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Juventus' Moise Kean celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 2:19 pm
MILAN (AP) — Teenager Moise Kean has left Juventus within one win of retaining its Serie A title. Kean, who was the victim of racist abuse during the week, came off the bench to score what was to prove the winner on Saturday as Juventus came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1. It was the Italy...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores the opening goal during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 06, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's fans seem more presumptuous than their quadruple-chasing players. Thousands of the seat allocation went unsold at Wembley Stadium as City reached the FA Cup final by beating Brighton 1-0 to move a step closer to collecting an unprecedented haul of trophies by an...
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April 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two English second-tier clubs have condemned racist abuse of players following Saturday's games. Brentford said it "utterly condemns discrimination" after a season-ticket holder was arrested following an allegation of abuse by Derby midfielder Duane Holmes. The incident happened late...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, on stage speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 06, 2019 - 2:18 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA's ruling committee and saw defeats for candidates from its regional rivals which are boycotting Doha and want the tournament shared with other Middle East countries...
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Tottenham's Son Heung-Min celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 05, 2019 - 2:08 am
The race for the title isn't the only issue likely to go down to the wire in the Premier League this season. Below Manchester City and Liverpool, there are four big teams chasing the final two qualification spots for next season's Champions League. They are separated by only three points with a...
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Fireworks explode above the stadium as the teams stand on the pitch before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Setting a world record for profit by a soccer team while keeping player costs down, Tottenham's financial gamble is paying off — for now. Tottenham moved back into third place in the Premier League on Wednesday when its new 1-billion pound ($1.3-billion) stadium opened with a 2-0...
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Wolverhampton's Raul Jimenez runs with the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 04, 2019 - 6:51 am
One song might be heard more than any other as Wolverhampton Wanderers fans make their way to Wembley Stadium this weekend for the team's first FA Cup semifinal match in 21 years. "Si senor," the chant goes, "pass the ball to Raul and he will score!" For Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, his first...
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Cagliari fans shout to Juventus's Moise Kean, center with back to camera, after he scored his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cagliari fans shouted racist chants at Kean after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th minute, the chants were so bad that Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli rushed in to protect the youngster and ask the fans to stop. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing team's fans. Juventus forward Moise Kean scored his team's second goal against Cagliari late in the 2-0...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a shot against Japan during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Naeher recalls that as a freshman in college a teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper carries that advice as she prepares for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces...
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FILE -- In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo the President of German soccer federation DFB, Reinhard Grindel attends the friendly soccer match between Germany and Peru in Sinsheim, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
April 02, 2019 - 6:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel resigned Tuesday, bowing to increasing pressure following allegations of undeclared earnings, the receipt of a luxury watch and general discontent with his leadership. Grindel, who promised greater transparency after taking over in...
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