Professional soccer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the touchline during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 28, 2018 - 7:45 am
With his team trailing by three goals and Old Trafford rapidly emptying around him, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stood in his technical area and stared blankly onto the field. There was an air of helplessness around one of soccer's most decorated coaches who was facing the biggest home...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Egyptian national team soccer player and Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah smiles as he greets fans during the final training of the national team at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:36 am
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has reignited a months-old dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights — such as the prominent featuring of his image on the national team's plane —...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, bottom left, fouls Manchester United's Antonio Valencia during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 27, 2018 - 4:55 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In four previous Premier League visits to Old Trafford, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had never seen his team score. He has now — three times. Tottenham humiliated Manchester United 3-0 on Monday to stay perfect after three rounds and increase the pressure on...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, duels for the ball with Crystal Palace's James Tomkins during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 27, 2018 - 7:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights and lingering tensions over his treatment during the World Cup have cast doubt...
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Genoa fans display a banner reading "In silence for you, hurt 43 times in the heart. Get back on your feet proudly and become splendid again!" to honor the 43 people who lost their lives when the Morandi highway Bridge collapsed last Aug. 14, prior to the Serie A soccer match Genoa and Empoli at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 5:01 pm
For the first 43 minutes of their club's Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Newcastle, during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 2:12 pm
Eden Hazard was repeatedly fouled, shoved and hacked down on his first start of the season in the Premier League. On one occasion, he was even kicked off the field by a particularly crude challenge. So the Chelsea forward responded in the best way possible to being targeted with rough treatment: By...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly, left, scores the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. It came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy...
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Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, left celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal did just enough to get a first Premier League win under new manager Unai Emery at the third attempt. The Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday, with the help of a fortuitous own-goal. West Ham opened the scoring after Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate after Willy Boly, 2nd right, scored the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 9:56 am
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — The Premier League's delay in introducing VAR came under the spotlight Saturday when Manchester City dropped early points in its title defense in a 1-1 draw at newcomer Wolverhampton. Television replays showed Willy Boly used his arm to put Wolves in front but they...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian soccer federation is lashing out at FIFA for banning its chief from games for a year for inciting against superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. The Palestine Football Association says...
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