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Ajax's Hakim Ziyech celebrates with Dusan Tadic, right,after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 08, 2019 - 7:26 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime in their Champions League semifinal, Tottenham's players only had to think back 24 hours or so to find a source of inspiration. "We saw Liverpool last night — it goes to show it's not over until it is over," Tottenham fullback Danny Rose said...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, manager Jurgen Klopp, center, and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the Champions League Semi Final, second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Liverpool won the match 4-0 to overturn a three-goal deficit to win the match 4-3 on aggregate. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 7:38 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Like the rest of the soccer world, Juergen Klopp had his doubts. Given the scenario — the big first-leg deficit, the presence of Lionel Messi on the other side, injuries to important players — the Liverpool manager just wasn't sure, deep down, that his team could come back...
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Liverpool's Divock Origi, right, celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Champions League Semi Final, second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 9:40 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool's players had their hands on their heads, seemingly unable to comprehend their achievement. One of them, James Milner, was in tears. When he wasn't punching the air, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp stood in front of The Kop in full voice and just took it all in...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Macarena Sanchez, a soccer player who is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine soccer association for not recognizing her as a professional player, heads a ball before a mixed soccer match as part of the "I play for equality" event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Players in Latin America face obvious economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:04 pm
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field. Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely...
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Huddersfield Town's Isaac Mbenza scores against Manchester United during the English Premier League soccer match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England, Sunday May 5, 2019. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United will have to settle for Europa League football next season after a dismal end to this campaign reached another low. Chelsea, though, can start planning for the Champions League again. The Premier League's top-four picture crystalized on Sunday as Chelsea earned a 3-0...
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Huddersfield Town's Isaac Mbenza scores against Manchester United during the English Premier League soccer match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England, Sunday May 5, 2019. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 11:12 am
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Manchester United's hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League ended with a 1-1 draw at already relegated Huddersfield on Sunday, removing the chance of Champions League soccer next season and completing a disappointing end for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. United...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah lies injured during a Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday May 4, 2019. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
The English Premier League's thrilling title race is going down to the final day after yet another late winner from Liverpool. With Mohamed Salah back in the locker room, shaken by a heavy knock to the head, it fell to his replacement to score the crucial goal. Divock Origi glanced home a deflected...
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea appears dejected after their English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 28, 2019. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 8:52 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's awards season in English soccer, typically a time to hail David de Gea's contribution at Manchester United. Not this year. There was no chance of the Spain international making it into the Premier League's team of the year for the sixth time in seven seasons when it...
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Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and teammates celebrate at the end of the Champions League, quarterfinal, second leg soccer match between Juventus and Ajax, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Ajax won 2-1 and advances to the semifinal on a 3-2 aggregate. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 28, 2019 - 7:10 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — There's a fresh feel to the lineup for the Champions League semifinals this season, even if it contains some of the most storied teams and recognized players in Europe. This time there's no Real Madrid, the three-time defending champion and Europe's dominant team of this...
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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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