Professional soccer

August 12, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a new coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United...
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August 12, 2019 - 1:16 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says he expects goalkeeper Alisson's calf injury to keep him on the sidelines for "the next few weeks," starting with Wednesday's Super Cup game against Chelsea. Alisson went off in the first half of Liverpool's 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday...
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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City began its bid for a third straight Premier League title with a 5-0 rout at West Ham on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring and Sergio Aguero added a retaken penalty as City stretched its winning league run to 15 games...
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PSG's Neymar, third left, runs with teammates during a training session at Camp des Loges in Saint Germain en Laye, outside Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 10, 2019 - 8:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Neymar will miss the start of the French league season as Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Saturday that the Brazil star could leave the club this summer. Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid, was not included in the PSG squad that will start the defense of...
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Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves poses for photos as he is presented as the new defender of the Sao Paulo soccer club at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 36-year-old former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender signed a free transfer deal to play for his boyhood team Sao Paulo FC. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
August 06, 2019 - 9:58 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up Tuesday night to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender said the move aims to keep him in shape for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, when he will be 39 years old. The...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:00 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday charged former members of the German soccer federation (DFB) and a former FIFA official with fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) payment before the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, its...
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi addresses the crowd prior of the Joan Gamper trophy soccer match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
August 05, 2019 - 12:53 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's exhibition games in the United States against Napoli after leaving his first preseason training session with the club because of a strained right calf. The Spanish champion says Messi withdrew from Monday's training session because of "...
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Manchester City's players celebrate with the trophy after the English Community Shield soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 04, 2019 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — After completing a clean sweep of domestic trophies last season, Manchester City opened the new campaign by lifting the Community Shield following a shootout victory over Liverpool on Sunday. City netted all five penalties — the last by Gabriel Jesus — and backup goalkeeper Claudio...
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U.S.forward Christen Press hugs forward Tobin Heath, left, for Heath's goal against Ireland during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 03, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Departing head coach Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team opened their post-World Cup domestic Victory Tour with a 3-0 victory over Ireland on Saturday night. Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd scored first-half goals on a celebratory evening at the Rose...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Leicester City's Harry Maguire looks to pass the ball during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates stadium in London. A person with knowledge of the deal says Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transfer is yet to be finalized. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United is set to break the world transfer record for a defender after agreeing to pay 80 million pounds ($97 million) to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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