Professional soccer

West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, left, appears dejected as Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match at The London Stadium, London, Saturday, Nov 24, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 12:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling produced dazzling displays in a 4-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday as the leaders picked up where they left off before the international break. Sterling's deflected cross fell into the path of David Silva to...
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Real Madrid's head manager Santiago Solari during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and SD Eibar at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Real Madrid lost the match 3-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
November 24, 2018 - 9:44 am
EIBAR, Spain (AP) — Santiago Solari's first game as Real Madrid's full-time coach was one to forget. After leading Madrid to four straight victories as interim manager, Solari saw his team lose 3-0 at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday. The loss — Madrid's first-ever defeat against the Basque...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 30, 2017 file photo, soccer coach Claudio Ranieri waves from a balcony of Rome's Capitol Hill, after receiving an honorary award for his work at Leicester City. The arrival of Claudio Ranieri as Fulham’s new coach should ensure an end to the chaotic selections, loose defending and naive approach that marked the team’s turbulent first three months back in the Premier League. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
November 22, 2018 - 5:01 am
Before burgers must come the basics. The arrival of Claudio Ranieri as Fulham coach should ensure an end to the chaotic selections, loose defending and naive approach that marked the promoted team's turbulent first three months back in the Premier League under now-departed manager Slavisa Jokanovic...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2018 - 7:45 am
For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up. Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer's latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar. "The Nations League is even more successful...
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Italy's Matteo Politano scores his side's first goal during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and the United States at Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 20, 2018 - 8:09 pm
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage...
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England's Harry Kane walks next to Croatia's Luka Modric, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors, right, and Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate go for a header during a Copa Libertadores first leg final match in Buenos AIres, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — After the rain, the fire. Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in a passionately fought first leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was delayed by a day because of thunder, lightning and a torrential downpour. The two Argentine teams hold one of the fiercest...
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