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Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
November 11, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — However strong Manchester City looks in its title defense, Pep Guardiola's leaders are facing more competition than anticipated in the Premier League. It's not coming from Manchester United, which was beaten 3-1 by City in the derby on Sunday and is 12 points adrift in...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola looks on before the Champions League Group F soccer match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
November 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola raised the prospect Friday of soccer authorities punishing the Premier League champions over attempts to circumvent financial fair play rules. City is leaving Guardiola to field questions about the leaked internal correspondence published by...
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Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left can't get to the ball on a goal by Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, not seen, as Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse (17) watches during the second half of a second-leg MLS playoff soccer match Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 09, 2018 - 4:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The first bit of celebrating by the Portland Timbers was premature. The confusing MLS playoff rules created a moment of misunderstanding at the end of extra time and a wild 120 minutes. The second celebration, after Dairon Asprilla deposited his winning penalty past Seattle Sounders...
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Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
November 08, 2018 - 5:57 am
Forget about Raheem Sterling tripping himself up and still winning a penalty. He's no longer the fall-guy at Manchester City. In fact, the oft-criticized winger has become one of the most appreciated and important members of Pep Guardiola's record-breaking side and might be in the form of his...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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Atletico Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during the Group A Champions League soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 06, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d'Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from...
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Manchester City's Leroy Sane, left, duels for the ball with Southampton's Cedric Soares during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
November 04, 2018 - 2:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City displayed ruthless efficiency on Sunday to raise more questions over who can stop Pep Guardiola's team powering to a second straight English Premier League crown. Raheem Sterling scored twice and goal-poacher Sergio Aguero was also on target as City marched back to the...
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November 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Football Association will honor Wayne Rooney by allowing the DC United striker to make his 120th and final England appearance against the United States at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15. The friendly fixture will be called the Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the...
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Players and officials of the English Premier League club Leicester City arrive at a Buddhist temple to participate in the funeral rituals of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. An elaborate funeral began Saturday for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last week when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the English Premier League club's stadium. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
November 04, 2018 - 8:53 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Leicester City manager Claude Puel led his soccer team's players as they arrived Sunday at a Bangkok temple to pay their respects to the club's late founder. Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his helicopter crashed Oct. 27 in a parking lot next to the English...
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Leicester City fans with a giant banner that reads 'RIP Vichai' during the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Wales. Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)
November 03, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The smiles returned briefly to the faces of Leicester's players on Saturday following the most traumatic week of their careers. In its first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash last weekend, Leicester won an emotional and highly charged English Premier...
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