Men's soccer

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin listens to reporter's questions during a press conference at the end of the 43rd UEFA congress in Rome. Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite. A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from the meeting at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday, May 8 highlights the schism between clubs and leagues over the ability to influence UEFA as it considers revamping its club competitions starting with the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
May 11, 2019 - 1:04 pm
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin countered "negative energy" from critics of any Champions League overhaul that could lock in places by defending the need to be "constantly thinking about improving" European competitions. Leagues across the continent — particularly Spain's La Liga — fear their...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin listens to reporter's questions during a press conference at the end of the 43rd UEFA congress in Rome. Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite. A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from the meeting at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday, May 8 highlights the schism between clubs and leagues over the ability to influence UEFA as it considers revamping its club competitions starting with the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
May 10, 2019 - 4:17 pm
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite. A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from...
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United States under-20 men's national team soccer coach Tab Ramos speaks with reporters in New York on Friday, May 10, 2019. Ramos, who played for the U.S. at three World Cups, will be coaching the Americans at the Under-20 World Cup for the fourth straight tournament. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
May 10, 2019 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah will be with the U.S. at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland rather than with the full national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of his lack of playing time in Scotland with Celtic. Weah and midfielder Alex Mendez headed Under-20 coach Tab Ramos' 21-man roster announced...
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FILE - This is a Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 file photo of Switzerland's Attorney General Michael Lauber, left and US Attorney General and Loretta Lynch, attend a news conference on soccer related criminal proceedings, in Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland’s attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case over his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings of alleged financial wrongdoing. The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber says it is examining possible violations of his duties in the FIFA investigation. (Anthony Anex/Keystone, File via AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 12:59 pm
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings. The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said Friday it is examining...
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FILE - In this Aug.12 2018 file photo, PSG's Neymar reacts during a League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Caen at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has been given a three-game ban for lashing out at a fan following a loss in the French Cup final last month. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
May 10, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — Neymar won't play again at the Parc des Princes this season. The Paris Saint-Germain striker was given a three-game ban on Friday for lashing out at a fan following a loss in the French Cup final last month, a punishment that capped another disappointing season for the Brazilian. The...
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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2019 photo, former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, left, speaks to New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia as the pair met on the field at Yankee Stadium in New York. When Grobbelaar celebrated at Anfield on April 28, 1990, he never thought it would be Liverpool's last league title in three decades. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 10, 2019 - 6:10 am
Celebrating their 10th English league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next. When they took a nine-point lead in late December, Kopites thought that elusive 19th English championship was just ahead. Not...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 10, 2019 - 2:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oliver Luck has noted that there is a graveyard full of tombstones for spring professional football leagues going back more than 40 years. That graveyard filled a plot two months ago when the Alliance of American Football folded eight weeks into its inaugural season, but the XFL...
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola greets supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 09, 2019 - 7:32 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — They've combined for nearly 200 points, lost only five times between them, and won every single game in the past two months. Compliments have flowed between their managers, each describing the other's side as among the best in the world. They are separated by a single...
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Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz gestures to the crowd after the team's MLS soccer match against Toronto FC in Atlanta on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Zarrilli)
May 08, 2019 - 10:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is starting to resemble the team that won the MLS Cup five months ago. Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel scored to lead resurgent Atlanta to its third victory in a row, 2-0 over Toronto FC in a matchup of the last two MLS Cup champions Wednesday night. After a...
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Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush, right, dives after collecting the ball, next to New York Red Bulls forward Tom Barlow during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 08, 2019 - 10:22 pm
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Zakaria Diallo and Maximiliano Urruti scored 15 minutes apart in the second half and the Montreal Impact rallied to beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Wednesday night. Montreal (6-4-2) won for the first time in nine regular-season games at Red Bull Arena to move into a three-...
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