Men's soccer

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, fights for the ball against Norway's Joshua King, right, during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group F soccer match between Norway and Spain at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Norway on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Tore Meek/NTB scanpix via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most appearances for Spain with a victory that would have ensured his country a spot at next year's European Championship. But Norway's last-gasp push for an equalizer paid off in their evenly fought qualifier on Saturday which finished...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, from left, Eritrean under-20 soccer players Hermon Fessehaye Yohannes, Simon Asmelash Mekonen, Hanibal Girmay Tekle, and Mewael Tesfai Yosief talk together in a house where they are staying in Uganda. Four young players with Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team have defected during a tournament in Uganda, the latest players to leave one of the world's most tightly controlled regimes. (AP Photo)
October 12, 2019 - 1:27 pm
PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected...
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England's Harry Kane looks out during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Czech Republic and England at the Sinobo stadium in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 11, 2019 - 7:32 pm
It was a night of European soccer to forget for England, and one to remember for Andorra. England conceded a late goal against the Czech Republic on Friday and paid the price with its first defeat in a qualifying game in 10 years, while France and Portugal made progress in their bids for places at...
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England's Jadon Sancho, front, and Czech Republic's Jakub Brabec run for the ball during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Czech Republic and England at the Sinobo stadium in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 11, 2019 - 6:07 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Police detained 31 soccer fans before the 2020 European Championship qualifier between host Czech Republic and England in the Czech capital on Friday. Police spokesman Jan Danek said fans of both teams were among those detained after police intervened following incidents in two bars...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2019 file photo, Djurgardens player Kevin Walker controls the ball during the soccer match between BK Hacken and Djurgardens IF at Bravida Arena, Goteborg. Swedish soccer player Kevin Walker was thrust into the national consciousness when he won the country’s biggest reality talent show in 2013 but he chose to stay in soccer rather than chase more music fame. (Nils Petter Nilsson/TT via AP, File)
October 11, 2019 - 6:20 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning Sweden's biggest reality talent show has opened up plenty of opportunities in Kevin Walker's burgeoning music career. He has worked with some of the country's top songwriters, written and performed his own singles which have been played millions of times on Spotify, and...
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Belgium's Romelo Lukaku, center, jubilates after scoring during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Belgium and San Marino at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 10, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship. Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the continent-wide tournament, too. Belgium — the world's top-ranked soccer nation — became the first team to qualify...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 10, 2019 - 3:09 am
Jimmy Garoppolo just wins. Garoppolo is 12-2 as a starter, including 4-0 this season as the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC West. He's a win away from tying Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Philip Rivers, Mike Tomczak and Dak Prescott for third-most wins through 15 starts. Only Roger Staubach (14) and Ben...
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FILE - In this Saturday April 6, 2013 file photo, Coleen Rooney, left, wife of soccer player Wayne, and her son Kai, right, at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England. The wives of two of English soccer’s most high-profile players have on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 become embroiled in a spat on Twitter about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper. Wayne Rooney’s wife accused Jamie Vardy’s wife of informing The Sun about details of her private Instagram stories. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)
October 09, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The wives of two of English soccer's most high-profile players got embroiled in a spat on Twitter on Wednesday about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper. In a post to her 1.3 million followers, Wayne Rooney's wife, Coleen, accused Rebekah Vardy — or somebody with access to Vardy's...
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Riot police chase protesters near a demonstration in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Tens of thousands of masked protesters marched defiantly in the city center Sunday, but the peaceful rallies quickly degenerated into chaos at several locations as hard-liners again lobbed gasoline bombs, started fires and trashed subway stations and China-linked banks and shops.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 09, 2019 - 7:42 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month. Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team before a Sept. 10...
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Construction is underway on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 to complete Lusail's 80,000-seat venue for the opening game and final in a city that didn't exist when Qatar won the FIFA vote in 2010. Located in the centre of a new development to the north of Doha, with direct connections by road and a new metro line, Lusail Stadium is intended to be a catalyst for development growth of Lusail city.(AP Photo/Petr Josek)
October 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — By day, Juma Marzouq approves Qatar's masterplans for the vast stadium infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. By night, Marzouq goes into fan mode, tackling the challenge of filling soccer arenas in this tiny nation. Marzouq has seen encouraging signs since Qatar's breakthrough...
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