Professional soccer

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Ukraine's Serhii Buletsa, front, duels for the ball with United States' Sergino Dest during a Group D U20 World Cup soccer match in Bielsko Biala, Poland. Dest, an 18-year-old Ajax outside back eligible for the United States and the Netherlands, could make his U.S. debut in Friday's exhibition against Mexico but also has been in contact with the Dutch soccer federation. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
September 05, 2019 - 7:44 pm
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Sergiño Dest's tenure with the U.S. national team could be lengthy. Or he might cut it short. The 18-year-old defender is scheduled to start Friday night's exhibition against Mexico in his debut for the American senior team but could switch his affiliation to the...
Read More
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, left, and Sheffield United's John Egan battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Christian Pulisic thinks about all the talented young American players and thinks they could go far in next year's Olympic men's soccer tournament, perhaps himself included. "I would never completely count that out because it's a huge honor to play for your country in the...
Read More
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 1988 file photo, Spanish skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa speeds down the slope during the first run for the Olympic slalom competition, at Mt. Allan in Nakiska, Alberta. A search squad of hundreds is combing a mountainous area outside Madrid 10 days after former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa went missing. Spain's National Police said Fernandez was last spotted on surveillance video at a shopping center on Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police found the body of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa in a mountainous area near Madrid on Wednesday after days of searching for her. Police said a tracking dog near a peak in the forested area came across a woman's body, which friends...
Read More
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford reacts after missing to score on a penalty kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 04, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse. The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged...
Read More
Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lecce at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 04, 2019 - 8:45 am
MILAN (AP) — A group of Inter Milan "ultra" fans have written a social media post saying monkey chants at soccer matches are not meant to be racist. The group posted a statement on its Facebook page after Cagliari supporters racially abused Inter striker Romelu Lukaku. "We understand that it could...
Read More
Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lecce at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 03, 2019 - 10:29 am
MILAN (AP) — The Italian league's disciplinary judge says he needs more evidence before deciding if Cagliari should be punished for the racist chants aimed at Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku. League judge Gerardo Mastrandrea did not even mention the word "racist" in his weekly report, referring...
Read More
FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, the United States team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against the Netherlands in Decines, France. Across the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), attendance overall is up about 15 percent this year, with the most dramatic upward swings coming after U.S. national team’s victory this summer at the World Cup in France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
September 03, 2019 - 9:00 am
ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out. FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team...
Read More
Dutch soccer player Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool holds the award of men's player of the year 2018/19 during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 02, 2019 - 7:03 am
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...
Read More
Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his side's second goal from a penalty shot during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — A wide-open north London derby fizzing with tension and littered with errors highlighted flaws that show why Arsenal and Tottenham are some way off from challenging for the Premier League title. A 2-2 draw allowed the neighbors, though, to take some comfort on Sunday heading into the...
Read More
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 01, 2019 - 3:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal came back from two goals down against Tottenham to draw 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday, with the Gunners' much-anticipated attacking trio unable to see off their fierce London rivals. Spurs shocked the home fans at Emirates Stadium to take an early lead in the 10th minute...
Read More

Pages