Professional soccer

Napoli's Fabian Ruiz, right, misses a scoring chance during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 27, 2018 - 7:51 am
MILAN (AP) — An Inter Milan fan died following clashes with Napoli supporters outside San Siro Stadium ahead of a Serie A game on Wednesday, which was also marred by racist chants. Milan police chief Marcello Cardona said Thursday that investigators believe the 35-year-old fan, Daniele Belardinelli...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid walks off the field following an MLS soccer training session in Tukwila, Wash. Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 26, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65. Schmid's family said he died Tuesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Schmid was hospitalized three weeks ago as he awaited a heart transplant. "Our family is deeply saddened by his passing and is taking...
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his win against Cardiff City after the English Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Jon Super)
December 25, 2018 - 6:05 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't wait to lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Huddersfield. Having been parachuted in as caretaker manager for the rest of the season, the fan favorite got the post-Jose Mourinho...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Inter Milan coach Frank De Boer waits for the start of the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Torino at the Milan San Siro stadium. Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as a coach at Ajax, is taking over at Atlanta United. The Major League Soccer champions announced the move Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
December 23, 2018 - 2:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as Ajax coach, is taking over at Atlanta United. The Major League Soccer champions announced the coaching hire Sunday, with plans...
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Manchester City's goalkeeper Ederson Moraes reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 22, 2018 - 12:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace claimed a shock 3-2 victory against defending champion Manchester City on Saturday to end the only 100 percent home record in the English Premier League. No one could have predicted what was to come when Ilkay Gundogan gave second-placed City a 27th-minute...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attends a press conference at Carrington Training Ground, Manchester, England Friday Dec. 21, 2018 ahead of his first match in charge away to Cardiff on Saturday. (Simon Peach/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 7:40 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to be managing Manchester United beyond this season. After Jose Mourinho was fired on Tuesday, Solskjaer was hired until the end of the season as United undergoes a restructuring process and searches for a new fulltime manager. Solskjaer says "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley gives a thumbs-up to the crowd following a victory over Atlanta United in MLS soccer game action in Toronto. Bradley was called for the team's first training camp under coach Gregg Berhalter. But goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Jozy Altidore were omitted from a 27-man roster picked exclusively from players in Major League Soccer. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. captain Michael Bradley has an immediate chance to show new coach Gregg Berhalter he deserves to be considered for the next World Cup cycle. The 31-year-old midfielder was the oldest player and among just four veterans selected for a 27-man roster that will attend Berhalter's...
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Schalke's Haji Wright, left, scores his side's first goal after he got the ball from Schalke's Weston McKennie, up, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
December 19, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Haji Wright became the second young American in less than two weeks to score his first Bundesliga goal. The 20-year-old forward from Los Angeles scored in first-half stoppage time with the help of fellow American Weston McKennie, Schalke's only goal of the night in a 2-1 loss to visiting Bayer...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after the Russia 2018 LOC Board meeting with FIFA participation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, resigned Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, as president of the Russian Football Union. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union. The RFU says Mutko stepped down during Wednesday's executive committee meeting. Russian soccer...
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