Men's soccer

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno blocks a Manchester City shot, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday Feb. 3, 2019. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
February 03, 2019 - 10:46 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored his 10th Premier League hat trick on Sunday to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal and close the gap on leader Liverpool to two points. It was an unconventional treble for the striker, using his head, right foot — and left arm. Having...
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United States defender Sebastian Lletget (17) scores a goal over Costa Rica defender Waylon Francis (12) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
February 02, 2019 - 4:33 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net. In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much...
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Chelsea's David Luiz, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Britain, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/ Alastair Grant)
February 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
This time there was no need for Maurizio Sarri to get mad with his players. The Chelsea manager could instead sit back and enjoy their performance in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield that lifted them back into the top four in the English Premier League on Saturday. Doubles from Gonzalo Higuain — his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo, new president of the African soccer confederation Ahmad of Madagascar speaks at a press conference after being chosen at the general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Musa Bility, a Liberian member of the Confederation of African Football executive committee, has quit two other senior positions in a protest against Ahmad taking the governing in the “wrong direction” two years into his presidency. (AP Photo/File)
February 02, 2019 - 11:28 am
Concerns about the leadership of the African Football Confederation have burst into the open with the president sharply denounced by a member of his ruling executive for taking the governing body in the "wrong direction." Liberian official Musa Bility denounced CAF President Ahmad in a letter...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, United States defender Nick Lima (2) gets set to kick the ball as Panama midfielder Edson Samms (16) and defends during the second half of an international friendly soccer game in Phoenix. A new coach with a new system brings new opportunities for several players looking to make the most of that chance for the U.S. men's national soccer team. Lima seized that moment in his national team debut against Panama in the first game under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter and looks to build on that Saturday when the Americans complete their January camp with a game against Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 01, 2019 - 11:37 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Lima made the most of his opportunity when he was given the chance to make his U.S. national team debut in a new system under new coach Gregg Berhalter. He fared well in a role that asks him to play a combination of right back and as a defensive midfielder and looks to...
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Qatar's forward Almoez Ali celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
February 01, 2019 - 4:21 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday's Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected. Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary...
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Women buy pastries and sandwiches from a bicycle vendor in the Roma Sur neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, near a newspaper kiosk where Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" is advertized. News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 31, 2019 - 5:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration. Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday,...
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Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, right, prays next to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his welcome ceremony at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Sultan Abdullah, ruler of central Pahang state, was named Malaysia's new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
January 30, 2019 - 8:40 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was crowned Thursday as Malaysia's 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V. Garbed in aqua blue regalia, Sultan Abdullah, 59, took his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo John Dougherty, right, makes some brief comments to the media, in Philadelphia. The powerful union boss who has held a tight grip on construction jobs and politics in the Philadelphia region and beyond has been indicted in an FBI probe along with a city councilman and at least six others. Federal prosecutors say Dougherty used union funds as "his own personal bank account." Dougherty leads the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, along with the city's Building Trades Council. He has been at the helm of the century-old electricians union for 25 years. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 9:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful union boss who has long held a tight grip on construction jobs and in the Philadelphia region and wielded political power in the city and Statehouse has been indicted on embezzlement and fraud charges along with a city councilman who allegedly did his bidding and six...
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January 28, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Sky Sports News is returning to U.S. television this week for a transfer-deadline show on the NBC Sports Network. NBCSN will simulcast SSN's deadline show in London from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday. It will then follow with three hours of its own coverage from its...
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