Professional soccer

November 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Copenhagen 70,000 euros ($77,000) for incidents at a Europa League game against Malmö, including a fan banner of a burning Smurf cartoon character. UEFA says its disciplinary panel judged charges of “illicit banner” and fireworks being lit at a 1-1 draw in...
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In this June 7, 2019, photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach arrives to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. An international trade union wants Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 22, 2019 - 1:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Building and Wood Workers’ International has been critical for several years of workers’ rights at...
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Image taken from PA Video showing newly appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, in London, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. Mourinho is back in the English Premier League management by joining Tottenham. (PA Video/PA via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 4:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — After touting his humility and willingness to learn from past mistakes, Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a flash of the old familiar cheekiness. Even after opening his first comments as Tottenham manager by praising his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho couldn’t resist a one-...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 7, 2019 filer, Rocco Commisso, right, is flanked by former soccer star Giancarlo Antognoni as he waves to supporters at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy. Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected by the city committee that protects monuments. Now he is awaiting approval to build a new ground, perhaps near the city’s airport. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP, File )
November 21, 2019 - 9:22 am
ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected...
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Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino sits on the bench before the Champions League group B soccer match between Red Star and Tottenham, at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 19, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mauricio Pochettino was widely lauded as something of a miracle worker by elevating Tottenham into English soccer’s established elite and inspiring its improbable run to a Champions League final. In his sixth season at the north London club, the magic of the Argentine coach finally...
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Manchester United's Harry Maguire applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
November 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly with debt rising more than 55% in a year to 384.5 million pounds ($498 million). The cost of signing Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James ahead of the new season in the...
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Everton's Lucy Graham, right, and Manchester United's Katie Zelem battle for the ball during the FA Women's Continental League Cup match at Haig Avenue, Liverpool, England, Sunday Nov. 3, 2019. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
November 16, 2019 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Katie Zelem had to leave Manchester United to chase her dream, just to get a chance of making a career out of playing the game she loves. Zelem’s journey — from the return to United to becoming captain and a face of Adidas marketing — captures the rapid advances in women’s football in...
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FILE - This June 28, 1997, file photo shows Mike Tyson biting into the ear of Evander Holyfield in the third round of their WBA heavyweight match in Las Vegas. Violence is part of the game in many sports. But when the Cleveland’s Myles Garrett ripped the helmet off Mason Rudolph and hit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback in the head with it, the Browns’ defender crossed a line _ one that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors.(AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)
November 16, 2019 - 4:04 am
Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph...
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Finnish fans join players to celebrate their victory in the Euro 2020 Group J qualifying soccer match between Finland and Liechtenstein in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Finland won 3-0 and have qualified for a major soccer tournament for the first time in their history. (Martti Kainuleinen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 5:46 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Flag-waving Finland fans poured onto the field, embracing each other and mobbing the players as fireworks exploded outside the stadium. A party decades in the making finally erupted in Finland after its national soccer team qualified for a major tournament for the first time on...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 15, 2019 - 9:36 am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City lost its attempt Friday to block an investigation into allegations it deceived UEFA while violating rules that monitor soccer club finances. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that City’s appeal against UEFA’s handling of the investigation was...
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