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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, foreground, scores 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 - 2:21 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba is feeling so good at Manchester United these days that he's practicing his goal celebrations during the pre-game warmup. With good reason, too, as the French World Cup winner is once again finding plenty of reasons to celebrate. Pogba scored another two goals...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, left, celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides 5th goal and his 3rd from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 29, 2018 - 3:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored with an impudent no-look finish. There were jubilant cries of "Ole!" as Liverpool played possession football near the end, and the final whistle was met with a chant of "We shall not be moved" from The Kop. Juergen Klopp's players look unstoppable as...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 16, 2017, movie director Christopher Nolan poses at the premiere of the movie "Dunkirk," in Dunkirk, northern France. Nolan is among those being recognized in Britain’s royal New Year’s Honors List, according to the list of recipients released Friday Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, FILE)
December 29, 2018 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin. Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 16, 2017, movie director Christopher Nolan poses at the premiere of the movie "Dunkirk," in Dunkirk, northern France. Nolan is among those being recognized in Britain’s royal New Year’s Honors List, according to the list of recipients released Friday Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, FILE)
December 28, 2018 - 6:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin. Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era,...
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FILE -In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino reacts on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Pitino has won his first game in Greece, lifting troubled Panathinaikos to a win Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, over CSKA Moscow in Europe's main competition. The victory comes two days after he arrived in Athens to take over the club. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced pa-nath-een-eye-KHOS). He...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 28, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to buy the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the soccer team will not relocate. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have been working for months with a group headed by former Crew team doctor Peter Edwards to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio...
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In this image taken on Wednesday, Dec.26, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, right, leaves the pitch after receiving a red card from the referee 2018 during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. At left is Inter Milan's Kwadwo Asamoah. Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan. Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match earlier this season, Ronaldo writes on Instagram, "In the world and in football there always needs to be education and respect. No to racism and to any sort of insult and discrimination!!!". (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
December 27, 2018 - 11:18 am
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan. Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match between Napoli and Juventus earlier this season, Ronaldo writes in...
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December 27, 2018 - 6:54 am
MILAN (AP) — An Inter Milan fan has died following clashes with Napoli supporters outside San Siro stadium ahead of a Serie A game on Wednesday, which was also marred by racist chants. Milan police chief Marcello Cardona said Thursday that investigators believe the 35-year-old fan, Daniele...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid walks off the field following an MLS soccer training session in Tukwila, Wash. Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 26, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. "Our family is deeply saddened by his passing and is taking...
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his win against Cardiff City after the English Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Jon Super)
December 25, 2018 - 6:05 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't wait to lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Huddersfield. Having been parachuted in as caretaker manager for the rest of the season, the fan favorite got the post-Jose Mourinho...
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