Men's soccer

December 09, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested three people after home-made bombs were detonated at Mineirão Stadium as Cruzeiro was being relegated to the second division for the first time. More fans suspected of violence, which included breaking seats, were being sought, police in Belo...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019 photo, a boys pops a wheelie as he rides his bicycle past a mural featuring Lionel Messi in La Bajada, Rosario, Argentina. Soccer wasn't always Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his hometown, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and occasionally stealing lemons from a neighbor to make juice. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
December 09, 2019 - 12:32 pm
ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and...
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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 start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia on Monday Dec. 9, 2019 from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 09, 2019 - 11:01 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, employees work in Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Russia is accused of manipulating an archive of doping data from a laboratory in Moscow, which was meant to be a peace offering to the World Anti-Doping Agency to solve earlier disputes. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 09, 2019 - 6:47 am
The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and cover-ups: February 2014 — Russian President...
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Britain's Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. to win their World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
December 08, 2019 - 5:30 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early...
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Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects are thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 12:42 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey. During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby, police said they...
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Olympic Rings and a model of Misha the Bear Cub, the mascot of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, left, are seen in the yard of Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The WADA committee has proposed a package of sanctions including a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a similar four-year sanction on Russians competing in top events like the Olympics, though they could enter as neutrals. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 07, 2019 - 5:17 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state...
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Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Manchester United at Bramall Lane Stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
December 07, 2019 - 3:53 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had coins thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday's Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium. English football's anti-racism body, Kick It Out, said it had been “inundated with reports of...
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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, center, poses with Aurel Lala and Alesio Cakoni, in Rome on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The two Albanian children were injured when they escaped their collapsing flat jolted from the Nov. 26 6.4-magnitude earthquake, that killed 51 persons and injured more than 3,000 others. They lost each two family members but their dream came true when Rama took them to Rome, Italy to meet with their sport idols Ronaldo and Buffon. (Albanian Prime Minister Office via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 5:32 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the...
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The front page of the Italian sports daily, Corriere dello Sport, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. A leading Italian sports daily is facing criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on the cover. Corriere dello Sport on Thursday ran photos of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead Friday's match between the teams in Milan on Friday. (AP Photo/Fabio Polimeni)
December 05, 2019 - 2:05 pm
MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily faced widespread criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on Thursday’s cover. Corriere dello Sport ran photos of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead Friday's match between...
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