Professional soccer

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, left, vies for the ball with Newcastle United's Henri Saivet during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 . (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 28, 2018 - 10:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea avoided exiting a second competition in a week as it progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday. Michy Batshuayi's double and Marcos Alonso's free kick ensured Chelsea bounced back from its midweek League Cup semifinal defeat to...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, left, celebrates after toni scoring Valencia against during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
January 27, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some pressure off as Real Madrid's manager. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties to lead them past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, breaking Madrid's four-game winless streak away from home in the Spanish...
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Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain and Chievo's Ivan Radovanovic, right, go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Chievo and Juventus, at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 27, 208. (Simone Venezia/ANSA via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 4:52 pm
MILAN (AP) — Juventus moved to the top of Serie A after struggling to beat nine-man Chievo Verona 2-0 on Saturday. Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain scored for the six-time defending champion after Samuel Bastien and Fabrizio Cacciatore were sent off. Juventus moved two points ahead of Napoli, which...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Newport County during the English FA Cup, fourth round soccer match at Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 3:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham survived a huge scare in the FA Cup as a late Harry Kane goal rescued a 1-1 draw at fourth-tier Newport in the fourth round on Saturday. Newport led for 44 minutes until Kane's 82nd-minute equalizer but the League Two side held on at 10,000-seat Rodney Parade to secure a...
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Atalanta's Andrea Masiello, right, celebrates with his teammate Timothy Castagne after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Atalanta at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Elisabetta Baracchi/ANSA via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 2:06 pm
MILAN (AP) — Atalanta eased past Sassuolo 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday to move up to seventh in the standings, a point outside the Europa League qualifying berths. Six-time defending champion Juventus can move to the top of Serie A with a victory at Chievo Verona later. Leader Napoli hosts Bologna on...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, left, celebrates after toni scoring Valencia against during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
January 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some pressure off as the Real Madrid manager. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties to lead them past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, breaking Madrid's four-game winless streak away from home in the Spanish...
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Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Peterborough United with Danny Simpson during the English FA Cup, fourth round soccer match at The ABAX Stadium, Peterborough, England, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed a first-half double as Premier League team Leicester beat third-tier Peterborough 5-1 Saturday in the FA Cup fourth round. Fousseni Diabate also scored twice on a promising debut, with Wilfred Ndidi completing the scoresheet. Andrew Hughes got a consolation...
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Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Peterborough United with Danny Simpson during the English FA Cup, fourth round soccer match at The ABAX Stadium, Peterborough, England, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
January 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed a first-half double as Premier League team Leicester beat third-tier Peterborough 5-1 Saturday in the FA Cup fourth round. Fousseni Diabate also scored twice on a promising debut, with Wilfred Ndidi completing the scoresheet. Andrew Hughes got a consolation...
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January 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been banned from the touchline for three Copa del Rey matches for misconduct toward a referee in the competition. The Spanish football federation says the suspension will be served next season since Atletico was eliminated on Tuesday. Simeone...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Former English soccer star David Beckham speaks at a news conference in Miami, where he announced he will exercise his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Beckham's plan to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami may finally become a reality. Beckham and his partners are planning a Monday, Jan. 29, event to formally announce the team name and other details about the club, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, because nothing has been announced by the team or MLS officials. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 26, 2018 - 10:33 am
MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham can finally see the goal in Miami, and his Major League Soccer team is about to be born. The soccer icon and his group of partners announced plans for a news conference Monday, saying they will make "an important announcement on the future of soccer in Miami." Beckham is...
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