Professional soccer

Brighton & Hove Albion's Glenn Murray, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with teammate Solly March during their English Premier League soccer match against Fulham at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
September 01, 2018 - 12:39 pm
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Glenn Murray scored twice as Brighton rallied to draw with Fulham 2-2 in their first-ever meeting in the English Premier League on Saturday. The veteran striker equalized with a late penalty at Amex Stadium, having halved the deficit with 23 minutes remaining. Fulham, whose...
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Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson, center, makes a save during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 01, 2018 - 9:27 am
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool survived an embarrassing mistake from Brazil goalkeeper Alisson to beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday for a fourth straight win to open the Premier League season. Attempting a Cruyff turn in his own area to get round Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Alisson got...
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AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Roma at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. AC Milan won 2-1. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
August 31, 2018 - 5:20 pm
MILAN (AP) — What was hyped as the first "American derby" in Serie A was won by the Italian league's newest U.S.-owned team with a last-gasp goal. Patrick Cutrone came off the bench to score five minutes into stoppage time for AC Milan to beat Roma 2-1 on Friday. It was the first meeting between...
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August 31, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain left it late before making a key signing only hours before the French league's transfer window shut on Friday. The French champion bought Spain defender Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich, thus resolving a problem at left back. PSG was without a recognized left back...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the sideline during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London. Mourinho has described himself as “one of the greatest managers in the world” and used a phrase from a German philosopher to remind critics of his past successes, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 9:58 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho took to channeling the musings of a famous German philosopher on Friday to remind critics he is still the "special one." The Manchester United manager is under scrutiny after his team's back-to-back losses in the Premier League, which have come after an...
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Usain Bolt participates in a friendly trial match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Central Coast Select in Gosford, Australia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Bolt, who holds the world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints and is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, is hoping to earn a contract with the Mariners for the 2018-19 season in Australia's top-flight competition. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
August 31, 2018 - 9:18 am
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been given a...
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shouts out from the touchline during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 30, 2018 - 4:52 pm
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ___ ENGLAND The pressure on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will ratchet up if the team loses at Burnley on Sunday for a third straight defeat in the Premier League. United has lost to Brighton and Tottenham in its last two...
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Luka Modric holds his UEFA Men's Player of the Year trophy as he stands next to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
August 30, 2018 - 3:54 pm
MONACO (AP) — Croatia captain Luka Modric has been voted the best player in Europe last season, edging former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the UEFA award. Modric helped Madrid to win a third straight Champions League title, and fourth in five...
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August 29, 2018 - 10:23 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Brian White scored his first MLS goal in his first start and the New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Wednesday night to move atop the Eastern Conference. New York (17-6-4) extended its undefeated streak to six games — with a fourth win during that stretch. The...
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The family of Juan Angel Napout, a former top South American FIFA soccer official, including his wife Karin Forster, center, leaves federal court following Napout's sentencing, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Napout, of Paraguay was sentenced to nine years in prison in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 29, 2018 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, received the sentence in federal court in New York City,...
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