Soccer

Herman Ouseley, chairman of English soccer anti-discrimination group entitled Kick It Out, poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press in London, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 10, 2018 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25...
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August 09, 2018 - 3:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to...
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In this release by Chiang Rai Public Relations Office, Mongkol Boonpiam, left, receives an identity card denoting Thai citizenship from Somsak Kunkam Sheriff of Mae Sai during a ceremony in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Mongkol Boonpiam, Adul Samon, and Pornchai Khamluang, three of the young soccer players players who had been trapped for almost three weeks in a cave in northern Thailand —— and 25-year-old assistant coach Ekapol Chanthawon, who had been with them, had been stateless, their lack of citizenship not only restricting their upward mobility, but even their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. A fifth boy on their Wild Boars soccer team who was not in the cave but had applied for citizenship was also granted it. (Chiang Rai Public Relations Office via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights,...
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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players' hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
August 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest. What kind of heart check-up is best at finding players at risk? Experts debate whether it's time to add routine EKGs to the pre-sports check-up. Now a study of more than 11,000 top teen...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 14, 2018, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke tours the team's new NFL football stadium, in Inglewood, Calif. USA. In a statement published Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018, majority shareholder Kroenke has made an offer to take full ownership of England's Arsenal soccer club in a deal that would value the Premier League club at 1.8 billion pounds (US dollars 2.3 billion). (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 07, 2018 - 7:51 am
LONDON (AP) — American sports magnate Stan Kroenke is set to take full ownership of Arsenal after winning a power struggle with a rival billionaire by securing a deal valuing the English Premier League club at 1.8 billion pounds ($2.3 billion). Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, who was denied a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 15, 2018, Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican world record sprinter, performs as a DJ at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Bolt has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League as he pursues his bid to become a professional soccer player, according to a statement released Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, FILE)
August 07, 2018 - 7:32 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and the 100- and 200-meter world record holder has been chasing...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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Executive producers Jessica O'Toole, from back row left, Jennie Snyder Urman, Amy Rardin, and from front row left, Ellen Tamaki, Rupert Evans, Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Ser'Darius Blain participate in the "Charmed" panel during the CW Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 06, 2018 - 11:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. GIVE 'CHARMED' A CHANCE, CREATORS SAY The cast and producer of CW's new "Charmed" are defending the...
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Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after they won the Community Shield soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 05, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League...
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Members of Wild Boars soccer team pray during a ceremony marking the completion of their serving as novice Buddhist monks, following their dramatic rescue from a cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand completed their time as novice Buddhist monks, undertaken to give thanks for their survival and to show their gratitude to all those who helped them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 04, 2018 - 2:20 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy...
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