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  • Europa League hangover hits flat Chelsea

    The grueling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea. By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score under Maurizio Sarri for the first time this season. ...

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  • Game paused as soccer fans protest esports

    Soccer fans in Switzerland held up play by throwing tennis balls and games consoles on the field in an unusual protest against esports on Sunday

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  • Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the...

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  • Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

    Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed. Britain's...

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  • Alex Ferguson 'emotional' as he returns to Old Trafford

    Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing an emergency brain operation in May and will watch Manchester United host Wolverhampton in the Premier League later Saturday. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring in 2013 as the...

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  • Spanish federation rejects request for league game in Miami

    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. The person tells The Associated Press that the federation has sent a letter to league officials...

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

    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. Total prize money will also "significantly increase" from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 tournament,...

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  • UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case next week

    Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case of Ronaldo's first Champions League red card on Sept. 27. Ronaldo tangled with Valencia's Jeison...

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  • Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski chases MLS goals record

    Chris Wondolowski goes to work for the San Jose Earthquakes with little fanfare, the pursuit of Landon Donovan's Major League Soccer career scoring mark hardly weighing on his mind as he focuses his energy on providing an example for his teammates and the youth. Wondo, as everyone calls...

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  • Ronaldo sent off in 1st Champions League game with Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus, leaving the Portugal star in tears as he walked off the pitch. Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve's match at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with Jeison Murillo. After Murillo went down...

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  • Q&A: Chris Pratt on running on screen, Tom Cruise, religion

    When Chris Pratt is running his fastest, he has a tendency to fall. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World" star broke a femur growth plate as a kid, leaving him less than confident in his sprinting abilities — and a bit self-conscious about some action scenes. "My leg grew...

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  • Two months after WCup final, Russia police no longer relaxed

    Of the four people who protested on the field during the World Cup soccer final in Moscow, one is now in intensive care and another spent part of the week in a jail cell. Two months since the tournament ended with France beating Croatia, the tolerant image presented by Russian law...

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  • Driver targets crowd in southern France, injuring 2

    Police in southern France are holding a man on suspicion of attempted murder after he steered his car toward a crowd, lightly injuring two people. A police spokeswoman said the man's car was stopped by road barriers in the town of Nimes, which celebrates its annual grape-harvesting festival...

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  • No rest for Son after grueling summer of soccer

    A grueling summer of soccer for Son Heung-min took in the World Cup in Russia, a preseason tour to the United States, then the Asian Games in Indonesia where he played six games in 18 days in stifling conditions. The South Korea superstar returned to Tottenham on Wednesday with a gold...

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  • England striker Rashford set to resume life on the margins

    With goals in each of England's two games over the international break, Marcus Rashford might have nailed down a starting place for his country. Doing the same at his club won't be quite so easy. Rashford was back at Manchester United on Wednesday, likely resuming life on the margins of...

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  • Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field. She wears a loose white jersey from Huracan de Chabas, her hometown, located 230 miles (370...

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  • Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

    A 7-year-old girl’s desire to play soccer has called attention to the obstacles women face in the sport

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  • Soccer fans clash with church members over stadium plaza

    Peruvian police have been called in to break up clashes between soccer fans and members of an evangelical church in a dispute over who owns a sprawling plaza in front of the main entry to a stadium

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  • Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico's cartel heartland

    Diego Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer's poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico's drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team. Draped in official club gear, the Argentine soccer legend arrived this weekend in...

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  • Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico’s cartel heartland

    Diego Maradona, the soccer world’s poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in the heart of Mexico’s drug cartel land to lead a team run by a family with alleged ties to organized crime

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

    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. Club president Jose Antonio Nunez confirmed Maradona's hiring without providing details of his contract. The club's Twitter account also welcomed...

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  • Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

    Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been given a tryout with the...

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  • Josef Martinez makes scoring look easy for Atlanta United

    Listed at 5-foot-7 but surely a bit of an exaggeration, Josef Martinez easily gets lost in the crowd. Especially when he's in front of the goal, scuffling for position among taller players. Then it happens. A deft move with the left foot. A blistering shot off the right foot. A...

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  • Ronaldo's Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

    Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together in a Champions League group on Thursday. After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end Juventus' 23-year wait for a...

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