Soccer

Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) celebrates with his teammates as they take the stage for the trophy presentation after the MLS Cup championship soccer game against the Portland Timbers, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Atlanta United won 2-0. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
December 09, 2018 - 12:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy. It's a familiar scene at the end of any season. Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . The title drought in...
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Chelsea's David Luiz, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 08, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced...
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Chelsea's David Luiz, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea inflicted Manchester City's first loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, winning 2-0 as the champions were replaced by Liverpool in top spot. After losing two of its last three league games, Chelsea was forced to repel waves of City attacks before N'Golo Kante scored...
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France coach Corinne Diacre stands next to the World Cup trophy during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local): 8:30 p.m. France coach Corinne Diacre is urging her players not to let the pressure of playing at home get to them. The French have been drawn in Group A with South Korea, Norway and Nigeria. They open at Parc des...
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United States' Carli Lloyd waves as she stands by the World Cup trophy, during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France. Host France will open the tournament on June 7 with a match against South Korea in Paris. The draw for soccer's premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala...
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Manchester United's Ashley Young, left and Fulham's Andre Schurrle battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Fulham, at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Barrington Coombs/PA via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United ended a four-match Premier League winless run as Jose Mourinho's sixth-place team eased to a 4-1 victory over rock-bottom Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata...
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United States' Carli Lloyd smiles prior to the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 12:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — The 24 teams that qualified for the Women's World Cup are set to learn their opponents for the tournament's group stage next summer in France. Saturday's draw for soccer's most prestigious event is taking place inside La Seine Musicale, a dome-shaped concert hall perched over the river...
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File - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) has a shot defended by Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala (33) in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. Before an expected crowd of more than 70,000, Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be...
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A Boca Juniors fan dressed as Maradona cheers outside the team's hotel in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Copa Libertadores Final will be played on Dec. 9 in Spain at Real Madrid's stadium for security reasons after River Plate fans attacked the Boca Junior team bus heading into the Buenos Aires stadium for the meeting of Argentina's fiercest soccer rivals last Saturday. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 06, 2018 - 6:42 am
MADRID (AP) — The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain's "clasico." It's all about Argentina's "superclasico." The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the...
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Atlanta United soccer player Josef Martinez is embraced by Angie Blank wife of team owner Arthur Blank after it was announced he had won the Landon Donovan MLS MVP award Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 05, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez choked up a bit when he saw his grandparents in the front row. On most days, he's not susceptible to tears. This time, he couldn't help himself. A teary eyed Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer on Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a...
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