International soccer

FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo Mesut Ozil scratches his head during a training session of the German team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Vatutinki near Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 22, 2018 - 1:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Mesut Ozil has defended his decision to pose for a picture with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and attacked German media for what he called "double standards" in their treatment of people with Turkish roots. The photo of Erdogan, Ozil and Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan...
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July 20, 2018 - 2:53 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, July 6, 2018, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson reacts after Brazil's Fernandinho scored an own goal, during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. Liverpool announced Thursday July 19, 2018, the signing of Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma, in the latest big-money purchase by the English club.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
July 19, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Brazil goalkeeper Alisson became the world's most expensive goalkeeper on Thursday when he joined Liverpool from Roma. Roma said the deal for Brazil's starting goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia "could be worth up to 72.5 million euros" ($84.5 million). "In terms of my life and my career, it's a...
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Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland plays out of the rough on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 19, 2018 - 10:01 am
Iceland's soccer team made a splash in the world cup and now Hatti Magnus talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about becoming the first in his country to play in a major championship in the British Open. The AP's Steve Douglas interviews Magnus in the latest podcast, while co-host Tim Dahlberg gets an...
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July 18, 2018 - 11:46 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four University of New Mexico sports are facing the chopping block - including the highly regarded men's soccer program - under a series of recommendations made late Wednesday by university president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Eddie Nuñez. Beset by a fiscal...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 29, 2018, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho walks on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Mourinho on Wednesday July 18, 2018, has described the team’s preseason as “very bad” because of the absence of key players with the disruption caused by the World Cup. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE)
July 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the team's preseason as "very bad" because of the disruption caused by the World Cup and the absence of Alexis Sanchez for the tour of the United States. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:33 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly criticized a far-right singer's participation in the celebration welcoming Croatia's national soccer team home from the World Cup. The center issued a statement on Wednesday that described Marko Perkovic — who goes by the...
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France forward Kylian Mbappe, center, and forward Ousmane Dembele sign autographs during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia Sunday. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — Teenage World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is giving his bonus to an association that puts sports in the lives of hospitalized children. The head of Premiers de Cordee (First in Line), Sebastien Ruffin, says two weeks before France clinched the World Cup he was informed that Mbappe would...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, former Olympic and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt controls the ball during a charity soccer match between members of the 1998 World Cup winning French team and a team of international veteran players who were also involved in the same tournament, at the U Arena in Nanterre, north of Paris, France. Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. Now, at 31, he will try out for six weeks with the Central Coast Mariners starting next month. If all goes well, he could play for a season in Australia's A-League. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 17, 2018 - 11:29 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian club Stromsgodset. Now, at 31, he will try out...
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July 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The coach that led Iceland to its first World Cup has stepped down. The Icelandic Football Association says Heimir Hallgrimsson has decided to leave at his own request, ending seven years in the role. Hallgrimsson was the co-coach with Lars Lagerback of Sweden at the...
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