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FILE - In this Saturday April 6, 2013 file photo, Coleen Rooney, left, wife of soccer player Wayne, and her son Kai, right, at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England. The wives of two of English soccer’s most high-profile players have on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 become embroiled in a spat on Twitter about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper. Wayne Rooney’s wife accused Jamie Vardy’s wife of informing The Sun about details of her private Instagram stories. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)
October 09, 2019 - 9:13 am
The wives of two of English soccer's most high-profile players got embroiled in a spat on Twitter on Wednesday about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper. In a post to her 1.3 million followers, Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen, accused Rebekah Vardy — or somebody with access to Vardy's...
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Riot police chase protesters near a demonstration in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Tens of thousands of masked protesters marched defiantly in the city center Sunday, but the peaceful rallies quickly degenerated into chaos at several locations as hard-liners again lobbed gasoline bombs, started fires and trashed subway stations and China-linked banks and shops.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 09, 2019 - 4:42 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month. Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team before a Sept. 10...
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Construction is underway on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 to complete Lusail's 80,000-seat venue for the opening game and final in a city that didn't exist when Qatar won the FIFA vote in 2010. Located in the centre of a new development to the north of Doha, with direct connections by road and a new metro line, Lusail Stadium is intended to be a catalyst for development growth of Lusail city.(AP Photo/Petr Josek)
October 08, 2019 - 9:37 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — By day, Juma Marzouq approves Qatar's masterplans for the vast stadium infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. By night, Marzouq goes into fan mode, tackling the challenge of filling soccer arenas in this tiny nation. Marzouq has seen encouraging signs since Qatar's breakthrough...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
October 07, 2019 - 12:40 pm
U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) reaches the end zone for a touchdown in front of Dallas Cowboys' Byron Jones, rear, during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
October 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 6:55 p.m. Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys. Jones has four touchdowns rushing, already two more than his career high with time remaining in the third quarter, to help the Packers build a 31-3 lead. The...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 11:10 am
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 2:05 p.m. The Saints have ended a streak of 13 possessions without a touchdown and taken a 10-7 lead over Tampa Bay in the process. Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, starting his third straight game for the injured Drew Brees, found Michael Thomas for a...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, walks off the field after an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 06, 2019 - 9:59 am
Khalil Mack went all the way to Europe for a chance to sack his former teammate Derek Carr as the NFL kicks off the first of four games in London. Mack and the Bears (3-1) enter Week 5 tied for first in the NFC South while the Raiders (2-2) are tied for second in the AFC West. Mack faces the...
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Munich's player Philippe Coutinho from Brazil poses as he attends the official 'Octoberfest' beer festival visit of the German Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 9:50 am
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players, staff and their families put the team's first league defeat of the season behind them as they made their annual visit to Munich's famed Oktoberfest celebrations on Sunday. Wearing traditional leather trousers and buttoned blazers, the soccer stars posed for...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States coach Jill Ellis, left, watches the players warm-up before the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions women's national team against South Korea in her final game before retiring on Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
October 05, 2019 - 12:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "...
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Aston Villa's Wesley scores his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Saturday Oct. 5, 2019. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 11:28 am
NORWICH, England (AP) — It was a performance fit for a king. Britain's Prince William — second in line to the throne — took his family to watch his favorite soccer team , Aston Villa, on Saturday and they were treated to a regal display. William's 6-year-old son, George, was seen applauding and...
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