Men's soccer

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin speaks during the press conference at a hotel in Cardiff, Wales Thursday June 1, 2017. The Welsh capital will host the women's and men's Champions League finals in the next 3 days. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
June 01, 2017 - 10:12 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — UEFA says Europe deserves to host the World Cup in 2030, presenting a challenge to Chinese aspirations. The 2018 tournament is being staged in Russia, but Qatar has the 2022 edition and North America is likely to be awarded the 2026 hosting rights. UEFA President Aleksander...
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June 01, 2017 - 9:38 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — UEFA says it will create a hall of fame to honor European soccer's top players. The plans were announced Thursday by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin ahead of the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid. Ceferin says "we will spend the next few months creating...
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FC Barcelona's new signing coach Ernesto Valverde gestures during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, June 1, 2017. Former player Valverde was hired as the new coach, the club confirmed on Monday.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 01, 2017 - 6:55 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ernesto Valverde has signed a contract to become Barcelona coach for the next two seasons. The former Barcelona player's deal includes an option for a third season. Valverde has coached several Spanish teams, including his most recent four-year stint at Athletic Bilbao. He...
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June 01, 2017 - 5:31 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has signed Ederson Moraes from Benfica for 40 million euros ($45 million), making the Brazilian the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The fee has only been eclipsed by the 53 million euros that Juventus paid Parma for Italian goalkeeper...
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June 01, 2017 - 5:02 am
LAYSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a FIFA transfer ban on Atletico Madrid, likely ending Manchester United's hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann. The ban prevents Atletico from registering new players until January. Atletico will now be unable to sign Lyon...
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FC Barcelona's Neymar looks on during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, May 26, 2017. FC Barcelona will play against Alaves in the Spanish Copa del Rey soccer final on Saturday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
June 01, 2017 - 4:39 am
ZURICH (AP) — Confederations Cup host Russia has dropped two places to No. 63 team in the new FIFA rankings. Russia opens the eight-nation event against No. 95 New Zealand, the Oceania champion, on June 17 in St. Petersburg. Top-ranked Brazil and No. 2 Argentina did not qualify for the World Cup...
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June 01, 2017 - 4:37 am
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld FIFA transfer ban until 2018.
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Houston Dynamo forward Mauro Manotas (19) scores his second goal of the game against the Real Salt Lake during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Houston. ( Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 10:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Erick Torres scored his 10th goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo beat Real Salt Lake 5-1 on Wednesday night to move into first place in the Western Conference. Houston (7-5-2) has won seven of its last eight home games, scoring 24 goals. Real Salt Lake (4-9-2) ended a three-...
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May 31, 2017 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Xavier Kouassi scored his first MLS goal in the 86th minute and the New England Revolution tied New York City FC 2-2 on Wednesday night. It was the first time this season New York City (6-6-2) has allowed a goal in the final 15 minutes. Both goals by New England (4-6-4) came on...
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In this photo taken Saturday, May 27, 2017 people carrying a Cameroon flag, take part in a parade in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. People in blackface wearing African clothing and carrying bananas marched in a government-backed weekend parade in Sochi, a city that will host one of Cameroon's matches at the Confederations Cup. (AP Photo/Artur Lebedev)
May 31, 2017 - 9:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — It was "inappropriate" for people in blackface apparently representing Cameroon's national soccer team to march in a parade in Sochi, FIFA said Wednesday. Two people in blackface wearing African clothing and carrying bananas marched in a government-backed parade on Saturday in the...
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