Soccer

September 28, 2018 - 4:28 am
PARIS (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about the Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press reported erroneously that French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier's new musical review would open at the Folies Pigalle theater. The venue is actually the Folies Bergere. A corrected version of the story is below: The...
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, announces that Germany will stage the 2024 European Championships, during the Euro 2024 Host Announcement Ceremony, at the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany won the right to host soccer's 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign. Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
September 27, 2018 - 6:03 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Video review will start being used to help referees next season in the Champions League, after the technology makes its UEFA debut at the Super Cup. The UEFA executive committee also decided Thursday to approve the video assistant referee system for the 2020 European...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The chief organizer of Russia’s World Cup says police stopped 170 people from invading the pitch during games before four members of the Pussy Riot protest group eventually stormed the final dressed as police officers. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin has downplayed security problems despite the pitch invasion that happened in the final between France and Croatia on July 15. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin...
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Europe's Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, from left, wait for the European Ryder Cup team photo at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 25, 2018 - 5:32 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Tommy Fleetwood heads into his first Ryder Cup inspired by a message of support from one of soccer's most respected coaches. Among the motivational videos shown in Europe's team...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Jerome Valcke, former FIFA Secretary General, arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge his ten-year suspension imposed by FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland. A newly published legal document says FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets. That includes a luxury sight-seeing trip for a top official. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has published a panel's verdict explaining why it dismissed Jerome Valcke's appeal against a 10-year ban, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP, File)
September 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient...
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Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 24, 2018 - 5:21 am
LONDON (AP) — After a rare tournament-free summer and with a full preseason under his belt, Alexis Sanchez was expected to be a key performer for Manchester United in the early weeks of the Premier League. He'd be fresh while other teammates fought weariness from the World Cup. Finally, we'd see...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A woman will win the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer for the first time this year. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, in action during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Girona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 23, 2018 - 5:21 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine's goal couldn't prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona. Messi, the league's all-time leading...
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West Ham's Arthur Masuaku, left, chases Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 23, 2018 - 12:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — The grueling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea. By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score under Maurizio Sarri for the first time this...
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