Soccer

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly, left, scores the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 4:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. It came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of Palestinian soccer said Saturday he will appeal FIFA's year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press he...
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Atlanta United's Josef Martinez runs down the field with his shirt off after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 24, 2018 - 10:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez broke the MLS season goal record with his 28th, giving Atlanta United the lead in the 74th minute in a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Friday night. Martinez ran past the defense for a through ball, cutting back his defender and chipping it over Joe Bendik. Martinez...
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, trains with the Central Coast Mariners soccer team in Newcastle, Australia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Bolt's attempt to win a contract to play as a professional in Australian football's A-League began in earnest on his 32nd birthday Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
August 21, 2018 - 9:43 am
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt practiced with Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners for the first time Tuesday, taking part in light passing drills and agility tests on his 32nd birthday. Bolt, who said he passed up chances to try out for clubs in Europe before accepting an offer to...
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Liverpool Women's Rhiannon Roberts, down, and Manchester United Women's Kirsty Hanson, top, in action during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, Man United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club...
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Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho gestures as he speaks to Paul Pogba during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the Amex stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield, United showed the gulf that currently exists to its fierce...
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola kisses Manchester City's Sergio Aguero after he was substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 19, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Manchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Premier League this season. On Sunday's evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United. A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 — mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero — United...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 19, 2018 - 10:08 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick, with one of the goals set up by his own goalkeeper, as Manchester City turned on the style in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield in the Premier League on Sunday. Top of the highlight reel in the latest exhibition by City was a 70-meter pass...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center, duels for the ball against Alaves' Ruben Sobrino, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Alaves at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 18, 2018 - 6:43 pm
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves' wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona's 3-0 win at Camp Nou...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo jumps as he reaches for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Chievo Verona and Juventus, at the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 18, 2018 - 4:17 pm
VERONA, Italy (AP) — A smile, a wink and a thumbs-up: Cristiano Ronaldo didn't seem too perturbed at not scoring on his Juventus debut. The 33-year-old forward appeared relaxed after Saturday's 3-2 victory against Chievo Verona and, although Ronaldo did not stop to speak to reporters, he responded...
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