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Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri , right, celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Mohamed Salah, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 2:01 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool marched three points clear at the top of the English Premier League after crushing promoted Cardiff 4-1 at Anfield on Saturday. With morning leader Manchester City not in action until Monday's visit to Tottenham, Liverpool went ahead...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
October 25, 2018 - 7:09 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is pushing for support of new competitions despite Europe's opposition because it is his duty to protect the "relevance of football." On the eve of the soccer governing body's council meeting, Infantino revealed other investors are...
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Firefighters evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the "Repubblica" subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight's Champions League match with Roma. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 6:33 pm
ROME (AP) — At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night. A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another. The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball to hit the post during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Genoa, at the Alliance stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
October 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
MILAN (AP) — Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals. His teammates, however, let Juventus down. Ronaldo has scored five goals in nine matches, and two in three matches since being accused of rape last month. On Saturday, Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead in the...
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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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