Professional soccer

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 6:14 am
Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
September 19, 2018 - 3:52 pm
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears. Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve's match at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with Jeison Murillo. The Portugal forward appeared to put...
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West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham United, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 2:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — After four straight losses, West Ham finally collected its first Premier League points of the season on manager Manuel Pellegrini's 65th birthday. "I was worried about the game," Pellegrini said after Sunday's 3-1 victory at West Ham, "because I was absolutely convinced we must win."...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 12:26 pm
MILAN (AP) — When the first goal finally came, it couldn't have been any easier for Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the former Real Madrid forward nearly 320 minutes to score his first league goal for Juventus and he did it with the simplest of tap-ins. Ronaldo doubled his tally shortly after as the...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 15, 2018 - 4:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The foundations are being laid for one of the English Premier League's most exhilarating and competitive title races. For the first time since the league's inception 26 years ago, two teams — Chelsea and Liverpool — have a 100 percent winning record after five matches. Eden Hazard's...
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Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
September 15, 2018 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool can cope without Mohamed Salah scoring. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season on Saturday with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum...
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A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
September 13, 2018 - 6:09 pm
The Latest on games impacted by Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The National Women's Soccer League semifinal between the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars has been moved from North Carolina to Portland, Oregon, because of Hurricane Florence. Orginally set for Sunday, the...
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England's Marcus Rashford, left, and Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner challenge for the ball during the International friendly soccer match between England and Switzerland at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 . (AP Photo/ Rui Vieira)
September 12, 2018 - 8:44 am
With goals in each of England's two games over the international break, Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country. Doing the same at his club won't be quite so easy. Rashford was back at Manchester United on Wednesday, likely resuming life on the margins of English...
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Olivier Giroud of France.left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 09, 2018 - 6:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition on Sunday. Not from superstar Kylian Mbappe — who did tap in the first goal of France's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League game — and not from...
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Spain's Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 08, 2018 - 8:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gareth Southgate's trademark garment has gone. England's World Cup feel-good factor also has faded. The football fervor that swept through the country during June and July was punctured by a 2-1 loss to Spain as England's homecoming that turned into a letdown at Wembley Stadium on...
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