Professional soccer

Italy's Cristiano Biraghi, center, celebrate with his teammates after scoring the winning goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Poland and Italy at the Silesian Stadium Chorzow, Poland, Sunday Oct. 14, 2018. Italy won 1-0. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 14, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland...
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October 13, 2018 - 9:40 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez scored second-half goals to help the New England Revolution beat Orlando City 2-0 on Saturday night. The Revolution were eliminated from the playoff contention shortly before kickoff with D.C. United's 1-0 victory over FC Dallas. Penilla...
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October 13, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Canouse scored in the 86th minute and D.C. United moved into playoff position with a 1-0 victory over Western Conference-leading FC Dallas on Saturday. United (12-11-8) won its third in a row, improved its unbeaten streak to seven and moved into sixth place in the East,...
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Netherland's Memphis Depay, center, celebrates with Netherland's Quincy Promes, left, and supporters after he scored his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between The Netherlands and Germany at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 13, 2018 - 5:58 pm
Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition —...
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Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry holds two balls during a warm up prior the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Belgium and Switzerland at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 13, 2018 - 5:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Thierry Henry is back where it all started. France's all-time leading scorer and an Arsenal great landed his first managerial job on Saturday after Monaco hired him as a replacement for Leonardo Jardim, who was dismissed this week. The 41-year-old Henry started his professional career...
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October 13, 2018 - 2:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela scored two goals and had two assists, helping expansion club Los Angeles FC beat the Houston Dynamo 4-2 on rainy Friday night to clinch a top-two seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles (16-8-8), which became the fifth expansion club to clinch a playoff spot last...
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October 12, 2018 - 11:50 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic's soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 Dortmund fans set off flares as Club Brugge players stand on the pitch prior their Champions League group A soccer match with Dortmund at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges. Belgian authorities charged five people Thursday in relation to a massive financial fraud and match-fixing probe into soccer. Financial fraud centered on two agents who had contacts with many of the leading clubs, including Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Standard Liege. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 12, 2018 - 10:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Three days into Belgium's biggest football scandal in decades, nine people are behind bars, including one top referee and three agents. In all, 19 people faced charges ranging from match fixing to money laundering. Yet, after Wednesday's extraordinary police operation covering 57...
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Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks, center, reacts against Philadelphia 76ers during the Shenzhen basketball match of the NBA China Games in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 12, 2018 - 9:51 am
It was the final minute of a preseason game between Philadelphia and Dallas, the 76ers were up by four points with the ball, and thousands of fans were screaming "defense" at the top of their lungs. A common scene, with an uncommon detail: The game was in China. "Fantastic," Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki...
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United States' Michael Bradley (4) passes the ball to a teammate past Colombia's Edwin Cardona (8) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 12, 2018 - 12:54 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This loss did not sting for Michael Bradley, far different from the previous one. Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of Bradley to the...
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