International soccer

Atletico's Diego Costa, 2nd left celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
August 15, 2018 - 5:52 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the...
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August 12, 2018 - 10:47 am
Brazil great Ronaldo says he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on social media that "everything is under control now" and that he expects to return home on Monday. Ronaldo won the World Cup with...
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Chelsea's new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is unveiled during the press conference at Stamford Bridge, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Chelsea has signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record fee after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea announced the signing on Wednesday after paying Kepa's 80-million-euro ($92.6 million) buyout clause — the biggest fee ever for a goalkeeper. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Newcastle has completed the signing of defender Federico Fernandez from Swansea for an undisclosed fee. Magpies manager Rafa Benitez was keen to reunite with the 29-year-old Fernandez, after...
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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players' hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
August 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every so often a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest. What kind of heart check-up is best at finding players at risk? Experts debate whether it's time to add routine EKGs to the pre-sports check-up. Now a study of more than 11,000 top teen...
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August 07, 2018 - 7:05 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League as he pursues his bid to become a professional soccer player. Bolt quit track and field as an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and owner of the 100- and 200-meter world...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt's backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team's final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to...
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Manchester City players celebrate with the trophy after they won the Community Shield soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 05, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Winning the Community Shield demonstrated that beyond any doubt on Sunday. Three weeks after the World Cup finished, the Premier League...
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Members of Wild Boars soccer team pray during a ceremony marking the completion of their serving as novice Buddhist monks, following their dramatic rescue from a cave in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand completed their time as novice Buddhist monks, undertaken to give thanks for their survival and to show their gratitude to all those who helped them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 04, 2018 - 2:20 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Brazil head coach Tite answers questions during a press conference during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Tite has extended his contract with the team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Brazilian football confederation made the announcement on Wednesday, July 25. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
August 03, 2018 - 5:50 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, D.C. The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the U.S. in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, New Jersey...
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