Professional soccer

February 13, 2018 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has raised more than $6 billion from the sale of the majority of the rights to broadcast matches live in Britain. Sky has four packages of games and BT has just one in the 2019-22 rights cycle. It leaves 40 of the 200 matches up for sale still available for...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
The eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a soccer team. Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab Emirates. Rather than taking a short direct flight from Doha...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 11, 2018 - 7:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Champions League resumes with a mouthwatering meeting of the aristocrats and the disruptors of European soccer. The hosts: Real Madrid, the indisputable kings of the continent with 12 titles led by five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo. The visitors: Paris Saint-...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores against Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday Feb. 11, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 3:03 pm
Another stumble at St. James' Park for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Another goal in an extraordinary season for Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah. With a surprising 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Sunday, United ceded some of the initiative in the race for second place in the Premier League...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores against Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England, Sunday Feb. 11, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 2:16 pm
Another stumble at St. James' Park for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Another goal in an extraordinary season for Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah. With a surprising 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Sunday, United ceded some of the initiative in the race for second place in the Premier League...
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Newcastle United's Matt Ritchie, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 11:51 am
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho tripped up again at St. James' Park as his Manchester United team was surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Newcastle on Sunday for a second loss in its last three Premier League games. Matt Ritchie's 65th-minute goal — following a free kick awarded for a dive by United...
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Newcastle United's Matt Ritchie, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 11:18 am
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho tripped up again at St. James' Park as his Manchester United team was surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Newcastle on Sunday for a second loss in its last three Premier League games. Matt Ritchie's 65th-minute goal — following a free kick awarded for a dive by United...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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February 10, 2018 - 6:53 pm
NICE, France (AP) — French club Nice says striker Mario Balotelli was shown a yellow card for complaining about racist abuse he received from Dijon fans on Saturday. Nice tweeted the Italian forward, who was booked in the 74th minute of a 3-2 away defeat by referee Nicolas Rainville, was cautioned...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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