Professional soccer

Luka Modric holds his UEFA Men's Player of the Year trophy as he stands next to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
August 30, 2018 - 2:54 pm
MONACO (AP) — Croatia captain Luka Modric has been voted the best player in Europe last season, edging former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the UEFA award. Modric helped Madrid to win a third straight Champions League title, and fourth in five...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement, effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it's the right time to step away from the game. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
August 29, 2018 - 11:37 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey announced his retirement on Wednesday, effective immediately. In a statement issued by the Sounders, the 35-year-old Dempsey said he believes it's the right time to call it quits after playing soccer...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo Marcos Contreras, 15, and his sister Amber Ayala, look at photos of their siblings that were killed in a fire in Chicago. Several people were killed in the fire including multiple children. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 3:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The deadliest residential fire in years in Chicago claimed its tenth and final victim on Tuesday, as a 14-year-old boy who barely survived the blaze died at a hospital. Although authorities initially believed that two of the people killed by the pre-dawn Sunday fire at a Southwest...
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the touchline during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 28, 2018 - 6:45 am
With his team trailing by three goals and Old Trafford rapidly emptying around him, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stood in his technical area and stared blankly onto the field. There was an air of helplessness around one of soccer's most decorated coaches who was facing the biggest home...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Egyptian national team soccer player and Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah smiles as he greets fans during the final training of the national team at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 28, 2018 - 12:36 am
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has reignited a months-old dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights — such as the prominent featuring of his image on the national team's plane —...
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In four previous Premier League visits to Old Trafford, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had never seen his team score. He has now — three times. Tottenham humiliated Manchester United 3-0 on Monday to stay perfect after three rounds and increase the pressure on...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Egyptian national team soccer player and Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah smiles as he greets fans during the final training of the national team at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 27, 2018 - 12:56 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has reignited a months-old dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights and lingering tensions over his treatment during the World Cup have cast doubt...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly, left, scores the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. It came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy...
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Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, left celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 25, 2018 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal did just enough to get a first Premier League win under new manager Unai Emery at the third attempt. The Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday, with the help of a fortuitous own-goal. West Ham opened the scoring after Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate after Willy Boly, 2nd right, scored the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 8:56 am
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — The Premier League's delay in introducing VAR came under the spotlight Saturday when Manchester City dropped early points in its title defense in a 1-1 draw at newcomer Wolverhampton. Television replays showed Willy Boly used his arm to put Wolves in front but they...
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