soccer

November 13, 2018 - 3:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year's imprisonment for tax evasion. The court also gave the 40-year-old the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have his sentence suspended. The...
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Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors, right, and Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate go for a header during a Copa Libertadores first leg final match in Buenos AIres, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in an intense first leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was delayed by a day because of torrential rain. The two Argentine teams hold one of the fiercest rivalries in soccer and the two-leg final has been called "The...
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Leicester City fans gather at Jubilee Square in Leicester, before taking part in a memorial walk to the King Power Stadium, in honour of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died in a helicopter crash outside the stadium on October 27. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 10:59 am
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester players led thousands of fans on a walk from the center of the city to the club's stadium as soccer returned home for the first time since the death of the owner who oversaw the team's transformation into improbable English Premier League champions. The march...
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November 09, 2018 - 5:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A spike in consumer spending driven by warm weather and England's surprise advance to the semifinals of the soccer World Cup helped the British economy post its best growth in nearly two years during the third quarter, official figures showed Friday. However, the 0.6 percent quarterly...
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Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left can't get to the ball on a goal by Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, not seen, as Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse (17) watches during the second half of a second-leg MLS playoff soccer match Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 09, 2018 - 3:10 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The first bit of celebrating by the Portland Timbers was a bit premature. The confusing MLS playoff rules created a moment of misunderstanding at the end of extra time and a wild 120 minutes. The second celebration, after Dairon Asprilla deposited his winning penalty past Seattle...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 11:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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Atletico Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 06, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d'Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from...
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Leicester City fans with a giant banner that reads 'RIP Vichai' during the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Wales. Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)
November 03, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The smiles returned briefly to the faces of Leicester's players on Saturday following the most traumatic week of their careers. In its first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash last weekend, Leicester won an emotional and highly charged English Premier...
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery gestures, during the English League Cup 4th round soccer match between Arsenal and Blackpool, at the emirates Stadium, in London, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 1:13 pm
It's time to find out if Unai Emery's new-look Arsenal is the real deal. Since losing its opening two games of the season to Manchester City and then Chelsea, Arsenal has taken advantage of a relatively benign schedule to win 12 of its next 13 matches — and draw the other — in all competitions. A...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Empoli and Juventus at the Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Fabio Muzzi/ANSA via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him is affecting his personal life. Ronaldo, who has denied any wrongdoing, gave an interview to France Football magazine. Excerpts were distributed Monday, with the full interview expected to run in the French weekly magazine on...
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