Soccer

FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil smiles on the bench during the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in Singapore. Mesut Ozil is becoming an issue for Arsenal and new coach Unai Emery. Ozil’s style of play doesn’t seem to suit the high-energy approach of Emery and the club’s board has a big decision to make on Arsenal’s marquee player in the upcoming transfer window. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
December 03, 2018 - 5:50 am
The questions came thick and fast, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery had no real answers. At least he chose not to give any answers. Could Mesut Ozil have played in the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday? "He has backache," Emery said after Arsenal's 4-2 win, repeating the club's press...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right, and Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 02, 2018 - 2:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal scored three goals in the second half to come from behind to beat Tottenham 4-2 in a dramatic north London derby on Sunday that saw clashes between players, fans lighting flares and throwing projectiles onto the field, two penalties and a red card. The Gunners extended their...
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Germany coach Joachim Loew arrives for the the UEFA Euro 2020 European soccer championship qualifying draw at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
December 02, 2018 - 7:34 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Germany will face the Netherlands in a challenging qualifying group for the 2020 European Championship in a swift reunion between the sides after meeting in the UEFA Nations League. Only one point was collected from two matches against the Netherlands as Germany was relegated from the...
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Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho ahead the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in Southampton, England Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 01, 2018 - 2:44 pm
It seemingly needs a sleepy start to a game to jolt Manchester United's players into action these days. Their latest stirring comeback came at Southampton on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes against a team without a win in three months, United recovered to draw 2-2 for a result that leaves...
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PSG defender Juan Bernat, center, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal with teammates Neymar, right, and Kylian Mbappe during the Champions League Group C second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Liverpool at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 28, 2018 - 5:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain showed its resilient side, beating Liverpool 2-1 Wednesday in a scrappy match to get its Champions League campaign back on track. The win moves PSG up to second place in Group C and drops Liverpool down to third, turning the pressure onto Juergen Klopp's team...
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November 28, 2018 - 9:07 am
DUBLIN (AP) — A death notice for a soccer player was posted in a local newspaper. A game was postponed. Teams across the league held a minute's silence. Soccer clubs in the Leinster Senior League in Ireland united over the weekend to honor the memory of a player who was thought to have been killed...
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Defendant Sergej W. arrives at the Assize Court in Dortmund, Germany, Nov. 27, 2018. The court has convicted W. on 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus. The dpa news agency reported that the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted a man of 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus and sentenced him to 14 years in prison. The Dortmund state court found the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with...
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Chelsea's team manager Maurizio Sarri yells during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 26, 2018 - 5:41 am
It took one dreadful 90-minute performance to expose the growing list of shortcomings in the Chelsea team that its coach had forewarned for much of the season. Chelsea was fortunate to come away from Wembley Stadium with only a 3-1 loss to Tottenham on Saturday. So rampant and dominant were...
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Ground staff collect the corner flags after the final Copa Libertadores soccer match against Argentina's Boca Juniors was suspended, at Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. South American soccer body CONMEBOL said on Sunday that the second leg of the final will be rescheduled after Boca’s bus was attacked by River fans on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed again Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans. The game — the continent's...
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Ground staff collect the corner flags after the final Copa Libertadores soccer match against Argentina's Boca Juniors was suspended, at Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. South American soccer body CONMEBOL said on Sunday that the second leg of the final will be rescheduled after Boca’s bus was attacked by River fans on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 25, 2018 - 3:52 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans. The game — the continent's equivalent...
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