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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 file photo, FC Barcelona's Lucas Digne, left, duels for the ball against Villarreal's Rodri Hernandez, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second signing of recently hired manager Marco Silva. Everton announced the arrival of the 25-year-old Digne on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, a little over a week before the start of the Premier League season. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 01, 2018 - 6:40 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second signing of recently hired manager Marco Silva. Everton announced the arrival of the 25-year-old Digne on Wednesday, a little over a week before the start of the Premier League season. Brazilian...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2018, file photo, fans wait for an MLS soccer match between D.C. United and Atlanta United in Atlanta. The MLS All-Star Game will feature one of the world's most storied clubs. Unfortunately for the more than 70,000 fans expected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo is not along for the ride. After Portugal's elimination from the World Cup and his transfer from Real Madrid, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year took time off rather than accompany Juventus on its American preseason tour, which includes Wednesday night's game against top players from Major League Soccer. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The MLS All-Star Game is more than the league showing off its best players against Italian powerhouse Juventus. It's a chance to flaunt one of its biggest success stories. The A-T-L. Atlanta United has shattered just about every MLS attendance record since joining the league in 2017...
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LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
July 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of...
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Columbus Crews' Jonathan Mensah (4) celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Red Bulls with Crews' Patrick Mullins (32) during the first half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
July 28, 2018 - 9:34 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to help the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long's header, for Columbus (10-7-6). The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil. Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday July 27, 2018. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA ethics committee. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:17 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:35 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely be suspended. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The...
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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, center, celebrates his goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against D.C. United, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips became the fastest to score 100 MLS goals and the New York Red Bulls beat Atlantic Cup rival D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night in a game delayed about 90 minutes due to lightning. Wright-Phillips scored his 14th goal of the season in the second minute. He...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:27 am
ZURICH (AP) — Four women and six men are on a 10-candidate list to win the FIFA award as the best coach in women's football. FIFA says its expert panel's nominations include Sarina Wiegman, the 2017 winner who coaches the Netherlands, and Asako Takakura, who coached Japan to the Women's Asian Cup...
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July 21, 2018 - 9:12 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Royer and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored to help the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday night. Royer tapped in Marc Rzatkowski's free kick from near the corner to open the scoring in the 69th minute. Wright-Phillips connected in the 80th...
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