Men's soccer

May 26, 2017 - 9:15 am
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Sevilla says it has nearly reached an agreement with the Argentine soccer federation to let Jorge Sampaoli coach his country's national team. The Spanish club says "this outline of an agreement depends on the writing and delivery of relevant documents, which must be signed by...
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May 26, 2017 - 8:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta has joined West Ham from Premier League rival Manchester City, signing a two-year deal. The 32-year-old fullback says "sometimes a new challenge is all you need as a person and as a player. I thought my time at City was done. It's been a fantastic...
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May 26, 2017 - 6:11 am
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Sevilla says the Argentine soccer federation must pay 1.5 million euros ($1.68 million) if it wants to hire coach Jorge Sampaoli. Sevilla president Pepe Castro says he will insist that the only way he will let Sampaoli out of the last year of his contract is the full payment...
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Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, left, celebrates scoring with teammate Paul Pogba during the Europa League soccer final match between Ajax and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday May 24, 2017. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 7:02 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday was a triumph of huge significance for England's biggest club. On a wider...
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May 24, 2017 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to the president of the North American professional soccer federation pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single charge — money laundering conspiracy — in a worldwide soccer scandal. Costas Takkas, 60, worked at CONCACAF, the Confederation of North, Central America and...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 24, 2017 - 2:55 pm
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007-09. He is not expected to go to prison because sentences...
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May 24, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to the president of the North American professional soccer federation has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in a worldwide soccer scandal. Costas Takkas (KAH'-stuhs TAH'-kuhs) worked at CONCACAF (KAHN'-kuh-kaf), the Confederation of North, Central America...
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A banner by Manchester United fans for the victims of the Manchester terror attack on May 22, reads: 'your hate makes us stronger' in the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, prior the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 24, 2017 - 1:10 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday. The game is being played less than two days...
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A banner by Manchester United fans for the victims of the Manchester terror attack on May 22, reads: 'your hate makes us stronger' in the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, prior the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 24, 2017 - 12:39 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday. The game is being played less than two days...
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Ajax manager Peter Bosz arrives at the airport in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, on the day before the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United. (Jan Kruger/pool photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 2:09 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The "glow" has been taken off the Europa League final because of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester that killed at least 22 people, Ajax coach Peter Bosz said on Tuesday. "Tomorrow evening should be a football feast," Bosz said of Wednesday's game in Stockholm, "but because of...
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