Soccer

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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September 23, 2018 - 7:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or...
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Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, center, runs with the ball during a La Liga soccer match against Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
September 22, 2018 - 5:10 pm
MADRID (AP) — It took some help from video review to put Real Madrid on top in the Spanish league. Marco Asensio's first-half winner to beat Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday was initially waived off for offside but eventually stood after assistance from the VAR, which is making its La Liga debut this...
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FILE -This March 29, 2017 file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for broadcaster Sky, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 22, 2018 - 4:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Cardiff City during the English Premier League soccer match at The Cardiff City Stadium, in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. (David Davies/PA via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Sergio Aguero celebrated signing a new contract with Manchester City by scoring the opening goal in a 5-0 win over Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Argentina striker's fourth league goal of the season came on his 300th appearance for City, which bounced...
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September 22, 2018 - 7:55 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing an emergency brain operation in May and will watch Manchester United host Wolverhampton in the Premier League later Saturday. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring...
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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 5:14 am
Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show...
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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 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears. Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve's match at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with Jeison Murillo. The Portugal forward appeared to put...
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September 18, 2018 - 12:41 pm
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team raped a young teammate, recorded the sexual assault of another player and subjected other players to violent sexual acts as part of hazing, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court...
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