Professional soccer

Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game against Swansea City with teammates during the English FA Cup, quarterfinal soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Tottenham secured a place in the FA Cup semifinals at its temporary Wembley Stadium home by beating Swansea 3-0 on Saturday, with Christian Eriksen scoring two of the three long-range goals. Erik Lamela also struck from outside the area in the quarterfinal at Liberty Stadium...
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Former Ukrainian soccer player Andriy Shevchenko, and ambassador for the Champions League final in Kiev, shows a ticket with Spain's soccer team "Real Madrid CF" during the quarterfinal draw of the Champions League 2017/18, at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday, March 16, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 10:17 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a rematch of last season's Champions League final, title holder Real Madrid was paired with Juventus in the quarterfinals draw on Friday. Madrid will travel to Turin for the first leg on April 3 against the Italian champion it beat 4-1 in the 2017 final at Cardiff...
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Former Ukrainian soccer player Andriy Shevchenko, and ambassador for the Champions League final in Kiev, shows a ticket with Spain's soccer team "Real Madrid CF" during the quarterfinal draw of the Champions League 2017/18, at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday, March 16, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 8:49 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a rematch of last season's Champions League final, title holder Real Madrid was paired with Juventus in the quarterfinals draw on Friday. Madrid will travel to Turin for the first leg on April 3 against the Italian champion it beat 4-1 in the 2017 final at Cardiff...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 16, 2018 - 7:38 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time defending champion Real Madrid will play Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals in a repeat of last season's final. Madrid will travel to Turin for the first leg against the Italian champion which it beat 4-1 at Cardiff in the 2017 final. Liverpool was...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, fans cheer for the United States against Belgium during a Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field in Chicago. Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, has dropped out of the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup. Organizers were to announce their list of bidding cities Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker, File)
March 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup because of what city officials said were burdensome financial demands by FIFA. Twenty-three cities, including 17 in the United States, were chosen to be...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 14, 2018 - 7:19 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League's 100-goal club after scoring twice to lead Barcelona past Chelsea and into the Champions League quarterfinals for an 11th straight season on Wednesday. Messi also set up Ousmane Dembele in a 3-0 win at Camp Nou...
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Soldiers wearing protective clothing cover a tow truck in Hyde Road, Gillingham, Dorset, England as the investigation into the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal continues Wednesday March 14, 2018. The army cordoned off a road in Dorset on Wednesday as the investigated the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Authorities have cordoned off several sites in and near Salisbury, 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of London as part of their probe. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The English Football Association says it will "work closely" with Britain's government over the England team's participation at the World Cup in Russia amid tensions over an ex-spy's poisoning...
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Austrian Herbert Huebel, center, chairman of the FIFA monitoring committee for the Hellenic Football Federation arrives for a press conference in Athens, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. FIFA has sent a delegation to Greece to discuss the country's soccer crisis, after the government indefinitely suspended top league matches. The suspension followed a pitch invasion by the gun-toting owner of PAOK Thessaloniki Sunday after a late goal for his team was disallowed by the referee. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 14, 2018 - 11:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said Wednesday. Herbert Huebel said a series of incidents, culminating with a gun-toting club owner running onto the field to protest a disallowed goal, are "...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier, right, celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal against AFC Bournemouth with teammate Son Heung-Min, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, Sunday March 11, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham has apologized for asking whether "a woman's place is in the home" in an online survey sent to American fans. The Premier League club blamed a third-party company, which included the question when asking fans how much they agreed with a series of statements. Toward the end...
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Roma's Edin Dzeko, right, celebrates with his teammate Cengiz Under after scoring after scoring his side's opening goal during a Champions League round of 16 second-leg soccer match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 7:04 pm
ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score. Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the match early in the second half as Roma became the second...
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