Soccer

Students walk beside a giant mural of former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a basketball court in Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Artists in this tenement building gathered and painted this image after learning of Bryant's death. Bryant, his daughter and 7 others died in a helicopter crash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 28, 2020 - 10:39 am
ROME (AP) — At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” — despite the injured superstar not even having suited up. From Los Angeles to Italy, Asia and beyond, Kobe Bryant was bigger than just a basketball player. He was the sport’s global...
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In this screenshot, the page on AC Milan's site, announcing that the AC Milan soccer team will wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence during the Italian Cup game with Torino Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020, in memory of devout fan Kobe Bryant. Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star with the Los Angeles Lakers and a lifelong soccer fan, died Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. (AC Milan via AP)
January 28, 2020 - 8:58 am
MILAN (AP) — The AC Milan soccer team will wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence during an Italian Cup game on Tuesday in memory of devout fan Kobe Bryant. The seven-time European champions host Torino in the quarterfinals at the San Siro. Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star with the Los...
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Shrewsbury's Scott Goldbourne, center, celebrates with fans at the end of the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Shrewsbury Town and Liverpool at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in Shrewsbury, England, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 26, 2020 - 3:08 pm
The sight of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino entering as substitutes late in the second half really summed up Liverpool’s desperation in its FA Cup match against supposed pushovers from the third tier on Sunday. Even the two superstar forwards couldn’t prevent the world, European and likely...
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A giant canvas showing late Argentinian player Emiliano Sala is pictured in La Beaujoire stadium prior the French League One soccer match between Nantes against Bordeaux in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Nantes paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 26, 2020 - 12:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — Nantes fans paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala before Sunday's home game against Bordeaux, a year after the Argentine striker's death in a plane crash shook the soccer world. Sala died after the single-engine aircraft carrying him from Nantes to his new club Cardiff crashed...
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Southampton's Sofiane Boufal turns to celebrate after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
January 25, 2020 - 12:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Southampton held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw to force a replay in the FA Cup on Saturday, while Leicester and Norwich both won. Sofiane Boufal scored his first goal of the season in the 87th minute to level after Son Heung-min had given Tottenham the lead on a swift counterattack in the...
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January 23, 2020 - 2:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia's national soccer team was extradited on Thursday to the United States to face drug trafficking charges. Prosecutors in Texas accuse Jhon Viafara of conspiring with members of the Gulf Cartel to organize cocaine shipments that left Colombia...
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January 21, 2020 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Brooklyn sentenced Brazilian broadcast executive Jose Margulies to two years' probation on Tuesday for acting as an intermediary in a scheme to exchange bribes for the media rights to South American soccer tournaments. Margulies participated in a “massive...
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January 20, 2020 - 1:43 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley needs surgery on his right ankle and likely will be sidelined about four months. Bradley was hurt during Major League Soccer's championship game on Nov. 10 when Seattle's Román Torres attempted a shot and hit the ankle with his follow-through...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 19, 2020 - 4:06 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — After providing the assist, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wasn't going to miss out on joining the celebrations. Even if it meant racing the length of the field to slide into Mohamed Salah. By that time, on a freezing winter's evening on Merseyside, Salah was shirtless,...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 19, 2020 - 2:35 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday and rousing fans on the Kop to sing: “We're gonna win the league.” It's been a 30-year wait but there is no longer any...
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