Soccer

Wolverhampton's Raul Jimenez runs with the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 04, 2019 - 8:51 am
One song might be heard more than any other as Wolverhampton Wanderers fans make their way to Wembley Stadium this weekend for the team's first FA Cup semifinal match in 21 years. "Si senor," the chant goes, "pass the ball to Raul and he will score!" For Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, his first...
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United States midfielder Christian Pulisic (10) passes the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match against Ecuador, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 21, 2019 - 11:25 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter became only the second American coach to win his first three games when Gyasi Zardes scored a bizarre goal that deflected off a defender, looped over goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez and ricocheted in off the crossbar in the 81st minute for a 1-0 exhibition win...
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Valencia's Geoffrey Kondogbia, left, and Krasnodar's Mauricio Pereyra challenge for the ball during the Europa League round of 16, second leg soccer match between FC Krasnodar and Valencia at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vitaliy Timkiv)
March 21, 2019 - 10:16 am
MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo. The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its centennial celebrations this year. The comic book makers, who created the superhero Batman, have made another...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter instructs players during a soccer training camp in Chula Vista, Calif. Berhalter prepares for U.S. national team matches like a business executive getting ready for a deal, using video presentations when he meets with foreign-based players via computer. He has also tripled the team's data analysts to three. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
March 20, 2019 - 6:17 pm
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter prepares for U.S. national team matches like a CEO getting ready for a deal. The new American coach uses video presentations when he meets with foreign-based players via computer. He has tripled the team's data analysts to three. Two white boards are on 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. Pulisic has a vision of how opponents will view the Americans: "I don't want them to see them as just the U.S. I want them to fear them like a big team." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
March 20, 2019 - 2:22 am
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. "I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday,...
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January 29, 2019 - 12:13 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt is not happy about the new format beginning this year for the Davis Cup. Hewitt called the new setup "ridiculous" on Tuesday and ripped into former Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique, whose Kosmos investment group has been involved with...
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January 25, 2019 - 7:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has a problem with World Cup guests who just won't leave. A senior policeman told Russian media on Friday that more than 5,000 foreigners who arrived on a visa-free system for fans last year have yet to leave the country, more than six months after France beat Croatia in the...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 13, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — That's 400 and counting. Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top. Messi scored Barcelona's second goal shortly after halftime to...
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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 - 3:16 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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This undated photo provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office shows Wayne Rooney. Soccer star Rooney was arrested last month at a Washington-area airport on a charge of public intoxication. The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said Rooney was booked into jail on Dec. 16, 2018, after his arrest by airport police. Dulles International Airport is in Loudon County. He was later released. (Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he caused the...
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