Soccer

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is assisted from the field after getting injured during the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 3:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — A dream scoring start to his first FA Cup final ended in agony for Christian Pulisic. Now the American will miss the chance to help Chelsea overturn a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 next Saturday. The 21-year-old winger had to be helped off the field...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands. Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber has offered to resign in the latest fallout from meetings he had with FIFA president Gianni Infantino during a sprawling investigation into soccer corruption. Lauber offered his resignation to the parliamentary judicial commission ahead of the publication of a federal court ruling in his appeal against being disciplined in March for misconduct. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
August 01, 2020 - 3:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his...
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 2:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final but his fifth-minute opener was...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Soccer governing body FIFA says its $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to revive the sport and help national associations stay afloat comes with “strict compliance and audit requirements.” “This relief plan is a great example of football’s solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)
July 30, 2020 - 10:05 am
GENEVA (AP) — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor, plunging world soccer's governing body in a new scandal. Special prosecutor Stefan Keller has concluded there is enough evidence to take the case to court after investigating the...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 29, 2020 - 7:48 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Munich's Jerome Boateng lifts the trophy after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany. Boateng has talked to teammates about the pain of facing racist abuse. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 7:04 pm
For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “Before our break, I talked actually to Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka about it,” Boateng recalled on a video call...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 28, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...
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Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi (9) scores on a penalty kick against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, July 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
July 28, 2020 - 1:46 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Rossi scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and provided the clinching goal in the 82nd minute, and Los Angeles FC thumped the reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders 4-1 early Tuesday morning. LAFC advanced to the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills in Bradenton, Fla. The fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could benefit the U.S. soccer team when World Cup qualifying begins in North and Central America and the Caribbean. “If we go to qualifying in empty stadiums, that’s going to change that dynamic considerably, some for the positive and some for the worse,” Berhalter said Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 27, 2020 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CONCACAF is changing its World Cup qualifying hexagonal to an octagonal in response to the coronavirus pandemic and delaying the start until next June. The United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras receive byes directly to the octagonal, the Confederation of North,...
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A couple walk past the closed stadium of Spanish 2nd division club Rayo Vallecano in Madrid, Spain, Thursday May 14, 2020. Soccer players in Spain are currently allowed to undergo individual training sessions at their team's training camps, with longer group sessions and full squad practices expected in the coming weeks if the coronavirus pandemic doesn't get worse. La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he hopes the league can restart on June 12. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 27, 2020 - 12:22 pm
MADRID (AP) — Chaotic, contentious and comical — the end of the Spanish soccer season hasn’t gone smoothly at all. Officials have been exchanging accusations, clubs have been demanding justice and local authorities are upset. The turmoil was created by the suspension of a match in the final round...
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