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Brazilian Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker receives Best FIFA goalkeeper award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. . (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The men's team of the 2018-19 season, as voted on by soccer players around the world, has been announced at the FIFA Best ceremony. The goalkeeper is Alisson of Liverpool and Brazil. In defense it'...
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United States women's World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis arrives to attend the Best FIFA soccer awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23, 2019 - 3:48 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jill Ellis has been named women's coach of the year at the FIFA Best ceremony after the United States successfully defended its Women's World Cup title. Ellis resigned in July, shortly after the U...
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Dancers preform during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 23, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The men's goalkeeper award at the FIFA Best ceremony has gone to Alisson of Liverpool and Brazil. The 26-year-old Alisson helped Liverpool to the Champions League title in June and kept the most...
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Dancers preform during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 23, 2019 - 3:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The women's team of the 2018-19 season, as voted on by soccer players, has been announced at the FIFA Best ceremony. The goalkeeper is Sari van Veenendaal of Atletico Madrid and the Netherlands...
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Dancers preform during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 23, 2019 - 3:13 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The women's goalkeeper award at the FIFA Best ceremony has gone to Sari van Veenendaal of Atletico Madrid and the Netherlands. The 29-year-old Van Veenendaal captained the Netherlands to the final...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp arrives to attend the Best FIFA soccer awards, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Silvia Greco has won the fan award at the FIFA Best ceremony. The Palmeiras supporter takes her blind son Nickollas to matches and narrates the action for him. Nickollas went on stage with his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that Russia's anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 23, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Russia faces fresh accusations of tampering with doping data, which could affect its chances of competing in next year's Olympics. That's just the latest development in a five-year saga of revelations about widespread drug use by Russian athletes that has marred at least the last five Olympic Games...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the British Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 22, 2019 - 2:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool restored its five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino clinched a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool claimed a sixth successive league win at the...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the British Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 22, 2019 - 1:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool restored its five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino clinched a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool claimed a sixth successive league win at the...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota, right, celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace's during the English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Sunday Sept. 22, 2019. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 12:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Diogo Jota's stoppage-time goal eased some pressure on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo by clinching a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. Roy Hodgson's team looked set for another home win at Selhurst Park after taking the lead through...
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