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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 20, 2019 - 11:11 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Soccer players in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse for posting about the 24-hour campaign. Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers' Association, which...
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Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) and Minnesota United defender Francisco Calvo (5) look for a header in front of Minnesota United's net during first-half MLS soccer match action in Toronto, Friday, April 19, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 10:32 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Substitute Jordan Hamilton scored in the 77th and 79th minutes to give Toronto FC a 4-3 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Friday night. Hamilton converted a pass from Jonathan Osorio to tie it at 3, then put Toronto ahead on a header after Jozy Altidore chipped goalkeeper...
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Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson, center, celebrates after scoring during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against FC Cincinnati, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 19, 2019 - 9:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Rusnák scored two goals, Sam Johnson added another and Real Salt Lake beat expansion FC Cincinnati 3-0 on Friday night. Salt Lake (3-4-1) won for the first time in five road games this season. Cincinnati (2-4-2) is winless in four matches. Rusnák opened the scoring in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in north London is viewed. The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule.The Rams and Bengals will face off at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27. Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in London. The Raiders will host the Bears on Oct. 6, and the Buccaneers will be the home team against the Panthers on Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 18, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League, quarterfinal, second leg soccer match between Juventus and Ajax, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 3:31 pm
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. Juventus is 17 points ahead of...
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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino waves to the fans during the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg, soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 18, 2019 - 3:03 pm
Returning to the Tottenham dressing room, with his players embracing after the wildest of games, a roaring Mauricio Pochettino turned back to the tactics board. And pounded it with his right hand. No game plan, no master strategy could have prepared Tottenham for what unfolded over the previous...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, left, applauds to supporters at the end of the Champions League quarterfinals, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
April 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
They were the sort of momentous weeks that became so commonplace for Liverpool during its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Back then, when the team was virtually untouchable at home and on the continent, Liverpool would be challenging for both the European Cup — as it was called then — and...
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Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jake Nerwinski (28) heads the ball next to Los Angeles FC midfielder Niko Hamalainen (12) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 12:33 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hwang Inbeom scored his first MLS goal to help Vancouver beat Los Angeles FC 1-0 on Wednesday night, the Whitecaps' first victory of the season and the California club's first loss. Hwang scored in the 27th minute after Vancouver winger Victory Giro popped a shot...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 24, 1995 file photo, Ajax players Clarence Seedorf, left, Frank Rijkaard, center, and Edgar Davids, right, hold the Champions League European Cup Trophy Aloft as they celebrate their 1-0 victory over AC Milan in Vienna. Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. Their victory against Juventus on Tuesday, April 16 - coming only a few weeks after the team eliminated three-time defending champion Real Madrid in the last 16 - put Ajax through to the semifinals 3-2 on aggregate. They will next face either Manchester City or Tottenham. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
April 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
MILAN (AP) — Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. And this season's Ajax team has oodles of flair. Much like the great "Total Football" squads from the early 1970s and the nearly...
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