Professional soccer

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his sides 3ed goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 15, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United took a chunk out of Manchester City's large lead in the English Premier League by beating relegation-threatened Stoke 3-0 in a one-sided match featuring spectacular goals by Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial on Monday. United capitalized on City's...
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Liverpool's Andrew Robertson, right, celebrates with Mohamed Salah after Salah scored his side's fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
January 14, 2018 - 2:57 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City's 22-match unbeaten start to the Premier League came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool in a wild and thrilling game at Anfield on Sunday. City finally faltered at a ground where the team has a long history of struggles — with just one league win in 37...
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Manchester City's Leroy Sane reacts at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
January 14, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City's quest to be the latest "Invincibles" of English soccer ended thanks to nine minutes of mayhem on Sunday. Hounded and harassed by Liverpool's high press inside a raucous Anfield, City fell apart through a series of defensive mistakes and went from being...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
January 13, 2018 - 6:14 pm
MADRID (AP) — Another poor result, another round of jeers for Real Madrid. Madrid's struggles in the Spanish league continued when it lost to Villarreal 1-0 on Saturday, infuriating fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Pablo Fornals netted Villarreal's winner in the 87th minute, prompting loud boos...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file photo shows Nicaragua Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha, left, and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, at the end of a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. The head of the Nicaraguan Soccer Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, after an illness he had had “for several months.” Rocha was 67. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
January 13, 2018 - 4:19 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday. He was 67. Federation president Manuel Quintanilla said his predecessor died after an illness he had had "for several months...
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FILE - This April 14, 2011 file photo shows Nicaragua Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha, left, and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, at the end of a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. The head of the Nicaraguan Soccer Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, after an illness he had had “for several months.” Rocha was 67. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
January 13, 2018 - 3:53 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, has died. Rocha was 67. Federation president Manuel Quintanilla says Rocha died on Saturday after an illness he had had...
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Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure scores his sides second goal during the English Premier League soccer match at Vicarage Road, Watford, England, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 3:08 pm
Video assistant referees were trialed in domestic English soccer for the first time this week. Unfortunately for Southampton, they aren't being used in the Premier League. Southampton conceded a 90th-minute equalizer in its 2-2 draw at Watford on Saturday after Abdoulaye Doucoure forced the ball...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
January 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Another poor result, another round of jeers for Real Madrid. Madrid's struggles in the Spanish league continued when it lost to Villarreal 1-0 on Saturday, infuriating fans at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and increasing pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane. Pablo Fornals netted Villarreal's...
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West Bromwich Albion's Jay Rodriguez, left, battles for the ball with Brighton & Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk and Gaetan Bong, right, during the English Premier League soccer match against Brighton at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — The English Football Association is set to look into remarks allegedly made by West Bromwich Albion forward Jay Rodriguez to Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during their Premier League match on Saturday. Neither club has commented on the nature of Rodriguez's alleged...
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Leipzig's scorer Timo Werner and his teammates celebrate their side's 2nd goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Naby Keita scored in what could have been his last game for Leipzig as the home side defeated Schalke 3-1 to move to second in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Substitute Timo Werner scored one and set up another in the second half to cancel Naldo's equalizer as Leipzig moved a point above...
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