Professional soccer

Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores his side's fourth goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Promoted Cardiff was unable to pull off Mission Impossible. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said before his team's visit to Anfield it was "virtually impossible" for any side to win there this season. So it proved on Saturday, when Liverpool's dynamic forwards produced another masterclass in front of...
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October 27, 2018 - 10:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Former England manager and soccer great Glenn Hoddle fell "seriously ill" on Saturday while preparing for a stint as a TV soccer pundit and was taken to the hospital. "Our friend and colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning," presenter Jake...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
October 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is pushing for support of new competitions despite Europe's opposition because it is his duty to protect the "relevance of football." On the eve of the soccer governing body's council meeting, Infantino revealed other investors are...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures at the end of the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 25, 2018 - 11:45 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is standing by Cristiano Ronaldo as the soccer superstar faces an accusation of rape in the United States. Speaking at a club shareholders meeting, Agnelli says "when there are problems I tend to look people in the eyes, ask them the questions...
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ManU coach Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 24, 2018 - 5:58 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford revived memories of much better times at Manchester United, when England's biggest club had a slew of the world's best players and no trophy felt beyond them. It was only a decade ago, after all, that United was winning...
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Firefighters evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the "Repubblica" subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight's Champions League match with Roma. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ROME (AP) — At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night. A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another. The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
October 23, 2018 - 4:39 pm
A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer's resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League. The...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press conference at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Juventus will play a Champions League soccer match against Manchester United on Tuesday. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 3:51 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo defended himself against the allegation and said Monday he is confident the truth will come out in the case. The soccer superstar has been accused of rape in the United States. Kathryn...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball to hit the post during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Genoa, at the Alliance stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
October 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
MILAN (AP) — Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals. His teammates, however, let Juventus down. Ronaldo has scored five goals in nine matches, and two in three matches since being accused of rape last month. On Saturday, Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead in the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct.6, 2018 file photo, Newcastle United's manager Rafael Benitez reacts to a decision by the referee during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for another year might be one of the greatest achievements in Benitez’s coaching career. Newcastle’s has made its worst nine-game start to a league campaign since 1898. It has no wins in nine games, just two points, and five straight home losses. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
October 22, 2018 - 6:54 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — He's won the Champions League, the Europa League, domestic league and cup titles, and coached many of the biggest teams on the continent. Yet keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for another year might be one of the greatest achievements in Rafa Benitez's managerial...
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