Soccer

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's sixth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 13, 2020 - 7:12 am
There’s a shelf above the television in his home in a plush area of northwest England where Sergio Aguero keeps the match balls — signed by all his teammates — from the hat tricks he has scored for Manchester City. He might have to put up another one soon. Make that 16 hat tricks for the Argentina...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 12, 2020 - 2:29 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has set the record for most English Premier League goals by a foreign player. Aguero moved to 177 career EPL goals after scoring a hat trick on Sunday for Man City in a 6-1 win at Aston Villa in his 255th league appearance. His second...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero applauds to supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Manchester City won the game 1-6. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 12, 2020 - 2:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick, set two records and lifted Manchester City back to second in the English Premier League on Sunday with a 6-1 rout at Aston Villa. City's Argentine striker is now the highest-scoring foreign player in EPL history with 177 goals from 255 games,...
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the game against Middlesbrough, during their English FA Cup third round match at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 9:52 am
The “new-manager bounce” is over at Tottenham. In fact, things have gone rather flat under Jose Mourinho nearly two months since his high-profile arrival at the London club. The Portuguese coach's humble, meeker side, which he seemed eager to showcase upon joining Tottenham as the replacement for...
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Barcelona's head coach Ernesto Valverde sits on the bench prior the Spanish Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 10, 2020 - 7:18 am
Barcelona had once again played great, led through goals by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, yet still managed to let it slip away. Barcelona squandered one of its best performances of the season by conceding two late goals to Atlético Madrid, falling 3-2 in the semifinals of the Spanish Super...
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Valencia's goalkeeper Jaume Domenech saves on a shot by Ajax's Sergino Dest, center, during the group H Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Valencia at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 09, 2020 - 1:58 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax and United States defender Sergiño Dest is leaving the Amsterdam club's winter training camp in Qatar amid high tensions in the Mideast, the club announced on Thursday. Ajax said Dest asked to leave the camp because “he did not feel comfortable.” The club said it “understood...
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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku fires a shot during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Genoa, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 09, 2020 - 5:53 am
ROME (AP) — Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9’s are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian league approaches its midway point this...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter shouts instructions to his team during an international friendly soccer match against the Mexico in East Rutherford, N.J. United States coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men U.S. planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25 but the U.S. Soccer Federation called off the trip after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander. The camp was relocated to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the team held a two-hour workout on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:11 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Having canceled a training camp in Qatar that was to have started this week, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is optimistic his team will train in Doha at some point before that nation hosts the 2022 World Cup. The American men planned to train at the Aspire Academy from Jan. 5-25...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck gestures during a press conference in Seattle. When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 07, 2020 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before. The eight-team league will have options for extra points worth one, two or three points. It will allow double forward passes behind the line of scrimmage. Kickoffs...
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Lazio's Danilo Cataldi and Brescia's Mario Balotelli, left, vie for the ball during the Italian Series A soccer match between Brescia and Lazio at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 4:55 pm
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli slammed Lazio soccer fans after the Italian forward was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia’s 2-1 home defeat on Sunday. The Serie A match was halted for a few minutes shortly after the half-hour mark and an announcement made to fans at the...
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