Soccer

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Alphonso Davies of Canada speaks at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Bayern Munich has on Wednesday, July 25 agreed to sign Canada’s teenage forward Alphonso Davies from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps. The Bundesliga powerhouse says the 17-year-old Ghana-born Davies will join on Jan. 1, 2019 and that his contract will run through June 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
July 26, 2018 - 5:29 am
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Canadian teenage forward Alphonso Davies from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a transfer worth up to $22 million (18.75 million euros), a record for a Major League Soccer player. The Bundesliga champion says the 17-year-old Davies, a naturalized Canadian...
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Followers offer banknotes to soccer team members as they are ordained as Buddhist monks and novices following their dramatic cave rescue last week in the Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Buddhist males in Thailand are traditionally expected to enter the monkhood, often as novices, at some point in their lives to show gratitude, often toward their parents for raising them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 25, 2018 - 5:31 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been ordained at a Buddhist temple, a merit-making activity to show thanks for their rescue. The 11 boys, ages 11 to 16, became Buddhist novices in a...
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France's Kylian Mbappe, center, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will challenge the decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament's best...
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July 24, 2018 - 8:37 am
ZURICH (AP) — Six players from European and French champion Lyon are among 10 candidates to win FIFA's best women's player award. The Lyon group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan. Three candidates who play in the...
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Soccer coach Ekkapol Chantawong, left, and teammates who were rescued last week from a flooded cave have their heads shaved in a traditional Buddhist ceremony in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The young soccer teammates and their coach who have rescued from the cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 24, 2018 - 7:25 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. Eleven of the 12 boys and their coach prayed to...
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Australian members of the Thai cave rescue team, Craig Challen, left, and Dr. Richard Harris, center, stand with Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at a function at Government House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Harris and his dive buddy Challen were awarded the Star of Courage, the second highest civilian bravery decoration in the Australian honors system after the Cross of Valor, Cosgrave said in a statement. (Sean Davey/AAP Image via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 2:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A doctor awarded an Australian bravery medal for his pivotal work in the Thai cave rescue said he was most frightened by not knowing how much sedation to give to the weakened children. Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their 25 -year-old soccer coach were...
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Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. A migrant rescue aid group accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including an adult woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting some 160 Europe-bound migrants on Monday near the shores of the northern African country. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 6:15 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A survivor of a capsized migrant boat brought to the Spanish island of Mallorca along with two bodies from the wreck has been transferred to a hospital for trauma treatment, Spanish authorities said Saturday. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday, July 20, 2018, that the tweets are indefensible, and the studio has severed ties with Gunn. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal. "The offensive attitudes and statements...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:28 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky...
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Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, saying the ordeal made them stronger and taught them not to live carelessly. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young soccer players and their heroic rescue from a flooded cave that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next...
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