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Atletico's Diego Costa, 2nd left celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
August 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC in Columbus, Ohio. The Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt got a major boost to his effort to move the Major League Soccer club to Texas when the Austin City Council voted Wednesday to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land. Precourt has been courting Austin for a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Chris Pratt arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, that he stands behind social media posts saying he hopes Gunn can be reinstated for the next movie. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he stands behind social...
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August 14, 2018 - 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. Pratt told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he stands behind social...
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Seattle Seahawks twin brothers linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin leave the field following the team's NFL football preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Colts won 19-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 13, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new home being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won't be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders on...
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Seattle Seahawks twin brothers linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin leave the field following the team's NFL football preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Colts won 19-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 13, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won't be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders...
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August 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Luciano Acosta completed a hat trick in the 96th minute to give D.C. United a 3-2 victory over 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night. Wayne Rooney set up the winner by chasing down and tackling Orlando's Will Johnson, who was crossing midfield and racing toward an empty net after D...
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, left, celebrates with Benjamin Mendy after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester united at the Emirates Stadium, London. Sunday Aug. 12, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Benjamin Mendy enthralls and infuriates Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. "Mendy has a lot of things to improve," Guardiola said after City's 2-0 Premier League victory at Arsenal on Sunday. "Hopefully we can convince him to be calm, to forget a little bit the social media and...
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Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele celebrates with Lionel Messi, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish Super Cup soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona in Tangier, Morocco, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
August 12, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TANGIER, Morocco (AP) — Lionel Messi won his 33rd title with Barcelona on Sunday to become the most successful player in the Catalan club's history. Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup as Messi overtook Andres Iniesta, who had 32 titles when he left this summer for the Japanese...
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