Soccer

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Empoli and Juventus at the Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Fabio Muzzi/ANSA via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him is affecting his personal life. Ronaldo, who has denied any wrongdoing, gave an interview to France Football magazine. Excerpts were distributed Monday, with the full interview expected to run in the French weekly magazine on...
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Real coach Julen Lopetegui gestures as walks off the pitch after losing 5-1 during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 29, 2018 - 10:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Possibly for the last time, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the team again on Monday. A day after a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Madrid was back in practice with Lopetegui in command. But a board of directors' meeting later in the day was expected to end the...
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FIEL - In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha applauds beside the trophy as Leicester City celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England. Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the soccer club's stadium, was known to fans as a smiling, benevolent man who gave away free beers and hot dogs on his birthday and brought the club its fairytale English Premier League title in 2016. He was 60. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 28, 2018 - 10:34 pm
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha achieved what seemed impossible in modern soccer: Gaining promotion with a modest club and winning the English Premier League title within two years. Bankrolling Leicester City but without the lavish spending of the bigger clubs, the Thai...
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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
October 28, 2018 - 6:54 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Luis Suarez giving a masterful performance in attack, Barcelona didn't need Lionel Messi to deal Real Madrid the kind of defeat that could lead to Julen Lopetegui's departure as Madrid coac. Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 demolition on Sunday. It...
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Flowers are seen outside Leicester City Football Club after a helicopter crashed in flames the day before, in Leicester, England, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner — Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha —crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 2:14 pm
LEICESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the helicopter crash at English soccer club Leicester City (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Thai owner of English Premier League club Leicester was on a helicopter that crashed and burst into flames shortly after...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, 2nd left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
October 28, 2018 - 2:06 pm
The attackers who spearheaded Belgium's run to the World Cup semifinals were missing when Chelsea and Manchester United took to the field for their Premier League games on Sunday. It didn't prove to be an issue. Without the injured Eden Hazard, Chelsea romped to its biggest win of the season in any...
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October 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Atletico Madrid bounced back from its worst defeat under coach Diego Simone by beating Real Sociedad 2-0 to take the lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Atletico was one point ahead of Barcelona and Espanyol. Barcelona can reclaim the lead on Sunday when it hosts Real...
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Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores his side's fourth goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Dave Thompson/PA via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Promoted Cardiff was unable to pull off Mission Impossible. Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said before his team's visit to Anfield it was "virtually impossible" for any side to win there this season. So it proved on Saturday, when Liverpool's dynamic forwards produced another masterclass in front of...
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October 27, 2018 - 10:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Former England manager and soccer great Glenn Hoddle fell "seriously ill" on Saturday while preparing for a stint as a TV soccer pundit and was taken to the hospital. "Our friend and colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning," presenter Jake...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2018 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks with participants of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) meeting in Moscow, Russia. A person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
October 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is pushing for support of new competitions despite Europe's opposition because it is his duty to protect the "relevance of football." On the eve of the soccer governing body's council meeting, Infantino revealed other investors are...
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