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FILE - In this March 2, 2019 file photo, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, left, goes head to head with Real defender Sergio Ramos as they argue during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. The Spanish football league on Wednesday Oct. 16. 2019, has asked the Spanish football federation to change the location of the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid to avoid it coinciding with plans for a separatist rally. The league wants the federation to shift the match to Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 16, 2019 - 8:53 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league wants Barcelona's game against Real Madrid to be moved out of the Catalan capital to avoid coinciding with a planned separatist rally. Separatist groups in Catalonia have called for supporters to rally in Barcelona on Oct. 26 when Barcelona is scheduled to...
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Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Europa League Group E soccer match between Lazio and Rennes, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 16, 2019 - 5:21 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Lazio for fans' racist behavior by closing one end of Stadio Olimpico for its Europa League game against Celtic. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also threatened Lazio with a one-game full stadium closure, suspended for a one-year probationary period. The...
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October 14, 2019 - 12:44 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin has been released by German soccer club St. Pauli following his Instagram post in support of his country's invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria. The second-division club said on Monday that "Sahin has been released from his...
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NFL football fans arrive at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 13, 2019 - 9:44 am
The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the NFL off to an early start with their meeting in London. The two NFC South rivals are playing Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the second of four games this season in London. Carolina made defensive Efe Obada an honorary captain for the...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 10, 2019 - 3:09 am
Jimmy Garoppolo just wins. Garoppolo is 12-2 as a starter, including 4-0 this season as the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC West. He's a win away from tying Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Philip Rivers, Mike Tomczak and Dak Prescott for third-most wins through 15 starts. Only Roger Staubach (14) and Ben...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 2:12 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 2:05 p.m. The Saints have ended a streak of 13 possessions without a touchdown and taken a 10-7 lead over Tampa Bay in the process. Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, starting his third straight game for the injured Drew Brees, found Michael Thomas for a...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, walks off the field after an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 06, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Khalil Mack went all the way to Europe for a chance to sack his former teammate Derek Carr as the NFL kicks off the first of four games in London. Mack and the Bears (3-1) enter Week 5 tied for first in the NFC South while the Raiders (2-2) are tied for second in the AFC West. Mack faces the...
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Munich's player Philippe Coutinho from Brazil poses as he attends the official 'Octoberfest' beer festival visit of the German Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players, staff and their families put the team's first league defeat of the season behind them as they made their annual visit to Munich's famed Oktoberfest celebrations on Sunday. Wearing traditional leather trousers and buttoned blazers, the soccer stars posed for...
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Aston Villa's Wesley scores his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Saturday Oct. 5, 2019. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NORWICH, England (AP) — It was a performance fit for a king. Britain's Prince William — second in line to the throne — took his family to watch his favorite soccer team , Aston Villa, on Saturday and they were treated to a regal display. William's 6-year-old son, George, was seen applauding and...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, takes part in an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears are taking vastly different approaches to their trip to London. The Raiders spent the entire week here after flying straight from Indianapolis following last week's game. They held three practices just like they would back home, got some...
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