Professional soccer

Tottenham midfielder Lucas Moura kicks the ball during a training session at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Friday May 31, 2019. English Premier League teams Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for the Champions League final which takes place in Madrid on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 31, 2019 - 3:36 pm
MADRID (AP) — Lucas Moura and Divock Origi have been the unlikely heroes for Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League this season. They kept alive their team's hopes of winning the European title with crucial goals and decisive performances. Without them, the English sides probably wouldn't...
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In this April 13, 2019, photo, Las Vegas Lights FC fans celebrate the team's goal against the Tacoma Defiance in a soccer match at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Lights goalie Thomas Olsen is at center. Las Vegas is considering a deal with a developer to reshape a downtown stadium area to boost a bid for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The City Council plans a vote next week to give The Renaissance Companies Inc. six months to come up with a plan involving the aging Cashman Field baseball stadium, now home to the minor-league Las Vegas Lights. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 4:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is considering giving a developer exclusive rights to develop a proposal to reshape an aging downtown stadium area to boost a bid for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The City Council plans to vote Wednesday whether to give The Renaissance Companies Inc. six...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session at the Liverpool soccer team media open day, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, ahead of their Champions League Final soccer match against Tottenham on Saturday in Madrid. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 30, 2019 - 2:23 am
His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had...
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May 28, 2019 - 10:38 am
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The ESPN+ streaming service has obtained U.S. English-language television rights for the Copa America, South America's soccer championship. ESPN, part of The Walt Disney Co., said Tuesday all 26 matches will be streamed. None will be televised by ESPN's linear broadcast...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, takes part in a training session at the Liverpool soccer team media open day, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, ahead of their Champions League Final soccer match against Tottenham on Saturday in Madrid. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 28, 2019 - 7:40 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's "high risk" Champions League final in Madrid, officials said Tuesday. Spanish authorities said the police operation prepared for the final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be the biggest ever for a sporting event in...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019, photo, Japan women's soccer team head coach Asako Takakura, center, directs her players during a training session in Narashino, east of Tokyo ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup France. Takakura went to the Women’s World Cup twice as a player and is first woman in charge, a fact she largely dismisses. But some see it as a breakthrough in a country that has few women in corporate board rooms or in the top ranks of government. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 27, 2019 - 1:36 am
NARASHINO, Japan (AP) — Jun Endo turned 19 a few days ago and is headed to her first Women's World Cup. The Japan forward has lots of company. Sixteen others on the 23-player roster are also going for the first time. "I think age doesn't matter when it comes to playing football," Endo said,...
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Manchester United Legend's David Beckham celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal of the game during the legends match between Manchester United Legends and Bayern Munich Legens at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson's side against a Bayern Munich team in the "Treble Reunion" match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final. Fans young...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, France women's soccer head coach Corinne Diacre during a press conference in Paris. With an experienced side featuring seven players from the Lyon side which recently won the Champions League for the fourth straight year, host France will be among the favorites for the Women's World Cup, and this suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 24, 2019 - 3:48 pm
France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. She is...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2018, file photo, Canada forward Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of a soccer match at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament against Panama in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn, File)
May 24, 2019 - 2:24 pm
While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title. Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with its captain sitting at 181 career goals — four away from breaking former U.S. star Abby Wambach's global...
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