Professional soccer

Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, takes part in 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 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears are taking vastly different approaches to their trip to London. The Raiders spent the entire week here after flying straight from Indianapolis following last week's game. They held three practices just like they would back home, got some...
Read More
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, cheerleaders line up before an NFL football game between Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium in London. As the league celebrates its 100th season, it continues to expand its foreign footprint with five international games in 2019. Four are in London, including two at Wembley Stadium, and the league returns to Mexico. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 04, 2019 - 11:02 am
Khalil Mack's first game against his ex-teammates comes not with a Bay Area backdrop but in the land of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. The Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders are playing the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The new $1.22 billion multi-purpose venue features a...
Read More
Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli, left, reacts alongside Colchester United's Tom Lapslie during an English League Cup soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Colchester United, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at JobServe Community Stadium in Colchester, England. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 7:12 am
Barely a year ago, they were starting in the World Cup semifinals. Now, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard cannot even get in the England squad and are no longer first-choice picks for their clubs, either. The drop in fortunes of the two attacking midfielders is both dramatic and highly unexpected, and...
Read More
In this Sept. 15, 2019, photo, Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose takes the ball forward during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London. The number of soccer players seeking support for mental health issues in England is surging. Only 160 Professional Footballers’ Association members accessed counselling services from the union in 2016. But any stigma around seeking help for mental health problems has been eased in the national sport by leading players, including Rose, talking about fighting depression. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 04, 2019 - 12:37 am
Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep, nutrition and...
Read More
Lazio fans cheer during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Genoa, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 03, 2019 - 5:50 am
ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting gaffe by one official. Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina hailed new rules approved this...
Read More
FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file, photo, workers adjust fences at the construction site of the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. Ambet Yuson, the general secretary of the Building and Wood Workers’ International, made the request on...
Read More
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Nantes soccer team supporters stand by a poster of Argentinian player Emiliano Sala and reading "Let's keep hope" outside La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. FIFA says Cardiff must pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, agreed in January before he died in an airplane crash. FIFA says on Monday, Sept. 30 its players’ status panel “never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation” in the dispute between the two clubs. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
October 02, 2019 - 1:58 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff says it will appeal to sport's highest court against FIFA's ruling that the club should pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala. The Argentine striker died in an airplane crash near the Channel Island of...
Read More
Tottenham players react after the fifth goal of Bayern during the Champions League group B soccer match between Tottenham and Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm
A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe's top club competition this season. The wrong kind of history. Tottenham was picked off repeatedly by Bayern Munich in a humiliating 7-2 loss on Tuesday, the first time the English team...
Read More
FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, July 23, 2012, newly appointed CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz speaks during an interview in Miami, U.S.A.. FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, Tuesday oct. 1, 2019, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF, who allegedly arranged and took bribes linked to commercial deals for international soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 11:48 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year,...
Read More
September 30, 2019 - 5:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that...
Read More

Pages