Professional soccer

PSG's Neymar sits on the bench after loosing the French Cup soccer final between Rennes and Paris Saint Germain at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 28, 2019 - 4:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Neymar appeared to aim a punch at a fan goading him and other Paris Saint-Germain players with provocative language, following the club's surprise French Cup final defeat to Rennes on Saturday. The Brazil forward was walking up the stairs to collect his losers' medal at Stade de France...
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April 27, 2019 - 8:00 am
BOLTON, England (AP) — Bolton has been ordered to fulfil its final two fixtures in the second-tier League Championship, possibly by fielding its under-18 team, a day after the English soccer team's players announced they were refusing to play in a protest against unpaid wages. It comes as a...
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FILE - This Sept. 25, 2015 file photo shows the FIFA logo outside FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA will hold talks with human rights groups about issues associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
April 27, 2019 - 5:24 am
FIFA assured human rights groups on Saturday it will talk to them about risks associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar before taking a final decision. FIFA is formulating a formal plan on how logistical and political complexities can be overcome to expand...
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PSG's Neymar walks away during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Monaco at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Sunday April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 21, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Neymar returned from injury and the prolific Kylian Mbappe reached the 30-goal mark as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated retaining the league title earlier on Sunday with a 3-1 home win against Monaco. The 20-year-old Mbappe increased his league-leading tally with his third hat trick of the campaign...
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Everton's Lucas Digne, left, celebrates scoring against Manchester United with teammate Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 12:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation. Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English...
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Manchester City's Phill Foden celebrates his goal against Tottenham during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 20, 2019 - 3:48 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Watching Manchester City's Champions League slugfest against Tottenham, Phil Foden sensed his side's energy-sapping exit could present an opportunity. As a youngster in football's costliest-assembled squad, the 18-year-old Foden has to be patient to get game time under...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus clinched a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, with five matches to spare, after it defeated Fiorentina 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 20, 2019 - 1:20 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association, which...
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From left, Juventus' Juan Cuadrado, Cristiano Ronaldo, Blaise Matuidi and Emre Can celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus clinched a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, with five matches to spare, after it defeated Fiorentina 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20, 2019 - 11:28 am
Champions of the Italian soccer league: 2019 — Juventus 2018 — Juventus 2017 — Juventus 2016 — Juventus 2015 — Juventus 2014 — Juventus 2013 — Juventus 2012 — Juventus 2011 — AC Milan 2010 — Inter Milan 2009 — Inter Milan 2008 — Inter Milan 2007 — Inter Milan 2006 — Inter Milan (Juventus stripped...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in north London is viewed. The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule.The Rams and Bengals will face off at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27. Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in London. The Raiders will host the Bears on Oct. 6, and the Buccaneers will be the home team against the Panthers on Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in...
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