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Pope Francis is framed by cellphones as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 10, 2019 - 7:24 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee. About 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, nuns, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor...
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File - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrives for the NFL football fall meetings in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Kraft was awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize, a $1 million recognition widely known as the "Jewish Nobel Prize." Organizers of the prize announced they were recognizing Kraft’s philanthropy and commitment to Israel. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 09, 2019 - 4:16 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is...
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FILE--- In this picture taken Nov.27, 2018 Bayern midfielder Franck Ribery celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Benfica Lisbon in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
January 06, 2019 - 4:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich has fined winger Franck Ribery for posting expletives and insults on social media after receiving criticism online for posting a video of being served a gold-leaf steak. "He used words that we as Bayern Munich cannot accept and that Franck as a role model, as a player of...
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Oldham Athletic's team and coaching staff celebrate after the final whistle of their English FA Cup, third round soccer match against Fulham at Craven Cottage, London, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2018. The FA Cup delivered two big shocks in the third round on Sunday as Premier League team Fulham was humiliated by fourth-tier Oldham and non-league side Barnet beat Sheffield United despite a gap of 84 places in English soccer's pyramid. (John Walton/PA via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Until 11 days ago, Pete Wild had been planning to cheer on Oldham as a fan with his pals in its FA Cup third-round match at Premier League club Fulham. Wild was indeed at Craven Cottage on Sunday but in the dugout, rather than the stands, guiding the unheralded northern England team to victory in...
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær reacts after the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 05, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Alexis Sanchez was resting up in the Manchester United dugout moments after getting substituted when he got a tap on the arm. It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, telling him to get out of the manager's seat and find another. There's no doubt who's the boss inside Old Trafford these days. On a day when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan shoots on goal against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 04, 2019 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group A soccer match between Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges, Belgium. Borussia Dortmund said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 that Chelsea found an agreement with Pulisic but he will remain on loan in Dortmund until the end of the season. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
January 02, 2019 - 11:59 am
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Chelsea paid 64 million euros ($73 million) for the 20-year-old United States winger, who will be loaned...
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks out prior to the match against Southampton, during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 10:43 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When Manchester City and Liverpool last met in the Premier League, a matchup usually bulging with goals failed to live up to its billing as the most entertaining in English soccer. A 0-0 draw at Anfield in October left a worldwide audience somewhat underwhelmed. Expect a...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game against Bournemouth, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City finally rediscovered the kind of football that made it Premier League champion, just in time for this week's crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool. Paul Pogba and Manchester United are finally looking like their old selves, too, although whether there's...
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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, right, tackles Southampton's Mario Lemina, during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 2:24 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester City got its faltering Premier League title defense back on track with a 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday thanks to two quick goals just before halftime. After throwing away an early lead, City provided a reminder of its devastating attacking potential by...
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