Men's soccer

June 01, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Yaya Toure has signed a one-year contract at Manchester City, keeping the midfielder at the English club for an eighth season. Toure's deal was due to expire this month, but City director Txiki Begiristain said the former Ivory Coast captain was "one of our most...
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June 01, 2017 - 1:06 pm
USA Swimming has appointed Major League Soccer executive Tim Hinchey to lead the organization after the death of Chuck Wielgus. Hinchey is a former college swimmer who served as president of the Colorado Rapids. He will start his tenure as USA Swimming's president and chief executive officer on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Chelsea captain John Terry, right, and Gary Cahill raise the trophy after they won the English Premier League, after their soccer match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Chelsea collected 150.8 million pounds ($195 million) in broadcast revenue and prize money for winning the Premier League, earning almost two-thirds more than Leicester the previous year after profiting from new television deals. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
June 01, 2017 - 12:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea collected 150.8 million pounds ($195 million) in broadcast revenue and prize money for winning the English Premier League. That's almost two-thirds more than Leicester banked for winning the previous year's title, with Chelsea profiting from new television deals. Sunderland...
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Merchandise on sale in Cardiff Wales Thursday June 1, 2017 ahead of the Women's Champions League Final Thursday evening between Lyon and PSG and the men's final on Saturday between Juventus and Real Madrid. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
June 01, 2017 - 10:56 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro will likely have to sit out the Champions League final with a strained left thigh. Sturaro was injured in Juventus' final training session Thursday before the squad flies to the match in Cardiff, Wales. While Sturaro was not expected to start...
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FILE - in this Monday, March 30, 2015 file photo, England team attend a training session ahead of Tuesday's international soccer match against Italy, at the Juventus Stadium, in Turin, Italy Juventus' six-year-old stadium will be called Allianz Stadium until 2023. Juventus announced the awarding of the naming rights Thursday, june 1, 2017, to the German insurance company. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, File)
June 01, 2017 - 10:53 am
TURIN, Italy (AP) — The home of Juventus will be called Allianz Stadium until 2023. Juventus announced the awarding of the naming rights to the German insurance company on Thursday. Financial details of the six-season deal were not revealed. Allianz already holds naming rights for stadiums or...
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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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