Men's soccer

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 13, 2019 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rat falling out of the arena hallway ceiling during the Carolina Hurricanes' warmup game of soccer was just a precursor to a wacky afternoon of playoff hockey. Long after the dead rodent was removed, Game 2 between the Hurricanes and Washington Capitals included a questionable...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Brazilian soccer legend Pele attends the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital. The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday, April 13, 2019, that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 13, 2019 - 11:11 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital. The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details. The 78-year-old was...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola fixes his sweater during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 11, 2019 - 4:13 am
It has all been going so smoothly for Manchester City. Perhaps too smoothly. In winning 22 games out of 23 from Dec. 30, City was often in cruise control and came up against opponents who mostly sat back and engaged in a damage-limitation exercise. Bournemouth, playing at home, didn't have a shot...
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles is seen Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A soccer fan claims in a lawsuit that the California DMV violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV said might be deemed offensive. The lawsuit says Jon Kotler applied for a plate that would read COYW, an abbreviation of "Come on You Whites," a slogan used by fans of London-based Fulham Football Club, referring to their signature white shirts. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
April 09, 2019 - 5:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive. Jon Kotler applied for...
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Watford's Ken Sema, center, celebrates at the end of the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Watford won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
April 07, 2019 - 1:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gerard Deulofeu was watching from the Watford bench when Raul Jimenez followed up scoring Wolverhampton's second goal with a pre-planned celebration. A Wolves-themed mask, gifted from WWE wrestler Sin Cara, was retrieved from behind the Wembley goal and the showboating striker placed...
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April 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two English second-tier clubs have condemned racist abuse of players following Saturday's games. Brentford said it "utterly condemns discrimination" after a season-ticket holder was arrested following an allegation of abuse by Derby midfielder Duane Holmes. The incident happened late...
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Juventus' Moise Kean celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 11:56 am
MILAN (AP) — Teenager Moise Kean has left Juventus within one win of retaining its Serie A title. Kean, who was the victim of racist abuse during the week, scored what was to prove the winner on Saturday as Juventus came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1. It was the Italy forward's fifth goal in as...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores the opening goal during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 06, 2019 - 11:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Gabriel Jesus sent quadruple-chasing Manchester City into the FA Cup final by sealing a 1-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday. Returning to the scene of City's League Cup triumph in February, the forward met Kevin De Bruyne's cross with a diving header in the fourth minute of the...
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Cagliari fans shout to Juventus's Moise Kean, center with back to camera, after he scored his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cagliari fans shouted racist chants at Kean after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th minute, the chants were so bad that Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli rushed in to protect the youngster and ask the fans to stop. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing team's fans. Juventus forward Moise Kean scored his team's second goal against Cagliari late in the 2-0...
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