Soccer

June 06, 2019 - 6:52 am
PARIS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says FIFA vice president Ahmad has been detained in Paris, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup. The person says the African Football Confederation president was detained for questioning on Thursday morning in the French capital. The...
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Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after being fouled during a friendly soccer match against Qatar at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Brazil and Qatar are preparing for the Copa America which runs from June 14 until July 7 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 06, 2019 - 12:41 am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night. Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement early Thursday that Neymar had a ligament rupture in his ankle and will not recover in time to play the South American...
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U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter walks off the field after the team's international friendly soccer match against Jamaica, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. Jamaica won 1-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 05, 2019 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much went right for the United States in its next-to-last prep match for the CONCACAF Golf Cup. Jamaica dealt the U.S. just its second home defeat to a Caribbean nation in a half-century, beating the Americans 1-0 in an exhibition on Wednesday night that made coach Gregg...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. A lawsuit filed last September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped by a woman who alleges the soccer star paid her $375,000 to keep quiet about a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse encounter. But a federal lawsuit filed in January by the same woman is still active, and Las Vegas police say their investigation of the allegations remains open. Ronaldo lawyer Peter Christiansen declined Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to comment about the voluntary dismissal of the state lawsuit last month. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
June 05, 2019 - 3:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. "We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain," said attorney Larissa...
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Brazil's Neymar puts on his cleats during a practice session of the national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 04, 2019 - 9:59 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lawyers who first represented an unidentified woman who has accused soccer star Neymar of rape said Tuesday that her initial complaint charged she was a victim of "aggression," or "physical violence," by the player, though they added that doesn't mean authorities...
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June 04, 2019 - 6:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Supporters of Tunisian side Esperance are protesting outside a hotel in Paris where African soccer officials are deciding whether their African Champions League final victory should stand...
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Brazil's national soccer team coach Tite kicks the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 03, 2019 - 4:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's cybercrime police division wants Neymar to testify about a video he published with messages and images allegedly exchanged with the woman who accuses him of raping her in a Paris hotel. The police interview has yet to be scheduled. Investigator Paulo Sartori...
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar runs for the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the Copa America tournament, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 01, 2019 - 11:03 pm
A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later...
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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson lifts the trophy to celebrate with his teammates winning the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
MADRID (AP) — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah. Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory...
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A pitch invader interrupts the game during the Champions League final soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Play was momentarily stopped in the 18th minute of the Champions League final when a scantily dressed woman streaked onto the pitch. The fan reached midfield before stewards swarmed...
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