Soccer

FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 10, 2018 - 7:22 pm
FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say 57 police raids are ongoing in Belgium and six other European nations in a vast probe into financial fraud and match-fixing in soccer. The federal prosecutor's office says 44 raids were being held in Belgium and 13 more in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2004, file photo, United States women's soccer coach April Heinrichs talks with players during a team training session in Athens, Greece. Former national team coach and player Heinrichs will step down director of the women’s youth national teams for U.S. Soccer at the end of this year. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
October 08, 2018 - 9:02 pm
Former national team coach and player April Heinrichs will step down as director of the women's youth national teams for U.S. Soccer at the end of this year. Heinrichs was a forward on the national team that won the first Women's World Cup in 1991. She served as head coach of the team from 2000-...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right, celebrates after he scored his side's fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 08, 2018 - 5:14 am
As the goals piled up and a ninth straight win began to look increasingly secure, a chant of "We've got our Arsenal back" boomed out from the away end at Craven Cottage. So much for life after Arsene Wenger being fraught and a worrying leap into the unknown. Arsenal hasn't had it this good in years...
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PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 08, 2018 - 5:01 am
PARIS (AP) — Three months removed from scoring in the World Cup final and still three months shy of his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe is already a serious title contender for the Ballon d'Or award as the best soccer player in the world. The Paris Saint-Germain striker helped his case over the...
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Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola appeals for a foul after Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, standing, and Manchester City's Fernandinho, sitting, collided during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 07, 2018 - 2:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League's two title favorites huffed and puffed but, ultimately, neither team was able to blow the house down at Anfield. Liverpool and Manchester City can generally be relied upon to provide open, expansive tussles with goals aplenty. Sunday's 0-0 draw, however, was a drab...
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Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 07, 2018 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Two goals each from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led rampant Arsenal to a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham in the English Premier League on Sunday. Arsenal went into the game at Craven Cottage in confident mood after a run of five straight league victories and took the...
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Juventus's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between AC Udinese and Juventus at the Dacia Arena Stadium, in Udine, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
October 06, 2018 - 4:12 pm
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone. For all that he's embroiled in — accused of rape nine years ago — the soccer superstar wanted some space so he could celebrate his goal on Saturday all by himself in front of a TV camera. He leaped into the air...
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Real Madrid's players leave the pitch after losing the match against Deportivo Alaves during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Deportivo Alaves won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
October 06, 2018 - 2:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A last-gasp goal by Alaves dealt Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the Spanish league on Saturday, extending the scoring drought afflicting the European champion to four straight matches. Manu Garcia headed in a pass by fellow substitute Ruben Sobrino from a corner kick on the...
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Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho reacts and gestures to his players during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 06, 2018 - 1:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Just when Jose Mourinho needed it most, Manchester United dug deep to pull off a gutsy victory for its under-fire manager. Mourinho, under mounting scrutiny over his position because of poor results and frequent criticism of his players, was a picture of abject misery on the touchline...
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