Professional soccer

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates with his teammate Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Juventus, at Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 4:13 am
Dygualdo, LuLa or Immobile? The Serie A title race could come down to which team has the best strike force. Juventus has the superstar trident of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo - the so-called Dygualdo. Inter Milan has Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez - aka LuLa. Lazio is six...
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From left, Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori celebrate their side's 2-0 win at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 23, 2019 - 7:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — When FIFA asked every competition to enforce a three-step procedure in response to racism at matches, the English Premier League did not follow the advice. That disregard of the protocols set out by FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura in a July letter to every national association...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, right, eye the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 6:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger demanded swift punishments for Tottenham fans who aimed monkey noises at him on Sunday during a London derby where the stadium announcer issued three warnings for the racism to stop in an unprecedented move for the Premier League. “It's just such a...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, right, eye the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reported being targeted with monkey noises during a London derby at Tottenham on Sunday, forcing the stadium announcer to issue three warnings in an unprecedented move at a Premier League game. The latest high-profile incident of racism at an English...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls for referee's attention during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 4:24 pm
FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at soccer games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday with three stadium announcements during a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea after racist abuse was reported by Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger. The announcements...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, right, eye the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 3:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reported being targeted with monkey noises during a London derby at Tottenham on Sunday, forcing the stadium announcer to issue three warnings in an unprecedented move at a Premier League game. The announcements were made at 10-minute intervals at...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls for referee's attention during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 3:23 pm
FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at soccer games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday with three stadium announcements during a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea, following apparent racist abuse toward Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger. The...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls for referee's attention during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 2:05 pm
FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at soccer games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday when there were three stadium announcements during a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea, following apparent racist abuse toward Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger. The...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, right, eye the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reported being racially abused by fans during a London derby at Tottenham on Sunday, forcing the stadium announcer to issue three warnings in an unprecedented move at a Premier League game. The announcements were made at 10-minute intervals at...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho calls for referee's attention during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s protocol for dealing with discrimination at soccer games was implemented for the first time in the Premier League on Sunday when there were three stadium announcements during a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea, following apparent racist abuse toward Chelsea's Antonio...
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