Professional soccer

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...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 file photo, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, center, vies for the ball with Leicester's Ricardo Pereira, left, in front of Leicester's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. U.S. winger, Christian Pulisic, who completed his move to Stamford Bridge in the offseason for $73 million, hasn’t played a minute of Chelsea’s last three Premier League matches and also stayed on the bench during the team’s 1-0 home loss to Valencia in the Champions League two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
September 30, 2019 - 1:59 am
The group stage of the Champions League is only one round old and already Chelsea faces a match it cannot afford to lose. Just don't expect Christian Pulisic to play in the important game against Lille on Wednesday. The U.S. winger, who completed his move to Stamford Bridge in the offseason for $73...
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Sheffield United's goalkeeper Dean Henderson reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 28, 2019 - 11:45 am
It was a day of goalkeeping mistakes in the English Premier League. Liverpool and Manchester City, seemingly set for another duel for the title, benefited from two of them in hard-fought away wins on Saturday. Liverpool eked out a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United but only after home goalkeeper Dean...
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Red Star's Milan Pavkov, left, duels for the ball with Bayern's Benjamin Pavard during the Champions League group B first round soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 27, 2019 - 7:23 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Red Star Belgrade for the latest "racist behavior" by its fans, and banned the club from selling tickets to its fans for a Champions League game at Tottenham. UEFA said Friday its disciplinary panel found the charge proven against the Serbian champion at a...
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September 27, 2019 - 6:26 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has applauded a lifetime ban for a soccer supporter who racially abused Roma defender Juan Jesus on social media. The Brazilian — who is black — posted a screenshot of the messages on Instagram. Roma says it has reported the account to Italian police and...
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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept.21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 26, 2019 - 6:31 am
ROME (AP) — It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan. Inside the arena, the situation grew worse when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is black, was targeted with racist...
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Re-elected Swiss Federal Prosecutor Michael Lauber, on the left, receives congratulations from Nicoletta della Valle, Director Fedpol, right, during the autumn session of the Swiss Federal Council in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Switzerland’s lawmakers have given attorney general Michael Lauber four more years in office, he was renewed for a third mandate. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 8:07 am
ZURICH (AP) — Embattled attorney general Michael Lauber has been given four more years in office by Switzerland's lawmakers despite criticism of his handling of corruption investigations linked to soccer governing body FIFA. Lauber was renewed for a third mandate with the support of 129 federal...
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Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger watches during the third period of the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
September 25, 2019 - 12:17 am
Ralph Krueger doesn't care if you have never heard of him. Having just turned 60, the Buffalo Sabres' new coach leans on the benefit of his vast experience — in hockey, soccer, and life as a father, husband, author and motivational speaker — to have stopped worrying a long time ago about how others...
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Argentinian Barcelona player Lionel Messi poses with United States forward Megan Rapinoe after they received the Best FIFA Men's, Women's player award during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 24, 2019 - 6:00 am
MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan's iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday. Rapinoe was rewarded at the FIFA Best awards for leading the United States to the women's World Cup title in July, as was Jill...
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Lionel Messi arrives to attend the Best FIFA soccer awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23, 2019 - 1:03 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 10 p.m. Lionel Messi has been crowned FIFA's world player of the year for the sixth time. The latest award for the Argentina and Barcelona forward moves him one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also among...
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