Professional soccer

April 14, 2018 - 4:02 pm
MONACO (AP) — The irrepressible Memphis Depay starred again as third-place Lyon beat Amiens 3-0 to secure a fifth straight French league win on Saturday. The result keeps the pressure on Marseille in the chase for third and a spot in next season's Champions League playoffs. Marseille, which is...
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April 14, 2018 - 1:41 pm
MONACO (AP) — The irrepressible Memphis Depay starred again as third-place Lyon won at home to Amiens 3-0 to secure a fifth straight French league win on Saturday. The result keeps the pressure on Marseille in the chase for third and a spot in next season's Champions League playoffs. Marseille,...
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FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 14, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona set a Spanish league record of 39 consecutive games unbeaten after defeating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday, as it rebounded from its humbling Champions League exit. Philippe Coutinho set up goals for Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti to help Barcelona establish the new Liga...
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Swansea City's Luciano Narsingh, left, and Everton's Michael Keane battle for the ball during their English Premier League occer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Jordan Ayew boosted Swansea's fight for English Premier League survival by grabbing a 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday. Returning from a three-match ban, Ayew struck his 11th goal of the season in the 71st minute just when Everton appeared on course for a win at Liberty...
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FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 14, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona set a Spanish league record of 39 consecutive games unbeaten after defeating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday, as it tries to rebound from its Champions League exit. Philippe Coutinho set up goals for Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti to help Barcelona establish the new Liga...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:17 am
LONDON (AP) — European Union investigators raided the London offices of a 21st Century Fox unit amid concerns that some companies have colluded in bidding for the right to broadcast sporting events. The European Commission, the EU's executive, said in a statement Tuesday that it carried out "...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, southeastern France. FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants to team up with American, Chinese and Saudi Arabian interests to launch an expanded 24-team Club World Cup, played every four years starting in 2021, and a two-yearly global competition for national teams. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, FILE)
April 11, 2018 - 5:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is planning to team up with Saudi Arabian, Chinese and American investors in a $25 billion, 12-year deal that could add two major international tournaments to an already crowded soccer calendar. With preparations for this year's World Cup in Russia reaching a climax, FIFA...
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Roma players celebrate reaching the semifinals after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between between Roma and FC Barcelona, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 10, 2018 - 6:37 pm
ROME (AP) — With his arms held out wide and his mouth gaping open, Kostas Manolas started running and yelling uncontrollably. Then he patted his chest and was mobbed by his Roma teammates. Manolas, a center back known more for his defensive skills then his attacking abilities, had just scored one...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Liverpool's Roberto Firmino during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 10, 2018 - 4:38 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Gabriel Jesus' early goal raised belief inside...
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Leverkusen's Kevin Volland scores a goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen in Leipzig, Germany, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 09, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Julian Brandt starred as Bayer Leverkusen outclassed Leipzig 4-1 to move above the home side into the Bundesliga's last qualification spot for the Champions League on Monday. The Germany midfielder, who extended his Leverkusen contract last week, scored one goal and was involved in...
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