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United States' Sergino Dest, foreground, controls the ball as Wales' Tom Lawrence tries to top him during the international friendly soccer match between Wales and USA at Liberty stadium in Swansea, Wales, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 04, 2020 - 3:55 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Amid the turmoil at Barcelona, United States defender Sergiño Dest has found his patch to flourish. The former Ajax player arrived in the aftermath of Barcelona’s devastating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in August. After the club practically gave away...
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United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
December 01, 2020 - 4:24 pm
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement with...
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Players gesture to medical staff after a head clash between Arsenal's David Luiz, bottom left, and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium, London, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (John Walton/Pool via AP)
November 30, 2020 - 5:37 am
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jiménez had surgery to treat a fractured skull after a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz during a Premier League game, the club said Monday. Jiménez and Luiz collided while jumping for the ball at a corner early in...
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Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, left, and United States Kristie Mewis vie for the ball during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
November 27, 2020 - 1:58 pm
BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came...
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Players in action during the Champions League group D soccer match between Liverpool and Atalanta at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)
November 26, 2020 - 11:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Only half of the Premier League stadiums — mainly in London — will be allowed the return of some fans when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed next week, according to new government measures announced Thursday. Another 10 top division clubs are in areas classified as the highest risk...
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A girl sits on a man's shoulders as she looks at gadgets and memorabilia commemorating soccer legend Diego Maradona outside the San Paolo stadium, in Naples, southern Italy, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Maradona died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 26, 2020 - 6:26 am
Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona. The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released...
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CORRECTS LOCATION - FILE - In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Diego Maradona, hold trophies during an awards ceremony in Italy. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/File)
November 25, 2020 - 7:36 pm
The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer’s greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves. So often, their squabbling would descend into acrimonious barbs and taunts launched between the finest to play the game. It was a feud in which FIFA did not want to takes...
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People light flares as they gather under a mural depicting soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (Fabio Sasso/LaPresse via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 4:33 pm
If there’s one place outside Argentina that will likely match — or possibly even exceed — the outpouring of mourning for Diego Maradona, it’s in Naples. While Maradona was revered around the world as perhaps the greatest soccer player ever, in Naples he was more than that. Maradona was treated as a...
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FILE - In this June 29, 1986 file photo, Diego Maradona holds up his team's trophy after Argentina's 3-2 victory over West Germany at the World Cup final soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
November 25, 2020 - 4:16 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. Maradona's spokesman, Sebastián Sanchi, said he died...
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Diego Maradona blows a kiss to fans in Cannes, France, on May 20, 2008. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/LaPresse via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego is eternal. I stay with all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to send my condolences to his...
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