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Tottenham's Harry Kane, left is dejected after missing an opportunity to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 29, 2019 - 6:30 am
Three games isn't usually a big enough window to make cast-iron judgments about any team in the Premier League. Except, maybe, for Tottenham. It's very early, sure, but something's amiss at last season's Champions League finalist. Two of the team's best players, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen...
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Baltimore Ravens' Sam Koch holds the ball for United States soccer player Carli Lloyd as she attempts to kick a field goal after the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens held a joint NFL football practice in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 28, 2019 - 8:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fresh off the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup, could Carli Lloyd be entertaining thoughts about a career change? The 37-year-old soccer star nailed a 55-yard field goal during a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens last week. And on...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane falls after he was tackled by Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 25, 2019 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — With VAR in its third weekend in the Premier League, Manchester City and Tottenham now know just how high the threshold is for penalty calls to be overturned by video reviews. City was denied a penalty even when Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma stood on David Silva's foot. The...
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Los Angeles FC's Joshua Perez, front, celebrates his goal against San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 23, 2019 - 9:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the wordless billboards went up quietly this week on the streets around Los Angeles FC's Banc of California Stadium, their message to the city is loud and clear. Some of the huge signs show imperious LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic running into LAFC's Latif Blessing...
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August 20, 2019 - 12:46 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal...
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August 20, 2019 - 9:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — An environmental analysis shows the proposed site for David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami is far more toxic than previously expected. The Miami Herald reports the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit, and surface-level soil...
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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale fixes his hair during La Liga soccer match between Celta and Real Madrid at the Balaídos Stadium in Vigo, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
August 19, 2019 - 4:28 pm
MADRID (AP) — Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again. After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to the team. Zidane started Bale in the team's Spanish league opener...
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Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku, centre vies for the ball with Union's Rafal Gikiewicz , right and Keven Schlotterbeck, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and RB Leipzig, at the Stadion An der Alten Foersterei, in Berlin, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 4:44 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin with a 15-minute protest by the club's fans against opponents Leipzig. A minute after Union fans finally unleashed their support on Sunday, it was the visiting supporters making all the noise after Leipzig scored the opening...
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Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard stands by the bench after Leicester tied the game 1-1 during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Frank Lampard climbed the steps in the tunnel and emerged to rapturous applause from Chelsea fans, a flame display and a giant banner at one end of Stamford Bridge that read "Welcome Home Super Frank." "The stuff of dreams," Lampard described his homecoming on Sunday. He couldn't mark it with a...
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From left, Leipzig's Diego Demme, Kevin Kampl, Timo Werner, Marcel Halstenberg celebrate a goal, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and RB Leipzig, in Berlin, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (Andreas Gora/dpa via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Life in the Bundesliga began in silence for Union Berlin on Sunday with a 15-minute protest by their fans against opponents Leipzig. A minute after Union fans finally unleashed their support, it was the visiting supporters making all the noise after Leipzig scored the opening goal in a 4-0 rout of...
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