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People set fires in garbage containers after a Catalan pro-independence protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 5:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police clashed with protesters in the streets Wednesday night outside a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as authorities sought to keep Catalonia's separatist movement from disrupting the game viewed by 650 million people worldwide. The match in Barcelona'...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators and Barcelona supporters gather outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a protest over Catalonia's separatist movement does not disrupt one of the world's most-watched soccer matches. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
December 18, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security guards deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement did not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona was...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement did not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement did not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators block a road as they protest outside the Camp Nou stadium ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
December 18, 2019 - 11:41 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a demonstration by Catalonia’s separatist movement does not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader...
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A bus carrying the Barcelona players leaves the Camp Nou stadium, ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
December 18, 2019 - 11:19 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday in and around Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a protest over Catalonia’s separatist movement does not disrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader...
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A bus carrying the Barcelona players leaves the Camp Nou stadium, ahead of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's match against fierce rival Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
December 18, 2019 - 10:21 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — More than 1,000 police and private security personnel were deployed Wednesday outside Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to ensure that a protest over Catalonia’s separatist movement does not interrupt one of the world’s most-watched soccer matches. Spanish league leader Barcelona...
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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, Charlotte MLS owner David Tepper, center, and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles pose for a photo after announcing the MLS will have a team in Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
December 17, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. The team will begin play in 2021 and can sign players...
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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Charlotte MLS team owner David Tepper announce that Major League Soccer will be coming to Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond
December 17, 2019 - 11:02 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. The team will begin play in 2021 and can begin...
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Everton's Moise Kean, left, and Manchester United's Daniel James battle for the ball during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 5:57 am
Moise Kean trudged along the touchline, his head facing the ground and never moving, after what for many soccer players is the ultimate indignity. The Everton striker had just been substituted, shortly after having come on as a substitute. There were still a few minutes left in the game against...
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