Soccer

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, centre looks on prior to the start of the International Champions Cup soccer match between Manchester United and Milan in Singapore, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim)
August 02, 2019 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2019 file photo United States coach Jill Ellis attends a news conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. A person with knowledge of the situation says Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 30, 2019 because the resignation has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
July 30, 2019 - 3:29 pm
National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women's World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this month in...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018. According to a letter released Monday, July 29, 2019 by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 29, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women's national team has been paid more than the men's team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and...
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July 27, 2019 - 3:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy is being credited with saving 13 people from a Chicago house fire. Residents say Jayden Espinosa awoke to smoke and flames just before 4 a.m. Saturday and alerted others to the danger. Seven adults and six children who lived in the 2 1/2-story brick home in the Back...
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This photo provided by EA Sports shows the cover of EA Sports FIFA 20, featuring Eden Hazard. Hazard made his long-awaited move to Real Madrid this summer after months of indication that his days at Chelsea were numbered. The move for Hazard cost Real around $113 million. There is abject pressure on the 28-year-old Belgian to win fast. Hazard’s first victory of the summer in a Real Madrid jersey, however, was off the field. He will be the coverman for EA Sports’ FIFA 20. (EA Sports via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Eden Hazard doesn't like comparisons. They've dogged him throughout his career, especially when talk turns to Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar. But, when asked to compare himself to the man replacing him in the Chelsea midfield, American wunderkind Christian Pulisic, Hazard was happy to...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts after third baseman Anthony Rendon threw out Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia at first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Max Scherzer on a pitch count and Washington's bullpen worn out from a doubleheader, manager Dave Martinez had a plan for how to get his staff through a game against the struggling Colorado Rockies. Then the Nationals rallied to take the lead, and Martinez's best option was...
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FILE - This July 7, 2019 file photo shows Megan Rapinoe celebrating her team's victory after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands outside Lyon, France. Penguin Press announced Thursday, July 25, that Rapinoe’s book, currently untitled, will come out in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a “perfect vehicle” for an “honest, thoughtful, unapologetic” take on everything from soccer to nationalism to gay rights. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
July 25, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect vehicle" for an "honest, thoughtful, unapologetic" take on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talks to a British armed forces serviceman based in Orzysz, in northeastern Poland, during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and following talks on security with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz in Warsaw, Poland. Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump. Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday July 23, 2019, and is set to be asked Wednesday by Queen Elizabeth II to become Britain's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain's next prime minister on Wednesday: HE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SO CONFIDENT While Johnson is known for his booming voice, boisterous behavior and creative use of language (including Latin and Greek), he...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo smiles when he arrives to a training session at the Bessa stadium in Porto, Portugal. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said in a statement Monday, July 22, 2019, that after reviewing a new police investigation, he determined that sexual assault claims can’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and no charge will be filed. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga's claim could be...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, centre, is congratulated by teammates Juan Mata, left, and Paul Pogba after scoring a goal against the Perth Glory during their friendly soccer match in Perth, Australia, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 9:51 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Anthony Martial's 69th-minute penalty completed the scoring in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Leeds on Wednesday for its second consecutive victory on a preseason tour. United led 2-0 at halftime on goals from 17-year-old Mason Greenwood in the seventh minute and England...
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