Professional soccer

David Beckham speaks at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. The team is backed by Beckham and a team of investors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the confetti-covered stage. Fitting, since nothing in his quest went as planned. "Bringing an MLS club to Miami," Beckham said, "has been a hell...
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From left, Napoli soccer club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, amateur leagues president Cosimo Sibilia and Italian players Association president Damiano Tommasi talk during an assembly of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after three failed votes to elect a new president. The Italian Olympic Committee, which oversees all sports in Italy, will likely impose an emergency leader for the federation. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 1:48 pm
ROME (AP) — Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after four failed votes to elect a new president. The election assembly fell apart on Monday when amateur leagues president Cosimo Sibilia...
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David Beckham speaks at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. The team is backed by Beckham and a team of investors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 29, 2018 - 1:40 pm
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham had a speech prepared and well-rehearsed for the event four years in the making, then abandoned his script shortly after taking the confetti-covered stage. Fitting, since nothing in his quest went as planned. "Bringing an MLS club to Miami," Beckham said, "has been a hell...
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Soccer fans celebrate before an announcement by Major League Soccer that an MLS expansion team is coming to Miami, backed by David Beckham and investors, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 29, 2018 - 1:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team in Miami. Beckham and MLS announced Monday that the long-awaited franchise is now born. It took Beckham nearly four years just to get this far with Miami, and there's a slew of details still to come — such as the team name, logo...
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Soccer fans celebrate before an announcement by Major League Soccer that an MLS expansion team is coming to Miami, backed by David Beckham and investors, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham finally has his Major League Soccer team in Miami. Beckham and MLS announced Monday that the long-awaited franchise is now born. It took Beckham nearly four years to bring the team to Miami. The Miami area had an MLS team from 1998 through 2001. It folded because of poor...
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This image released by Anheuser-Busch shows actor Chris Pratt in a scene from a Michelob Ultra commercial. Pratt, the star of the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchises, will make his advertising debut Super Bowl Sunday in a pair of commercials for the light beer. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt always declined previous offers to do commercials, but he made an exception for an upcoming Super Bowl spot — mostly because he likes beer. Pratt will make his advertising debut Sunday in a pair of commercials for Michelob Ultra. "I've watched every single Super Bowl...
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This image released by Anheuser-Busch shows actor Chris Pratt in a scene from a Michelob Ultra commercial. Pratt, the star of the “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchises, will make his advertising debut Super Bowl Sunday in a pair of commercials for the light beer. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt always declined previous offers to do commercials, but he made an exception for an upcoming Super Bowl spot — mostly because he likes beer. Pratt will make his advertising debut Sunday in a pair of commercials for Michelob Ultra. "I've watched every single Super Bowl...
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Dortmund's Marc Bartra of Spain arrives at the courtroom in Dortmund, Germany, to testify as witness at the trial against a man, charged with the attempted murder of Borussia Dortmund's soccer team by detonating homemade bombs on their bus, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Bartra was injured from the detonation. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
January 29, 2018 - 9:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra testified Monday at the trial of a man accused of bombing the soccer team's bus last year, saying that he was afraid of dying in the attack. The Apr. 11 blasts shattered a window of the bus and hit Bartra with shrapnel, leaving the team without...
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Dortmund's Marc Bartra of Spain arrives at the courtroom in Dortmund, Germany, to testify as witness at the trial against a man, charged with the attempted murder of Borussia Dortmund's soccer team by detonating homemade bombs on their bus, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Bartra was injured from the detonation. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
January 29, 2018 - 5:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra has testified at the trial of a man accused of bombing the soccer team's bus last year, saying that he was afraid of dying in the attack. The blasts April 11 shattered a window of the bus and hit Bartra with shrapnel, leaving the team without the...
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United States defender Ike Opara, top, heads the ball against Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Mersudin Ahmetovic during the first half of an international friendly soccer match on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 29, 2018 - 2:42 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In previous World Cup years, the United States used its January training camp to evaluate young players for a tournament five months later. This time, the Americans likely don't have a game that matters until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Defenders Ike Opara and Matt Polster...
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