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  • Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

    Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-09-21 12:36:01 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:08:11 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the Spanish soccer federation has rejected the league's request to play a regular-season match in the United States, putting the game in doubt.
    A person with knowledge of the decision says the Spanish soccer federation has rejected the league's request to play a regular-season match in the United States, putting the game in doubt.
  • Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

    Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-09-20 09:28:17 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-09-21 15:32:23 GMT
    British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction.
    British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction.
  • FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

    FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:02:13 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:22:54 GMT
    In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament.
    In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament.
  • UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case next week

    UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case next week

    Thursday, September 20 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-09-20 11:58:09 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-09-20 19:13:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League.
    Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League.
  • Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

    Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

    Thursday, September 20 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-09-20 10:28:13 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-09-20 15:52:56 GMT
    (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP). Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP). Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.
    Tottenham is under scrutiny after three straight losses during the first busy part of the season.
    Tottenham is under scrutiny after three straight losses during the first busy part of the season.
  • No Ronaldo? No problem for Madrid, Juventus in Champs League

    No Ronaldo? No problem for Madrid, Juventus in Champs League

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:18:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-20 00:31:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Real Madrid won in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Real Madrid won in the Champions League without Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Ronaldo sent off in 1st Champions League game with Juventus

    Ronaldo sent off in 1st Champions League game with Juventus

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:02:11 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:02:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Alberto Saiz). Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears.
  • Pogba scores 2 in Man United's 3-0 win at Young Boys

    Pogba scores 2 in Man United's 3-0 win at Young Boys

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:30:48 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:37:55 GMT
    (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP). Manchester United's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates after scoring  during the Champions League group H soccer match between Young Boys and Manchester United at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 19...(Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP). Manchester United's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates after scoring during the Champions League group H soccer match between Young Boys and Manchester United at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 19...
    Game-winning displays like Paul Pogba's in a 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Young Boys should help to improve his relations with coach Jose Mourinho.
    Game-winning displays like Paul Pogba's in a 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Young Boys should help to improve his relations with coach Jose Mourinho.
  • Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday

    Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-09-18 21:27:24 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:37:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, center, scores his side's first goal as Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica dives to stop the ball during a Champions League group A soccer match between Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund at ...(AP Photo/Francisco Seco). Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, center, scores his side's first goal as Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica dives to stop the ball during a Champions League group A soccer match between Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund at ...
    Christian Pulisic celebrated his birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
    Christian Pulisic celebrated his birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
  • Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:06:33 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:43:36 GMT
    British diver who helped with Thai cave rescue files defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk, who called the diver a pedophile on Twitter.
    British diver who helped with Thai cave rescue files defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk, who called the diver a pedophile on Twitter.
  • Lawsuit: New Mexico soccer player raped by team members

    Lawsuit: New Mexico soccer player raped by team members

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:47:05 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:21:51 GMT
    A federal lawsuit says members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team repeatedly sexually assaulted teammates while coaches looked the other way.
    A federal lawsuit says members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team repeatedly sexually assaulted teammates while coaches looked the other way.
  • Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

    Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:06:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 2:40 AM EDT2018-09-18 06:40:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J.   Dozens of states are rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lift...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J. Dozens of states are rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lift...
    Some pro and college sports are worried about games being fixed as legal sports gambling spreads in the United States.
    Some pro and college sports are worried about games being fixed as legal sports gambling spreads in the United States.
  • Hazard inspires Chelsea recovery, shows what team could miss

    Hazard inspires Chelsea recovery, shows what team could miss

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-09-17 12:16:40 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:49:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
    Chelsea should be savoring Eden Hazard's talents while he is still with the team.
    Chelsea should be savoring Eden Hazard's talents while he is still with the team.
  • Long wait is over as Ronaldo scores 2 goals for Juventus

    Long wait is over as Ronaldo scores 2 goals for Juventus

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-09-16 15:36:27 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-09-16 21:07:22 GMT
    (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP). Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP). Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Cristiano Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and then adds a 2nd.
    Cristiano Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and then adds a 2nd.
  • After soccer final, Croatia plays France again in Davis Cup

    After soccer final, Croatia plays France again in Davis Cup

    Sunday, September 16 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-09-16 12:45:45 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-09-16 19:49:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Sam Querrey of the United States reacts after winning a point against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their Davis Cup semifinal singles match in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic). Sam Querrey of the United States reacts after winning a point against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their Davis Cup semifinal singles match in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Substitute Sam Querrey rallied from a deep hole to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup semifinals.
    Substitute Sam Querrey rallied from a deep hole to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup semifinals.
  • West Ham's wait for Premier League points ends at Everton

    West Ham's wait for Premier League points ends at Everton

    Sunday, September 16 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-09-16 18:36:52 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-09-16 19:28:04 GMT
    (Peter Byrne/PA via AP). West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game,  during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham United, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday Sept. 16...(Peter Byrne/PA via AP). West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham United, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday Sept. 16...
    After four straight losses, West Ham finally collected its first Premier League points of the season on Manuel Pellegrini's 65th birthday.
    After four straight losses, West Ham finally collected its first Premier League points of the season on Manuel Pellegrini's 65th birthday.
  • West Ham collects first points with 3-1 victory at Everton

    West Ham collects first points with 3-1 victory at Everton

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-09-16 17:45:50 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-09-16 17:46:59 GMT
    (Peter Byrne/PA via AP). Everton goalie Jordan Pickford fails to stop a shot from West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko, not pictured, scoring his side's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpo...(Peter Byrne/PA via AP). Everton goalie Jordan Pickford fails to stop a shot from West Ham United's Andriy Yarmolenko, not pictured, scoring his side's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpo...
    Andriy Yarmolenko helped West Ham collect its first points of the Premier League season, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory at Everton on Sunday.
    Andriy Yarmolenko helped West Ham collect its first points of the Premier League season, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory at Everton on Sunday.
  • Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

    Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-09-15 17:25:15 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:36 AM EDT2018-09-16 09:36:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at ...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at ...
    A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist is being sent to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning.
    A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist is being sent to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning.
  • Chelsea, Liverpool maintain EPL perfection after 5 games

    Chelsea, Liverpool maintain EPL perfection after 5 games

    Saturday, September 15 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-09-15 20:55:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-09-15 22:38:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
    For the first time since the league's inception 26 years ago, two teams _ Chelsea and Liverpool _ have a 100 percent winning record after five matches.
    For the first time since the league's inception 26 years ago, two teams _ Chelsea and Liverpool _ have a 100 percent winning record after five matches.
  • Liverpool exploits Tottenham's World Cup fatigue for 5th win

    Liverpool exploits Tottenham's World Cup fatigue for 5th win

    Saturday, September 15 2018 10:05 AM EDT2018-09-15 14:05:31 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-09-15 21:21:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland). Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018.
    Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino clinching a 2-1 win at Tottenham.
    Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino clinching a 2-1 win at Tottenham.
  • No 4 Ohio State's last game minus Meyer a test vs No 15 TCU

    No 4 Ohio State's last game minus Meyer a test vs No 15 TCU

    Friday, September 14 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-09-14 09:44:53 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:37:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File). FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buc...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File). FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buc...
    No. 4 Ohio State's last Saturday without Urban Meyer on the sideline will be against No. 15 TCU in its toughest test during his three game suspension.
    No. 4 Ohio State's last Saturday without Urban Meyer on the sideline will be against No. 15 TCU in its toughest test during his three game suspension.
  • Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

    Rwandan soccer officials arrested after ref alleges bribery

    Friday, September 14 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-09-14 11:18:23 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-09-14 14:18:59 GMT
    Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend.
    Rwandan police say they have arrested two soccer officials and are investigating allegations they tried to bribe the referee before an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast last weekend.
  • The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

    The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-09-13 14:31:04 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:17:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monste...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monste...
    The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.
    The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.
  • England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins

    England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-09-12 12:46:19 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-09-12 19:23:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/ Rui Vieira). England's Marcus Rashford, left, and Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner challenge for the ball during the International friendly soccer match between England and Switzerland at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesd...(AP Photo/ Rui Vieira). England's Marcus Rashford, left, and Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner challenge for the ball during the International friendly soccer match between England and Switzerland at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesd...
    Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country after scoring goals in each of England's two games over the international break, but it won't be easy to do so at Manchester United.
    Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country after scoring goals in each of England's two games over the international break, but it won't be easy to do so at Manchester United.
  • Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico

    Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-09-12 03:35:50 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:20:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). United States midfielder Tyler Adams (4) celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). United States midfielder Tyler Adams (4) celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0.
    Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico.
    Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico.
  • Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:52:00 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-09-12 00:37:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera plays with a soccer ball in Chabaz, Argentina. "Cande," as she is known by friends and family, is the only girl playing in a children's soccer league in the southern part of ...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera plays with a soccer ball in Chabaz, Argentina. "Cande," as she is known by friends and family, is the only girl playing in a children's soccer league in the southern part of ...
    A 7-year-old girl's desire to play soccer has called attention to the obstacles women face in the sport.
    A 7-year-old girl's desire to play soccer has called attention to the obstacles women face in the sport.
  • Giroud's stunning strike gives France 1st Nations League win

    Giroud's stunning strike gives France 1st Nations League win

    Sunday, September 9 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-09-09 22:10:48 GMT
    Sunday, September 9 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-09-09 22:13:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Olivier Giroud of France.left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). Olivier Giroud of France.left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.
    It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition Sunday.
    It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition Sunday.
  • Record result for European soccer clubs with 1st-time profit

    Record result for European soccer clubs with 1st-time profit

    Sunday, September 9 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-09-09 16:20:02 GMT
    Sunday, September 9 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-09-09 18:28:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dave Thompson). Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in M...(AP Photo/Dave Thompson). Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in M...
    European soccer clubs had a record result last year with top-tier teams combining to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year.
    European soccer clubs had a record result last year with top-tier teams combining to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year.
  • England World Cup glee punctured by homecoming loss to Spain

    England World Cup glee punctured by homecoming loss to Spain

    Saturday, September 8 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-09-08 21:23:11 GMT
    Saturday, September 8 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-09-09 00:45:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal and Sergi Roberto, from left to right, celebrate at the end of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley stadium in London, Saturda...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein). Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal and Sergi Roberto, from left to right, celebrate at the end of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley stadium in London, Saturda...
    England's World Cup satisfaction has been punctured by Spain on its homecoming.
    England's World Cup satisfaction has been punctured by Spain on its homecoming.
  • Spain fans chant 'Gibraltar is Spanish' during England match

    Spain fans chant 'Gibraltar is Spanish' during England match

    Saturday, September 8 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-09-08 20:44:36 GMT
    Saturday, September 8 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-09-08 22:49:52 GMT
    Spain fans have chanted "Gibraltar is Spanish" during a match against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, risking a possible sanction from soccer authorities.
    Spain fans have chanted "Gibraltar is Spanish" during a match against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, risking a possible sanction from soccer authorities.
  • Neymer, Firmino lead Brazil over US 2-0 in exhibition

    Neymer, Firmino lead Brazil over US 2-0 in exhibition

    Friday, September 7 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-09-08 02:10:52 GMT
    Saturday, September 8 2018 2:36 AM EDT2018-09-08 06:36:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Brazil forward Neymar, second from left, kicks a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an international soccer friendly match, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Brazil forward Neymar, second from left, kicks a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an international soccer friendly match, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J.
    Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium.
    Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium.
  • After WCup failure, Italy starts Nations League with a draw

    After WCup failure, Italy starts Nations League with a draw

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:10:21 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-09-07 22:38:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
    Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy.
    Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy.
  • Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Scotland 4-0 in friendly

    Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Scotland 4-0 in friendly

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:42:57 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-09-07 21:46:06 GMT
    (Ian Rutherford/ PA via AP). Belgium's Youri Tielemans, left, and Scotland's Stuart Armstrong battle for the ball during the International Friendly at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Friday Sept. 7, 2018.(Ian Rutherford/ PA via AP). Belgium's Youri Tielemans, left, and Scotland's Stuart Armstrong battle for the ball during the International Friendly at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Friday Sept. 7, 2018.
    Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup.
    Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup.
  • England seeks improvement after unlikely World Cup journey

    England seeks improvement after unlikely World Cup journey

    Friday, September 7 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-09-07 13:37:26 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-09-07 18:13:23 GMT
    The England squad has gathered ahead of international matches against Spain and Switzerland and it's a chance for players to reminisce about their journey to the World Cup semifinals.
    The England squad has gathered ahead of international matches against Spain and Switzerland and it's a chance for players to reminisce about their journey to the World Cup semifinals.
  • Mesut Ozil's absence casts shadow over German national team

    Mesut Ozil's absence casts shadow over German national team

    Friday, September 7 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-09-07 10:32:15 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-09-07 14:44:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file). FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo Germany's Mesut Ozil runs with the ball during a friendly soccer match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file). FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo Germany's Mesut Ozil runs with the ball during a friendly soccer match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria.
    The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil.
    The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil.
  • Salah must tread carefully if he's to reform soccer in Egypt

    Salah must tread carefully if he's to reform soccer in Egypt

    Friday, September 7 2018 5:12 AM EDT2018-09-07 09:12:12 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-09-07 13:35:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File). FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah chases the ball during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Thanks ...(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File). FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Egypt's Mohamed Salah chases the ball during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Thanks ...
    Soccer star Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met.
    Soccer star Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met.
  • Diego Maradona hired as coach of 2nd-tier Mexican team

    Diego Maradona hired as coach of 2nd-tier Mexican team

    Thursday, September 6 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-09-06 22:36:18 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-09-07 06:15:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File). FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona yells from the sidelines of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Afric...(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File). FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona yells from the sidelines of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Afric...
    The president of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados of Sinaloa says Argentine great Diego Maradona has been hired as the team's coach.
    The president of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados of Sinaloa says Argentine great Diego Maradona has been hired as the team's coach.
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