soccer

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, gestures with Joao Felix, right during a training session at the Bessa stadium in Porto, Portugal, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Portugal will face Switzerland Wednesday in a UEFA Nations League semifinal soccer match. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
June 11, 2019 - 3:00 am
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. "It was weird. I had never seen him live, so close to me like that," the Portuguese teenage sensation said. "I told my friends later that it looked...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Ellis has criticized FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, for scheduling two other finals, for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America, on the same day as the Women's World Cup championship game. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
June 10, 2019 - 4:23 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand can dream. It just might not do any good against the U.S. national team. Thailand kicks off the Women's World Cup on Tuesday with a daunting challenge against the defending champion United States. The top-ranked Americans are seeking their fourth overall World Cup...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, Newcastle midfielder Emre Belezoglu of Turkey, in action during a UEFA Cup soccer match against Palermo, in Palermo, southern Italy. An unidentified man held a cleaning brush up to the face of team captain Emre Belezoglu who was speaking to media, and Turkey has lodged a formal protest Monday June 10, 2019, against authorities in Iceland over the way its national soccer team was treated on its arrival Sunday for an upcoming European Championship qualifying match.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, FILE)
June 10, 2019 - 2:24 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey lodged a formal protest Monday over the allegedly rude treatment its national soccer team received at Iceland's largest airport after arriving for a European Championship qualifying match. The Turkish team has complained that it was delayed at Keflavik Airport on Sunday...
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Portugal players celebrate with their trophy after defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League final soccer match at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 09, 2019 - 5:36 pm
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Three years after conquering European soccer for the first time, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo are celebrating another international title. Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 1-0 to lift its first trophy since the...
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Brazil's Cristiane, center, celebrates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Brazil and Jamaica in Grenoble, France, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 09, 2019 - 12:48 pm
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Cristiane scored all three goals and Brazil spoiled Jamaica's first-ever Women's World Cup match with a 3-0 victory on Sunday. The veteran forward's goal in the 64th minute for the hat trick came on a free kick that curled just under the crossbar. She also scored in the 15th...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after missing a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 08, 2019 - 9:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days. Thiem wasted two match points with quick unforced errors when...
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France's players celebrate at the end of the Group A soccer match between France and South Korea on the occasion of the Women's World Cup at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The Women's World Cup gripped French TV watchers after nearly 11 million people tuned in for France's opening match against South Korea on Friday. National broadcaster TF1 said the viewing audience peaked at 10.9 million — a French TV record for a Women's World Cup match — attracting...
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This photo posted and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers searching for victims under the rubble after an airstrike by Syrian government forces hit the village of Ehsim, in Jabal al-Zawiya, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of the town of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib, Syria, Monday, June 3, 2019. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said on Monday that Syrian troops had reached Qassaibyeh, a village deep within the last rebel stronghold in the northwest province of Idlib, after intense clashes with militants. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
June 08, 2019 - 7:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian soccer goalkeeper who became an icon of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad has died of wounds suffered in a battle with government forces, the rebels said Saturday. Abdelbaset Sarout, 27, rose to fame as a player for his home city of Homs and won international...
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France players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. France won 4-0. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 07, 2019 - 6:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's women took a first step to follow in the World Cup footsteps of the French men. Wendie Renard, at 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored twice on headers off corner kicks, and Les Bleues overwhelmed South Korea 4-0 Friday night in a gala World Cup opener...
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France's Eugenie Le Sommer, right, celebrates with her teammates after scoring her side's opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between France and South Korea, at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 07, 2019 - 5:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong women's...
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