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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks painfully injured during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 20, 2018 - 5:23 pm
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi left the field in pain after hurting his right elbow. Also, Real Madrid lost again while suffering its worst scoring drought. Messi scored and walked off injured in the...
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Brighton & Hove Albion's Beram Kayal, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the match against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 1:23 pm
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle dropped to the bottom of the English Premier League after extending its winless start to nine games in losing to Brighton 1-0 at home on Saturday. There was a touch of fortune about Beram Kayal's 29th-minute strike, which came via a deflection off Jose Izquierdo'...
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Real Madrid's coach Julen Lopetegui gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 20, 2018 - 10:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in nearly a decade, Real Madrid reached the worst scoring drought in its history. Madrid went more than 465 minutes without finding the net in a 2-1 home loss to Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday, leaving new coach Julen Lopetegui...
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ManU coach Jose Mourinho, right, encourages his team during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 20, 2018 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Ross Barkley scored in the sixth minute of injury time to earn Chelsea a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League and spark a touchline fracas involving United manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday. A member of Chelsea's coaching staff celebrated wildly in front of United'...
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, center, celebrates after scoring against Valencia during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Barcelona, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
October 19, 2018 - 7:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly. The proposal on Friday includes reversing changes made this season giving four guaranteed Champions League entries to Spain, England,...
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Teammates celebrate after United States midfielder Julie Ertz (facing camera) scored a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
October 14, 2018 - 10:11 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Heath's first came in the first two minutes of the match and...
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Norway's Mohamed Elyounoussi, center, in action with Slovenia's Nemanja Mitrovic during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Norway and Slovenia at Ullevaal Stadium, Norway, Saturday Oct. 13, 2018. (Terje Bendiksby/NTB scanpix via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Substitute striker Patrik Schick scored the winning goal for the visiting Czech Republic to beat Slovakia 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League in Trnava on Saturday, and Gibraltar won its first competitive game. All the goals in Trnava were in the second half. Three minutes after coming off the bench,...
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Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry holds two balls during a warm up prior the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Belgium and Switzerland at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 13, 2018 - 5:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Thierry Henry is back where it all started. France's all-time leading scorer and an Arsenal great landed his first managerial job on Saturday after Monaco hired him as a replacement for Leonardo Jardim, who was dismissed this week. The 41-year-old Henry started his professional career...
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United States' Michael Bradley (4) passes the ball to a teammate past Colombia's Edwin Cardona (8) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 12, 2018 - 12:24 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to the...
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In this June 2009 photo made available to the Associated Press on Friday Oct. 5, 2018, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Mayorga, who is alleging that Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because then she never wanted her name made public. Mayorga filed a lawsuit last week in state court seeking to void the agreement she signed while accepting $375,000 to keep quiet about the alleged encounter. (Matrixpictures via AP) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT
October 11, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape challenged the international soccer star's legal team on Thursday to prove that documents cited in European media reports about their 2009 encounter in Las Vegas are false. Anything that proves that documents were...
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