Soccer

FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds the official ball of the upcoming Women's Soccer World Championship as he poses for photographers during a press conference at the end of an executive committee meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 02, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Striving to improve behavior at soccer matches, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees women as role models for male players. There is less simulation and time wasting in the women's game, according to Infantino, and it's time for men to clean up their act to improve the...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts after missing a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 02, 2019 - 10:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Hugo Lloris saved a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday after Harry Kane had equalized with a spot kick of his own. Arsenal had a chance to win it in the final minutes when substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was adjudged...
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Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri watches the warmup ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Fulham at the London Stadium in London, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 28, 2019 - 11:14 am
Shad Khan's overly bold words always seemed like they could come back to bite him. In welcoming Claudio Ranieri as Fulham manager in November, Khan — the American billionaire owner of the English soccer club — said it was a "risk-free" decision to bring in the 67-year-old Italian. Ranieri, after...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, Chelsea fans watch an English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Gathered with his Chelsea’s directors, Roman Abramovich stopped the football talk to raise deep concerns he wanted them to address at the club and beyond. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
February 27, 2019 - 11:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is standing by its fans who frequently chant a term for Jews that can be considered offensive. The statement of support on Wednesday followed the chairman of Premier League rival Chelsea calling on Tottenham to end any ambiguity over the term by stopping its use altogether...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Air accident investigators say the plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed for commercial use by authorities. The initial report from the Air Accident Investigation Branch says investigators have yet to determine if it could be classified as a private flight if...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Watching goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga appearing to struggle with cramp, and with a penalty shootout looming to settle the League Cup final, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri summoned a substitute from the bench. Kepa was furious. Wildly gesticulating with his arms, the world's most...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League by drawing 0-0 at Manchester United on Sunday in a lackluster game featuring more injuries than outstanding chances. United had to make three substitutions in the first 43 minutes alone — Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:55 am
After Tottenham lost vital ground in the Premier League title race, Mauricio Pochettino lost his temper as well. The Tottenham coach angrily squared up to referee Mike Dean after the final whistle of a 2-1 loss at Burnley on Saturday, venting his frustration over a decision that led to the hosts'...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves. FIFA punished the London club owned by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich for violations...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:39 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. Ajax fans are banned from attending...
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