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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It...
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Seattle Seahawks twin brothers linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin leave the field following the team's NFL football preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Colts won 19-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 13, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new home being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won't be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders on...
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August 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Luciano Acosta completed a hat trick in the 96th minute to give D.C. United a 3-2 victory over 10-man Orlando City on Sunday night. Wayne Rooney set up the winner by chasing down and tackling Orlando's Will Johnson, who was crossing midfield and racing toward an empty net after D...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:48 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Sounders' season looked all but over on the morning of July 4. Seattle was way out of the playoff hunt and struggling for wins. It hasn't lost since. Nicolas Lodeiro's free-kick goal in the 63rd minute was the winner as the Sounders defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night for...
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, left, celebrates with Benjamin Mendy after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester united at the Emirates Stadium, London. Sunday Aug. 12, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Benjamin Mendy enthralls and infuriates Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. "Mendy has a lot of things to improve," Guardiola said after City's 2-0 Premier League victory at Arsenal on Sunday. "Hopefully we can convince him to be calm, to forget a little bit the social media and...
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Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele celebrates with Lionel Messi, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish Super Cup soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona in Tangier, Morocco, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
August 12, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TANGIER, Morocco (AP) — Lionel Messi won his 33rd title with Barcelona on Sunday to become the most successful player in the Catalan club's history. Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup as Messi overtook Andres Iniesta, who had 32 titles when he left this summer for the Japanese...
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Toronto FC midfielder Victor Vazquez, right, looks for an opening past New York City FC midfielder Ebenezer Ofori (12) during first-half MLS soccer game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 6:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored his second goal of the game in the 88th minute to give New York City FC a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday. The New York City attacker drove a left-footed volley past diving goalkeeper Alex Bono's for his 10th goal of the season. David Villa also...
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery, right, watches Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, left, fight for the ball with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 12, 2018 - 3:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — All that's changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger. And Unai Emery will be relieved he doesn't have to come up against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City every week. City rarely looked troubled by Arsenal as the champions opened their Premier League title...
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates with teammate Raheem Sterling, right, after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pep Guardiola hopes to convince Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City for a long time. The 23-year-old England forward scored his 50th Premier League goal as the champions began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 win at Arsenal on Sunday. Sterling has two years left to...
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