Professional soccer

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, left, vies against Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris during the second half of the MLS soccer Western Conference final Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
November 04, 2019 - 2:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela has been named the most valuable player of Major League Soccer after his record 34-goal regular season for Los Angeles FC. Vela became the first Mexican player to win the MLS award Monday. Vela also had 15 assists during a dominant second season with LAFC. The former...
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Protesters burn portraits of Spain's King Felipe during a protest outside the convention centre, as the Spanish Royal Family attends the Princess of Girona awards in Catalonia'a regional capital, Barcelona, Spain Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
November 04, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — About 2,000 protesters wielding Catalan pro-independence symbols and some Spanish republican flags are banging kitchen pots and blocking access to a Barcelona venue where the Spanish royal family is attending an award ceremony. Some of the guests at the Princess of Girona...
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Leicester City's Harvey Barnes, left, and Crystal Palace's Joel Ward battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Sunday Nov. 3, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — Everton midfielder André Gomes' serious injury and Tottenham forward Son Heung-min's tears overshadowed their teams' 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday. Son was inconsolable after being sent off following his late challenge on the Portuguese midfielder, who received treatment on...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:10 pm
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to leave the field due to racist chants directed at him by Hellas Verona fans during a top-tier soccer game in Italy on Sunday. Visibly upset as he fought for the ball near the corner flag at the end of the stadium where the monkey...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli's most important kick on Sunday had nothing to do with the curling shot that he whipped into the top corner of the goal from beyond the box. Rather, it was the drop-kick the Brescia striker made moments earlier when he booted a ball high into the stands to express his...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 5:22 pm
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to leave the field due to racist chants directed at him by Hellas Verona fans during a top-tier soccer game in Italy on Sunday. Visibly upset as he fought for the ball near the corner flag at the end of the stadium where the monkey...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 5:08 pm
ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli's most important kick on Sunday had nothing to do with the curling shot that he whipped into the top corner of the goal from beyond the box. Rather, it was the drop-kick the Brescia striker made moments earlier when he booted a ball high into the stands to express his...
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Bayern's head coach Niko Kovac reacts as he watches his team play during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 03, 2019 - 4:53 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chose to part company with coach Niko Kovac on Sunday — one day after the seven-time defending German champion slumped to its heaviest Bundesliga defeat in more than 10 years. Bayern lost 5-1 at Kovac's former team Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, the team's second...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli's most important kick on Sunday had nothing to do with the curling shot that he whipped into the top corner of the goal from beyond the box. Rather, it was the drop-kick the Brescia striker made moments earlier when he booted a ball high into the stands to express his...
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Brescia's Mario Balotelli, right, reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Brescia at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Verona supporters' racist chants upset the Italian bomber who also scored one goal. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 4:10 pm
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Brescia striker Mario Balotelli threatened to leave the field due to racist chants directed at him by Hellas Verona fans during a top-tier soccer game in Italy on Sunday. Visibly upset as he fought for the ball near the corner flag at the end of the stadium where the monkey...
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