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PSG's Neymar sits on the bench after loosing the French Cup soccer final between Rennes and Paris Saint Germain at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 28, 2019 - 7:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Neymar appeared to aim a punch at a fan goading him and other Paris Saint-Germain players with provocative language, following the club's surprise French Cup final defeat to Rennes on Saturday. The Brazil forward was walking up the stairs to collect his losers' medal at Stade de France...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Fernando Llorente reacts after missing a scoring chance during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 27, 2019 - 2:35 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham's thin and stretched squad might be close to breaking point at the most crucial stage of its season. Three days before making its first appearance in the Champions League semifinals, Tottenham produced a lethargic display in losing to West Ham 1-0 in the English...
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West Ham's Michail Antonio, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday, April, 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
April 27, 2019 - 9:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham was beaten for the first time in its new stadium, losing 1-0 against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday to hurt its chances of finishing in the Champions League qualifying positions. Michail Antonio became the first visiting player to score in the recently built...
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April 27, 2019 - 7:24 am
FIFA assured human rights groups on Saturday it will talk to them about risks associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar before taking a final decision. FIFA is formulating a formal plan on how logistical and political complexities can be overcome to expand...
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Lyon's Delphine Cascarino, left, challenges for the ball with Chelsea's Sophie Ingle, right, during their Women's Champions League semifinal soccer match in Decines, France, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
April 21, 2019 - 3:40 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks on as Crystal Palace players celebrate after Wilfried Zaha scoried his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
April 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four bid. After Benteke netted his first goal in 20 games in the 17th minute, Mesut Ozil equalized at the...
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PSG's Kylian Mbappe waves to supporters after his team lost the French League One soccer match between OSC Lille and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France, Sunday, April 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 21, 2019 - 11:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title without kicking a ball as second-place Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse on Sunday. Lille had to win to have any chance of catching PSG, but PSG is now 16 points ahead of its only rival with five matches left after this weekend...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Juventus clinched a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title, with five matches to spare, after it defeated Fiorentina 2-1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Some soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association, which...
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Manchester City's Phill Foden celebrates his goal against Tottenham during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 20, 2019 - 4:12 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Watching Manchester City's Champions League slugfest against Tottenham, Phil Foden sensed his side's energy-sapping exit could present an opportunity. As a youngster in football's costliest-assembled squad, the 18-year-old Foden has to be patient to get game time under...
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