Soccer

Herman Ouseley, chairman of English soccer anti-discrimination group entitled Kick It Out, poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press in London, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 10, 2018 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25...
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Chelsea's new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is unveiled during the press conference at Stamford Bridge, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Chelsea has signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record fee after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea announced the signing on Wednesday after paying Kepa's 80-million-euro ($92.6 million) buyout clause — the biggest fee ever for a goalkeeper. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion...
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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players' hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest. What kind of heart check-up is best at finding players at risk? Experts debate whether it's time to add routine EKGs to the pre-sports check-up. Now a study of more than 11,000 top teen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2006 file photo, Argentina's former soccer great Diego Maradona and his ex-wife Claudia Villafane, left, support their national team during the Davis Cup Final tennis match against Russia, in Moscow. An appeals court has ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that Maradona can pursue a lawsuit against his ex-wife claiming she misappropriated some of his money to buy Florida real estate. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
August 08, 2018 - 1:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona can pursue a lawsuit in the U.S. against his ex-wife claiming she misappropriated some of his money to buy Florida real estate, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The state 3rd District Court of Appeal decided that a lower court correctly refused to...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 14, 2018, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke tours the team's new NFL football stadium, in Inglewood, Calif. USA. In a statement published Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018, majority shareholder Kroenke has made an offer to take full ownership of England's Arsenal soccer club in a deal that would value the Premier League club at 1.8 billion pounds (US dollars 2.3 billion). (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 07, 2018 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — American sports magnate Stan Kroenke is set to take full ownership of Arsenal after winning a power struggle with a rival billionaire by securing a deal valuing the English Premier League club at 1.8 billion pounds ($2.3 billion). Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, who was denied a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 15, 2018, Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican world record sprinter, performs as a DJ at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Bolt has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League as he pursues his bid to become a professional soccer player, according to a statement released Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, FILE)
August 07, 2018 - 8:32 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and the 100- and 200-meter world record holder has been chasing...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after they won the Community Shield soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 05, 2018 - 2:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League...
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Members of Wild Boars soccer team pray during a ceremony marking the completion of their serving as novice Buddhist monks, following their dramatic rescue from a cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand completed their time as novice Buddhist monks, undertaken to give thanks for their survival and to show their gratitude to all those who helped them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 04, 2018 - 3:20 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a soccer player at a California university has been arrested on a warrant for rape and is suspected in at least two other sexual assaults. Davis Moreno-Jaime, a 19-year-old student, was arrested Friday at California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. Los...
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